29 Jul
2017
Kuda Huraa, Maldives 0

Posted by Julian Cohen

We arrived in The Maldives yesterday morning just as a big storm closed in. We had enough time to check into the hotel before it started to rain and then it rained all day. Today, however it started nice and stayed beautiful all day. Bella and I went for two dives this morning and she saw her first manta. She is a natural underwater, her buoyancy is perfect and this was only her sixth or seventh dive, but she has now added three more as she is finishing off her open water course that she started when she was ten. Tomorrow she will be able to go to 18m and we can look for more mantas. We still saw everything you would hope to see on a Maldivian dive; marble rays, mantas, honeycomb morays, black and white tip reef sharks, giant travally, titan triggerfish. The list goes on.

This afternoon I took Isaac snorkelling on the house reef and he found a tiny moray eel, only about a foot long, and I showed him pipe horses. I just need to get the drone up to make it a perfect day but there’s a lot of sea planes flying about so I might save that for another day.

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