Upcoming dive same place on the colorful reef with all the good fish existence after which we proceeded 2hrs into the Maayya Thila inside north Ari Atoll. A “Thila” is actually a kind of shallow inside atolls raging from 4-6 m. This one particular is house of greys reef, white suggestion sharks, large murray eels, sting rays and turtles. ? We did a evening dive listed here as well, and it was certainly one of most effective evening dives actually – I tend to overlap evening dives as they use to be done on good safe but boring sites – but Hussen, the ship manager convinced everybody that it´s not generally like that, and he was so right. ? Descending right into a melting pot of white tips, murray eels, barracudas and sting rays hunting the thila mainly for restless fussilier universities which transfer over the thila prime like a kind of liquid, in amongst an occasional stone fish (undetectable fish finding Mikey again) and sleeping turtles in overhangs over the side of your thila – a most memorable encounter.
Subsequent day 1st dive was at Makaruh thila, similar topography as Maayya thila with wonderful coral growth within the leading and during the overhangs all-around at 8-15m. The property of smaller fish like gobis, blennies as well as a cute sleeping baby white suggestion in between two table coral storeys.? With the up present-day side two cruising grey reef sharks, significant fish seem to be mainly up present-day wherever you will be if its a “thila” or a channel, a “kandhu” amongst open see and an atoll.
Another dive, Malhoss Thila, known as Blue Caves was my week´s favorite in respect of UW landscape and hues. 200m deep overhang adjusted with clear blue soft corals, faculties of blue stripe snappers hang out within their blue living room. With the major of broken out coral blocks of extreme coral growth diversity of two grey reefs. About the sandy bottom a bunch of white tips sleeping and swaying within the smooth latest. ?3rd dive on the Thila with a swim thru chimney and zillions of glass fish forming different shapes. Who is the boss? Again a busy camera matter.
1 main safari issue: whale shark. Cruising alongside the south side of Ari Atoll was really valuable – the crew watching from atop in the Theia for whale shark shapes and shadows near the outer reefs at some 10m depth have been successful. We dropped near into the to begin with whale shark, we had the honor of snorkeling with this 10m giant ?until my legs failed to maneuver, a condition challenge. ?Immediately after getting picked up because of the dive boat we continued to a dive site called Maamigilli Kandhu and had been happy to encounter two whale sharks coming away from the atoll at slow speed which made it possible to follow even with dive gear. ten memorable minutes with this gentle beast, a virtually breath getting devotional dive.
Following liveaboard dive vacations dive which took us for the house reef north west of Dhigurah delivered another manta ray encounter + a king dimension sting ray hunting within the prime reef – seriously productive dive again. Seems rays and shark have all five gills. Within the way again from dive site on the Theia, many of the fitter divers went snorkeling with two further mantas who ended up cruising the lagoon of Dhigurah island near the evening anchorage.