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Sea Spirit SS331 29 Jan 2011 to 5 Feb 2011 Central Atolls (7 days)
Guest Transfer
Pick up guests from Airport and transfer to Sea Spirit
Dive 1
Wreck & Reef Dive - Hawksbill turtle, white leaf fish, octopus, ghost pipefish, peacock mantis shrimp, maldivian sponge snail, free swimming moray, popcorn shrimp and bandit moray
Day 1
Dive 1
Grey reef sharks, whitetips, eagle ray, school of chevron barracuda, dogtooth tuna, silver jacks, hawksbill turtle and a large napoleon wrasse
Dive 2
2 SAILFISH! Whitetips, green turtle, schooling bannerfish, napoleon wrasse, honeycomb moray, giant trevally & blueline trevally
Dive 3
Ornate ghost pipefish, magnificent firegoby, giant moray, anton bruuni cleaner shrimp, schultz's pipefish, juvenile spotfin lionfish, bearded scorpionfish & octopus
Day 2
Dive 1
Both black & yellow and blue & yellow ribbon eels, spearing mantis shrimp, white and green LEAF FISH, saron shrimp, anton bruuni cleaner shrimp, banded boxer shrimp, ghost blenny, honeycomb & bandit morays
Dive 2
Whitetips, hawksbill turtles, large school of silver jacks, harlequin & oriental sweetlips, flutemouths, juvenile axilspot hogfish & bartail parrotfish
Dive 3
A drift dive along the reef and caves, whitetips, hawksbill turtles, thercera picta nudibranch, pair of seagrass ghostpipefish and a ornate ghost pipefish, peacock mantis shrimp, shorthead anenome shrimp, guineafowl pufferfish and titan triggerfish
Day 3
Dive 1
MOBULA RAYS, hawksbill turtles, ornate ghost pipefish, banded pipefish, cometfish, large camouflage grouper, sixline soapfish and a pair of starry rabbitfish
Dive 2
Cave full of glassfish, dogtooth tuna, hawksbill turtle, candy crab, stimpson's snapping shrimp, large school of neon fusiliers and a school of blueline snapper
Dive 3
Drift Dive - Mangrove whipray, whitetips, large starry pufferfish & giant trevally
Day 4
Dive 1
Dogtooth tuna, hawksbill turtle, schooling bannerfish, candy crab, tiny bearded scorpionfish, trapezia rufopunctata crab, schools of blueline snapper, goldspot emperor & saron marmoratus
Dive 2
Black blotched stingray, hawksbill turtles, whitetips, tyler's sharpnose pufferfish, wirenet filefish, palenose parrotfish, comet fish, bluefaced angelfish & juvenile oriental sweetlips
Dive 3
Halemeda ghost pipefish, glossodoris cincta, whitemouth morays, marmorate tapestry shrimp, porcelain crabs, popcorn shrimp, short-head anenome shrimp & elegant squat lobster
Day 5
Dive 1
Whitetips, black blotched stingray, hawksbill turtle, schooling neon fusiliers, scribbled filefish, black & white snapper, dash-dot goatfish, orange-fin emperor & honeycomb moray
Dive 2
Fantail whipray, spiny lobsters, soft coral cowry's, halemeda ghost pipefish & juvenile imperial angel fish
Dive 3
Schools and schools of fusiliers, saron shrimp, octopus, comet fish, bright red anemone
Night Dive
Lots of shrimps, crabs and a lobster hunt!
Day 6
Dive 1
Caves of full of soft baby blue and yellow corals along with many whip and fan corals decorating the floors, walls and ceiling. Thercera picta nudibranch, ornate ghost pipefish, morays being cleaned by banded boxer shrimp, dogtooth tuna, yellowback fusiliers & napoleon wrasse
Dive 2
Drift Dive through the caves with the soft corals all puffed out, black blotched stingray, hawksbill turtle, midnight snapper, red snapper, schools of blueline snapper, oriental sweetlips and an octopus
Daytime Excursion
Shopping, sightseeing and Ice Cream in Male!
Day 7
Guest Transfer
Take guests to the airport for their flight home or onward transfer
Day 8
 
Guest Transfer
Pick up guests from Airport and transfer to Sea Spirit
Dive 1
Wreck & Reef Dive - Hawksbill turtle, white leaf fish, octopus, ghost pipefish, peacock mantis shrimp, maldivian sponge snail, free swimming moray, popcorn shrimp and bandit moray
Day 1
Dive 1
Grey reef sharks, whitetips, eagle ray, school of chevron barracuda, dogtooth tuna, silver jacks, hawksbill turtle and a large napoleon wrasse
Dive 2
2 SAILFISH! Whitetips, green turtle, schooling bannerfish, napoleon wrasse, honeycomb moray, giant trevally & blueline trevally
Dive 3
Ornate ghost pipefish, magnificent firegoby, giant moray, anton bruuni cleaner shrimp, schultz's pipefish, juvenile spotfin lionfish, bearded scorpionfish & octopus
Day 2
Dive 1
Both black & yellow and blue & yellow ribbon eels, spearing mantis shrimp, white and green LEAF FISH, saron shrimp, anton bruuni cleaner shrimp, banded boxer shrimp, ghost blenny, honeycomb & bandit morays
Dive 2
Whitetips, hawksbill turtles, large school of silver jacks, harlequin & oriental sweetlips, flutemouths, juvenile axilspot hogfish & bartail parrotfish
Dive 3
A drift dive along the reef and caves, whitetips, hawksbill turtles, thercera picta nudibranch, pair of seagrass ghostpipefish and a ornate ghost pipefish, peacock mantis shrimp, shorthead anenome shrimp, guineafowl pufferfish and titan triggerfish
Day 3
Dive 1
MOBULA RAYS, hawksbill turtles, ornate ghost pipefish, banded pipefish, cometfish, large camouflage grouper, sixline soapfish and a pair of starry rabbitfish
Dive 2
Cave full of glassfish, dogtooth tuna, hawksbill turtle, candy crab, stimpson's snapping shrimp, large school of neon fusiliers and a school of blueline snapper
Dive 3
Drift Dive - Mangrove whipray, whitetips, large starry pufferfish & giant trevally
Day 4
Dive 1
Dogtooth tuna, hawksbill turtle, schooling bannerfish, candy crab, tiny bearded scorpionfish, trapezia rufopunctata crab, schools of blueline snapper, goldspot emperor & saron marmoratus
Dive 2
Black blotched stingray, hawksbill turtles, whitetips, tyler's sharpnose pufferfish, wirenet filefish, palenose parrotfish, comet fish, bluefaced angelfish & juvenile oriental sweetlips
Dive 3
Halemeda ghost pipefish, glossodoris cincta, whitemouth morays, marmorate tapestry shrimp, porcelain crabs, popcorn shrimp, short-head anenome shrimp & elegant squat lobster
Day 5
Dive 1
Whitetips, black blotched stingray, hawksbill turtle, schooling neon fusiliers, scribbled filefish, black & white snapper, dash-dot goatfish, orange-fin emperor & honeycomb moray
Dive 2
Fantail whipray, spiny lobsters, soft coral cowry's, halemeda ghost pipefish & juvenile imperial angel fish
Dive 3
Schools and schools of fusiliers, saron shrimp, octopus, comet fish, bright red anemone
Night Dive
Lots of shrimps, crabs and a lobster hunt!
Day 6
Dive 1
Caves of full of soft baby blue and yellow corals along with many whip and fan corals decorating the floors, walls and ceiling. Thercera picta nudibranch, ornate ghost pipefish, morays being cleaned by banded boxer shrimp, dogtooth tuna, yellowback fusiliers & napoleon wrasse
Dive 2
Drift Dive through the caves with the soft corals all puffed out, black blotched stingray, hawksbill turtle, midnight snapper, red snapper, schools of blueline snapper, oriental sweetlips and an octopus
Daytime Excursion
Shopping, sightseeing and Ice Cream in Male!
Day 7
Guest Transfer
Take guests to the airport for their flight home or onward transfer
Day 8
Sea Spirit SS332 6 Feb 2011 to 18 Feb 2011 Central Atolls & Beyond (12 day)
Guest Transfer
Pick guests up from airport and transfer them to Sea Spirit
Dive 1
Hawksbill Turtles, Honeycomb & Whitemouth Morays, Schools of Blueline Snapper, Juvenile Oriental Sweetlips & Oates Soft Coral Crab
Day 1
Dive 1
GREY REEF SHARKS, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Aplysia parvula Seahare, Rockmover Wrasse, Banded Pipefish, Collared Butterflyfish, Pixie Hawkfish & Juvenile Lines Wrasse
Dive 2
Black Blotched Stingray, Spiny Lobster, Bayer's Morays, Clouded Moray, Longnose Hawkfish, Amboin Cleaner Shrimp, anton Bruuni Cleaner Shrimp & Banded Boxer Shrimp
Dive 3
Eagle Ray, Batfish, Spearing Mantis Shrimp, Popcorn Shrimp, Saron Shrimp, Clown Fish Eggs on the Anenome, Suzannes Flatworm & Juvenile Black & White Snapper
Day 2
Dive 1
Hawksbill Turtles, Dogtooth Tuna, Juvenile Imperial Angelfish, Granulose Black Coral Crab, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Porcelain Crabs & Hunting Trevally
Dive 2
Eagle Ray, lots of Circular Batfish, large Dogtooth Tuna, schools of Indian Bannerfish, large Napoleon Wrasse, 2 Sea Grass Ghost Pipefish, small red Lobster & Banded Pipefish
Dive 3
15+ GREEN TURTLES of all sizes - small and xxl, SAILFISH, Dogtooth Tuna, Black Blotched Stingray, Mangrove Whip Ray, Batfish & a Halemeda Ghost Pipefish
Evening Activity
2 DOLPHINS HUNTING FISH OFF THE BACK OF SEA SPIRIT AFTER DINNER!!!
Day 3
Dive 1
Grey Reef, Manta ray, 10+ MOBULA RAY, several Eagle Rays, Black Blotched Stingray, Mangrove Whipray, 4 BUMPHEAD PARROTFISH, Green Turtles, Honeycomb Moray, Rainbow Runner, pair of Halemeda Ghost Pipefish, Chromodoris geminus Nudibranch, Spotted mantis Shrimp, Spearing Mantis Shrimp, Blue & Yellow Ribbon Eel & a type of Emperor Shrimp
Dive 2
20+ GREY REEF SHARKS of all sizes and ages, Eagle Ray, Circular & Longfin Batfish, Forester & Chevron Barracuda, Schools of Silver Jacks and Blueline Snapper
Dive 3
Grey Reef, Pair of Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Black Blotched Stingrays, White Tips, Chromodoris Tritos & Glosodoris pallida Nudibranch, Yellow Papilie Flatworm & Juvinile Rockmover Wrasse
Day 4
Dive 1
Eagle Ray, Great Barracuda, Golden Pilot Jacks, Saddled Sharpnose Pufferfish, Clown Triggerfish, Periclimenes imperator Shrimp, Longnose Hawkfish & caves full of soft blue and orange Corals, Whip Corals & Fan Corals
Snorkelling
Snorkelling with a lone MANTA RAY feeding on the surface
Dive 2
Percnon gibbesi Crab, Oates Soft Coral Crab, Bubble Anenome Shrimp, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Snapping Shrimp, Magnificent Fire Goby, Caves with Splendid Soldierfish, Three-spot Angelfish & the reef top covered in magnificent Anenomes with Maldivian Anenome Fish
Dive 3
Schools of Blueline Snapper & Oriental Sweetlips, Hawksbill Turtle, 2 WHITE LEAF FISH, Spearing Mantis Shrimp, Seagrass Ghost Pipefish, Porcelain Crabs & Saron Shrimp
Day 5
Dive 1
Blue Line Trevally hunting the Neon Fusiliers, Black Blotched Stingray, Camoflauge Grouper, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Longnose Hawkfish, Oates Soft Coral Crab, Banded Pipefish & Starry Dragonet
Dive 2
Grey Reef & White Tips, Dogtooth Tuna, Longface Emperor, Giant Trevally, Kawakawa Tuna, Napoloeon Wrasse, School of Silver Jacks, 2 WHITE LEAF FISH & a Sea-cucumber Crab
Daytime Excursion
Shopping and Sightseeing on Rasdhoo Local Island
Day 6
Dive 1
8 HAMMERHEADS, 9 GREY REEFS, Eagle Ray, White Tip, Giant Trevally, Longface Emperor, Silver Jacks and 2 LEAF FISH
Dive 2
Grey Reefs, White Tips, large Schools of Big Eye Scad, Big Eyes, Blueline Snapper & Silver Jacks, plus a Golden Moray and a tiny Black & White Seahare
Night Dive
Many different Crabs & Shrimps plus Upsidedown Jellyfish & a Bedfords Flatworm
Day 7
Dive 1
MANTA RAYS CLEANING, Octopus, Spearing Mantis Shrimp, Bedfords Flatworm and a Peacock Mantis Shrimp
Dive 2
MANTA RAY CLEANING FOR THE WHOLE DIVE!!!!! Plus a very large Whip Ray
Dive 3
Wreck covered on soft corals, whip corals, fan corals and lots of glassfish, plus a pair of Ghost Pipefish, Decorator Crab, Goby & Blenny and a Peacock Mantis Shrimp
Day 8
Dive 1
Eagle Ray, large school of Blueline Snapper, Kawakawa Tuna, Job Fish, Hawksbill Turtle, 2 WHITE LEAF FISH, Blue/Yellow Ribbon Eel & a Spearing Mantis Shrimp
Dive 2
Moorish Idols, Stary Pufferfish, Clown Triggerfish, Eye-Striped Surgeonfish, Sibling Sea Star Shrimp, pair of Coral Rabbitfish & Two-tone Dartfish
Dive 3
Giant Trevally hunting, Job Fish, Rainbow Runner, School of Batfish, 100's of Fusiliers & Hawksbill Turtles
Day 9
Dive 1
School of Pompano Jacks, Black Blotched Stingray, Napoleon Wrasse, Halameda Ghost Pipefish, Peacock Mantis Shrimp & Harlequin Sweetlips
Dive 2
Torpdo Ray, Three-spot Flounder, pair of Seagrass Ghost Pipefish, Thercera picta Nudibranch & White Tips
Dive 3
5 Blue & Yellow plus a Black & Yellow Ribbon Eel, 2 LEAF FISH, Spearing Mantis Shrimp, Spotted Mantis Shrimp & a White Mouth Moray
Night Dive
Octopus, Crabs & Shrimps
Day 10
Dive 1
Wreck & Reef Dive - Ghost Pipefish, WHITE LEAF FISH, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Starry Dragonet, Oates Soft Coral Crab & Bandit Moray
Dive 2
White Tips, 2 Chromodoris tritos & a Glosodoris paliida Nudibranchs, Junvenile Imperial Angelfish, Schools of Humpback & Blueline Snapper plus Goldspot Emperor
Dive 3
Hawksbill Turtle, MOBULA RAY, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Banded Pipefish and caves/overhangs full of fan and whip corals
Day 11
Dive 1
Hunting Tuna, School of Pyramid Butterflyfish, Large Napoleon Wrasse, Saron Shrimp & Popcorn Shrimp
Daytime Excursion
Shopping, Sightseeing and Ice Cream in Male
Day 12
Guest Transfer
Transfer guests to airport for their flights home
Day 13
 
Guest Transfer
Pick guests up from airport and transfer them to Sea Spirit
Dive 1
Hawksbill Turtles, Honeycomb & Whitemouth Morays, Schools of Blueline Snapper, Juvenile Oriental Sweetlips & Oates Soft Coral Crab
Day 1
Dive 1
GREY REEF SHARKS, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Aplysia parvula Seahare, Rockmover Wrasse, Banded Pipefish, Collared Butterflyfish, Pixie Hawkfish & Juvenile Lines Wrasse
Dive 2
Black Blotched Stingray, Spiny Lobster, Bayer's Morays, Clouded Moray, Longnose Hawkfish, Amboin Cleaner Shrimp, anton Bruuni Cleaner Shrimp & Banded Boxer Shrimp
Dive 3
Eagle Ray, Batfish, Spearing Mantis Shrimp, Popcorn Shrimp, Saron Shrimp, Clown Fish Eggs on the Anenome, Suzannes Flatworm & Juvenile Black & White Snapper
Day 2
Dive 1
Hawksbill Turtles, Dogtooth Tuna, Juvenile Imperial Angelfish, Granulose Black Coral Crab, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Porcelain Crabs & Hunting Trevally
Dive 2
Eagle Ray, lots of Circular Batfish, large Dogtooth Tuna, schools of Indian Bannerfish, large Napoleon Wrasse, 2 Sea Grass Ghost Pipefish, small red Lobster & Banded Pipefish
Dive 3
15+ GREEN TURTLES of all sizes - small and xxl, SAILFISH, Dogtooth Tuna, Black Blotched Stingray, Mangrove Whip Ray, Batfish & a Halemeda Ghost Pipefish
Evening Activity
2 DOLPHINS HUNTING FISH OFF THE BACK OF SEA SPIRIT AFTER DINNER!!!
Day 3
Dive 1
Grey Reef, Manta ray, 10+ MOBULA RAY, several Eagle Rays, Black Blotched Stingray, Mangrove Whipray, 4 BUMPHEAD PARROTFISH, Green Turtles, Honeycomb Moray, Rainbow Runner, pair of Halemeda Ghost Pipefish, Chromodoris geminus Nudibranch, Spotted mantis Shrimp, Spearing Mantis Shrimp, Blue & Yellow Ribbon Eel & a type of Emperor Shrimp
Dive 2
20+ GREY REEF SHARKS of all sizes and ages, Eagle Ray, Circular & Longfin Batfish, Forester & Chevron Barracuda, Schools of Silver Jacks and Blueline Snapper
Dive 3
Grey Reef, Pair of Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Black Blotched Stingrays, White Tips, Chromodoris Tritos & Glosodoris pallida Nudibranch, Yellow Papilie Flatworm & Juvinile Rockmover Wrasse
Day 4
Dive 1
Eagle Ray, Great Barracuda, Golden Pilot Jacks, Saddled Sharpnose Pufferfish, Clown Triggerfish, Periclimenes imperator Shrimp, Longnose Hawkfish & caves full of soft blue and orange Corals, Whip Corals & Fan Corals
Snorkelling
Snorkelling with a lone MANTA RAY feeding on the surface
Dive 2
Percnon gibbesi Crab, Oates Soft Coral Crab, Bubble Anenome Shrimp, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Snapping Shrimp, Magnificent Fire Goby, Caves with Splendid Soldierfish, Three-spot Angelfish & the reef top covered in magnificent Anenomes with Maldivian Anenome Fish
Dive 3
Schools of Blueline Snapper & Oriental Sweetlips, Hawksbill Turtle, 2 WHITE LEAF FISH, Spearing Mantis Shrimp, Seagrass Ghost Pipefish, Porcelain Crabs & Saron Shrimp
Day 5
Dive 1
Blue Line Trevally hunting the Neon Fusiliers, Black Blotched Stingray, Camoflauge Grouper, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Longnose Hawkfish, Oates Soft Coral Crab, Banded Pipefish & Starry Dragonet
Dive 2
Grey Reef & White Tips, Dogtooth Tuna, Longface Emperor, Giant Trevally, Kawakawa Tuna, Napoloeon Wrasse, School of Silver Jacks, 2 WHITE LEAF FISH & a Sea-cucumber Crab
Daytime Excursion
Shopping and Sightseeing on Rasdhoo Local Island
Day 6
Dive 1
8 HAMMERHEADS, 9 GREY REEFS, Eagle Ray, White Tip, Giant Trevally, Longface Emperor, Silver Jacks and 2 LEAF FISH
Dive 2
Grey Reefs, White Tips, large Schools of Big Eye Scad, Big Eyes, Blueline Snapper & Silver Jacks, plus a Golden Moray and a tiny Black & White Seahare
Night Dive
Many different Crabs & Shrimps plus Upsidedown Jellyfish & a Bedfords Flatworm
Day 7
Dive 1
MANTA RAYS CLEANING, Octopus, Spearing Mantis Shrimp, Bedfords Flatworm and a Peacock Mantis Shrimp
Dive 2
MANTA RAY CLEANING FOR THE WHOLE DIVE!!!!! Plus a very large Whip Ray
Dive 3
Wreck covered on soft corals, whip corals, fan corals and lots of glassfish, plus a pair of Ghost Pipefish, Decorator Crab, Goby & Blenny and a Peacock Mantis Shrimp
Day 8
Dive 1
Eagle Ray, large school of Blueline Snapper, Kawakawa Tuna, Job Fish, Hawksbill Turtle, 2 WHITE LEAF FISH, Blue/Yellow Ribbon Eel & a Spearing Mantis Shrimp
Dive 2
Moorish Idols, Stary Pufferfish, Clown Triggerfish, Eye-Striped Surgeonfish, Sibling Sea Star Shrimp, pair of Coral Rabbitfish & Two-tone Dartfish
Dive 3
Giant Trevally hunting, Job Fish, Rainbow Runner, School of Batfish, 100's of Fusiliers & Hawksbill Turtles
Day 9
Dive 1
School of Pompano Jacks, Black Blotched Stingray, Napoleon Wrasse, Halameda Ghost Pipefish, Peacock Mantis Shrimp & Harlequin Sweetlips
Dive 2
Torpdo Ray, Three-spot Flounder, pair of Seagrass Ghost Pipefish, Thercera picta Nudibranch & White Tips
Dive 3
5 Blue & Yellow plus a Black & Yellow Ribbon Eel, 2 LEAF FISH, Spearing Mantis Shrimp, Spotted Mantis Shrimp & a White Mouth Moray
Night Dive
Octopus, Crabs & Shrimps
Day 10
Dive 1
Wreck & Reef Dive - Ghost Pipefish, WHITE LEAF FISH, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Starry Dragonet, Oates Soft Coral Crab & Bandit Moray
Dive 2
White Tips, 2 Chromodoris tritos & a Glosodoris paliida Nudibranchs, Junvenile Imperial Angelfish, Schools of Humpback & Blueline Snapper plus Goldspot Emperor
Dive 3
Hawksbill Turtle, MOBULA RAY, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Banded Pipefish and caves/overhangs full of fan and whip corals
Day 11
Dive 1
Hunting Tuna, School of Pyramid Butterflyfish, Large Napoleon Wrasse, Saron Shrimp & Popcorn Shrimp
Daytime Excursion
Shopping, Sightseeing and Ice Cream in Male
Day 12
Guest Transfer
Transfer guests to airport for their flights home
Day 13
Sea Spirit SS333 20 Feb 2011 to 4 Mar 2011 Central Atolls & Beyond (12 day)
Guest Transfer
Pick up guests from Airport and transfer to Sea Spirit
Dive 1
Wreck & Reef Dive - WHITE LEAF FISH, 2 ghost pipefish, glorious flatworm, peacock mantis shrimp, octopus, oates soft coral crab, clown fish eggs and blueline trevally
Day 1
Dive 1
Whitetips, hawksbill turtle, porcelain crabs, popcorn shrimp, honeycomb moray, schools of goldspot emperor, blueline snapper & bumphead snapper
Dive 2
GREY REEF SHARKS, whitetip, hawksbill & green turtle, forresters barracuda, grey sweetlips, maldivian sponge snail, napoleon wrasse and schools of oriental sweetlips, collared butterflyfish
Dive 3
Squadron of 11 eagle rays, several LARGE GREY REEF SHARKS, whitetips, black blotched stingray, honeycomb moray, schools of oriental sweetlips, humpback snapper
Pod of SPINNER DOLPHINS playing on the surface
Day 2
Dive 1
10+ grey reef sharks, whitetips, napoleon wrasse, black blotched stingray, school of kawakawa tuna and dogtooth tuna
Dive 2
Drift Dive along the wall covered in soft blue and yellow corals plus schools of humpback snapper, oriental sweetlips, honeycomb moray, palette surgeonfish, hawsbill turtle and an oates soft coral crab
Dive 3
Black blotched stingray, school of silver jacks and midnight snapper, large brown marbled grouper, snapping shrimp, elegant squat lobster & horned featherstar shrimp
Evening Activity
Enjoyed sunset drink on small island with hermit crabs!
Day 3
Dive 1
HAMMERHEAD, 10+ GREY REEF SHARKS, whitetips, eagle ray, silver jacks, rainbow runner, dogtooth tuna and an ornate ghost pipefish
Dive 2
10+ GREY REEF SHARKS, SQUADRON OF 16 EAGLE RAYS, dozens and dozens of whitetips, giant barracuda, silver jacks, large dogtooth tuna and ornate ghost pipefish
Dive 3
Pair of ornate ghost pipefish, clown triggerfish, darkspotted moray, guineafowl pufferfish, popcorn shrimp plus 100's of neon fusiliers and hunting blueline trevally
Snorkelling
Large pod of SPINNER DOLPHINS playing in the channel
Day 4
Dive 1
School of red snapper, hawksbill turtles, black blotched stingray, upside-down jellyfish, oriental sweetlips & glorious flatworm
Dive 2
SPINNER DOLPHINS, black blotched stingray, glassfish & silversides swarming the wreck being hunted by blueline trevally, kawkawa tuna, chromdoris glenei, tambja morosa, chromodis fidelis, tambja amakusana nudibranch
Dive 3
Whitetip reef shark in a cave, hawksbill turtle, dogtooth tuna, longnose hawkfish, black blotched stingray, zebra moray, saron shrimp, scorpionfish
Daytime Excursion
Shopping and sightseeing on local island of Danghehti
Day 5
Dive 1
Fish soup! neon fusiliers being hunted by giant and blueline trevally plus tuna, large school of circular batfish, humpback & blueline snapper, oates soft coral crab, octopus, short-head anenome shrimp
Dive 2
Hawksbill turtle, marten's side-gilled slug, funeral jorunna, chromodoris glenei, chromodoris geometrica nudibranch's, WHITE LEAF FISH and clown triggerfish
Snorkelling
Snorkelling with WHALESHARK!!!!
Dive 3
WHALESHARK, MANTA and 4 MOBULA RAYS!!!
Day 6
Dive 1
Large female MANTA cleaning right on top of our heads!! A pair of ornate ghost pipefish a pair of halameda ghost pipefish, eagle ray and white mouth morays
Dive 2
Hawksbill turtles, whitetips, octopus, huge green moray, school of indian bannerfish, giant trevally, blueline trevally and fusiliers
Dive 3
GREY REEF SHARKS, whitetips, large school of chevron barracuda, hawksbill turtle and large school of yellowback fusiliers, plus batfish
Day 7
Dive 1
Black blotched stingray, hawksbill turtle, whitetips, octopus, spiny lobster, longnose hawkfish, overhang with splendid soldierfish, whiteline lionfish and gold-striped emperor
Dive 2
Scribled pufferfish, yellow boxfish, tiny yellow snail and damselfish protecting their algae
Dive 3
Hunting blueline trevally, stonefish, bandit moray, banded pipefish, cometfish, imperial angelfish
Night Dive
Turtle, decorator crab, arrowhead crabs, durban hingebeak shrimp, cleaner shrimp
Day 8
Dive 1
Whitetip, black & yellow ribbon eel, stonefish, 3 spot flounder, titan triggerfish, bannerfish & parrotfish
Dive 2
Mangrove whipray, fantail stingray, grey reef and whitetips, large schools of blueline, humpback and red snapper, chevron barracuda, great barracuda
Dive 3
GREY REEF SHARKS, whitetips, turtles, blotched stingrays, giant trevally, schools of fusiliers
Snorkelling
SNORKELLING WITH A FEEDING MANTA OFF THE BACK OF SEA SPIRIT!!!
Day 9
Dive 1
Very large black blotched stingray feeding on the top of the reef, WHITE LEAF FISH, whitetips, cometfish, banded pipefish, school of indian bannerfish
Dive 2
GREY REEF SHARKS, whitetips, huge school of bigeye scad, ornate ghost pipefish, eagleray, school of silver jacks, bigeye and mega size dogtooth tuna
Dive 3
Grey reef shark, whitetips, MOBULA RAY, silver jacks, imperial shrimp, sea cucumber crab
Day 10
Dive 1
White mouth morays, whitetips, octopus, hawkbill turtles, dogtooth tuna, jobfish
Dive 2
4 MANTA RAYS, blacktip reef shark, whitetips, honeycomb moray, schools of blueline and humpback snapper and several spiny lobsters
Dive 3
This giri is completely covered in hard corals of several different varieties
Day 11
Dive 1
Schools of blueline snapper, red snapper, oriental sweetlips, bannerfish, oates soft coral crab, eagleray, blotched stingray, green turtle
Daytime Excursion
Shopping, Ice Cream & Sightseeing in Male
Day 12
Guest Transfer
Take guests to the airport to meet their international flight or onward transfer
Day 13
 
Guest Transfer
Pick up guests from Airport and transfer to Sea Spirit
Dive 1
Wreck & Reef Dive - WHITE LEAF FISH, 2 ghost pipefish, glorious flatworm, peacock mantis shrimp, octopus, oates soft coral crab, clown fish eggs and blueline trevally
Day 1
Dive 1
Whitetips, hawksbill turtle, porcelain crabs, popcorn shrimp, honeycomb moray, schools of goldspot emperor, blueline snapper & bumphead snapper
Dive 2
GREY REEF SHARKS, whitetip, hawksbill & green turtle, forresters barracuda, grey sweetlips, maldivian sponge snail, napoleon wrasse and schools of oriental sweetlips, collared butterflyfish
Dive 3
Squadron of 11 eagle rays, several LARGE GREY REEF SHARKS, whitetips, black blotched stingray, honeycomb moray, schools of oriental sweetlips, humpback snapper
Pod of SPINNER DOLPHINS playing on the surface
Day 2
Dive 1
10+ grey reef sharks, whitetips, napoleon wrasse, black blotched stingray, school of kawakawa tuna and dogtooth tuna
Dive 2
Drift Dive along the wall covered in soft blue and yellow corals plus schools of humpback snapper, oriental sweetlips, honeycomb moray, palette surgeonfish, hawsbill turtle and an oates soft coral crab
Dive 3
Black blotched stingray, school of silver jacks and midnight snapper, large brown marbled grouper, snapping shrimp, elegant squat lobster & horned featherstar shrimp
Evening Activity
Enjoyed sunset drink on small island with hermit crabs!
Day 3
Dive 1
HAMMERHEAD, 10+ GREY REEF SHARKS, whitetips, eagle ray, silver jacks, rainbow runner, dogtooth tuna and an ornate ghost pipefish
Dive 2
10+ GREY REEF SHARKS, SQUADRON OF 16 EAGLE RAYS, dozens and dozens of whitetips, giant barracuda, silver jacks, large dogtooth tuna and ornate ghost pipefish
Dive 3
Pair of ornate ghost pipefish, clown triggerfish, darkspotted moray, guineafowl pufferfish, popcorn shrimp plus 100's of neon fusiliers and hunting blueline trevally
Snorkelling
Large pod of SPINNER DOLPHINS playing in the channel
Day 4
Dive 1
School of red snapper, hawksbill turtles, black blotched stingray, upside-down jellyfish, oriental sweetlips & glorious flatworm
Dive 2
SPINNER DOLPHINS, black blotched stingray, glassfish & silversides swarming the wreck being hunted by blueline trevally, kawkawa tuna, chromdoris glenei, tambja morosa, chromodis fidelis, tambja amakusana nudibranch
Dive 3
Whitetip reef shark in a cave, hawksbill turtle, dogtooth tuna, longnose hawkfish, black blotched stingray, zebra moray, saron shrimp, scorpionfish
Daytime Excursion
Shopping and sightseeing on local island of Danghehti
Day 5
Dive 1
Fish soup! neon fusiliers being hunted by giant and blueline trevally plus tuna, large school of circular batfish, humpback & blueline snapper, oates soft coral crab, octopus, short-head anenome shrimp
Dive 2
Hawksbill turtle, marten's side-gilled slug, funeral jorunna, chromodoris glenei, chromodoris geometrica nudibranch's, WHITE LEAF FISH and clown triggerfish
Snorkelling
Snorkelling with WHALESHARK!!!!
Dive 3
WHALESHARK, MANTA and 4 MOBULA RAYS!!!
Day 6
Dive 1
Large female MANTA cleaning right on top of our heads!! A pair of ornate ghost pipefish a pair of halameda ghost pipefish, eagle ray and white mouth morays
Dive 2
Hawksbill turtles, whitetips, octopus, huge green moray, school of indian bannerfish, giant trevally, blueline trevally and fusiliers
Dive 3
GREY REEF SHARKS, whitetips, large school of chevron barracuda, hawksbill turtle and large school of yellowback fusiliers, plus batfish
Day 7
Dive 1
Black blotched stingray, hawksbill turtle, whitetips, octopus, spiny lobster, longnose hawkfish, overhang with splendid soldierfish, whiteline lionfish and gold-striped emperor
Dive 2
Scribled pufferfish, yellow boxfish, tiny yellow snail and damselfish protecting their algae
Dive 3
Hunting blueline trevally, stonefish, bandit moray, banded pipefish, cometfish, imperial angelfish
Night Dive
Turtle, decorator crab, arrowhead crabs, durban hingebeak shrimp, cleaner shrimp
Day 8
Dive 1
Whitetip, black & yellow ribbon eel, stonefish, 3 spot flounder, titan triggerfish, bannerfish & parrotfish
Dive 2
Mangrove whipray, fantail stingray, grey reef and whitetips, large schools of blueline, humpback and red snapper, chevron barracuda, great barracuda
Dive 3
GREY REEF SHARKS, whitetips, turtles, blotched stingrays, giant trevally, schools of fusiliers
Snorkelling
SNORKELLING WITH A FEEDING MANTA OFF THE BACK OF SEA SPIRIT!!!
Day 9
Dive 1
Very large black blotched stingray feeding on the top of the reef, WHITE LEAF FISH, whitetips, cometfish, banded pipefish, school of indian bannerfish
Dive 2
GREY REEF SHARKS, whitetips, huge school of bigeye scad, ornate ghost pipefish, eagleray, school of silver jacks, bigeye and mega size dogtooth tuna
Dive 3
Grey reef shark, whitetips, MOBULA RAY, silver jacks, imperial shrimp, sea cucumber crab
Day 10
Dive 1
White mouth morays, whitetips, octopus, hawkbill turtles, dogtooth tuna, jobfish
Dive 2
4 MANTA RAYS, blacktip reef shark, whitetips, honeycomb moray, schools of blueline and humpback snapper and several spiny lobsters
Dive 3
This giri is completely covered in hard corals of several different varieties
Day 11
Dive 1
Schools of blueline snapper, red snapper, oriental sweetlips, bannerfish, oates soft coral crab, eagleray, blotched stingray, green turtle
Daytime Excursion
Shopping, Ice Cream & Sightseeing in Male
Day 12
Guest Transfer
Take guests to the airport to meet their international flight or onward transfer
Day 13
Sea Spirit SS334 6 Mar 2011 to 18 Mar 2011 Central Atolls & Beyond (12 day)
Ocean Crossing
Collect guests from the airport and transfer to MV Sea Spirit to begin a scenic sea crossing to the western atolls
Day 1
Dive 1
7 Eaglerays, white mouth morays, spiney lobster, spotted mantis shrimp, magnificent firedart goby, saron shrimp, tiny scorpionfish & dogtooth tuna
Dive 2
Whitetips, hawksbill turtle, octopus, schools of blueline & humpback snapper plus oriental sweetlips, peacock mantis shrimp, imperial shrimp & sea star shrimp
Dive 3
Eagleray, grey reefs, whitetips, school of silver jacks, large napoleon wrasse, huge dogtooth tuna, 2 leafish, imperial shrimp, shorthead anenome shrimp and bandit morays
Day 2
Dive 1
Grey reef sharks, whitetips, eaglerays, black blotched stingray, pair of ghost pipefish, leafish, schools of silver jacks & chevron barracuda
Dive 2
6 Grey reef sharks, many whitetips including juveniles sitting under the coral heads, huge school of bigeye scad, pair of ornate ghostpipefish, school of silver jacks & bigeyes and gigantic dogtooth tuna
Dive 3
Silvertip reef shark, grey reef sharks, whitetips, hawksbill turtles, peacock mantis shrimp, octopus & conical black coral spider crab
Evening Activity
Mobula Ray & Manta Ray at the back of Sea Spirit feeding on the Plankton!
Day 3
A lovely way to start the day watching a large female and small male eagleray on the surface, in what looked like courtship
Dive 1
Grey reef sharks, huge school of bigeye scad, silver jacks, many large dogtouth tuna, bigeyes and an ornate ghost pipefish
Dive 2
3 Large female Manta Rays cleaning!
Dive 3
Manta Rays cleaning, a 1cm white frogfish, chromodoris tritos, blue & yellow ribbon eel & spearing mantis shrimp
Day 4
Dive 1
Manta Rays being cleaned, black blotched stingray, 20+ great barracuda, anton bruuni cleaner shrimp, oates soft coral crab and soft coral, whip coral and fan corals covering the reef
Dive 2
10+ Manta Rays with lots more boys chasing girls, than actual cleaning!!
Dive 3
Rock lobster, cleaner shrimp, octopus, tuna, trevally
Night Dive
Night Dive - Mangrove whipray, hawksbill turtle, sculptured slopper lobster, red reef lobster, ornate ghost pipefish, arrowhead crabs, yellow hairylegged hermit crab, conical black coral spider crab, horned feather star shrimp & lots of shrimps
Day 5
Dive 1
Drift Dive along and through all the overhangs, caves and boulders, covered in soft corals, fan corals and whip corals
Dive 2
School of chevron barracuda, grey reef and whitetips, ornate ghost pipefish, thercera picta & chromodoris glenei nudibranch, banded boxer shrimp & the shallow reef top covered in table corals
Dive 3
Hawksbill turtle, longnose hawkfish, lots of large scorpionfish, whitetips
Day 6
Dive 1
A pair of Harliquin Shrimp!! Prioir to this we enjoyed caves full of fan corals, whip corals, soft corals and an eagleray and white leafish
Dive 2
Manta, Manta and even more Manta's! Full on for 80mins! What a treat!
Snorkelling
Snorkelling with three Whale Sharks!!
Day 7
Dive 1
Fish Soup - Circular batfish, schools of blueline & humpback snapper, aplysia parvula sea slug, shorthead anenome shrimp, thercera picta nudibranch, large number of neon & yellowback fusiliers
Dive 2
Wreck Dive - Silver bait fish being hunted by blueline trevally, black blotched stingray inside the main cargo hold, a school of forsters barracuda and the following nudibranch's on the super structure; tambja morosa, roboastra luteolineolata, chromodoris geometrica, chromodois glenei and tambja amakusana
Dive 3
Hawksbill Turtles, whitetips, red snapper, blueline trevally and a hunt through the overhangs
Day 8
Dive 1
Jenkins whipray, black blotched stingray, whitetip, hawksbill turtle, threespot flouder & funeral jorunna nudibranch's
Dive 2
Drift Dive - Napoleon wrasse, whitetip, jobfish, titon triggerfish, clown triggerfish, banded boxer shrimp, black & white snapper
Dive 3
Manta Rays, 3 blue/yellow ribbon eels, 2 white leaf fish; 1 adult & 1 juvenile, spearing mantis shrimp, bandit moray, ambion cleaner shrimp, anton bruuni cleaner shrimp and lots of glassfish
Day 9
Dive 1
Grey reef sharks, whitetips, green turtle, large school of forsters barracuda, schools of black & white snapper, silver jacks and a oates soft coral crab
Dive 2
Whitetips, large naloleon wrasse, school of bannerfish, porcelain crabs
Dive 3
Wreck & Reef Dive - white leafish, ghost pipefish, peacock mantis shrimp, chromodoris glenei nudbranch and oates soft coral crab
Night Dive
Night Dive - Oates soft coral crab, arrowhead crab, round backed coral crab, aneenome hermit crab, decorator crab and a type of elbow crab plus hawksbill turtle, otopus and magnificent flatworm
Day 10
Dive 1
Hawksbill turtle, humpback snapper, goldspot emperor, juvenile emperor angel, bluelined snappers
Dive 2
Drift Dive - whitetips, giant trevally, convict surgeonfish, several large napoleon wrasse, fantail stingray, pipefish and lots of neon fusiliers
Dive 3
Blacktip reef shark, 2 large great barracudas, hawksbill turtle, honeycombe morays, titon triggerfish chasing each other and plenty of reef fish in the shallow water
Day 11
Dive 1
School of blacktail snapper, blueline snapper, grey sweetlip, 7 bannerfish, hawksbill turtle, porcelain crab, anenome with eggs, tiny oates soft coral crab and the reef covered in soft blue, yellow and orange corals
Daytime Excursion
Shopping, Sightseeing & Ice Cream in Male
Day 12
Guest Transfer
Take guests to the airport for their flight home or onward transfer
Day 13
 
Ocean Crossing
Collect guests from the airport and transfer to MV Sea Spirit to begin a scenic sea crossing to the western atolls
Day 1
Dive 1
7 Eaglerays, white mouth morays, spiney lobster, spotted mantis shrimp, magnificent firedart goby, saron shrimp, tiny scorpionfish & dogtooth tuna
Dive 2
Whitetips, hawksbill turtle, octopus, schools of blueline & humpback snapper plus oriental sweetlips, peacock mantis shrimp, imperial shrimp & sea star shrimp
Dive 3
Eagleray, grey reefs, whitetips, school of silver jacks, large napoleon wrasse, huge dogtooth tuna, 2 leafish, imperial shrimp, shorthead anenome shrimp and bandit morays
Day 2
Dive 1
Grey reef sharks, whitetips, eaglerays, black blotched stingray, pair of ghost pipefish, leafish, schools of silver jacks & chevron barracuda
Dive 2
6 Grey reef sharks, many whitetips including juveniles sitting under the coral heads, huge school of bigeye scad, pair of ornate ghostpipefish, school of silver jacks & bigeyes and gigantic dogtooth tuna
Dive 3
Silvertip reef shark, grey reef sharks, whitetips, hawksbill turtles, peacock mantis shrimp, octopus & conical black coral spider crab
Evening Activity
Mobula Ray & Manta Ray at the back of Sea Spirit feeding on the Plankton!
Day 3
A lovely way to start the day watching a large female and small male eagleray on the surface, in what looked like courtship
Dive 1
Grey reef sharks, huge school of bigeye scad, silver jacks, many large dogtouth tuna, bigeyes and an ornate ghost pipefish
Dive 2
3 Large female Manta Rays cleaning!
Dive 3
Manta Rays cleaning, a 1cm white frogfish, chromodoris tritos, blue & yellow ribbon eel & spearing mantis shrimp
Day 4
Dive 1
Manta Rays being cleaned, black blotched stingray, 20+ great barracuda, anton bruuni cleaner shrimp, oates soft coral crab and soft coral, whip coral and fan corals covering the reef
Dive 2
10+ Manta Rays with lots more boys chasing girls, than actual cleaning!!
Dive 3
Rock lobster, cleaner shrimp, octopus, tuna, trevally
Night Dive
Night Dive - Mangrove whipray, hawksbill turtle, sculptured slopper lobster, red reef lobster, ornate ghost pipefish, arrowhead crabs, yellow hairylegged hermit crab, conical black coral spider crab, horned feather star shrimp & lots of shrimps
Day 5
Dive 1
Drift Dive along and through all the overhangs, caves and boulders, covered in soft corals, fan corals and whip corals
Dive 2
School of chevron barracuda, grey reef and whitetips, ornate ghost pipefish, thercera picta & chromodoris glenei nudibranch, banded boxer shrimp & the shallow reef top covered in table corals
Dive 3
Hawksbill turtle, longnose hawkfish, lots of large scorpionfish, whitetips
Day 6
Dive 1
A pair of Harliquin Shrimp!! Prioir to this we enjoyed caves full of fan corals, whip corals, soft corals and an eagleray and white leafish
Dive 2
Manta, Manta and even more Manta's! Full on for 80mins! What a treat!
Snorkelling
Snorkelling with three Whale Sharks!!
Day 7
Dive 1
Fish Soup - Circular batfish, schools of blueline & humpback snapper, aplysia parvula sea slug, shorthead anenome shrimp, thercera picta nudibranch, large number of neon & yellowback fusiliers
Dive 2
Wreck Dive - Silver bait fish being hunted by blueline trevally, black blotched stingray inside the main cargo hold, a school of forsters barracuda and the following nudibranch's on the super structure; tambja morosa, roboastra luteolineolata, chromodoris geometrica, chromodois glenei and tambja amakusana
Dive 3
Hawksbill Turtles, whitetips, red snapper, blueline trevally and a hunt through the overhangs
Day 8
Dive 1
Jenkins whipray, black blotched stingray, whitetip, hawksbill turtle, threespot flouder & funeral jorunna nudibranch's
Dive 2
Drift Dive - Napoleon wrasse, whitetip, jobfish, titon triggerfish, clown triggerfish, banded boxer shrimp, black & white snapper
Dive 3
Manta Rays, 3 blue/yellow ribbon eels, 2 white leaf fish; 1 adult & 1 juvenile, spearing mantis shrimp, bandit moray, ambion cleaner shrimp, anton bruuni cleaner shrimp and lots of glassfish
Day 9
Dive 1
Grey reef sharks, whitetips, green turtle, large school of forsters barracuda, schools of black & white snapper, silver jacks and a oates soft coral crab
Dive 2
Whitetips, large naloleon wrasse, school of bannerfish, porcelain crabs
Dive 3
Wreck & Reef Dive - white leafish, ghost pipefish, peacock mantis shrimp, chromodoris glenei nudbranch and oates soft coral crab
Night Dive
Night Dive - Oates soft coral crab, arrowhead crab, round backed coral crab, aneenome hermit crab, decorator crab and a type of elbow crab plus hawksbill turtle, otopus and magnificent flatworm
Day 10
Dive 1
Hawksbill turtle, humpback snapper, goldspot emperor, juvenile emperor angel, bluelined snappers
Dive 2
Drift Dive - whitetips, giant trevally, convict surgeonfish, several large napoleon wrasse, fantail stingray, pipefish and lots of neon fusiliers
Dive 3
Blacktip reef shark, 2 large great barracudas, hawksbill turtle, honeycombe morays, titon triggerfish chasing each other and plenty of reef fish in the shallow water
Day 11
Dive 1
School of blacktail snapper, blueline snapper, grey sweetlip, 7 bannerfish, hawksbill turtle, porcelain crab, anenome with eggs, tiny oates soft coral crab and the reef covered in soft blue, yellow and orange corals
Daytime Excursion
Shopping, Sightseeing & Ice Cream in Male
Day 12
Guest Transfer
Take guests to the airport for their flight home or onward transfer
Day 13
Sea Spirit SS335 20 Mar 2011 to 27 Mar 2011 Central Atolls (7 days)
Guest Transfer
Meet guests at the airport and transfer to Sea Spirit
Dive 1
Blueline Trevally hunting, Neon Fusiliers, large Napoleon Wrasse, many Honeycomb Morays, Porcelain Crab & Imperial Angelfish
Day 1
Dive 1
Hawksbill turtle, dogtooth tuna, titon triggerfish, clown triggerfish, juvenile oriental sweetlips, bluefaced angelfish & sea star shrimp
Dive 2
Large School of Circular Batfish, Whitetips, Black Blotched Stingray, Hawksbill Turtle and a WHITE LEAF FISH
Dive 3
Grey Reefs, Whitetips, Octopus, Hawksbill Turtle, Black Saddle Grouper, Guniei Fowl Pufferfish, Clown Fish Eggs, Snapping Shrimp & Longnose Hawkfish
Evening Activity
Snorkelling with MANTA RAYS, Mobula Ray, Fantail Sting Ray, Squid and a Nurse Shark
Day 2
Dive 1
Grey Reef, Whitetips, large School of Big Eye Scad, Silver Jacks, Big Eyes, Dogtooth Tuna, Ornate Ghost Pipefish & Black Coral Crab
Dive 2
Dogtooth Tuna, Schools of Blueline Snapper, both Blue & Yellow & Black & Yellow Ribbon Eels, Spearing Mantis Shrimp, Popcorn Shrimp, Thin-armed Cleaner & Porcelain Crabs
Dive 3
Schools of Humpback Snapper, Oriental Sweetlips, Blueline Snapper & Gold Spot Emperor, Granulose Black Coral Crab, Bearded Scorpionfish plus Glossodoris palida Nudibranch
Day 3
Dive 1
School of Blueline Snapper, Job Fish, Dogtooth Tuna, Neon Fusiliers, Spotted Unicornfish & Vlamings Surgeonfish
Dive 2
Caves and overhangs full of soft blue & yellow coral, plus Gorgonian Sea Fans, Whip Corals and a school of Blueline Snapper, also a Silvertip & Whitetip Reef Shark, Oates Soft Coral Crab & variety of Shrimp life
Dive 3
Hawksbill Turtle, Fantail Whip Ray, Hunting Blueline Trevally, Large School of Neon Fusiliers, Oates Soft Coral Crab, Funeral jorunna Nudibranch & Peacock Mantis Shrimp
Night Dive
Feeding Black Blotched Stingrays, Hunting Whitetips, Sleeping Hawksbill Turtles, Freeswimming Morays, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Conical Black Coral Crab & Arrow-head Crab
Evening Activity
SNORKELLING WITH 4 MANTA RAYS + LOTS OF SQUID!!
Day 4
Dive 1
Grey Reef, Whitetips, Dogtooth Tuna, Giant Trevally & Fusiliers
Dive 2
Grey Reef, Whitetips, Schools of Collared & Pyramid Butterflyfish also Blacktail & Humpback Snapper, Harlequin & Oriental Sweetlips
Dive 3
Grey Reefs, Whitetips, Longnose Emperors hunting, School of Silver Jacks, WHITE LEAF FISH, Imperial Shrimp & large Napoleon Wrasse
Day 5
Dive 1
Grey Reefs, Whitetips, Black Blotched Stingray, Mobula Ray, Eagle Ray, School of Kawakwa Tuna, Dogtooth Tuna, Sea Cucumber Crab, Imperial Shrimp & large Napoleon Wrasse
Dive 2
Large Dogtooth Tuna, Feeding Black Blotched Stingray, School of Blueline Snapper, Bannerfish, Oates Soft Coral Crab & Granulose Black Coral Crab
Dive 3
5 Eagle Rays, Hawksbill Turtles, Blotched Stingray, Octopus, Saron Shrimp, Starry Dragonet, School of Silver Jacks and Grey Sweetlips
Day 6
Dive 1
Schools of Black & White Snapper, White Tips, Hawksbill Turtle, Short-head Anenome Shrimp, Porcelain Crab, lots of Giant Morays and both male and Female Napoleon Wrasse, several Octopus and the caves and overhangs dripping in soft coral
Daytime Excursion
Shopping Sightseeing & Ice Cream in Male
Day 7
Guest Transfer
Take guests to the airport for their flight home or onward transfer
Day 8
 
Guest Transfer
Meet guests at the airport and transfer to Sea Spirit
Dive 1
Blueline Trevally hunting, Neon Fusiliers, large Napoleon Wrasse, many Honeycomb Morays, Porcelain Crab & Imperial Angelfish
Day 1
Dive 1
Hawksbill turtle, dogtooth tuna, titon triggerfish, clown triggerfish, juvenile oriental sweetlips, bluefaced angelfish & sea star shrimp
Dive 2
Large School of Circular Batfish, Whitetips, Black Blotched Stingray, Hawksbill Turtle and a WHITE LEAF FISH
Dive 3
Grey Reefs, Whitetips, Octopus, Hawksbill Turtle, Black Saddle Grouper, Guniei Fowl Pufferfish, Clown Fish Eggs, Snapping Shrimp & Longnose Hawkfish
Evening Activity
Snorkelling with MANTA RAYS, Mobula Ray, Fantail Sting Ray, Squid and a Nurse Shark
Day 2
Dive 1
Grey Reef, Whitetips, large School of Big Eye Scad, Silver Jacks, Big Eyes, Dogtooth Tuna, Ornate Ghost Pipefish & Black Coral Crab
Dive 2
Dogtooth Tuna, Schools of Blueline Snapper, both Blue & Yellow & Black & Yellow Ribbon Eels, Spearing Mantis Shrimp, Popcorn Shrimp, Thin-armed Cleaner & Porcelain Crabs
Dive 3
Schools of Humpback Snapper, Oriental Sweetlips, Blueline Snapper & Gold Spot Emperor, Granulose Black Coral Crab, Bearded Scorpionfish plus Glossodoris palida Nudibranch
Day 3
Dive 1
School of Blueline Snapper, Job Fish, Dogtooth Tuna, Neon Fusiliers, Spotted Unicornfish & Vlamings Surgeonfish
Dive 2
Caves and overhangs full of soft blue & yellow coral, plus Gorgonian Sea Fans, Whip Corals and a school of Blueline Snapper, also a Silvertip & Whitetip Reef Shark, Oates Soft Coral Crab & variety of Shrimp life
Dive 3
Hawksbill Turtle, Fantail Whip Ray, Hunting Blueline Trevally, Large School of Neon Fusiliers, Oates Soft Coral Crab, Funeral jorunna Nudibranch & Peacock Mantis Shrimp
Night Dive
Feeding Black Blotched Stingrays, Hunting Whitetips, Sleeping Hawksbill Turtles, Freeswimming Morays, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Conical Black Coral Crab & Arrow-head Crab
Evening Activity
SNORKELLING WITH 4 MANTA RAYS + LOTS OF SQUID!!
Day 4
Dive 1
Grey Reef, Whitetips, Dogtooth Tuna, Giant Trevally & Fusiliers
Dive 2
Grey Reef, Whitetips, Schools of Collared & Pyramid Butterflyfish also Blacktail & Humpback Snapper, Harlequin & Oriental Sweetlips
Dive 3
Grey Reefs, Whitetips, Longnose Emperors hunting, School of Silver Jacks, WHITE LEAF FISH, Imperial Shrimp & large Napoleon Wrasse
Day 5
Dive 1
Grey Reefs, Whitetips, Black Blotched Stingray, Mobula Ray, Eagle Ray, School of Kawakwa Tuna, Dogtooth Tuna, Sea Cucumber Crab, Imperial Shrimp & large Napoleon Wrasse
Dive 2
Large Dogtooth Tuna, Feeding Black Blotched Stingray, School of Blueline Snapper, Bannerfish, Oates Soft Coral Crab & Granulose Black Coral Crab
Dive 3
5 Eagle Rays, Hawksbill Turtles, Blotched Stingray, Octopus, Saron Shrimp, Starry Dragonet, School of Silver Jacks and Grey Sweetlips
Day 6
Dive 1
Schools of Black & White Snapper, White Tips, Hawksbill Turtle, Short-head Anenome Shrimp, Porcelain Crab, lots of Giant Morays and both male and Female Napoleon Wrasse, several Octopus and the caves and overhangs dripping in soft coral
Daytime Excursion
Shopping Sightseeing & Ice Cream in Male
Day 7
Guest Transfer
Take guests to the airport for their flight home or onward transfer
Day 8
Sea Spirit SS336 27 Mar 2011 to 8 Apr 2011 Central Atolls & Beyond (12 day)
Guest Transfer
Meet guests from the late morning flight and transfer to Sea Spirit. Fill in paperwork and prepare dive equipment
Dive 1
Wreck & Reef Dive - WHITE LEAF FISH, Chromodoris geometrica, Oates Soft Coral Crab, Clownfish Eggs, Blueline Trevally, Neon Fusiliers & Kawakawa Tuna
Day 1
Dive 1
Schools of goldstriped emperors, humpback red snapper, blueline snapper, collared butterflyfish & pyramid butterflyfish, whitetip, black blotched stingray, spiny lobster, honeycomb morays, shorthead anenome shrimp, popcorn shrimp & porcelain crab
Dive 2
School of silver jacks and black & white snapper, hawksbill turtle, clown triggerfish, peacock mantis shrimp & thousands of anthias buzzing in the current
Dive 3
Whitetips, tuna, giant trevally, large napoleon wrasse, porcelain crabs, honeycomb morays
Night Dive
Stonefish, octopus, conical black coral crab, banded boxer shrimp, durban hingebeak shrimp, glorious flatworm & orsarks flatworm
Day 2
Dive 1
Ornate ghost pipefish, banded pipefish, chromodoris geometrica, imperial shrimp, sibling sea star shrimp, banded boxer shrimp, octopus, school of black & white snapper & whitetip reef shark
Dive 2
5 blue & yellow ribbon eels, chromodoris glenei nudibranch, 2 WHITE LEAF FISH, bandit morays, anton bruuni cleaner shrimp & banded boxer shrimp
Dive 3
Octopus, hawksbill turtle, oates soft coral crab, longnose hawkfish, sleek unicornfish being cleaned, yellow boxfish & banded pipefish
Day 3
Dive 1
Schools of blueline & humpback snapper, 100's of neon fusiliers, dogtooth tuna & giant trevally hunting, oates soft coral crab, peacock mantis shrimp, shorthead anenome shrimp & glorious flatworm
Dive 2
NURSE SHARK, blacktip reef shark, school of silver jacks & dot-dash goat fish, roboastra luteolineolata, tambja amakusana & chromodoris glenei Nudibranchs
Dive 3
3 hawksbill turtles, large green morays, zebra moray, large scorpionfish
Day 4
Dive 1
This thila is made up of severval rocky outcrops sat close together creating sandy gullies and undercuts, these areas are stacked full of fan corals of all sizes and whip corals too. We saw whitetips, VERY LARGE BLACK BLOTCHED STINGRAYS & schools of oriental sweetlips
Dive 2
Black blotched stingray, whitetips, female napoleon wrasse, white mouth morays & a YELLOW LEAF FISH
Dive 3
Pair of ornate ghost pipefish, GREY REEF SHARKS having their mouths cleaned by wrasse, whitetips, school of chevron barracuda & a chromodoris glenei Nudibranch
Day 5
Dive 1
Pair of harlequin shrimp, grey reef & whitetip sharks, eagle rays, saron shrimp, white leaf fish, conical black coral crab and caves fulls of fan and whip corals
Dive 2
Schools of bannerfish, oriental sweetlips, grey wweetlips, batfish, oates soft coral crab, hawksbill turtle & bandit morays
Dive 3
White striped cleaner shrimp, chromodoris gemanus, fusillier schools, turtle
Night Dive
Pair of notodoris citrina & chromodirus tritos nudibranchs, conical black coral spider crab, very large red hairy legged hermit crab, arrowhead crab, red reef lobster, pair of halameda ghost pipefish, featherstar shrimp, thin armed cleaner shrimp, durban hingebeak shrimp & anton bruuni cleaner shrimp
Day 6
Dive 1
Chevron barracuda, big spiney lobster, large school of snapper, octopus, phestilla panamica nudibranch, yellow papillae flatworm, bubble coral anenome shrimp & hawksbill turtle
Dive 2
MANTA RAY cleaning!!!!!!!!!! eagle ray, whitetips, hawksbill turtle, soft coral cowrie, tiger cowrie, granulose black coral crab carrying eggs, schools of blueline snapper & humpback snapper
Dive 3
MANTA RAY, stonefish, flat rock crabs, chromodoris tritos nudibranch, blue & yellow ribbon eel, jobfish, titan triggerfish & a huge school of neon fusiliers streaming past
Day 7
Dive 1
LARGE FEMALE MANTA RAY cleaning, school of chevron barracuda, black saddle grouper, popcorn shrimp, amboin cleaner shrimp, WHITE LEAF FISH, trapania aurita nudibranch, bubble coral shrimp and a large school of fusiliers being hunted
Dive 2
Whitetip, hawksbill turtle, moridilla broki nudibranch, saron shrimp, school of blueline & humpback snapper & bluefaced angel fish
Dive 3
10+ GREY REEF SHARKS, jenkins whip ray, whitetips, hawksbill turtle, dogtooth tuna and napoleon wrasse
Snorkelling
SNORKELLING WITH 2 MANTAS from the back of Sea Spirit after dinner
Day 8
Dive 1
POD OF SPINNER DOLPHINS, grey reef & whitetip sharks, very large school of bigeye scad, dogtooth tuna, silver jacks and bigeyes
Dive 2
Grey reef sharks, eagle rays, whitetips, school of silver jacks, razorfish, pair of snake eels, imperial shrimp & sea cucumber crab
Dive 3
5+ GREY REEF SHARKS, whitetips, longnose emperors, silver jacks, giant trevally, blueline trevally, a napoleon wrasse sat being cleaned, white leaf fish & a sea cucumber crab
Day 9
Dive 1
Grey reef sharks, eagle rays, whitetips, school of silver jacks, razorfish, pair of snake eels, imperial shrimp & sea cucumber crab
HUGE POD OF COMMON DOLPHINS bow riding Sea Spirit and leaping all around us
Dive 2
Ornate ghost pipefish, saron shrimp, anton bruuni cleaner shrimp, banded boxer shrimp, sea star shrimp, featherstar shrimp, snapping shrimp & elegant squat lobster
Dive 3
Schools of oriental sweetlips, blacktail snapper, red snapper & humpback snapper at the current point, the cave was full of blueline snapper and schooling bannerfish plus a small ornate ghost pipefish in a small overhang
Day 10
Dive 1
8 honeycomb morays, green turtle, hHawksbill turtle, spiney lobsters, trevally, porcelain crabs
Dive 2
Schools of oriental sweetlips, both male & female napoleon wrasse sat being cleaned, clown triggerfish, porcelain crabs & a green turtle
Dive 3
Schooling bannerfish, dogtooth tuna, kawakawa tuna, peacock mantis shrimp, harlequin sweetlips, oriental sweetlips, blueline snapper, black & white snapper & hunting giant trevally
Day 11
Dive 1
Drift Dive - whitetips, black blotched stingray, giant trevally, pompano jacks, silver jacks, 100's of neon fusiliers, midnight snapper, titan triggerfish & porcelain crabs, triggerfish
Daytime Excursion
Shopping, ice cream & sightseeing in Male
Day 12
Guest Transfer
Take guests to the airport for their flight home or onward transfer
Day 13
 
Guest Transfer
Meet guests from the late morning flight and transfer to Sea Spirit. Fill in paperwork and prepare dive equipment
Dive 1
Wreck & Reef Dive - WHITE LEAF FISH, Chromodoris geometrica, Oates Soft Coral Crab, Clownfish Eggs, Blueline Trevally, Neon Fusiliers & Kawakawa Tuna
Day 1
Dive 1
Schools of goldstriped emperors, humpback red snapper, blueline snapper, collared butterflyfish & pyramid butterflyfish, whitetip, black blotched stingray, spiny lobster, honeycomb morays, shorthead anenome shrimp, popcorn shrimp & porcelain crab
Dive 2
School of silver jacks and black & white snapper, hawksbill turtle, clown triggerfish, peacock mantis shrimp & thousands of anthias buzzing in the current
Dive 3
Whitetips, tuna, giant trevally, large napoleon wrasse, porcelain crabs, honeycomb morays
Night Dive
Stonefish, octopus, conical black coral crab, banded boxer shrimp, durban hingebeak shrimp, glorious flatworm & orsarks flatworm
Day 2
Dive 1
Ornate ghost pipefish, banded pipefish, chromodoris geometrica, imperial shrimp, sibling sea star shrimp, banded boxer shrimp, octopus, school of black & white snapper & whitetip reef shark
Dive 2
5 blue & yellow ribbon eels, chromodoris glenei nudibranch, 2 WHITE LEAF FISH, bandit morays, anton bruuni cleaner shrimp & banded boxer shrimp
Dive 3
Octopus, hawksbill turtle, oates soft coral crab, longnose hawkfish, sleek unicornfish being cleaned, yellow boxfish & banded pipefish
Day 3
Dive 1
Schools of blueline & humpback snapper, 100's of neon fusiliers, dogtooth tuna & giant trevally hunting, oates soft coral crab, peacock mantis shrimp, shorthead anenome shrimp & glorious flatworm
Dive 2
NURSE SHARK, blacktip reef shark, school of silver jacks & dot-dash goat fish, roboastra luteolineolata, tambja amakusana & chromodoris glenei Nudibranchs
Dive 3
3 hawksbill turtles, large green morays, zebra moray, large scorpionfish
Day 4
Dive 1
This thila is made up of severval rocky outcrops sat close together creating sandy gullies and undercuts, these areas are stacked full of fan corals of all sizes and whip corals too. We saw whitetips, VERY LARGE BLACK BLOTCHED STINGRAYS & schools of oriental sweetlips
Dive 2
Black blotched stingray, whitetips, female napoleon wrasse, white mouth morays & a YELLOW LEAF FISH
Dive 3
Pair of ornate ghost pipefish, GREY REEF SHARKS having their mouths cleaned by wrasse, whitetips, school of chevron barracuda & a chromodoris glenei Nudibranch
Day 5
Dive 1
Pair of harlequin shrimp, grey reef & whitetip sharks, eagle rays, saron shrimp, white leaf fish, conical black coral crab and caves fulls of fan and whip corals
Dive 2
Schools of bannerfish, oriental sweetlips, grey wweetlips, batfish, oates soft coral crab, hawksbill turtle & bandit morays
Dive 3
White striped cleaner shrimp, chromodoris gemanus, fusillier schools, turtle
Night Dive
Pair of notodoris citrina & chromodirus tritos nudibranchs, conical black coral spider crab, very large red hairy legged hermit crab, arrowhead crab, red reef lobster, pair of halameda ghost pipefish, featherstar shrimp, thin armed cleaner shrimp, durban hingebeak shrimp & anton bruuni cleaner shrimp
Day 6
Dive 1
Chevron barracuda, big spiney lobster, large school of snapper, octopus, phestilla panamica nudibranch, yellow papillae flatworm, bubble coral anenome shrimp & hawksbill turtle
Dive 2
MANTA RAY cleaning!!!!!!!!!! eagle ray, whitetips, hawksbill turtle, soft coral cowrie, tiger cowrie, granulose black coral crab carrying eggs, schools of blueline snapper & humpback snapper
Dive 3
MANTA RAY, stonefish, flat rock crabs, chromodoris tritos nudibranch, blue & yellow ribbon eel, jobfish, titan triggerfish & a huge school of neon fusiliers streaming past
Day 7
Dive 1
LARGE FEMALE MANTA RAY cleaning, school of chevron barracuda, black saddle grouper, popcorn shrimp, amboin cleaner shrimp, WHITE LEAF FISH, trapania aurita nudibranch, bubble coral shrimp and a large school of fusiliers being hunted
Dive 2
Whitetip, hawksbill turtle, moridilla broki nudibranch, saron shrimp, school of blueline & humpback snapper & bluefaced angel fish
Dive 3
10+ GREY REEF SHARKS, jenkins whip ray, whitetips, hawksbill turtle, dogtooth tuna and napoleon wrasse
Snorkelling
SNORKELLING WITH 2 MANTAS from the back of Sea Spirit after dinner
Day 8
Dive 1
POD OF SPINNER DOLPHINS, grey reef & whitetip sharks, very large school of bigeye scad, dogtooth tuna, silver jacks and bigeyes
Dive 2
Grey reef sharks, eagle rays, whitetips, school of silver jacks, razorfish, pair of snake eels, imperial shrimp & sea cucumber crab
Dive 3
5+ GREY REEF SHARKS, whitetips, longnose emperors, silver jacks, giant trevally, blueline trevally, a napoleon wrasse sat being cleaned, white leaf fish & a sea cucumber crab
Day 9
Dive 1
Grey reef sharks, eagle rays, whitetips, school of silver jacks, razorfish, pair of snake eels, imperial shrimp & sea cucumber crab
HUGE POD OF COMMON DOLPHINS bow riding Sea Spirit and leaping all around us
Dive 2
Ornate ghost pipefish, saron shrimp, anton bruuni cleaner shrimp, banded boxer shrimp, sea star shrimp, featherstar shrimp, snapping shrimp & elegant squat lobster
Dive 3
Schools of oriental sweetlips, blacktail snapper, red snapper & humpback snapper at the current point, the cave was full of blueline snapper and schooling bannerfish plus a small ornate ghost pipefish in a small overhang
Day 10
Dive 1
8 honeycomb morays, green turtle, hHawksbill turtle, spiney lobsters, trevally, porcelain crabs
Dive 2
Schools of oriental sweetlips, both male & female napoleon wrasse sat being cleaned, clown triggerfish, porcelain crabs & a green turtle
Dive 3
Schooling bannerfish, dogtooth tuna, kawakawa tuna, peacock mantis shrimp, harlequin sweetlips, oriental sweetlips, blueline snapper, black & white snapper & hunting giant trevally
Day 11
Dive 1
Drift Dive - whitetips, black blotched stingray, giant trevally, pompano jacks, silver jacks, 100's of neon fusiliers, midnight snapper, titan triggerfish & porcelain crabs, triggerfish
Daytime Excursion
Shopping, ice cream & sightseeing in Male
Day 12
Guest Transfer
Take guests to the airport for their flight home or onward transfer
Day 13
Sea Spirit SS337 10 Apr 2011 to 17 Apr 2011 Central Atolls (7 days)
Guest Transfer
Meet guests from the late morning flight and transfer to Sea Spirit. Fill in paperwork and prepare dive equipment
Dive 1
Eagle rays, WHITE LEAF FISH, peacock mantis shrimp, octopus, oates soft coral crab, starry dragonet, midnight snapper, neon fusiliers
Day 1
Dive 1
3 black blotched stingrays swimming along together, whitetips, hawksbill, pair of ornate ghost pipefish, thercera picta nudibranch and an imperial shrimp
Dive 2
Black blotched stingray, hawkbill turtle, school of blueline snapper, spiney lobster, longnose hawkfish and seastar shrimp
Dive 3
Grey reef shark, ornate ghost pipefish, whitetip, school of chevron barracuda, bluefaced angel fish and lots of crabs in the coral heads on the top of the thila
Night Dive
Chromodoris glenei nudibranch, featherstar shrimp, arrowhead crabs, durban hingebeak shrimp, mosaic shrimp, anton bruuni cleaner shrimp and hermit crabs
Day 2
Dive 1
MANTAS, DOLPHINS, whitetip & grey reef sharks, hawksbill turtles, grey sweetlips, harlequin sweetlips and oriental sweetlips, silver jacks and chevron barracuda
Dive 2
10+ MANTA RAYS CLEANING FOR THE ENTIRE DIVE - WOW!!!
Dive 3
This small wreck is completely covered in life - sponges, soft corals, whip corals, fans coral, glassfish. The reef is teaming with life too, magnificent anenomes, whitetips, bandit morays, tuna and trevally hunting
Day 3
Dive 1
MANTAS, whitetips, chevron barracuda, 50+ BATFISH following us for the entire dive, schools of oriental sweetlips, blueline snapper, blueline trevally, hunting neon fusiliers
Dive 2
Soft corals in blue, yellow & orange all puffed out with the current flowing through all the overhangs, chromodoris geometrica nudibranch, clown triggerfish, black & white snapper and peacock mantis shrimp
Dive 3
Massive school of bigeye scad, plus bigeyes, blueline snapper & silver jacks, several very big dogtooth tuna, whitetips, black blotched stingray & a zebra moray
MANTA RAYS feeding at the back of Sea Spirit after dinner, plus large whiprays cruising by!
Day 4
Dive 1
Grey reef sharks, school of bigeye scad, plus bigeyes, blueline snapper & silver jacks, several very big dogtooth tuna, whitetips, banded boxer shrimp, anton bruuni cleaner shrimp, porcelain crabs, banded pipefish
Dive 2
Hawksbill turtle, black & white snapper, lots of batfish, peacock mantis shrimp, titan triggerfish, large napoleon wrasse, schooling bannerfish
Dive 3
Grey reef sharks, blacktips, whitetips, silver jacks, huge dogtooth tuna, longface emperors, sea cucumber crab, imperial shrimp, razorfish, white leaf fish and a glossodoris hikuerensis nudibranch
Day 5
Dive 1
MANTA RAY, eagle ray, pair of ghost pipefish, imperial shrimp, leaf fish, juvenile grey reef shark, whitetips, hunting giant trevally, blueline trevally, longface emperor
BLUE WHALE encountered of the coast of North Male Atoll!!!!
Dive 2
Ornate ghost pipefish, saron shrimp, anton bruuni cleaner shrimp, banded boxer shrimp, seastar shrimp, featherstar shrimp, snapping shrimp & elegant squat lobster
Dive 3
Caves and overhangs dripping in soft corals, the reef top is also covered in soft coral. starry dragonet, peacock mantis shrimp, napoleon wrasse, octopus and school of black & white snapper
Evening Activity
Visiting the local island of Himmafushi
Day 6
Dive 1
Large green turtle, honeycomb moray, schools of emperors, banded boxer shrimp
Daytime Excursion
Shopping, sightseeing and ice cream in Male
Day 7
Guest Transfer
Take guests to the airport for their flight home or onward transfer
Day 8
 
Guest Transfer
Meet guests from the late morning flight and transfer to Sea Spirit. Fill in paperwork and prepare dive equipment
Dive 1
Eagle rays, WHITE LEAF FISH, peacock mantis shrimp, octopus, oates soft coral crab, starry dragonet, midnight snapper, neon fusiliers
Day 1
Dive 1
3 black blotched stingrays swimming along together, whitetips, hawksbill, pair of ornate ghost pipefish, thercera picta nudibranch and an imperial shrimp
Dive 2
Black blotched stingray, hawkbill turtle, school of blueline snapper, spiney lobster, longnose hawkfish and seastar shrimp
Dive 3
Grey reef shark, ornate ghost pipefish, whitetip, school of chevron barracuda, bluefaced angel fish and lots of crabs in the coral heads on the top of the thila
Night Dive
Chromodoris glenei nudibranch, featherstar shrimp, arrowhead crabs, durban hingebeak shrimp, mosaic shrimp, anton bruuni cleaner shrimp and hermit crabs
Day 2
Dive 1
MANTAS, DOLPHINS, whitetip & grey reef sharks, hawksbill turtles, grey sweetlips, harlequin sweetlips and oriental sweetlips, silver jacks and chevron barracuda
Dive 2
10+ MANTA RAYS CLEANING FOR THE ENTIRE DIVE - WOW!!!
Dive 3
This small wreck is completely covered in life - sponges, soft corals, whip corals, fans coral, glassfish. The reef is teaming with life too, magnificent anenomes, whitetips, bandit morays, tuna and trevally hunting
Day 3
Dive 1
MANTAS, whitetips, chevron barracuda, 50+ BATFISH following us for the entire dive, schools of oriental sweetlips, blueline snapper, blueline trevally, hunting neon fusiliers
Dive 2
Soft corals in blue, yellow & orange all puffed out with the current flowing through all the overhangs, chromodoris geometrica nudibranch, clown triggerfish, black & white snapper and peacock mantis shrimp
Dive 3
Massive school of bigeye scad, plus bigeyes, blueline snapper & silver jacks, several very big dogtooth tuna, whitetips, black blotched stingray & a zebra moray
MANTA RAYS feeding at the back of Sea Spirit after dinner, plus large whiprays cruising by!
Day 4
Dive 1
Grey reef sharks, school of bigeye scad, plus bigeyes, blueline snapper & silver jacks, several very big dogtooth tuna, whitetips, banded boxer shrimp, anton bruuni cleaner shrimp, porcelain crabs, banded pipefish
Dive 2
Hawksbill turtle, black & white snapper, lots of batfish, peacock mantis shrimp, titan triggerfish, large napoleon wrasse, schooling bannerfish
Dive 3
Grey reef sharks, blacktips, whitetips, silver jacks, huge dogtooth tuna, longface emperors, sea cucumber crab, imperial shrimp, razorfish, white leaf fish and a glossodoris hikuerensis nudibranch
Day 5
Dive 1
MANTA RAY, eagle ray, pair of ghost pipefish, imperial shrimp, leaf fish, juvenile grey reef shark, whitetips, hunting giant trevally, blueline trevally, longface emperor
BLUE WHALE encountered of the coast of North Male Atoll!!!!
Dive 2
Ornate ghost pipefish, saron shrimp, anton bruuni cleaner shrimp, banded boxer shrimp, seastar shrimp, featherstar shrimp, snapping shrimp & elegant squat lobster
Dive 3
Caves and overhangs dripping in soft corals, the reef top is also covered in soft coral. starry dragonet, peacock mantis shrimp, napoleon wrasse, octopus and school of black & white snapper
Evening Activity
Visiting the local island of Himmafushi
Day 6
Dive 1
Large green turtle, honeycomb moray, schools of emperors, banded boxer shrimp
Daytime Excursion
Shopping, sightseeing and ice cream in Male
Day 7
Guest Transfer
Take guests to the airport for their flight home or onward transfer
Day 8
Sea Spirit SS342 5 Jun 2011 to 18 Jun 2011 Male to Equatorial Far South (12 day)
Guest Transfer
Meet guests at the airport and transfer to Sea Spirit
Dive 1
Check dive for buoyancy and kit checks
Day 1
Dive 1
Lots of neon fusiliers, schools of blueline snapper, black & white snapper, hawksbill turtle, moorish idols, clown triggerfish and titon triggerfish, a star shrimp and a glossodoris cintca nudibranch
Dive 2
Large school of silver jacks, midnight snapper, large green turtle, shorthead amenome shrimp, tiger cowry and large napoloen wrasse
Day 2
Dive 1
Hawksbill turtle, schools of blueline snapper, blueline trevally, juvenile rock mover wrasse, thin ribbons of nudibranch eggs laid on the stalks of hydroids and lots of soft blue, yellow and purple corals
Dive 2
Wreck & Reef Dive - WHITE LEAF FISH, oates soft coral crab, durban dancing and durban hinge beak shrimps, porcelain crabs, garden eels & giant trevally & jacks
Dive 3
Green turtles, whitetips, granulose black coral crabs, banded boxer shrimp, both honeycombe and green morays, shorthead anenome shrimp and popcorn shrimp
Day 3
Dive 1
Several blue & yellow ribbon eels, spearing mantis shrimp, LEAF FISH, honeycombe, bandit and whitemouth morays, longnose butterflyfish, imperial angelfish, octopus & orange-striped triggerfish
Dive 2
SQUADRON OF 20 EAGLERAYS, grey reef & whitetips, honeycombe morays and silver jacks
Dive 3
Chromodoris tritos nudibranch, marten's side gilled slug, whip coral shrimp, shorthead anenome shrimp, bubble coral anenome shrimp, oated soft coral crab, fusiliers, jacks and tuna hunting
Day 4
Dive 1
Fantail whipray, black blotched stingray, whitetips, large school of silver jacks, school of chevron barracuda, ornate ghost pipefish and porcelain crabs
Dive 2
Pair of chromodoris glenei nudibranch having laid an egg circle, oates soft coral crab, banded boxer shrimps, school of blueline snapper and peacock mantis shrimp
Dive 3
Drift Dive through caves and overhangs, soft corals in yellows and oranges on the wall plus whitetips, grey reef, schools of silver jacks, red snapper and midnight snapper
Day 5
Dive 1
3 MANTA RAY, 3 eaglerays, whitetip, hawksbill turtle, fields of sand eels, lots of razorfish and partner shrimp, gobies in the sand also
Dive 2
Mangrove whipray, eagleray, whitetips, large schools of silver jacks, midnight snappers, hawksbill turtle, napoleon wrasse and dogtooth tuna
Dive 3
Amazing hard coral covering the thila
Day 6
Dive 1
MANTA RAY, mobula ray, 3 hawksbill turtles, great barracuda, schools of bumphead and blueline snapper, bigeyes & black & white snapper plus a imperial shrimp living on a sea cucumber
Dive 2
Hawksbill turtle, honeycombe moray, green moray, many palenose parrotfish, napoleon wrasse, titon triggerfish & lots of halameda sea grass covering the reef
Dive 3
Numerous varieties of hard coral cover this giri plus black coral trees filled with glassfish, pair of harlequin filefish, large spiney lobster, hawksbill turtle and a green turtle
Day 7
Ocean Crossing
56 Mile Crossing from Laamu to Huvadhoo Atoll
Dive 1
15+ GREEN TURTLES OF ALL SIZES, hawksbill turtle, school of chevron barracuda, grey reef, whitetips, school of jacks, 5 NURSE SHARKS WEDGED UNDER A CORAL HEAD TOGETHER, sailfish and a black & yellow ribbon eel
Day 8
Dive 1
*BOTH BEFORE AND AFTER THIS DIVE WE HAD A LARGE POD OF SPINNER DOLPHINS* Schools of forsters barracuda, silver jacks, blueline snapper, bumphead snapper, goldspot emperor, rainbow runners plus a hawksbill turtle, green turtle, dogtooth tuna, whitetips, ribbon eels, pair of seagrass ghost pipefish and a large napoleon wrasse
Dive 2
LEOPARD SHARK, nurse shark, whitetip reef shark, hawksbill turtle, eaglerays, YELLOW LEAF FISH and fantastic gorgonian sea fans and huge coral growths the size of houses!
Dive 3
15+ GREY REEF SHARKS OF ALL SIZES, whitetips, silver jacks, hawksbill turtle, rainbow runner, jobfish plus the channel front covered in soft and hard coral
Day 9
Dive 1
Grey reef, whitetips, LEOPARD SHARK, eaglerays, hawksbill and green turtles, oriental sweetlips, lyretail hogfish, pair of halmeda ghost pipefish, ornate ghost pipefish plus lots of colourful soft coral and huge amounts of hard coral growth
Dive 2
Eagleray snuffling in the sand for food, hawksbill turtles, juvenile oriental sweetlips, sand strip full of sand eels, lots and lots of neon and yellowback fusiliers, rainbow runners and lots of different reef fish living in all the hard coral
Dive 3
7 Eaglerays, several green turtles, napoloen wrasse, BROWN LEAF FISH, spotted mantis shrimp, tiny juvenile oriental sweetlips and lots of bandit morays
Day 10
Dive 1
Whitetips, LEAF FISH, imperial shrimp and sea cucumber crab living on a sea cucmber, seastar shrimp, lots of glassfish being hunted by lionfish, stunning gorgonian sea fans and streaming fusiliers
Dive 2
Large dogtooth tuna, oceanic triggerfish, jobfish, rainbow runner, swarms of neon & yellowback fusiliers & schools of blueline snapper
Ocean Crossing
Travel from Huvadhoo to Addu Atoll Crossing the Equator!!
Dive 3
Green turtle, nembrotha cristata nudibranch, feather stars out walking, BROWN LEAF FISH, popcorn shrimp, crown tobies and common lionfish
Day 11
Dive 1
**BRITISH LOYALTY WRECK** WW2 Wreck 140m long with realy great marine life
Dive 2
4 Blacktip reef sharks, both small and large green and hawksbill turtles, school of chevron & forsters's barracuda, mangrove whipray and a pair of harlequin filefish
Snorkelling
Snorkelling with 100's and 100's of Melon Head Whales!!!
Dive 3
Torpedo ray, tinnie tiny juvenile yellow boxfish with black spots! Pairs of harlequin filefish, juvenile black & white snapper, moorish idols and passing jobfidh and trevally
Night Dive
WOW night dive on the British Loyalty Wreck eerie but fantastic!
Day 12
Dive 1
3 MANTA RAYS cleaning and a coral head full of juvenile pallette surgeonfish! Bring on the Dory....
Dive 2
LAST DIVE WITH 6 MANTA RAYS CLEANING!!!
Guest Transfer
Transfer guests to the Equator Village Hotel, Gan
Day 13
 
Guest Transfer
Meet guests at the airport and transfer to Sea Spirit
Dive 1
Check dive for buoyancy and kit checks
Day 1
Dive 1
Lots of neon fusiliers, schools of blueline snapper, black & white snapper, hawksbill turtle, moorish idols, clown triggerfish and titon triggerfish, a star shrimp and a glossodoris cintca nudibranch
Dive 2
Large school of silver jacks, midnight snapper, large green turtle, shorthead amenome shrimp, tiger cowry and large napoloen wrasse
Day 2
Dive 1
Hawksbill turtle, schools of blueline snapper, blueline trevally, juvenile rock mover wrasse, thin ribbons of nudibranch eggs laid on the stalks of hydroids and lots of soft blue, yellow and purple corals
Dive 2
Wreck & Reef Dive - WHITE LEAF FISH, oates soft coral crab, durban dancing and durban hinge beak shrimps, porcelain crabs, garden eels & giant trevally & jacks
Dive 3
Green turtles, whitetips, granulose black coral crabs, banded boxer shrimp, both honeycombe and green morays, shorthead anenome shrimp and popcorn shrimp
Day 3
Dive 1
Several blue & yellow ribbon eels, spearing mantis shrimp, LEAF FISH, honeycombe, bandit and whitemouth morays, longnose butterflyfish, imperial angelfish, octopus & orange-striped triggerfish
Dive 2
SQUADRON OF 20 EAGLERAYS, grey reef & whitetips, honeycombe morays and silver jacks
Dive 3
Chromodoris tritos nudibranch, marten's side gilled slug, whip coral shrimp, shorthead anenome shrimp, bubble coral anenome shrimp, oated soft coral crab, fusiliers, jacks and tuna hunting
Day 4
Dive 1
Fantail whipray, black blotched stingray, whitetips, large school of silver jacks, school of chevron barracuda, ornate ghost pipefish and porcelain crabs
Dive 2
Pair of chromodoris glenei nudibranch having laid an egg circle, oates soft coral crab, banded boxer shrimps, school of blueline snapper and peacock mantis shrimp
Dive 3
Drift Dive through caves and overhangs, soft corals in yellows and oranges on the wall plus whitetips, grey reef, schools of silver jacks, red snapper and midnight snapper
Day 5
Dive 1
3 MANTA RAY, 3 eaglerays, whitetip, hawksbill turtle, fields of sand eels, lots of razorfish and partner shrimp, gobies in the sand also
Dive 2
Mangrove whipray, eagleray, whitetips, large schools of silver jacks, midnight snappers, hawksbill turtle, napoleon wrasse and dogtooth tuna
Dive 3
Amazing hard coral covering the thila
Day 6
Dive 1
MANTA RAY, mobula ray, 3 hawksbill turtles, great barracuda, schools of bumphead and blueline snapper, bigeyes & black & white snapper plus a imperial shrimp living on a sea cucumber
Dive 2
Hawksbill turtle, honeycombe moray, green moray, many palenose parrotfish, napoleon wrasse, titon triggerfish & lots of halameda sea grass covering the reef
Dive 3
Numerous varieties of hard coral cover this giri plus black coral trees filled with glassfish, pair of harlequin filefish, large spiney lobster, hawksbill turtle and a green turtle
Day 7
Ocean Crossing
56 Mile Crossing from Laamu to Huvadhoo Atoll
Dive 1
15+ GREEN TURTLES OF ALL SIZES, hawksbill turtle, school of chevron barracuda, grey reef, whitetips, school of jacks, 5 NURSE SHARKS WEDGED UNDER A CORAL HEAD TOGETHER, sailfish and a black & yellow ribbon eel
Day 8
Dive 1
*BOTH BEFORE AND AFTER THIS DIVE WE HAD A LARGE POD OF SPINNER DOLPHINS* Schools of forsters barracuda, silver jacks, blueline snapper, bumphead snapper, goldspot emperor, rainbow runners plus a hawksbill turtle, green turtle, dogtooth tuna, whitetips, ribbon eels, pair of seagrass ghost pipefish and a large napoleon wrasse
Dive 2
LEOPARD SHARK, nurse shark, whitetip reef shark, hawksbill turtle, eaglerays, YELLOW LEAF FISH and fantastic gorgonian sea fans and huge coral growths the size of houses!
Dive 3
15+ GREY REEF SHARKS OF ALL SIZES, whitetips, silver jacks, hawksbill turtle, rainbow runner, jobfish plus the channel front covered in soft and hard coral
Day 9
Dive 1
Grey reef, whitetips, LEOPARD SHARK, eaglerays, hawksbill and green turtles, oriental sweetlips, lyretail hogfish, pair of halmeda ghost pipefish, ornate ghost pipefish plus lots of colourful soft coral and huge amounts of hard coral growth
Dive 2
Eagleray snuffling in the sand for food, hawksbill turtles, juvenile oriental sweetlips, sand strip full of sand eels, lots and lots of neon and yellowback fusiliers, rainbow runners and lots of different reef fish living in all the hard coral
Dive 3
7 Eaglerays, several green turtles, napoloen wrasse, BROWN LEAF FISH, spotted mantis shrimp, tiny juvenile oriental sweetlips and lots of bandit morays
Day 10
Dive 1
Whitetips, LEAF FISH, imperial shrimp and sea cucumber crab living on a sea cucmber, seastar shrimp, lots of glassfish being hunted by lionfish, stunning gorgonian sea fans and streaming fusiliers
Dive 2
Large dogtooth tuna, oceanic triggerfish, jobfish, rainbow runner, swarms of neon & yellowback fusiliers & schools of blueline snapper
Ocean Crossing
Travel from Huvadhoo to Addu Atoll Crossing the Equator!!
Dive 3
Green turtle, nembrotha cristata nudibranch, feather stars out walking, BROWN LEAF FISH, popcorn shrimp, crown tobies and common lionfish
Day 11
Dive 1
**BRITISH LOYALTY WRECK** WW2 Wreck 140m long with realy great marine life
Dive 2
4 Blacktip reef sharks, both small and large green and hawksbill turtles, school of chevron & forsters's barracuda, mangrove whipray and a pair of harlequin filefish
Snorkelling
Snorkelling with 100's and 100's of Melon Head Whales!!!
Dive 3
Torpedo ray, tinnie tiny juvenile yellow boxfish with black spots! Pairs of harlequin filefish, juvenile black & white snapper, moorish idols and passing jobfidh and trevally
Night Dive
WOW night dive on the British Loyalty Wreck eerie but fantastic!
Day 12
Dive 1
3 MANTA RAYS cleaning and a coral head full of juvenile pallette surgeonfish! Bring on the Dory....
Dive 2
LAST DIVE WITH 6 MANTA RAYS CLEANING!!!
Guest Transfer
Transfer guests to the Equator Village Hotel, Gan
Day 13
Sea Spirit SS343 19 Jun 2011 to 2 Jul 2011 Equatorial Far South - Huvadhoo/Foammulah/Gan Addu (12 day)
Guest Transfer
Guests arrived in Gan Domestic Airport and settled onboard Sea Spirit
Day 1
Dive 1
Extremely pristine Hard Coral covers this whole entire reef, along with Harlequin Filefish, BROWN LEAF FISH, Soapfish and many other common reef fish
Dive 2
2 MANTA RAYS CLEANING FOR THE WHOLE ENTIRE DIVE!!!!
Dive 3
Small male MANTA RAY that just kept coming back to the cleaning station to check us out!!!!! Plus many Palette Surgeonfish, Titon Triggerfish & Maldvian Sponge Snail
Day 2
Dive 1
WW2 casualty Wreck, 140m long. Covered on coral growth, plus a family of Batfish, lots of Glassfish, Hawksbill Turtle, Shultz's Pipefish, Phidiana indica & Pteraeolidia ianthina Nudibranch's
Dive 2
17 GREAT BARRACUDA!!!! Grey Reefs, Black Tip & Silver Tip sharks, Rainbow Runner, Dogtooth Tuna & Silver Jacks
Dive 3
3 Finned Green Turtle plus 2 Hawksbills, Clown Fish Eggs, Short-head Anenome Shrimp, Popcorn Shrimp, Banded-boxer Shrimp, White Tip Reef Shark, Giant Trevally, Rainbow Runner & a pair of Harlequin Filefish
Day 3
Dive 1
36 HUMPHEAD PARROTFISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! An unforegettable sight
Dive 2
Another explore on this WW2 casualty Wreck
Ocean Crossing
Crossed to Huvadhoo Atoll over the Equator - our guests enjoyed a swim at the equator
Day 4
Dive 1
4 Eagle Rays, Hawksbill Turtle, Juvenile Rock Mover Wrasse, large School of Oceanic Triggerfish, GREENY/YELLOW LEAF FISH, large Napoleon Wrasse and lots of Reef Fish
Dive 2
Tiny Juvenile Grey Reef Shark, 2 small Green Turtles, Schools of Big Eyes, Two-spot Snapper & Blueline Snapper & an Imperial Shrimp living on a Sea Cucumber
Dive 3
2 CUTTLEFISH!!! Several Octopus of which 1 was being cleaned by Anton Bruuni Cleaner Shrimp, Eagle Rays & 1000's of Glassfish
Day 5
Dive 1
Crown of thorns starfish, juvenile bi-color parrotfish, beautiful glassfish covered coral heads
Dive 2
35+ GREY REEF SHARKS, Squadron of 10 EAGLE RAYS, lots and lots of White Tip sharks, Large Dogtooth Tuna, School of Silver Jacks & a Hawksbill Turtle
Dive 3
Squadron of 10 EAGLE RAYS, Leopard Shark, very large Dogtooth Tuna, both Hawksbill & Green Turtle & a large Napoleon Wrasse
Evening Activity
A couple of Dolphins hunting off of the back of Sea Spirit in the evening
Day 6
Dive 1
20+ GREY REEF SHARKS, Great Barracuda, White Tip sharks, Jacks, Trevally, large School of Big Eyes & a Hawksbill Turtle
Dive 2
50+ GREY REEF SHARKS OF ALL SIZES!!!!! 9 EAGLE RAYS, Great Barracuda & 100's of Silver Jacks
Dive 3
LEOPARD SHARK, White Tip shark, several Hawkbill Turtles and a Green Turtle, Dogtooth Tuna, Red Snapper, Oriental Sweetlip, Silver Jacks and a large Napoleon Wrasse
Day 7
Dive 1
HAMMERHEAD!!!!!!!!!!!! 30+ GREY REEF SHARKS, Green & Hawksbill Turtles & a large School of Silver Jacks
Dive 2
SEVERAL SAILFISH cruising the channel, 50+ GREY REEF SHARKS of all sizes!!!!! Great Barracuda & 100's of Silver Jacks
Dive 3
3 LEOPARD SHARKS, Eagle Rays, Black Tip Reef Sharks and lots of Green and Hawkbill Turtles
Day 8
Dive 1
10 NURSE SHARKS parked under a giant coral head, Black and White Tip sharks, BUMPHEAD PARROTFISH, School of Forsters Barracuda, Black & Yellow Ribbon Eel, Schools of Blueline and Humpback Snapper
Dive 2
10+ Green Turtles, 4 Black Blotched Stingrays, 4 Black & Yellow Ribbon Eels, Schools of Forsters Barracuda plus Blueline & Humpback Snapper, 10 NURSE SHARKS, Grey Reef & White Tip sharks & a large school of Circular Batfish
Dive 3
VERY LARGE MOBULA RAY, Green Turtles, NURSE SHARKS, White Tip sharks, Black Blotched Stingrays & Forsters Barracuda
Day 9
Dive 1
3 COMMON DOLPHINS on the surface as we entered the water, large Green Turtle, the site has exceptional Hard Coral
Dive 2
Black Blotched Stingray, White Tip sharks, several Great Barracuda, School of Black & White Snapper, Whip Coral Shrimp, Sand Eels & Harelquin Filefish
Dive 3
Hawksbill turtle, juvenile pompano jacks, white tip shark, streaming fusiliers
Daytime Excursion
Visit on to Hithadhoo Island whoose only inhabitants are the Frigate Birds
Night Dive
Shrimps, Crabs and Lobster, favourites being Saron Shrimp, Red Reef Lobster & Arrowhead Crab
Day 10
Large Pod of Spinner Dolphins cavorting around the boat
Dive 1
Black & White Tip Reef Sharks, Hawksbill Turtle, Violet Flatworm, Partnershrimp & Goby, lots of coral heads with Glassfish and what seemed like endless reef of stunning hard Coral
Dive 2
Turtles, white tip sharks, amazing coral coverage and variety, schools of twin spot snappers
Dive 3
Schools of Rainbow Runner, Blueline Trevally and Oceanic Triggerfish in the current point, Hawksbill Turtle, Glorious Flatworm Bubble Coral Anenome Shrimp & lots of Oriental Sweetlips
Day 11
Dive 1
Eagle Ray, several White Tips, Hawksbill Turtle, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Silver Jacks & Red Snapper
Dive 2
2 LARGE MOBULA RAYS, Grey Reef & White Tip sharks, a sea cucumber with 4 tiny sea cucumber crabs and 2 Imperial Shrimp living on it
Dive 3
Harlequin file fish everywhere, walking featherstar, shorthead anenome shrimp
Day 12
Dive 1
OCTOPUS ALL OVER THE PLACE!!!!, School of Forrester's Barracuda, Blueline Snapper, Reeftop Pipefish, Soapfish, Titon Triggerfish and Lion fish hunting the Glassfish
Day 13
Guest Transfer
Transfer guests back to airport for their flights home
Day 14
 
Guest Transfer
Guests arrived in Gan Domestic Airport and settled onboard Sea Spirit
Day 1
Dive 1
Extremely pristine Hard Coral covers this whole entire reef, along with Harlequin Filefish, BROWN LEAF FISH, Soapfish and many other common reef fish
Dive 2
2 MANTA RAYS CLEANING FOR THE WHOLE ENTIRE DIVE!!!!
Dive 3
Small male MANTA RAY that just kept coming back to the cleaning station to check us out!!!!! Plus many Palette Surgeonfish, Titon Triggerfish & Maldvian Sponge Snail
Day 2
Dive 1
WW2 casualty Wreck, 140m long. Covered on coral growth, plus a family of Batfish, lots of Glassfish, Hawksbill Turtle, Shultz's Pipefish, Phidiana indica & Pteraeolidia ianthina Nudibranch's
Dive 2
17 GREAT BARRACUDA!!!! Grey Reefs, Black Tip & Silver Tip sharks, Rainbow Runner, Dogtooth Tuna & Silver Jacks
Dive 3
3 Finned Green Turtle plus 2 Hawksbills, Clown Fish Eggs, Short-head Anenome Shrimp, Popcorn Shrimp, Banded-boxer Shrimp, White Tip Reef Shark, Giant Trevally, Rainbow Runner & a pair of Harlequin Filefish
Day 3
Dive 1
36 HUMPHEAD PARROTFISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! An unforegettable sight
Dive 2
Another explore on this WW2 casualty Wreck
Ocean Crossing
Crossed to Huvadhoo Atoll over the Equator - our guests enjoyed a swim at the equator
Day 4
Dive 1
4 Eagle Rays, Hawksbill Turtle, Juvenile Rock Mover Wrasse, large School of Oceanic Triggerfish, GREENY/YELLOW LEAF FISH, large Napoleon Wrasse and lots of Reef Fish
Dive 2
Tiny Juvenile Grey Reef Shark, 2 small Green Turtles, Schools of Big Eyes, Two-spot Snapper & Blueline Snapper & an Imperial Shrimp living on a Sea Cucumber
Dive 3
2 CUTTLEFISH!!! Several Octopus of which 1 was being cleaned by Anton Bruuni Cleaner Shrimp, Eagle Rays & 1000's of Glassfish
Day 5
Dive 1
Crown of thorns starfish, juvenile bi-color parrotfish, beautiful glassfish covered coral heads
Dive 2
35+ GREY REEF SHARKS, Squadron of 10 EAGLE RAYS, lots and lots of White Tip sharks, Large Dogtooth Tuna, School of Silver Jacks & a Hawksbill Turtle
Dive 3
Squadron of 10 EAGLE RAYS, Leopard Shark, very large Dogtooth Tuna, both Hawksbill & Green Turtle & a large Napoleon Wrasse
Evening Activity
A couple of Dolphins hunting off of the back of Sea Spirit in the evening
Day 6
Dive 1
20+ GREY REEF SHARKS, Great Barracuda, White Tip sharks, Jacks, Trevally, large School of Big Eyes & a Hawksbill Turtle
Dive 2
50+ GREY REEF SHARKS OF ALL SIZES!!!!! 9 EAGLE RAYS, Great Barracuda & 100's of Silver Jacks
Dive 3
LEOPARD SHARK, White Tip shark, several Hawkbill Turtles and a Green Turtle, Dogtooth Tuna, Red Snapper, Oriental Sweetlip, Silver Jacks and a large Napoleon Wrasse
Day 7
Dive 1
HAMMERHEAD!!!!!!!!!!!! 30+ GREY REEF SHARKS, Green & Hawksbill Turtles & a large School of Silver Jacks
Dive 2
SEVERAL SAILFISH cruising the channel, 50+ GREY REEF SHARKS of all sizes!!!!! Great Barracuda & 100's of Silver Jacks
Dive 3
3 LEOPARD SHARKS, Eagle Rays, Black Tip Reef Sharks and lots of Green and Hawkbill Turtles
Day 8
Dive 1
10 NURSE SHARKS parked under a giant coral head, Black and White Tip sharks, BUMPHEAD PARROTFISH, School of Forsters Barracuda, Black & Yellow Ribbon Eel, Schools of Blueline and Humpback Snapper
Dive 2
10+ Green Turtles, 4 Black Blotched Stingrays, 4 Black & Yellow Ribbon Eels, Schools of Forsters Barracuda plus Blueline & Humpback Snapper, 10 NURSE SHARKS, Grey Reef & White Tip sharks & a large school of Circular Batfish
Dive 3
VERY LARGE MOBULA RAY, Green Turtles, NURSE SHARKS, White Tip sharks, Black Blotched Stingrays & Forsters Barracuda
Day 9
Dive 1
3 COMMON DOLPHINS on the surface as we entered the water, large Green Turtle, the site has exceptional Hard Coral
Dive 2
Black Blotched Stingray, White Tip sharks, several Great Barracuda, School of Black & White Snapper, Whip Coral Shrimp, Sand Eels & Harelquin Filefish
Dive 3
Hawksbill turtle, juvenile pompano jacks, white tip shark, streaming fusiliers
Daytime Excursion
Visit on to Hithadhoo Island whoose only inhabitants are the Frigate Birds
Night Dive
Shrimps, Crabs and Lobster, favourites being Saron Shrimp, Red Reef Lobster & Arrowhead Crab
Day 10
Large Pod of Spinner Dolphins cavorting around the boat
Dive 1
Black & White Tip Reef Sharks, Hawksbill Turtle, Violet Flatworm, Partnershrimp & Goby, lots of coral heads with Glassfish and what seemed like endless reef of stunning hard Coral
Dive 2
Turtles, white tip sharks, amazing coral coverage and variety, schools of twin spot snappers
Dive 3
Schools of Rainbow Runner, Blueline Trevally and Oceanic Triggerfish in the current point, Hawksbill Turtle, Glorious Flatworm Bubble Coral Anenome Shrimp & lots of Oriental Sweetlips
Day 11
Dive 1
Eagle Ray, several White Tips, Hawksbill Turtle, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Silver Jacks & Red Snapper
Dive 2
2 LARGE MOBULA RAYS, Grey Reef & White Tip sharks, a sea cucumber with 4 tiny sea cucumber crabs and 2 Imperial Shrimp living on it
Dive 3
Harlequin file fish everywhere, walking featherstar, shorthead anenome shrimp
Day 12
Dive 1
OCTOPUS ALL OVER THE PLACE!!!!, School of Forrester's Barracuda, Blueline Snapper, Reeftop Pipefish, Soapfish, Titon Triggerfish and Lion fish hunting the Glassfish
Day 13
Guest Transfer
Transfer guests back to airport for their flights home
Day 14
Sea Spirit SS344 3 Jul 2011 to 16 Jul 2011 Equatorial Far South - Huvadhoo/Foammulah/Gan Addu (12 day)
Guest Transfer
Meet guests from the domestic flight and transfer to Sea Spirit. Fill in paperwork and prepare dive equipment
Day 1
Dive 1
2 DOLPHINS, several octopus, pair of ornate ghost pipefish, mating bedfords flatworms, red-lined kentrodoris, bubble coral anenome shrimp, banded boxer shrimp, antin bruuni cleaner shrimp and popcorn shrimp
Dive 2
Large school of forrsters barracuda, NURSE SHARKS, chevron barracuda, 10+ GREY REEF SHARKS, 2 wahoo, whitetips and several hawksbill turtles
Dive 3
School of 100's and 100's of captain parrotfish displaying mating behaviour, LEOPARD SHARK, hawksbill turtle, midnight snapper & lots and lots and lots of table corals covering every available space
Day 2
Dive 1
100's of kawa kawa tuna in a school being hunted on by the dogtooth tuna, fantail whipray, ornate ghost pipefish, imperial shrimp, grey sweetlips and red snapper
Dive 2
Grey reef shark, 2 NURSE SHARKS, 2 WHITE LEAF FISH, whip coral shrimp, banded boxer shrimp & a school of silver jacks
Dive 3
Pink whipray, fantail whipray, hawksbill turtle, lots of yellowback & neon fusiliers plus a garden full of hard coral
Daytime Excursion
Visit the un-inhabited island to walk along the beach and watch the frigate birds coming in roost
Night Dive
2 WHITE LEAF FISH, arrow-head crabs, red reef lobster, saron shrimp and many more varieties of shrimps & crabs
3am Wake up call - WHALESHARK feeding off the back of the boat!!!! Along with a few DOLPHINS too!!!!!
Day 3
Dive 1
GREY REEF, WHITETIP & NURSE SHARKS, MOBULA RAYS, eagle ray, green turtle, napoleon wrasse, black & yellow ribbon eel, schools of humpback & blueline snapper
Dive 2
Grey reef & whitetip sharks, eagle ray, green & hawksbill turtles, school of silver jacks and big eyes, dogtooth tuna & great barracuda
Dive 3
Eagle ray, whitetips, schools of silver jacks and black & white snapper, large napoleon wrasse, titan triggerfish and huge numbers of gorgonian sea fans
Day 4
Dive 1
Whitetip sharks, school of silver jacks, green turtles, leaf fish, blueline snapper, napoleon wrasse and lots of soft colourful corals
Dive 2
Green & hawksbill turtles, forsters barracuda, 4 NURSE SHARKS, whitetip sharks, schools of humpback & blueline snapper
Dive 3
LEOPARD SHARKS, green & hawksbill turtles, dogtooth tuna, rainbow runner, silver jacks, blueline trevally, bandit moray, white leaf fish & napoleon wrasse
Day 5
Dive 1
3 eagle rays, large green turtles, ornate ghost pipefish, spearing mantis shrimp, dogtooth tuna & great barracuda
Dive 2
Eagle ray, great barracuda, small grey reef shark, harlequin filefish, imperial angel fish, trumpet fish & lots and lots of hard corals
Dive 3
Circular batfish, eagle ray, green and hawksbill turtles, amboin shrimp, bubble coral anenome shrimp, harlequin filefish & lots of neon fusiliers
Night Dive
Sleeping hawksbill turtle, whitetips, octopus, squid and shrimps
Day 6
Dive 1
School of silver jacks, black blotched stingray, humpback snapper, great barracuda, hawksbill turtle & dogtooth tuna
Dive 2
7 LEAF FISH - 5 white and 2 green!!!! lots of gorgonian seafans, tons of glassfish, green moray, titan triggerfish
Dive 3
Schools of bigeyes, blueline snapper and twinspot snapper, circular batfish, hawksbill turtle and a school of silver jacks
Day 7
Dive 1
Large dogtooth tuna hunting, hawksbill turtle, schools of oceanic triggerfish nesting, lots of neon fusiliers and blueline snapper
Ocean Crossing
Crossing over the Equator from Huvadhoo to Addu
Dive 2
This site has SPECTACULAR HARD CORALS with lots of chromis fish living in the fingers of the acopora variety, forsters barracuda, popcorn shrimp, passing tuna, imperial angel fish & batfish
Day 8
Dive 1
8 MANTAS on the cleaning station plus octopus mating
Dive 2
3 MANTAS cleaning!!!
Dive 3
WW2 casualty Wreck, 140m long - Covered in coral growth, plus a family of batfish, shultz's pipefish & pteraeolidia ianthina nudibranchs
Night Dive
Hunt for the small stuff - bornella anguilla nudibranch, flabelina sp nudibranch, pteraeolisia ianthina nudibranch, many shrimp & crab varieties
Day 9
Dive 1
12 MANTAS cleaning plus GREY REEF & WHITETIP SHARKS and MOBULA RAYS
Dive 2
School of silver jacks, hawksbill turtles, whitetips, grey wweetlips, harlequin sweetlips & oriental sweetlips
Dive 3
School of rainbow runners that came swimming down the reef wall, dogtooth tuna, clownfish in magnificent anenomes, bandit moray, saron shrimp & a yellow papillae flatworm
Day 10
Dive 1
10+ GREY REEF SHARKS, silvertip, blacktip & whitetip sharks, school of great barracuda & a mangrove whipray
Dive 2
8 MANTAS on the cleaning station
Dive 3
Large dogtooth tuna, whitetip, 2 leaf fish, milk fish, rainbow runner and hard coral formations covering the whole reef
Day 11
Dive 1
13 MANTAS!!!!
Guest Transfer
Transfers guests to the Equator Village Resort for their overnight stay prior to domestic flight back to Male.
Day 12
 
Guest Transfer
Meet guests from the domestic flight and transfer to Sea Spirit. Fill in paperwork and prepare dive equipment
Day 1
Dive 1
2 DOLPHINS, several octopus, pair of ornate ghost pipefish, mating bedfords flatworms, red-lined kentrodoris, bubble coral anenome shrimp, banded boxer shrimp, antin bruuni cleaner shrimp and popcorn shrimp
Dive 2
Large school of forrsters barracuda, NURSE SHARKS, chevron barracuda, 10+ GREY REEF SHARKS, 2 wahoo, whitetips and several hawksbill turtles
Dive 3
School of 100's and 100's of captain parrotfish displaying mating behaviour, LEOPARD SHARK, hawksbill turtle, midnight snapper & lots and lots and lots of table corals covering every available space
Day 2
Dive 1
100's of kawa kawa tuna in a school being hunted on by the dogtooth tuna, fantail whipray, ornate ghost pipefish, imperial shrimp, grey sweetlips and red snapper
Dive 2
Grey reef shark, 2 NURSE SHARKS, 2 WHITE LEAF FISH, whip coral shrimp, banded boxer shrimp & a school of silver jacks
Dive 3
Pink whipray, fantail whipray, hawksbill turtle, lots of yellowback & neon fusiliers plus a garden full of hard coral
Daytime Excursion
Visit the un-inhabited island to walk along the beach and watch the frigate birds coming in roost
Night Dive
2 WHITE LEAF FISH, arrow-head crabs, red reef lobster, saron shrimp and many more varieties of shrimps & crabs
3am Wake up call - WHALESHARK feeding off the back of the boat!!!! Along with a few DOLPHINS too!!!!!
Day 3
Dive 1
GREY REEF, WHITETIP & NURSE SHARKS, MOBULA RAYS, eagle ray, green turtle, napoleon wrasse, black & yellow ribbon eel, schools of humpback & blueline snapper
Dive 2
Grey reef & whitetip sharks, eagle ray, green & hawksbill turtles, school of silver jacks and big eyes, dogtooth tuna & great barracuda
Dive 3
Eagle ray, whitetips, schools of silver jacks and black & white snapper, large napoleon wrasse, titan triggerfish and huge numbers of gorgonian sea fans
Day 4
Dive 1
Whitetip sharks, school of silver jacks, green turtles, leaf fish, blueline snapper, napoleon wrasse and lots of soft colourful corals
Dive 2
Green & hawksbill turtles, forsters barracuda, 4 NURSE SHARKS, whitetip sharks, schools of humpback & blueline snapper
Dive 3
LEOPARD SHARKS, green & hawksbill turtles, dogtooth tuna, rainbow runner, silver jacks, blueline trevally, bandit moray, white leaf fish & napoleon wrasse
Day 5
Dive 1
3 eagle rays, large green turtles, ornate ghost pipefish, spearing mantis shrimp, dogtooth tuna & great barracuda
Dive 2
Eagle ray, great barracuda, small grey reef shark, harlequin filefish, imperial angel fish, trumpet fish & lots and lots of hard corals
Dive 3
Circular batfish, eagle ray, green and hawksbill turtles, amboin shrimp, bubble coral anenome shrimp, harlequin filefish & lots of neon fusiliers
Night Dive
Sleeping hawksbill turtle, whitetips, octopus, squid and shrimps
Day 6
Dive 1
School of silver jacks, black blotched stingray, humpback snapper, great barracuda, hawksbill turtle & dogtooth tuna
Dive 2
7 LEAF FISH - 5 white and 2 green!!!! lots of gorgonian seafans, tons of glassfish, green moray, titan triggerfish
Dive 3
Schools of bigeyes, blueline snapper and twinspot snapper, circular batfish, hawksbill turtle and a school of silver jacks
Day 7
Dive 1
Large dogtooth tuna hunting, hawksbill turtle, schools of oceanic triggerfish nesting, lots of neon fusiliers and blueline snapper
Ocean Crossing
Crossing over the Equator from Huvadhoo to Addu
Dive 2
This site has SPECTACULAR HARD CORALS with lots of chromis fish living in the fingers of the acopora variety, forsters barracuda, popcorn shrimp, passing tuna, imperial angel fish & batfish
Day 8
Dive 1
8 MANTAS on the cleaning station plus octopus mating
Dive 2
3 MANTAS cleaning!!!
Dive 3
WW2 casualty Wreck, 140m long - Covered in coral growth, plus a family of batfish, shultz's pipefish & pteraeolidia ianthina nudibranchs
Night Dive
Hunt for the small stuff - bornella anguilla nudibranch, flabelina sp nudibranch, pteraeolisia ianthina nudibranch, many shrimp & crab varieties
Day 9
Dive 1
12 MANTAS cleaning plus GREY REEF & WHITETIP SHARKS and MOBULA RAYS
Dive 2
School of silver jacks, hawksbill turtles, whitetips, grey wweetlips, harlequin sweetlips & oriental sweetlips
Dive 3
School of rainbow runners that came swimming down the reef wall, dogtooth tuna, clownfish in magnificent anenomes, bandit moray, saron shrimp & a yellow papillae flatworm
Day 10
Dive 1
10+ GREY REEF SHARKS, silvertip, blacktip & whitetip sharks, school of great barracuda & a mangrove whipray
Dive 2
8 MANTAS on the cleaning station
Dive 3
Large dogtooth tuna, whitetip, 2 leaf fish, milk fish, rainbow runner and hard coral formations covering the whole reef
Day 11
Dive 1
13 MANTAS!!!!
Guest Transfer
Transfers guests to the Equator Village Resort for their overnight stay prior to domestic flight back to Male.
Day 12
Sea Spirit SS345 17 Jul 2011 to 30 Jul 2011 Equatorial Far South - Huvadhoo/Foammulah/Gan Addu (12 day)
Guest Transfer
Meet guests at the airport and transfer to Sea Spirit
Day 1
Dive 1
Fantail whipray, whitetip, hawksbill turtle, MANTA RAY, popcorn shrimp, short-head anenome shrimp and lots and lots of stunning hard coral
Dive 2
4 GREY REEFS SHARKS ALONG WITH 10 MANTA RAYS!
Dive 3
Squadron of 8 eaglerays, school of rainbow runners, hawksbill turtle, bubble coral anenome shrimp, yellow margin moray, titon triggerfish
Day 2
Dive 1
WW2 Wreck. 140m long. covered in coral growth plus a family of batfish, shultz's pipefish & pteraeolidia ianthina plus phidiana indica & bornella anguilla nudibranchs
Dive 2
11 MANTA RAYS! Grey reef, whitetips and a PINK LEAF FISH
Dive 3
8 MANTA RAYS BEING CLEANED
Day 3
Dive 1
WW2 Wreck. 140m long. covered in coral growth, circular batfish, sleeping hawksbill turtle, shultz's pipefish, BROWN LEAF FISH and pteraeolidia ianthina nudibranchs
Dive 2
8 MANTA RAYS CLEANING, 7 juvenile bumphead parrotfish and a PINK LEAF FISH
Ocean Crossing
Moving from one atoll to another and while doing so crossing the Equator!
Day 4
Dive 1
Grey reefs, whitetips, green & hawksbill turtles, oceanic triggerfish, dogtooth tuna, rainbow runners, leaf fish & hundreds of yellowback & neon fusiliers
Dive 2
Schools of blueline snapper, bigeye & silver jacks, banded boxer shrimp, anton bruuni cleaner shrimp, bubble coral anenome shrimp, thin-armed cleaner shrimp and lots of glassfish
Dive 3
*9 LEAF FISH* Gorgonian sea fans decorate this reef, rainbow runners, tuna & fusiliers
Day 5
Dive 1
20+ Grey reef sharks, whitetips, both green and hawksbill turtles, school of silver jacks and a halgerda willeyi nudibranch
Dive 2
SHARK NURSERY WITH 50+ GREY REEF SHARKS mainly juveniles, black blotched stingray, fantail whipray, school of silver jacks, whitetips, dogtooth tuna, LEAF FISH, ribbon eel, porcelain crab
Dive 3
Whitetips, amboin shrimp, batfish, green turtles, amazing anenomes
Night Dive
Shrimp & Crab Central, never seen quite so many all in one place!
Day 6
Dive 1
LEOPARD SHARK, nurse shark, eaglerays, hawksbill turtles, pair of seagrass ghost pipefish, black jacks and midnight snapper
Dive 2
6 SPINNER DOLPHINS, 2 LEAF FISH, imperial angelfish, longnose hawkfish, fusiliers & silver jacks
Dive 3
Pair of ornate ghost pipefish, hawkbill turtle, large gorgonian sea fans, coral heads full of glassfish and passing trevally jacks
Day 7
Dive 1
The outside of this reef is stunning, covered in hard table corals from surface all the way down the wall, along with chevron barracuda, whitetips and many reef fish
Snorkelling
Found a baby turtle that we scooped out of the water to have a good look at ... unbelievably cute!
Dive 2
Pair of ornate ghost pipefish, octopus, hawksbill turtle, school of forsters barracuda, bigeyes, blueline snapper & goatfish
Dive 3
Blacktip & whitetip, schools of rainbow runner, dogtooth tuna, jobfish, maldivian sponge snail, glorious flatworm, octopus, orsarsk flatworm, suzannes flatworm and cromodoris glenei nudibranch
Daytime Excursion
Visit to "Bird Island" as its known, where the Frigate Birds Nest
Day 8
Dive 1
Schools of blueline snapper, humpback snapper, forster's barracuda, silver jacks & oriental sweetlips, both green & hawksbill turtles, tiny juvenile octopus, 3 sea grass ghost pipefish, imperial shrimp & sea-cucumber crab
Dive 2
11 Green turtles, 3 NURSE SHARKS, whitetips, hawksbill turtle, lots of titon triggerfish, napoleon wrasse & schools of blueline snapper and humpback snapper
Dive 3
Nurse Shark, green & hawksbill turtle, black blotched stingray, whitetips, schools of blueline snapper, large dogtooth tuna and razorfish
Day 9
Dive 1
A SILKY SHARK PLUS 30 + GREY REEF SHARKS, whitetips, green & hawksbill turtles, tuna and trevally, very very large school of bigeyes, pair of sea grass ghost pipefish, ribbon eel
Dive 2
Leopard shark, nurse shark, eaglerays and a hawksbill turtle *PLUS A HUGE POD OF SPINNER DOLPHINS BOW RIDING THE DHONI ON THE WAY BACK FROM OUR DIVE*
Dive 3
30+ Grey reef sharks, 11 eaglerays, whitetips, black blotched stingrays, leopard shark & green turtles
Day 10
Dive 1
3 Black blotched stingrays, green & hawksbill turtles, PINK LEAF FISH, sea grass ghost pipefish, oates soft coral crab, black & yellow ribbon eel
Dive 2
4 Black blotched stingrays, green & hawksbill turtles, blacktip reef shark
Dive 3
Large dogtooth tuna & blueline trevally, 5 eaglerays, huge green turtles, electricray, timy juvenile oriental sweetlips
Day 11
Dive 1
40+ Grey reef sharks, silvertip and whitetips, large dogtooth tuna, giant trevally, silver jacks and 3 ribbon eels
Dive 2
Eagleray snuffling for food in the sand, hawksbill turtle, rhino filefish, firedart gobies, lots of coral heads with glassfish swarming, three spot angelfish, grey sweetlips & blueline trevally
Dive 3
Schools of forster's barracuda, chevron barracuda, lunar fusiliers, oceanic triggerfish, whitetip, grey reef, leaf fish, bandit moray, kawakawa tuna
Day 12
Dive 1
Black blotched stingray, hawksbill turtle, school of bigeyes, blueline snapper, ornate ghost pipefish, whip coral shrimp, sea star shrimp, bartail moray and popcorn shrimp
Day 13
Guest Transfer
Take guests to the airport for their flight home or onward transfer
Day 14
 
Guest Transfer
Meet guests at the airport and transfer to Sea Spirit
Day 1
Dive 1
Fantail whipray, whitetip, hawksbill turtle, MANTA RAY, popcorn shrimp, short-head anenome shrimp and lots and lots of stunning hard coral
Dive 2
4 GREY REEFS SHARKS ALONG WITH 10 MANTA RAYS!
Dive 3
Squadron of 8 eaglerays, school of rainbow runners, hawksbill turtle, bubble coral anenome shrimp, yellow margin moray, titon triggerfish
Day 2
Dive 1
WW2 Wreck. 140m long. covered in coral growth plus a family of batfish, shultz's pipefish & pteraeolidia ianthina plus phidiana indica & bornella anguilla nudibranchs
Dive 2
11 MANTA RAYS! Grey reef, whitetips and a PINK LEAF FISH
Dive 3
8 MANTA RAYS BEING CLEANED
Day 3
Dive 1
WW2 Wreck. 140m long. covered in coral growth, circular batfish, sleeping hawksbill turtle, shultz's pipefish, BROWN LEAF FISH and pteraeolidia ianthina nudibranchs
Dive 2
8 MANTA RAYS CLEANING, 7 juvenile bumphead parrotfish and a PINK LEAF FISH
Ocean Crossing
Moving from one atoll to another and while doing so crossing the Equator!
Day 4
Dive 1
Grey reefs, whitetips, green & hawksbill turtles, oceanic triggerfish, dogtooth tuna, rainbow runners, leaf fish & hundreds of yellowback & neon fusiliers
Dive 2
Schools of blueline snapper, bigeye & silver jacks, banded boxer shrimp, anton bruuni cleaner shrimp, bubble coral anenome shrimp, thin-armed cleaner shrimp and lots of glassfish
Dive 3
*9 LEAF FISH* Gorgonian sea fans decorate this reef, rainbow runners, tuna & fusiliers
Day 5
Dive 1
20+ Grey reef sharks, whitetips, both green and hawksbill turtles, school of silver jacks and a halgerda willeyi nudibranch
Dive 2
SHARK NURSERY WITH 50+ GREY REEF SHARKS mainly juveniles, black blotched stingray, fantail whipray, school of silver jacks, whitetips, dogtooth tuna, LEAF FISH, ribbon eel, porcelain crab
Dive 3
Whitetips, amboin shrimp, batfish, green turtles, amazing anenomes
Night Dive
Shrimp & Crab Central, never seen quite so many all in one place!
Day 6
Dive 1
LEOPARD SHARK, nurse shark, eaglerays, hawksbill turtles, pair of seagrass ghost pipefish, black jacks and midnight snapper
Dive 2
6 SPINNER DOLPHINS, 2 LEAF FISH, imperial angelfish, longnose hawkfish, fusiliers & silver jacks
Dive 3
Pair of ornate ghost pipefish, hawkbill turtle, large gorgonian sea fans, coral heads full of glassfish and passing trevally jacks
Day 7
Dive 1
The outside of this reef is stunning, covered in hard table corals from surface all the way down the wall, along with chevron barracuda, whitetips and many reef fish
Snorkelling
Found a baby turtle that we scooped out of the water to have a good look at ... unbelievably cute!
Dive 2
Pair of ornate ghost pipefish, octopus, hawksbill turtle, school of forsters barracuda, bigeyes, blueline snapper & goatfish
Dive 3
Blacktip & whitetip, schools of rainbow runner, dogtooth tuna, jobfish, maldivian sponge snail, glorious flatworm, octopus, orsarsk flatworm, suzannes flatworm and cromodoris glenei nudibranch
Daytime Excursion
Visit to "Bird Island" as its known, where the Frigate Birds Nest
Day 8
Dive 1
Schools of blueline snapper, humpback snapper, forster's barracuda, silver jacks & oriental sweetlips, both green & hawksbill turtles, tiny juvenile octopus, 3 sea grass ghost pipefish, imperial shrimp & sea-cucumber crab
Dive 2
11 Green turtles, 3 NURSE SHARKS, whitetips, hawksbill turtle, lots of titon triggerfish, napoleon wrasse & schools of blueline snapper and humpback snapper
Dive 3
Nurse Shark, green & hawksbill turtle, black blotched stingray, whitetips, schools of blueline snapper, large dogtooth tuna and razorfish
Day 9
Dive 1
A SILKY SHARK PLUS 30 + GREY REEF SHARKS, whitetips, green & hawksbill turtles, tuna and trevally, very very large school of bigeyes, pair of sea grass ghost pipefish, ribbon eel
Dive 2
Leopard shark, nurse shark, eaglerays and a hawksbill turtle *PLUS A HUGE POD OF SPINNER DOLPHINS BOW RIDING THE DHONI ON THE WAY BACK FROM OUR DIVE*
Dive 3
30+ Grey reef sharks, 11 eaglerays, whitetips, black blotched stingrays, leopard shark & green turtles
Day 10
Dive 1
3 Black blotched stingrays, green & hawksbill turtles, PINK LEAF FISH, sea grass ghost pipefish, oates soft coral crab, black & yellow ribbon eel
Dive 2
4 Black blotched stingrays, green & hawksbill turtles, blacktip reef shark
Dive 3
Large dogtooth tuna & blueline trevally, 5 eaglerays, huge green turtles, electricray, timy juvenile oriental sweetlips
Day 11
Dive 1
40+ Grey reef sharks, silvertip and whitetips, large dogtooth tuna, giant trevally, silver jacks and 3 ribbon eels
Dive 2
Eagleray snuffling for food in the sand, hawksbill turtle, rhino filefish, firedart gobies, lots of coral heads with glassfish swarming, three spot angelfish, grey sweetlips & blueline trevally
Dive 3
Schools of forster's barracuda, chevron barracuda, lunar fusiliers, oceanic triggerfish, whitetip, grey reef, leaf fish, bandit moray, kawakawa tuna
Day 12
Dive 1
Black blotched stingray, hawksbill turtle, school of bigeyes, blueline snapper, ornate ghost pipefish, whip coral shrimp, sea star shrimp, bartail moray and popcorn shrimp
Day 13
Guest Transfer
Take guests to the airport for their flight home or onward transfer
Day 14
Sea Spirit SS347 14 Aug 2011 to 26 Aug 2011 Central Atolls & Beyond (12 day)
Guest Transfer
Meet guests at the airport and transfer to Sea Spirit. Fill in paperwork and prepare dive equipment
Ocean Crossing
Travel to Baa Atoll
Day 1
Dive 1
A large school of silversides being hunted by blueline trevally, kawa kawa tuna & longface emperors, peacock mantis shrimp, oates soft coral crab, starry dragonet, juvenile oriental sweetlips and a school of goldspot emperor
Dive 2
Schools of oriental sweetlips & blueline snapper, black & white snapper, bearded scorpionfish, napoleon wrasse, titan triggerfish, leaf fish and a sand bowl full of garden eels
Dive 3
6 EAGLE RAYS, grey reef shark, pair of ornate ghost pipefish, pair of maldivian ghost pipefish, notodoris citriana nudibranch, octopus and schools of blueline snapper
Day 2
Dive 1
Hunting trevally, tuna and emperor, eagle ray, clown triggerfish, banded boxer shrimp, maldivian ghost pipefish & longnose hawkfish
Dive 2
School of silver jacks, blueline snapper, giant trevally, hawksbill turtle, cometfish, school of collared butterflyfish and a bandit moray eel or two!
Snorkelling
SNORKELLING WITH 20+ FEEDING MANTA RAYS FOR A WHOLE HOUR!!!!
Dive 3
Great barracuda, school of circular batfish, chromodoris tritos nudibranch, oates soft coral crab, octopus & white mouth moray
Day 3
Dive 1
MANTA, hawksbill turtle, schools of twinspot snapper, juvenile oriental sweetlips, porcelain crabs, malabar grouper, imperial angel fish
Dive 2
NURSE SHARK, schools of oriental sweetlips and humpback snapper, yellow leaf fish, spearing mantis shrimp, shorthead anenome shrimp and an octopus!
Snorkelling
SNORKELLING WITH MANTA RAYS IN THE SHALLOW WATER - INCREDIBLE!!!!
Day 4
Dive 1
Pair of ornate ghost pipefish, notodoris sp nudibranch, oates soft coral crab, soft coral cowry, maldivian sponge snail, tiger cowry, red reef lobster
Dive 2
MANTA RAY, black blotched stingrays, red snapper, thereca picta and notodoris cincta nudibranch's, large napoleon wrasse, masked butterflyfish, oates soft coral crab
Dive 3
Clean blue water caves running the whole length of the reef with orange soft corals dripping from the ceiling, several green turtles, job fish, trevally and jacks out in the the blue
Day 5
Dive 1
Another stunning clear blue water dive with passing tuna's, lots of green turtles resident in the caves and colourful soft coral
Dive 2
20+ GREY REEF SHARKS, school of silver jacks, large octopus, black blotched stingray and cobia
Dive 3
GREY REEF SHARKS, black blotched stingray, bigeyes, blueline snapper, silver jacks, napoleon wrasse and lots of soft coral, whip coral & fan corals
Day 6
Dive 1
20+ GREY REEF SHARKS with cobia following, LEOPARD SHARK, BOWMOUTH GUITAR SHARK, schools of forsters barracuda and numerous octopus
Dive 2
GREY REEF SHARKS, eagle ray, black blotched stingray, fantail stingray, huge dogtooth tuna, grey sweetlips, very large green turtle, several different schools of jacks, honeycomb moray, imperial shrimp
Night Dive
Sleeping napoloen wrasse, BUMPHEAD PARROT, NURSE SHARK, green turtles and loads of crabs and shrimps
Day 7
Dive 1
The reef is covered in hundreds of magnificent anenomes with swarming silverside fish being hunted by jacks and trevally
Dive 2
Schools of bigeyes, humpback snapper, blacktail snapper, red snapper, blueline snapper, oriental sweetlip along with a large napoleon wrasse and a porcelain crab
Dive 3
SQUADRON OF 12 EAGLE RAYS, MOBULA RAY, black blotched stingray, green & hawksbill turtle, jacks, trevally & tuna, porcelain crabs, spiney lobster and a black & yellow ribbon eel
Day 8
Ocean Crossing
Crossed from Laviyani to North Male
Dive 1
The Erlangan Wreck - this wreck sank in 1894 after hitting the reef and she lies broken with bow on the shallow reef, the stern having sunk deeper down the reef
Dive 2
MANTA RAY, whitetip, hawksbill turtle, school of kawa kawa tuna, notodoris gardineria nudibranch, honeycomb moray plus the largest cave full of soft blue and orange coral, fan corals, whip corals and black coral trees
Day 9
Dive 1
Whitetips, schools of black & white snapper, blueline snapper, bigeyes, humpback snapper, whip coral shrimp, peacock mantis shrimp, several scribbled filefish & napoleon wrasse
Dive 2
School of rainbow runners, hawksbill turtle, small scorpionfish sat on a yellow sponge, juvenile imperial angel fish, partner shrimp and goby, squirrel fish on the ceiling of the caves
Dive 3
Squadron of 12 eagle rays, large school of silver jacks, cave with a giant moray that was being cleaned by lots of anton bruuni cleaner shrimp, tiny funeral jorunna nudibranch, 2 juvenile oriental sweetlips, lots of napoleon wrasse
Day 10
Dive 1
Pair of ornate ghost pipefish, pinky/white velvet ghost pipefish, hunting giant trevally, huge numbers of fusiliers, deep coral blocks covered in soft coral
Dive 2
Drift dive - mangrove whipray, whitetips, hawksbill turtles, honeycomb moray, granulose black coral crab, school of oriental sweetlips, tiny bubble coral shrimps
Dive 3
10 EAGLE RAYS, hawkbill turtle, silver jacks, scribbled filefish, large napoleaon wrasse, oriental sweetlips
Day 11
Dive 1
Schools of indian bannerfish, hunting giant trevally, blueline trevally, dogtooth tuna, schools of blueline snapper, lots and lots of redtooth triggerfish, oates soft coral crab, banded boxer shrimp
Daytime Excursion
Visit a sandbank for a swim and walk around
Day 12
Guest Transfer
Take guests to the airport for their flight home or onward transfer
Day 13
 
Guest Transfer
Meet guests at the airport and transfer to Sea Spirit. Fill in paperwork and prepare dive equipment
Ocean Crossing
Travel to Baa Atoll
Day 1
Dive 1
A large school of silversides being hunted by blueline trevally, kawa kawa tuna & longface emperors, peacock mantis shrimp, oates soft coral crab, starry dragonet, juvenile oriental sweetlips and a school of goldspot emperor
Dive 2
Schools of oriental sweetlips & blueline snapper, black & white snapper, bearded scorpionfish, napoleon wrasse, titan triggerfish, leaf fish and a sand bowl full of garden eels
Dive 3
6 EAGLE RAYS, grey reef shark, pair of ornate ghost pipefish, pair of maldivian ghost pipefish, notodoris citriana nudibranch, octopus and schools of blueline snapper
Day 2
Dive 1
Hunting trevally, tuna and emperor, eagle ray, clown triggerfish, banded boxer shrimp, maldivian ghost pipefish & longnose hawkfish
Dive 2
School of silver jacks, blueline snapper, giant trevally, hawksbill turtle, cometfish, school of collared butterflyfish and a bandit moray eel or two!
Snorkelling
SNORKELLING WITH 20+ FEEDING MANTA RAYS FOR A WHOLE HOUR!!!!
Dive 3
Great barracuda, school of circular batfish, chromodoris tritos nudibranch, oates soft coral crab, octopus & white mouth moray
Day 3
Dive 1
MANTA, hawksbill turtle, schools of twinspot snapper, juvenile oriental sweetlips, porcelain crabs, malabar grouper, imperial angel fish
Dive 2
NURSE SHARK, schools of oriental sweetlips and humpback snapper, yellow leaf fish, spearing mantis shrimp, shorthead anenome shrimp and an octopus!
Snorkelling
SNORKELLING WITH MANTA RAYS IN THE SHALLOW WATER - INCREDIBLE!!!!
Day 4
Dive 1
Pair of ornate ghost pipefish, notodoris sp nudibranch, oates soft coral crab, soft coral cowry, maldivian sponge snail, tiger cowry, red reef lobster
Dive 2
MANTA RAY, black blotched stingrays, red snapper, thereca picta and notodoris cincta nudibranch's, large napoleon wrasse, masked butterflyfish, oates soft coral crab
Dive 3
Clean blue water caves running the whole length of the reef with orange soft corals dripping from the ceiling, several green turtles, job fish, trevally and jacks out in the the blue
Day 5
Dive 1
Another stunning clear blue water dive with passing tuna's, lots of green turtles resident in the caves and colourful soft coral
Dive 2
20+ GREY REEF SHARKS, school of silver jacks, large octopus, black blotched stingray and cobia
Dive 3
GREY REEF SHARKS, black blotched stingray, bigeyes, blueline snapper, silver jacks, napoleon wrasse and lots of soft coral, whip coral & fan corals
Day 6
Dive 1
20+ GREY REEF SHARKS with cobia following, LEOPARD SHARK, BOWMOUTH GUITAR SHARK, schools of forsters barracuda and numerous octopus
Dive 2
GREY REEF SHARKS, eagle ray, black blotched stingray, fantail stingray, huge dogtooth tuna, grey sweetlips, very large green turtle, several different schools of jacks, honeycomb moray, imperial shrimp
Night Dive
Sleeping napoloen wrasse, BUMPHEAD PARROT, NURSE SHARK, green turtles and loads of crabs and shrimps
Day 7
Dive 1
The reef is covered in hundreds of magnificent anenomes with swarming silverside fish being hunted by jacks and trevally
Dive 2
Schools of bigeyes, humpback snapper, blacktail snapper, red snapper, blueline snapper, oriental sweetlip along with a large napoleon wrasse and a porcelain crab
Dive 3
SQUADRON OF 12 EAGLE RAYS, MOBULA RAY, black blotched stingray, green & hawksbill turtle, jacks, trevally & tuna, porcelain crabs, spiney lobster and a black & yellow ribbon eel
Day 8
Ocean Crossing
Crossed from Laviyani to North Male
Dive 1
The Erlangan Wreck - this wreck sank in 1894 after hitting the reef and she lies broken with bow on the shallow reef, the stern having sunk deeper down the reef
Dive 2
MANTA RAY, whitetip, hawksbill turtle, school of kawa kawa tuna, notodoris gardineria nudibranch, honeycomb moray plus the largest cave full of soft blue and orange coral, fan corals, whip corals and black coral trees
Day 9
Dive 1
Whitetips, schools of black & white snapper, blueline snapper, bigeyes, humpback snapper, whip coral shrimp, peacock mantis shrimp, several scribbled filefish & napoleon wrasse
Dive 2
School of rainbow runners, hawksbill turtle, small scorpionfish sat on a yellow sponge, juvenile imperial angel fish, partner shrimp and goby, squirrel fish on the ceiling of the caves
Dive 3
Squadron of 12 eagle rays, large school of silver jacks, cave with a giant moray that was being cleaned by lots of anton bruuni cleaner shrimp, tiny funeral jorunna nudibranch, 2 juvenile oriental sweetlips, lots of napoleon wrasse
Day 10
Dive 1
Pair of ornate ghost pipefish, pinky/white velvet ghost pipefish, hunting giant trevally, huge numbers of fusiliers, deep coral blocks covered in soft coral
Dive 2
Drift dive - mangrove whipray, whitetips, hawksbill turtles, honeycomb moray, granulose black coral crab, school of oriental sweetlips, tiny bubble coral shrimps
Dive 3
10 EAGLE RAYS, hawkbill turtle, silver jacks, scribbled filefish, large napoleaon wrasse, oriental sweetlips
Day 11
Dive 1
Schools of indian bannerfish, hunting giant trevally, blueline trevally, dogtooth tuna, schools of blueline snapper, lots and lots of redtooth triggerfish, oates soft coral crab, banded boxer shrimp
Daytime Excursion
Visit a sandbank for a swim and walk around
Day 12
Guest Transfer
Take guests to the airport for their flight home or onward transfer
Day 13
Sea Spirit SS348 28 Aug 2011 to 9 Sep 2011 Manta & Whaleshark Special (12 day)
Guest Transfer
Meet guests at the airport and transfer to Sea Spirit
Dive 1
*POD OF SPINER DOLPHINS CAME TO PLAY ALONGSIDE THE DHONI* Large green turtle, octopus, dogtooth tuna, school of indian bannerfish, school of blueline snapper, hawksbill turtle, lots & lots of red tooth triggerfish
Day 1
Dive 1
3 Eaglerays, grey reef & whitetip reef shark, hawksbill turtle, pair of ornate ghost pipefish, velvet ghost pipefish, lots and lots of soft coral in a variety of colours
Ocean Crossing
Crossed from North Male to BAA Atoll
Dive 2
Schools of silversides swarming the reef being hunted on by blueline trevally and longface emperor, Maldivain ghost pipefish, oates soft coral crab, peacock mantis shrimp, porcelain crab and elegant squat lobster
Day 2
Dive 1
Bowmouth Guitar Shark, cleaning and feeding hawksbill turtles, pair of Maldivian ghost pipefish, yellow papilie flatworm, Maldivian sponge snail and a very pretty swimthrough
Dive 2
MANTA RAY, swarms of silversides being hunted by kawa kawa tuna, WHITE LEAF FISH, 100's of sand eels, honeycombe moray, school of blueline snapper, oriental sweetlips and porcelain crabs
Snorkelling
SNORKELLING WITH SEVERAL MANTA RAYS FEEDING IN THE SHALLOW WATER
Dive 3
School of red snapper and silver jacks, a pair of chromodoris geometrica nudibranch, lots of blueline snapper hugging the ceiling of a cave, black blotched stingray and 20 or more small squid in the shallow water
Day 3
Dive 1
2 WHITE LEAF FISH, 100's of sand eels, honeycombe moray, school of blueline snapper, oriental sweetlips, porcelain crabs
Dive 2
AKA Anenome City! This site is covered in 100's of magnificent anenomes some blue, some orange and some pinky red, on top of this you have swarms of glassfish then above, swarms of silversides being hunted by blueline trevally and kawa kawa tuna
Dive 3
15+ Green turtles ranging from medium to XXL, eagleray, nurse shark and several large dogtooth tuna
Night Dive
Wreck & Reef Night Dive - Bumphead parrotfish, napoleon wrasse, green turtle, phidianca indica nudibranchs, crabs and shrimps
Day 4
Dive 1
Drift Dive - Grey reef sharks, lots of silver jacks, hawksbill turtle, large napoleon wrasse, grey sweetlips, bumphead parrotfish and a stick pipefish
Dive 2
10+ GREY REEF SHARKS, tons of silver jacks, black & white snapper and some pompano jacks, grey sweetlips, hawksbill turtle, green turtle plus a honeycombe moray
Dive 3
Grey reef sharks, green hawksbill turtles, black blotched stingrays, school of silver jacks and a run of coves and overhangs to investigate
Day 5
Dive 1
This site is covered in 100's of magnificent anenomes some blue, some orange and some pinky red, on top of this you have swarms of glassfish and then above swarms of silversides being hunted by blueline trevally and kawa kawa tuna
Dive 2
Black blotched stingray, whitetip, peacock mantis shrimp, cowry shell, thin armed cleaner shrimp, banded boxer shrimp, suzannes flatworm and lots of crabs
Day 6
Dive 1
Black blotched stingray, peacock mantis shrimp, chromodoris tritos nudibranch hunting blueline trevally, neon fusiliers, hawksbill turtle and juvenile imperial angelfish
Dive 2
Schools of silversides swarming the reef being hunted by blueline trevally, Maldivain ghost pipefish, ornate ghost pipefish, oates soft coral crabs, peacock mantis shrimp, porcelain crab with a playful octopus
Dive 3
Grey reef sharks, hawksbill turtle, pair of Maldivian ghost pipefish, giant trevally, blueline trevally and fusiliers buzzing all over the top of the thila
Day 7
Dive 1
MANTA RAY, black blotched stingray, pair of velvet ghost pipefish and a pair of Maldivian ghost pipefish, oates soft coral crab, palette surgeonfish, titon triggerfish and lots of caves to investigate
Dive 2
Drift Dive - Whitetips, large napoloen wrasse, blueline trevally, black & white snapper, hawksbill turtles
Dive 3
MANTA RAY, large green morays, banded boxer shrimp, jobfish, one huge cave full of fan corals, whip corals, gorginian sea fan, black coral trees and a sea grass ghost pipefish
Snorkelling
Snorkelling with several Manta Rays that were feeding in the shallow water!!
Day 8
Dive 1
Grey reef, whitetip, black & white snapper, hawksbill turtle, napoleon wrasse, porcelain crabs, school of blueline snapper
Dive 2
3 Black blotched stingrays sat on top of a large coral head, lots of whitetips swimming with some sat in the sand on the bottom, a large school of captains parrotfish
Dive 3
Nurse shark, whitetips, school of red snapper, school of chevron barracuda, black blotched stingrays, school of blacktail snapper and oriental sweetlips
Day 9
Dive 1
MANTA RAY, whitetips, schools of blueline snapper, humpback snapper, black & white snapper, juvenile oriental sweetlips, napoleon wrasse and a hawksbill turtle
Dive 2
Mobularays, MANTA RAY, blacktip & whitetip reef shark, hawksbill turtle, dogtooth tuna, lots of yellow back fusiliers
Dive 3
LOTS OF MANTA RAYS CLEANING!!!
Day 10
Dive 1
LOTS OF MANTA RAYS CLEANING!!!
Dive 2
Clear blue water and great sunlight worked its magic to make this dive truly stunning, stunning colours from the soft corals, whip corals and fan corals, plus a notodoris gardineria nudibranch with 9 baby nudi's and an eagleray and whitetips
Dive 3
LOTS OF MANTA RAYS CLEANING!!!
Day 11
Dive 1
Manta Ray, big tunas, giant trevally, hawksbill turtle and porcelain crabs
Daytime Excursion
Shopping, Ice Cream and sightseeing in Male
Evening Activity
Watch trip DVD
Day 12
Guest Transfer
Take guests to the airport for their flight home or onward transfer
Day 13
 
Guest Transfer
Meet guests at the airport and transfer to Sea Spirit
Dive 1
*POD OF SPINER DOLPHINS CAME TO PLAY ALONGSIDE THE DHONI* Large green turtle, octopus, dogtooth tuna, school of indian bannerfish, school of blueline snapper, hawksbill turtle, lots & lots of red tooth triggerfish
Day 1
Dive 1
3 Eaglerays, grey reef & whitetip reef shark, hawksbill turtle, pair of ornate ghost pipefish, velvet ghost pipefish, lots and lots of soft coral in a variety of colours
Ocean Crossing
Crossed from North Male to BAA Atoll
Dive 2
Schools of silversides swarming the reef being hunted on by blueline trevally and longface emperor, Maldivain ghost pipefish, oates soft coral crab, peacock mantis shrimp, porcelain crab and elegant squat lobster
Day 2
Dive 1
Bowmouth Guitar Shark, cleaning and feeding hawksbill turtles, pair of Maldivian ghost pipefish, yellow papilie flatworm, Maldivian sponge snail and a very pretty swimthrough
Dive 2
MANTA RAY, swarms of silversides being hunted by kawa kawa tuna, WHITE LEAF FISH, 100's of sand eels, honeycombe moray, school of blueline snapper, oriental sweetlips and porcelain crabs
Snorkelling
SNORKELLING WITH SEVERAL MANTA RAYS FEEDING IN THE SHALLOW WATER
Dive 3
School of red snapper and silver jacks, a pair of chromodoris geometrica nudibranch, lots of blueline snapper hugging the ceiling of a cave, black blotched stingray and 20 or more small squid in the shallow water
Day 3
Dive 1
2 WHITE LEAF FISH, 100's of sand eels, honeycombe moray, school of blueline snapper, oriental sweetlips, porcelain crabs
Dive 2
AKA Anenome City! This site is covered in 100's of magnificent anenomes some blue, some orange and some pinky red, on top of this you have swarms of glassfish then above, swarms of silversides being hunted by blueline trevally and kawa kawa tuna
Dive 3
15+ Green turtles ranging from medium to XXL, eagleray, nurse shark and several large dogtooth tuna
Night Dive
Wreck & Reef Night Dive - Bumphead parrotfish, napoleon wrasse, green turtle, phidianca indica nudibranchs, crabs and shrimps
Day 4
Dive 1
Drift Dive - Grey reef sharks, lots of silver jacks, hawksbill turtle, large napoleon wrasse, grey sweetlips, bumphead parrotfish and a stick pipefish
Dive 2
10+ GREY REEF SHARKS, tons of silver jacks, black & white snapper and some pompano jacks, grey sweetlips, hawksbill turtle, green turtle plus a honeycombe moray
Dive 3
Grey reef sharks, green hawksbill turtles, black blotched stingrays, school of silver jacks and a run of coves and overhangs to investigate
Day 5
Dive 1
This site is covered in 100's of magnificent anenomes some blue, some orange and some pinky red, on top of this you have swarms of glassfish and then above swarms of silversides being hunted by blueline trevally and kawa kawa tuna
Dive 2
Black blotched stingray, whitetip, peacock mantis shrimp, cowry shell, thin armed cleaner shrimp, banded boxer shrimp, suzannes flatworm and lots of crabs
Day 6
Dive 1
Black blotched stingray, peacock mantis shrimp, chromodoris tritos nudibranch hunting blueline trevally, neon fusiliers, hawksbill turtle and juvenile imperial angelfish
Dive 2
Schools of silversides swarming the reef being hunted by blueline trevally, Maldivain ghost pipefish, ornate ghost pipefish, oates soft coral crabs, peacock mantis shrimp, porcelain crab with a playful octopus
Dive 3
Grey reef sharks, hawksbill turtle, pair of Maldivian ghost pipefish, giant trevally, blueline trevally and fusiliers buzzing all over the top of the thila
Day 7
Dive 1
MANTA RAY, black blotched stingray, pair of velvet ghost pipefish and a pair of Maldivian ghost pipefish, oates soft coral crab, palette surgeonfish, titon triggerfish and lots of caves to investigate
Dive 2
Drift Dive - Whitetips, large napoloen wrasse, blueline trevally, black & white snapper, hawksbill turtles
Dive 3
MANTA RAY, large green morays, banded boxer shrimp, jobfish, one huge cave full of fan corals, whip corals, gorginian sea fan, black coral trees and a sea grass ghost pipefish
Snorkelling
Snorkelling with several Manta Rays that were feeding in the shallow water!!
Day 8
Dive 1
Grey reef, whitetip, black & white snapper, hawksbill turtle, napoleon wrasse, porcelain crabs, school of blueline snapper
Dive 2
3 Black blotched stingrays sat on top of a large coral head, lots of whitetips swimming with some sat in the sand on the bottom, a large school of captains parrotfish
Dive 3
Nurse shark, whitetips, school of red snapper, school of chevron barracuda, black blotched stingrays, school of blacktail snapper and oriental sweetlips
Day 9
Dive 1
MANTA RAY, whitetips, schools of blueline snapper, humpback snapper, black & white snapper, juvenile oriental sweetlips, napoleon wrasse and a hawksbill turtle
Dive 2
Mobularays, MANTA RAY, blacktip & whitetip reef shark, hawksbill turtle, dogtooth tuna, lots of yellow back fusiliers
Dive 3
LOTS OF MANTA RAYS CLEANING!!!
Day 10
Dive 1
LOTS OF MANTA RAYS CLEANING!!!
Dive 2
Clear blue water and great sunlight worked its magic to make this dive truly stunning, stunning colours from the soft corals, whip corals and fan corals, plus a notodoris gardineria nudibranch with 9 baby nudi's and an eagleray and whitetips
Dive 3
LOTS OF MANTA RAYS CLEANING!!!
Day 11
Dive 1
Manta Ray, big tunas, giant trevally, hawksbill turtle and porcelain crabs
Daytime Excursion
Shopping, Ice Cream and sightseeing in Male
Evening Activity
Watch trip DVD
Day 12
Guest Transfer
Take guests to the airport for their flight home or onward transfer
Day 13
Sea Spirit SS349 11 Sep 2011 to 23 Sep 2011 Central Atolls & Beyond (12 day)
Guest Transfer
Meet guests at airport and transfer them to Sea Spirit
Dive 1
MANTA RAY, mobula rays, 4 green turtles, hawksbill turtle, several honeycombe morays some in pairs and some free-swimming, clownfish eggs, porcelain crabs, shorthead anenome shrimp, large dogtooth tuna
Pod of Pilot Whales as we moved to anchorage!
Day 1
Dive 1
MANTA RAYS CLEANING!!!
Dive 2
SEVERAL MANTA RAYS CLEANING FOR THE WHOLE ENTIRE DIVE!!!!
Dive 3
Squadron of 13 eagleray's, large school of silver jacks, overhangs full of soft blue, yellow and orange coral
Day 2
Dive 1
MANTA RAYS CLEANING!!!
Dive 2
5 MANTA RAYS CLEANING FOR THE WHOLE DIVE PLUS A MOBULA RAY!
Dive 3
MATING WHITETIPS! Ornate ghost pipefish, velvet ghost pipefish, lots of neon fusiliers being hunted by giant trevallies
Day 3
Dive 1
Grey sweetlips, red snapper, banded boxer shrimp, oates soft coral crab, glorious flatworm, school of blueline snapper, humpback snapper, blacktail snapper, anton bruni cleaner shrimp, Maldivian sponge snail, honeycombe moray and a school of indian bannerfish
Dive 2
Wreck & Reef Dive - WHITE LEAF FISH, chromodoris geometrica nudibranch, sand eels, silversides, dogtooth tuna and lots of shrimps and crabs
Day 4
Dive 1
NURSE SHARK, hawksbill turtles, several whitetip reef sharks, PINK AND WHITE LEAF FISH, seagrass ghost pipefish, porcelain crabs, spiney lobster, free swimming honeycombe moray and schools of blueline snapper and oriental sweetlips
Dive 2
Gentle Drift through the caves with glassfish, whip corals, squirrelfish on the celings, plus large napoleaon wrasse, red snapper and dogtooth tuna
Dive 3
Green turtle, whitetips, giant trevally, dogtooth tuna, neon fusiliers, humpback snapper, black tail snapper
Day 5
Dive 1
Whitetips, black & white snapper, school of indian bannerfish, thercera picta nudibranch, banded boxer shrimp, peacock mantis shrimp
Dive 2
Black blotched stingray, whitetips, saddleback grouper, imperial shrimp, sea cucumber and crabs living on a the sea cucumber
Dive 3
Lots of neon fusiliers buzzing all over the reef, 2 black blotched stingrays, schools of humpback, blueline snapper, white tils, ornante ghost pipefish, glossodoris hikuerensis and chromodoris geometrica nudibranch
Day 6
Dive 1
Silversides being hunted by blueline trevallies, whitetips, hawksbill turtle, peacock mantis shrimp, pair of ornate ghost pipefish, black coral tree full of shrimp with lionfish hanging around waiting for their breakfast
Dive 2
Large schools of blueline and humpback snapper, silversides being hunted, batfish, funeral jorunna and chromodoris glenei nudibranchs, oates soft coral crabs
Dive 3
PAIR OF ORNATE GHOST PIPEFISH, MALDIVIAN GHOST PIPEFISH, black blotched stingrays, giant trevallies, malabar grouper, yellow papille flatworm and bedfords flatworm
Snorkelling
Snorkelling with a few Manta Rays feeding on the surface
Day 7
Dive 1
The wreck is covered in silverside fish being hunted by kawakawa tuna, black blotched stingray, circular batfish inside the hold, hunting lionfish, chromodoirs glenei, tambja oliveria, chromodoris geometrica nudibranchs
Dive 2
Several hawksbill turtles and whitetips, stonefish, scorpionfish, green morays, passing dogtooth tuna
Dive 3
Grey reef shark, large school of circular batfish, neon fusiliers, trevally hunting the silversides and amazing table corals covering the top of the thila
Day 8
Dive 1
School of chevron barracuda, black blotched stingrays, whitetip reef sharks, hawksbill turtle, red snapper, pair of ornate ghost pipefish and a flabellina expotata nudibranch
Dive 2
Whitetips, schools of blueline, humpback snapper plus black & white snapper, overhangs and caves full of gorgonian sea fans, whip corals and soft corals
Dive 3
Black blotched stingray, whitetips, lots of silversides being hunted, stonefish, tiny soft coral cowry, bandit moray, longnose hawkfish, large clouded moray and lots of soft sponge coral
Night Dive
Sleeping hawksbill turtle, arrowhead crab, hermit crab, black conical crab, durban dancing shrimp, feather star shrimp and whip coral shrimp
Day 9
Dive 1
Netted ceratosoma nudibranch, juvenile imperial angelfish, juvenile oriental sweetlips, whitetip, swathes of very large gorgonian seafans and lots of black coral trees with longnose hawkfish inside
Dive 2
Grey reef sharks, several hawksbill turtles eating, tons of silverside fish being hunted by giant trevallies, blueline trevally and kawakawa tuna
Dive 3
Grey reef sharks, yellowfin grouper, schools of bigeye scad, blueline snapper, bigeyes, silver jacks, mackerals, circular batfish and dogtooth tuna
Night Dive
Sleeping hawksbill turtles, many whitetips hunting, feeding black blotched stingray, hunting red snapper and morays too
5 Manta Rays feeding at the back of Sea Spirit!
Day 10
Dive 1
Grey reef sharks, yellowfin grouper, schools of bigeye scad, blueline snapper, bigeyes, silver jacks, mackerals, circular batfish, dogtooth tuna
Dive 2
schooling jacks and batfish, octopus, soft coral crabs, whitetips
Dive 3
Drift Dive - Eagleray, mobula ray, hawksbill turtle, caves and overhangs to investigate
Day 11
Dive 1
Stingray, whitetips, saron shrimp, lionfish, mantis shrimp
Daytime Excursion
Shopping, sightseeing and Ice Cream in Male
Day 12
Guest Transfer
Transfer guests to Airport
Day 13
 
Guest Transfer
Meet guests at airport and transfer them to Sea Spirit
Dive 1
MANTA RAY, mobula rays, 4 green turtles, hawksbill turtle, several honeycombe morays some in pairs and some free-swimming, clownfish eggs, porcelain crabs, shorthead anenome shrimp, large dogtooth tuna
Pod of Pilot Whales as we moved to anchorage!
Day 1
Dive 1
MANTA RAYS CLEANING!!!
Dive 2
SEVERAL MANTA RAYS CLEANING FOR THE WHOLE ENTIRE DIVE!!!!
Dive 3
Squadron of 13 eagleray's, large school of silver jacks, overhangs full of soft blue, yellow and orange coral
Day 2
Dive 1
MANTA RAYS CLEANING!!!
Dive 2
5 MANTA RAYS CLEANING FOR THE WHOLE DIVE PLUS A MOBULA RAY!
Dive 3
MATING WHITETIPS! Ornate ghost pipefish, velvet ghost pipefish, lots of neon fusiliers being hunted by giant trevallies
Day 3
Dive 1
Grey sweetlips, red snapper, banded boxer shrimp, oates soft coral crab, glorious flatworm, school of blueline snapper, humpback snapper, blacktail snapper, anton bruni cleaner shrimp, Maldivian sponge snail, honeycombe moray and a school of indian bannerfish
Dive 2
Wreck & Reef Dive - WHITE LEAF FISH, chromodoris geometrica nudibranch, sand eels, silversides, dogtooth tuna and lots of shrimps and crabs
Day 4
Dive 1
NURSE SHARK, hawksbill turtles, several whitetip reef sharks, PINK AND WHITE LEAF FISH, seagrass ghost pipefish, porcelain crabs, spiney lobster, free swimming honeycombe moray and schools of blueline snapper and oriental sweetlips
Dive 2
Gentle Drift through the caves with glassfish, whip corals, squirrelfish on the celings, plus large napoleaon wrasse, red snapper and dogtooth tuna
Dive 3
Green turtle, whitetips, giant trevally, dogtooth tuna, neon fusiliers, humpback snapper, black tail snapper
Day 5
Dive 1
Whitetips, black & white snapper, school of indian bannerfish, thercera picta nudibranch, banded boxer shrimp, peacock mantis shrimp
Dive 2
Black blotched stingray, whitetips, saddleback grouper, imperial shrimp, sea cucumber and crabs living on a the sea cucumber
Dive 3
Lots of neon fusiliers buzzing all over the reef, 2 black blotched stingrays, schools of humpback, blueline snapper, white tils, ornante ghost pipefish, glossodoris hikuerensis and chromodoris geometrica nudibranch
Day 6
Dive 1
Silversides being hunted by blueline trevallies, whitetips, hawksbill turtle, peacock mantis shrimp, pair of ornate ghost pipefish, black coral tree full of shrimp with lionfish hanging around waiting for their breakfast
Dive 2
Large schools of blueline and humpback snapper, silversides being hunted, batfish, funeral jorunna and chromodoris glenei nudibranchs, oates soft coral crabs
Dive 3
PAIR OF ORNATE GHOST PIPEFISH, MALDIVIAN GHOST PIPEFISH, black blotched stingrays, giant trevallies, malabar grouper, yellow papille flatworm and bedfords flatworm
Snorkelling
Snorkelling with a few Manta Rays feeding on the surface
Day 7
Dive 1
The wreck is covered in silverside fish being hunted by kawakawa tuna, black blotched stingray, circular batfish inside the hold, hunting lionfish, chromodoirs glenei, tambja oliveria, chromodoris geometrica nudibranchs
Dive 2
Several hawksbill turtles and whitetips, stonefish, scorpionfish, green morays, passing dogtooth tuna
Dive 3
Grey reef shark, large school of circular batfish, neon fusiliers, trevally hunting the silversides and amazing table corals covering the top of the thila
Day 8
Dive 1
School of chevron barracuda, black blotched stingrays, whitetip reef sharks, hawksbill turtle, red snapper, pair of ornate ghost pipefish and a flabellina expotata nudibranch
Dive 2
Whitetips, schools of blueline, humpback snapper plus black & white snapper, overhangs and caves full of gorgonian sea fans, whip corals and soft corals
Dive 3
Black blotched stingray, whitetips, lots of silversides being hunted, stonefish, tiny soft coral cowry, bandit moray, longnose hawkfish, large clouded moray and lots of soft sponge coral
Night Dive
Sleeping hawksbill turtle, arrowhead crab, hermit crab, black conical crab, durban dancing shrimp, feather star shrimp and whip coral shrimp
Day 9
Dive 1
Netted ceratosoma nudibranch, juvenile imperial angelfish, juvenile oriental sweetlips, whitetip, swathes of very large gorgonian seafans and lots of black coral trees with longnose hawkfish inside
Dive 2
Grey reef sharks, several hawksbill turtles eating, tons of silverside fish being hunted by giant trevallies, blueline trevally and kawakawa tuna
Dive 3
Grey reef sharks, yellowfin grouper, schools of bigeye scad, blueline snapper, bigeyes, silver jacks, mackerals, circular batfish and dogtooth tuna
Night Dive
Sleeping hawksbill turtles, many whitetips hunting, feeding black blotched stingray, hunting red snapper and morays too
5 Manta Rays feeding at the back of Sea Spirit!
Day 10
Dive 1
Grey reef sharks, yellowfin grouper, schools of bigeye scad, blueline snapper, bigeyes, silver jacks, mackerals, circular batfish, dogtooth tuna
Dive 2
schooling jacks and batfish, octopus, soft coral crabs, whitetips
Dive 3
Drift Dive - Eagleray, mobula ray, hawksbill turtle, caves and overhangs to investigate
Day 11
Dive 1
Stingray, whitetips, saron shrimp, lionfish, mantis shrimp
Daytime Excursion
Shopping, sightseeing and Ice Cream in Male
Day 12
Guest Transfer
Transfer guests to Airport
Day 13
Sea Spirit SS350 25 Sep 2011 to 8 Oct 2011 Private Group Charter (7 days)
Guest Transfer
Meet guests at the airport and transfer to Sea Spirit. Fill in paperwork and prepare dive equipment
Dive 1
Check dive at manta point. THREE MANTAS - what a great start. All mantas looking for cleaning stations and making shallow fly-pasts, aAlso hawksbill turtles, oriental sweetlips, indian bannerfish, leopard moray
Day 1
Dive 1
2 MOBULA RAYS, eagle ray, susans flatworm, longfin batfish, turtles swimming up for air, maldives sponge snail. 2 MANTAS at the end of the dive
Dive 2
Amazing soft coral caves and pinnacles. NURSE SHARK, giant trevallies at current pount, napoleons, schools of bluestripe and black & white snappers, huge seafans and excellent coral growth on top
Dive 3
GREY SHARKS, whitetip sharks and eagle rays at current point, large marbled stingray buried in sand, BOWMOUTH GUITAR SHARK, whitetip sharks sleeping in sand
Ocean Crossing
Evening crossing to Baa Atoll
Day 2
Dive 1
The northern pinnacles were covered in baitfish, bluefin jacks and bonito chasing by, longnose hawkfish in black coral trees, many rock cods, schools of redtailed butterflyfish and sweetlips on reef top
Dive 2
Open deck on dhoni starting at around 10.30 and until 15:00. During the morning there were a couple of mantas visiting the cleaning stations and feeding on the bottom of the lagoon
Dive 3
During afternoon there were about 8 MANTAS SURFACE FEEDING, guests snorkelled or scuba dived for most of the session, everyone tired and sunburnt but elated!
Day 3
Dive 1
Schools of red and midnight snappers at current points, oriental, harlequin and silver sweetlips, many overhangs full of glassfish, large honeycomb moray, scorpionfish, great shallow reef top.
Dive 2
Schools of striped bristletooth and bignose surgeonfish, tiny yellow cube boxfish, lots of black coral trees and seafans, roboastra gracilis, murex shells and tiger cowries, pink mangnifica anemones
Dive 3
Lots of bearded scorpionfish, bluestripe snappers around orange soft coral pinnacles and overhangs, juvenile oriental sweetlips, amboin shrimps, bruuni cleaner shrimp, porcelain crabs
Dive 4
Quite a brisk current so a little tricky in overhangs! Very large coral groupers, large yellow-legged hermit crab, tiger cowrie with mantle out, segmented jellyfish, soft corals all puffed up feeding
Day 4
Dive 1
Easy, beautiful dive - many octopus foraging on reeftop, trevally parading along reef edge, large flathead anemone shrimp
Dive 2
LARGE FEMALE MANTA cleaning continuously for over two hours!
Dive 3
Snorkelling or diving with FEEDING MANTAS
Local fishermen were fishing next to Sea Spirit, their technique for popping out bonito & tunas was quite impressive!
Day 5
Dive 1
Small and very beautiful deep thila with many overhangs, everything was covered in baitfish with schools of bluefin jacks and bonito marauding past, marbled stingray in overhang, schultz and multibar pipefish
Dive 2
Strong current into atoll so a drift along wall to corner, a huge green turtle was perched on the channel front!
Dive 3
Lots of baitfish all over the deck and all the corals puffed up, a lovely school of batfish were hanging on the current point, lots of sargent majors with eggs attacked by moon wrasse, ENORMOUS GIANT GROUPER, glossodoris hikurensis arrowhead crabs
Evening Activity
Drinks on Sea Queen
Day 6
Dive 1
We hung in blue but only blue sparklies today, the caves delivered lots of large green turtles sitting on ledges resting or swimming up for a breath of air, batfish were following the turtles, also giant sweetlips, brown marbled groupers, yellow margin moray with banded coral shrimp
Dive 2
LOADS OF SHARKS! Brisk current so we all hooked in for the show - AT LEAST 35 GREY SHARKS OF ALL SIZES from big fat momma sharks to tiny newborns, also whitetip sharks, eagle rays, huge school forsters barracuda, peacock mantis shrimp
Dive 3
Marbled stingrays and whitetip sharks under overhangs, lots of emperors and jacks at current point, the reef was covered in amazing orange and green soft corals, main reef was fish central with schools of just about everything including bannerfish, red and midnight snappers, eagle rays - great dive!
Day 7
Dive 1
SHARK DIVE! groups of grey sharks seen cruising up and down and checking out divers, at least 20 GREY SHARKS, one big female had yellow pilot jacks and an entourage of 4 large cobias, also eagle ray, 100+ batfish, oceanic triggers, dogtooth tunas, susans flatworm
Dive 2
Stronger current so the full shark show back on with 35+ GREY SHARKS plus whitetip sharks riding the current - great show! also eagle rays, stingrays and barracuda
Dive 3
Quick drift current - fiesty grey sharks riding the current and checking out divers and huge school of big eye jacks, also green turtles, many spiney lobsters, lysmata shrimp, 2.5m across marbled stingray!
Night Dive
Brilliant fun with huge fish sleeping on wreck including three napoleons (one stuffed in door at januty angle!) 3 BUMPHEAD PARROTFISH, red groupers, blacksaddle grouper, lionfish, scorponfish, green turtle, glorius flatworm, phidiana militaris
Day 8
Dive 1
Small current so able to visit deeper wreck which has lovely black coral trees and lots of pencilled surgeonfish, also spotted puffer, mappa puffer, on skipjack the batfish were still at the current point plus a NURSE SHARK!
Daytime Excursion
Visit to Naifaru
Dive 2
Swarms of humpback and blue-stripe snappers, large male neopoleon wrasse with harem of three large females, stonefish, scorpionfish, yellow and midnight snappers
Dive 3
Scuba heaven - pretty, pretty thila smothered in pink, blue and green magnifica anemones with a thick coating of baitfish and swarms of silversides on top, bonito and bluefin jacks tearing around, large lionfish out hunting but not catching much!
Evening Activity
Visit to Hinnavaru
Day 9
Dive 1
Pretty deep thila with baitfish on top and bluefin jacks making attack, lots of rock cods, small friendly hawksbill turtle, free-swimming featherstar, saron shrimps, anemones with big families of clownfish
Dive 2
7 EAGLE RAYS in formation, feathertail ray, green and hawksbill turtles, pompano, schools of snappers and sargent majors, 3 LARGE MALE NAPOLEON WRASSE together, fast drift over beautiful reefscape
Dive 3
Divers viewed the deep part of wreck from moderate depth then drifted along reef wall, emperor and empress angel fish, harlequin filefish, large morays, baby meyers butterflyfish
Day 10
Dive 1
Eagle rays, whitetip sharks, schools of midnight snappers, bigeye jacks, 3spot angelfish, multicoloured acabaria corals in large coral blocks on reef top and many schools of reef fish
Dive 2
Blue and yellow soft coral covered caverns, midnight snappers and even an eagle ray outside one cavern, porcupine puffer, reef slope was a buzzing mass of anthias.
Dive 3
There were a couple of MANTAS around in lagoon but not at the cleaning station so we drifted along the wall covered with blue soft coral, large crown jellyfish, chromodoris tritos, groupers
Evening Activity
Amazing sunset over peaceful lagoon with a sundowner in hand. Lovely!
Day 11
Dive 1
Eagle rays, large blue napoleon, schools of goldspot emperors and bluestripe snappers, redtailed and racoon butterflyfish - very pretty.
Dive 2
Fish soup today with large snappers riding current at front of canyon and millions of fusiliers swishing to and fro chased by many giant trevallies, dogtooth tuna and bluefin jacks, corals on ledges all puffed up, many pixie hawkfish, gobies with pistol shrimps etc - great dive.
Dive 3
Small current but great current point with hundreds of big eye jacks swimming up and down, large napoleon wrasse, pair of tiger cowries, tuna hiding in all the pink and orange soft corals, silver sweetlips.
Day 12
Dive 1
Lovely way to finish - easy drift along the reef past sweetlips, sleeping whitetip sharks and lovely MANTA came in to give us a final show
Daytime Excursion
Rest of morning at rest - visit to Male for shopping and ice-cream and evening visit for a round of beers at the Hulhule Hotel to see off some of the group
Evening Activity
evening visit for a round of beers at the Hulhule Hotel to see off some of the group
Day 13
Guest Transfer
Take guests to the airport for their flight home or onward transfer
Day 14
 
Guest Transfer
Meet guests at the airport and transfer to Sea Spirit. Fill in paperwork and prepare dive equipment
Dive 1
Check dive at manta point. THREE MANTAS - what a great start. All mantas looking for cleaning stations and making shallow fly-pasts, aAlso hawksbill turtles, oriental sweetlips, indian bannerfish, leopard moray
Day 1
Dive 1
2 MOBULA RAYS, eagle ray, susans flatworm, longfin batfish, turtles swimming up for air, maldives sponge snail. 2 MANTAS at the end of the dive
Dive 2
Amazing soft coral caves and pinnacles. NURSE SHARK, giant trevallies at current pount, napoleons, schools of bluestripe and black & white snappers, huge seafans and excellent coral growth on top
Dive 3
GREY SHARKS, whitetip sharks and eagle rays at current point, large marbled stingray buried in sand, BOWMOUTH GUITAR SHARK, whitetip sharks sleeping in sand
Ocean Crossing
Evening crossing to Baa Atoll
Day 2
Dive 1
The northern pinnacles were covered in baitfish, bluefin jacks and bonito chasing by, longnose hawkfish in black coral trees, many rock cods, schools of redtailed butterflyfish and sweetlips on reef top
Dive 2
Open deck on dhoni starting at around 10.30 and until 15:00. During the morning there were a couple of mantas visiting the cleaning stations and feeding on the bottom of the lagoon
Dive 3
During afternoon there were about 8 MANTAS SURFACE FEEDING, guests snorkelled or scuba dived for most of the session, everyone tired and sunburnt but elated!
Day 3
Dive 1
Schools of red and midnight snappers at current points, oriental, harlequin and silver sweetlips, many overhangs full of glassfish, large honeycomb moray, scorpionfish, great shallow reef top.
Dive 2
Schools of striped bristletooth and bignose surgeonfish, tiny yellow cube boxfish, lots of black coral trees and seafans, roboastra gracilis, murex shells and tiger cowries, pink mangnifica anemones
Dive 3
Lots of bearded scorpionfish, bluestripe snappers around orange soft coral pinnacles and overhangs, juvenile oriental sweetlips, amboin shrimps, bruuni cleaner shrimp, porcelain crabs
Dive 4
Quite a brisk current so a little tricky in overhangs! Very large coral groupers, large yellow-legged hermit crab, tiger cowrie with mantle out, segmented jellyfish, soft corals all puffed up feeding
Day 4
Dive 1
Easy, beautiful dive - many octopus foraging on reeftop, trevally parading along reef edge, large flathead anemone shrimp
Dive 2
LARGE FEMALE MANTA cleaning continuously for over two hours!
Dive 3
Snorkelling or diving with FEEDING MANTAS
Local fishermen were fishing next to Sea Spirit, their technique for popping out bonito & tunas was quite impressive!
Day 5
Dive 1
Small and very beautiful deep thila with many overhangs, everything was covered in baitfish with schools of bluefin jacks and bonito marauding past, marbled stingray in overhang, schultz and multibar pipefish
Dive 2
Strong current into atoll so a drift along wall to corner, a huge green turtle was perched on the channel front!
Dive 3
Lots of baitfish all over the deck and all the corals puffed up, a lovely school of batfish were hanging on the current point, lots of sargent majors with eggs attacked by moon wrasse, ENORMOUS GIANT GROUPER, glossodoris hikurensis arrowhead crabs
Evening Activity
Drinks on Sea Queen
Day 6
Dive 1
We hung in blue but only blue sparklies today, the caves delivered lots of large green turtles sitting on ledges resting or swimming up for a breath of air, batfish were following the turtles, also giant sweetlips, brown marbled groupers, yellow margin moray with banded coral shrimp
Dive 2
LOADS OF SHARKS! Brisk current so we all hooked in for the show - AT LEAST 35 GREY SHARKS OF ALL SIZES from big fat momma sharks to tiny newborns, also whitetip sharks, eagle rays, huge school forsters barracuda, peacock mantis shrimp
Dive 3
Marbled stingrays and whitetip sharks under overhangs, lots of emperors and jacks at current point, the reef was covered in amazing orange and green soft corals, main reef was fish central with schools of just about everything including bannerfish, red and midnight snappers, eagle rays - great dive!
Day 7
Dive 1
SHARK DIVE! groups of grey sharks seen cruising up and down and checking out divers, at least 20 GREY SHARKS, one big female had yellow pilot jacks and an entourage of 4 large cobias, also eagle ray, 100+ batfish, oceanic triggers, dogtooth tunas, susans flatworm
Dive 2
Stronger current so the full shark show back on with 35+ GREY SHARKS plus whitetip sharks riding the current - great show! also eagle rays, stingrays and barracuda
Dive 3
Quick drift current - fiesty grey sharks riding the current and checking out divers and huge school of big eye jacks, also green turtles, many spiney lobsters, lysmata shrimp, 2.5m across marbled stingray!
Night Dive
Brilliant fun with huge fish sleeping on wreck including three napoleons (one stuffed in door at januty angle!) 3 BUMPHEAD PARROTFISH, red groupers, blacksaddle grouper, lionfish, scorponfish, green turtle, glorius flatworm, phidiana militaris
Day 8
Dive 1
Small current so able to visit deeper wreck which has lovely black coral trees and lots of pencilled surgeonfish, also spotted puffer, mappa puffer, on skipjack the batfish were still at the current point plus a NURSE SHARK!
Daytime Excursion
Visit to Naifaru
Dive 2
Swarms of humpback and blue-stripe snappers, large male neopoleon wrasse with harem of three large females, stonefish, scorpionfish, yellow and midnight snappers
Dive 3
Scuba heaven - pretty, pretty thila smothered in pink, blue and green magnifica anemones with a thick coating of baitfish and swarms of silversides on top, bonito and bluefin jacks tearing around, large lionfish out hunting but not catching much!
Evening Activity
Visit to Hinnavaru
Day 9
Dive 1
Pretty deep thila with baitfish on top and bluefin jacks making attack, lots of rock cods, small friendly hawksbill turtle, free-swimming featherstar, saron shrimps, anemones with big families of clownfish
Dive 2
7 EAGLE RAYS in formation, feathertail ray, green and hawksbill turtles, pompano, schools of snappers and sargent majors, 3 LARGE MALE NAPOLEON WRASSE together, fast drift over beautiful reefscape
Dive 3
Divers viewed the deep part of wreck from moderate depth then drifted along reef wall, emperor and empress angel fish, harlequin filefish, large morays, baby meyers butterflyfish
Day 10
Dive 1
Eagle rays, whitetip sharks, schools of midnight snappers, bigeye jacks, 3spot angelfish, multicoloured acabaria corals in large coral blocks on reef top and many schools of reef fish
Dive 2
Blue and yellow soft coral covered caverns, midnight snappers and even an eagle ray outside one cavern, porcupine puffer, reef slope was a buzzing mass of anthias.
Dive 3
There were a couple of MANTAS around in lagoon but not at the cleaning station so we drifted along the wall covered with blue soft coral, large crown jellyfish, chromodoris tritos, groupers
Evening Activity
Amazing sunset over peaceful lagoon with a sundowner in hand. Lovely!
Day 11
Dive 1
Eagle rays, large blue napoleon, schools of goldspot emperors and bluestripe snappers, redtailed and racoon butterflyfish - very pretty.
Dive 2
Fish soup today with large snappers riding current at front of canyon and millions of fusiliers swishing to and fro chased by many giant trevallies, dogtooth tuna and bluefin jacks, corals on ledges all puffed up, many pixie hawkfish, gobies with pistol shrimps etc - great dive.
Dive 3
Small current but great current point with hundreds of big eye jacks swimming up and down, large napoleon wrasse, pair of tiger cowries, tuna hiding in all the pink and orange soft corals, silver sweetlips.
Day 12
Dive 1
Lovely way to finish - easy drift along the reef past sweetlips, sleeping whitetip sharks and lovely MANTA came in to give us a final show
Daytime Excursion
Rest of morning at rest - visit to Male for shopping and ice-cream and evening visit for a round of beers at the Hulhule Hotel to see off some of the group
Evening Activity
evening visit for a round of beers at the Hulhule Hotel to see off some of the group
Day 13
Guest Transfer
Take guests to the airport for their flight home or onward transfer
Day 14
Sea Spirit SS351 9 Oct 2011 to 16 Oct 2011 Private Group Charter (7 days)
Guest Transfer
Meet guests at the airport and transfer to Sea Spirit
Dive 1
1 MANTA RAY, mobula rays, eagleray, green turtles, green moray, honeycombe morays, dogtooth tuna and a large napoleon wrasse
Day 1
Dive 1
A CUTE MALE MANTA RAY CAME ONTO THE CLEANING STATION DID 3 BACK FLIPS THEN BUZZED ALL AROUND THE DIVERS, HE EVEN FOUND TIME FOR A CLEAN TOO!!
Dive 2
1 MANTA RAY ON THE CLEANING STATION AND TWO BUZZED PAST US ON THE REEF, plus mobula, mangrove whipray, octopus, juvenile reindeer wrasse and hermit crabs
Dive 3
Grey reef sharks, whitetips, longface emperor and giant trevally hunting, large napoleon wrasse, WHITE LEAF FISH, bandit moray, peacock mantis shrimp and dogtooth tuna
Day 2
Dive 1
Grey reef sharks, eagleray, tuna, jacks schooling, LEAF FISH, whitetip sharks
Dive 2
Grey reef sharks, hunting tuna, huge school of scad, batfish, stingray, jacks, whitetips
Dive 3
Tons of silversides being hunted on by kawa kawa tuna and giant trevally, lots of neon fusiliers, whitetips, school of forsters barracuda, octopus and a hawksbill turtle
Night Dive
Exciting night dive with hunting whitetips, grey reef, black blotched stingray, red snapper, green morays, sleeping hawksbill turtle and tons of silversides being attracted to the light from our torches!
Snorkelling
SNORKELLING AND NIGHT DIVING WITH 3 FEEDING MANTA RAYS OFF THE BACK OF SEA SPIRIT AFTER DINNER!!!
Day 3
Dive 1
Hunting giant trevally, large school of circular batfish, hawksbill turtles eating, large black blotched stingray, stick pipefish, chromodoris glenei nudibranch
Dive 2
This thila has an amazing number of gorgonian sea fans that run the length of the thila and the top is covered in stunning hard table coral, plus grey reef sharks, whitetips, Maldivian ghost pipefish, oates soft coral crab
Dive 3
Ornate ghost pipefish, hawksbill turtle, peacock mantis shrimp, yellow margin moray, dogtooth tuna and swarms of red tooth triggerfish