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Sea Spirit SS366 18 Mar 2012 to 30 Mar 2012 Manta & Whaleshark Special (12 day)
Guest Transfer
Meet guests at the airport and transfer to Sea Spirit
Dive 1
Check dive on a reef with really stunning hard corals
Day 1
Dive 1
Black Blotched Stingray, Jenkins Whipray, Giant & Blueline Trevally Hunting, lots of Neon Fusiliers, Peacock Mantis Shrimp & Titan Triggerfish
Dive 2
Black Blotched Stingray, WHITE LEAF FISH, lots of Green Morays, Bearded Scorpionfish, Clownfish Eggs, Black & White Snapper, Cave full of Glassfish & Oriental Sweetlips
Dive 3
Honeycomb Moray, Whip Coral Shrimp, Sand Eels, JUNVENILE BROWN LEAF FISH, Reeftop Pipefish, Porcelain Crab, School of Oriental Sweetlips, School of Blueline Snapper & many Titan Triggerfish
Day 2
Dive 1
3 MANTA RAYS!! Eagle Ray, Napoleon Wrasse, Juvenile Rock-Mover Wrasse, lots of Blueline Trevally's Hunting, a wrasse with a smaller fish stuck in its mouth with the tail hanging out!!!!
Dive 2
The site has a wonderful funnel swim-through from 8 metres to 18 metres, plus the reef with lots of Coral Out Crops with Glassfish swarming, Octopus, Hawksbill Turtle, School of Blueline Snapper, Gold Spot Emperors & Humpback Snappers
Dive 3
FROG FISH - 1 RED & 1 BLACK, Spearing Mantis Shrimp with both Popcorn & Thin Armed Cleaner Shrimp, Porcelain Crab and an Octopus that we sat watching for 20 mins!!!!!!!!!!!!
Day 3
Dive 1
Grey Reef Sharks, Mangrove Whip Ray, Eagle Rays, Octopus, Longface Emperor & Blueline Trevally Hunting
Dive 2
Anenomes covering the entire thila, with glassfish covering the anenomes. Beautiful
Dive 3
10+ GREEN TURTLE, 3 BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS, 2 Fantail Whip Ray, several Grey Reef Sharks, Black Tip Reef Sharks & lots of Circular Batfish
Night Dive
BUMPHEAD PARROTFISH, Napoleon Wrasse, Stingray, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Chromodoris glenei, Three Spot Flounder, Spiny Lobster
Day 4
Dive 1
Green Turtle, Eagle Ray, Honeycomb Moray, Yellow-Spotted Triggerfish, Palette Surgeonfish, Great Barracuda, Grey Sweetlips, Oriental Sweetlips, Schools of Blueline Snapper, Pompano Jacks & Silver Jacks
Dive 2
Grey Reef Sharks, BOWMOUTH GUITAR SHARKS, Black Blotched Stingray, large School of Silver Jacks, Giant Trevally & an Eagle Ray feeding
Dive 3
A stunning reef that you can swim under the bottom and round and round enjoying all the stunning colours of the Fan & Whip Corals, Soft Corals and Hard Coral
Day 5
Dive 1
SEVERAL MANTA RAYS CLEANING, a swim by from 3 Fantail Stingrays and lots of Razorfish in the sand
Dive 2
Large Schools of Humpback & Blueline Snapper, intermingling were Gold Spot Emperors, swirling on top of the reef were Neon and Yellowback Fusiliers and several large Napoleon Wrasse too
Evening Activity
Local Island Visit
Day 6
Dive 1
Drift Dive along this outside reef covered in soft corals on blue, orange & yellow, plus caves full of Fan & Whip Corals and even 3 Mangrove Whip Ray's in a cave too
Dive 2
Hawksbill Turtle, Juvenile Feather Star, Glorious Flatworm, Tambja morosa & Chromodoris glenei Nudibranchs, this reef also has a series of caves running along its base that have Gorgonian Sea fans and Whip Corals
Dive 3
LEOPARD SHARK, Jenkins Whip Ray, Grey Reef, Whitetips, Hawksbill Turtle, Reeftop Pipefish, Silver Jacks, Giant Trevally & lots of Fusiliers
Day 7
Dive 1
4 SILVERTIPS, Juvenile Eagle Ray, Jenkins Whip Ray, Dogtooth Tuna and lots of undercuts to investigate
Dive 2
Grey Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Black Blotched Stingrays, Mangrove Whip Ray, large School of Silver Jacks and 50+ CIRCULAR BATFISH
Dive 3
Massively undercut round thila, very unusual. Covered in healthy hard coral
Day 8
Dive 1
12+ Grey Reef Sharks, a LARGE EAGLE RAY WITH 2 TINY ONES, Black Blotched Stingray, Rainbow Runner, Dogtooth Tuna, Job Fish & Oceanic Triggerfish
Dive 2
Mangrove Whip Rays, Black Tip Reef Shark, Hawksbill Turtles, Napoleon Wrasse and lots of Shrimp cleaning stations
Dive 3
Grey Reef, Rainbow Runner, Large Schools of Yellowback Fusiliers, Blueline Snapper & Big Eye and 3 large Spiney Lobsters
Day 9
Dive 1
Wreck & Reef Dive with Nurse Sharks, Black Tip Reef Sharks, Mangrove Whip Rays, Black Blotched Stingrays, Hawksbill Turtles and tons of fish
Dive 2
Drifting along stunning gold and yellow soft coral overhangs
Dive 3
Feathertail Stingray, huge overhangs full of soft colouful corals, several Notodoris Nudibranchs, Juvenile Imperial Angelfish, school of Blueline & Humpback Snapper and Dogotooth Tuna hunting
Evening Activity
Local Island Tour with King Coconut Drinks at one of our crews home
Day 10
Dive 1
Stunning reef structure creating gullys, overhangs, canyons, swim throughs all dripping in soft corals in Pink, Yellow and Orange plus a NURSE SHARK, Black Blotched Stingray and even a JUMPING SAILFISH on the surface
Dive 2
Feathertail Stingray, LEOPARD SHARK, 100's of Neon Fusiliers, Hunting Jacks & Trevallys and many many Anenomes too
Dive 3
BOWMOUTH GUITAR SHARK, Black Blotched Stingray, Hawksbill Turtle, Giant Trevally, Silver Jacks, Blueline Trevally, Pompano Jacks & the reef top covered in Magnificent Anenomes
Day 11
Daytime Excursion
Local Island Visit
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
Check dive on a reef with really stunning hard corals
Day 1
Dive 1
Black Blotched Stingray, Jenkins Whipray, Giant & Blueline Trevally Hunting, lots of Neon Fusiliers, Peacock Mantis Shrimp & Titan Triggerfish
Dive 2
Black Blotched Stingray, WHITE LEAF FISH, lots of Green Morays, Bearded Scorpionfish, Clownfish Eggs, Black & White Snapper, Cave full of Glassfish & Oriental Sweetlips
Dive 3
Honeycomb Moray, Whip Coral Shrimp, Sand Eels, JUNVENILE BROWN LEAF FISH, Reeftop Pipefish, Porcelain Crab, School of Oriental Sweetlips, School of Blueline Snapper & many Titan Triggerfish
Day 2
Dive 1
3 MANTA RAYS!! Eagle Ray, Napoleon Wrasse, Juvenile Rock-Mover Wrasse, lots of Blueline Trevally's Hunting, a wrasse with a smaller fish stuck in its mouth with the tail hanging out!!!!
Dive 2
The site has a wonderful funnel swim-through from 8 metres to 18 metres, plus the reef with lots of Coral Out Crops with Glassfish swarming, Octopus, Hawksbill Turtle, School of Blueline Snapper, Gold Spot Emperors & Humpback Snappers
Dive 3
FROG FISH - 1 RED & 1 BLACK, Spearing Mantis Shrimp with both Popcorn & Thin Armed Cleaner Shrimp, Porcelain Crab and an Octopus that we sat watching for 20 mins!!!!!!!!!!!!
Day 3
Dive 1
Grey Reef Sharks, Mangrove Whip Ray, Eagle Rays, Octopus, Longface Emperor & Blueline Trevally Hunting
Dive 2
Anenomes covering the entire thila, with glassfish covering the anenomes. Beautiful
Dive 3
10+ GREEN TURTLE, 3 BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS, 2 Fantail Whip Ray, several Grey Reef Sharks, Black Tip Reef Sharks & lots of Circular Batfish
Night Dive
BUMPHEAD PARROTFISH, Napoleon Wrasse, Stingray, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Chromodoris glenei, Three Spot Flounder, Spiny Lobster
Day 4
Dive 1
Green Turtle, Eagle Ray, Honeycomb Moray, Yellow-Spotted Triggerfish, Palette Surgeonfish, Great Barracuda, Grey Sweetlips, Oriental Sweetlips, Schools of Blueline Snapper, Pompano Jacks & Silver Jacks
Dive 2
Grey Reef Sharks, BOWMOUTH GUITAR SHARKS, Black Blotched Stingray, large School of Silver Jacks, Giant Trevally & an Eagle Ray feeding
Dive 3
A stunning reef that you can swim under the bottom and round and round enjoying all the stunning colours of the Fan & Whip Corals, Soft Corals and Hard Coral
Day 5
Dive 1
SEVERAL MANTA RAYS CLEANING, a swim by from 3 Fantail Stingrays and lots of Razorfish in the sand
Dive 2
Large Schools of Humpback & Blueline Snapper, intermingling were Gold Spot Emperors, swirling on top of the reef were Neon and Yellowback Fusiliers and several large Napoleon Wrasse too
Evening Activity
Local Island Visit
Day 6
Dive 1
Drift Dive along this outside reef covered in soft corals on blue, orange & yellow, plus caves full of Fan & Whip Corals and even 3 Mangrove Whip Ray's in a cave too
Dive 2
Hawksbill Turtle, Juvenile Feather Star, Glorious Flatworm, Tambja morosa & Chromodoris glenei Nudibranchs, this reef also has a series of caves running along its base that have Gorgonian Sea fans and Whip Corals
Dive 3
LEOPARD SHARK, Jenkins Whip Ray, Grey Reef, Whitetips, Hawksbill Turtle, Reeftop Pipefish, Silver Jacks, Giant Trevally & lots of Fusiliers
Day 7
Dive 1
4 SILVERTIPS, Juvenile Eagle Ray, Jenkins Whip Ray, Dogtooth Tuna and lots of undercuts to investigate
Dive 2
Grey Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Black Blotched Stingrays, Mangrove Whip Ray, large School of Silver Jacks and 50+ CIRCULAR BATFISH
Dive 3
Massively undercut round thila, very unusual. Covered in healthy hard coral
Day 8
Dive 1
12+ Grey Reef Sharks, a LARGE EAGLE RAY WITH 2 TINY ONES, Black Blotched Stingray, Rainbow Runner, Dogtooth Tuna, Job Fish & Oceanic Triggerfish
Dive 2
Mangrove Whip Rays, Black Tip Reef Shark, Hawksbill Turtles, Napoleon Wrasse and lots of Shrimp cleaning stations
Dive 3
Grey Reef, Rainbow Runner, Large Schools of Yellowback Fusiliers, Blueline Snapper & Big Eye and 3 large Spiney Lobsters
Day 9
Dive 1
Wreck & Reef Dive with Nurse Sharks, Black Tip Reef Sharks, Mangrove Whip Rays, Black Blotched Stingrays, Hawksbill Turtles and tons of fish
Dive 2
Drifting along stunning gold and yellow soft coral overhangs
Dive 3
Feathertail Stingray, huge overhangs full of soft colouful corals, several Notodoris Nudibranchs, Juvenile Imperial Angelfish, school of Blueline & Humpback Snapper and Dogotooth Tuna hunting
Evening Activity
Local Island Tour with King Coconut Drinks at one of our crews home
Day 10
Dive 1
Stunning reef structure creating gullys, overhangs, canyons, swim throughs all dripping in soft corals in Pink, Yellow and Orange plus a NURSE SHARK, Black Blotched Stingray and even a JUMPING SAILFISH on the surface
Dive 2
Feathertail Stingray, LEOPARD SHARK, 100's of Neon Fusiliers, Hunting Jacks & Trevallys and many many Anenomes too
Dive 3
BOWMOUTH GUITAR SHARK, Black Blotched Stingray, Hawksbill Turtle, Giant Trevally, Silver Jacks, Blueline Trevally, Pompano Jacks & the reef top covered in Magnificent Anenomes
Day 11
Daytime Excursion
Local Island Visit
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 SS365 4 Mar 2012 to 16 Mar 2012 Manta & Whaleshark Special (12 day)
Guest Transfer
Meet guests at the airport and transfer to Sea Spirit
Dive 1
Eagle Ray, Mobula Ray, Green Turtle, Schools of Indian Bannerfish & Blueline Snapper, Green & Honeycombe Morays & Porcelain Crab
Day 1
Dive 1
Eagle Ray, Hawksbill Turtle, Granulose Black Coral Crab with eegs, Schools of Oriental Sweetlip & Blueline Snapper, Harlequin Sweetlips, large Napoleon Wrasse & lots of Magnificent Anenomes
Dive 2
MANTAS, MANTAS and even more MANTAS!!!
Dive 3
White Tips, Silver Jacks, Longface Emperor Fish, Black Blotched Stingray, Fantail Whip Ray, Napoleon Wrasse & Dogtooth Tuna
Day 2
Dive 1
Grey Reefs, White Tips, Eagle Rays, Dogtooth Tuna, Kawakawa Tuna, School of Silver Jacks and lots on Luna Fusiliers
Dive 2
Black Blotched Stingray, Grey Reef, White Tips, Stone Fish, free swimming Moray Eel, Titon Triggerfish, Clown Triggerfish and Spitfin Lionfish
Dive 3
Grey Reef, Juvenile White Tips, lots of Circular Batfish, Dogtooth Tuna, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Octopus, Juvenile Yellow Boxfish, Big Eyes & Humpback Snapper
Day 3
Dive 1
Schools of Blueline & Humpback Snapper, Oriental Sweetlips, lots of Soft Coral's, a huge cave strewn with Fan & Whip Corals, plus Whip Coral Shrimp, Glosodoris hikurenis Nudibranch & Marten's Sidegiled Slug
Dive 2
MANTA RAY, Thecacera picta, Hypselodoris nigrostiata & Hypselodoris emma Nudibranchs, Ornate Ghost Pipefish & the wreck completely covered on coral life
Dive 3
Grey Reef, White Tips, Jenkins Whip Ray, Hawksbill Turtles, School of Blueline Snapper, Blueline Trevally, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Funeral jorunna Nudubranch & Circular Batfish
Day 4
Dive 1
Grey Reef, Hawkbill Turtle, Job Fish, Dogtooth Tuna, Yellowback Fusiliers, Porcelain Crab, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Chromodoros fidelis Nudibranch & lots of Magnificent Anenomes in various bright colours
Dive 2
Beautiful drift dive with colourful overhangs and stunning table coral life
Dive 3
MANTA RAY CLEANING!
Day 5
Dive 1
MANTA CLEANING! White tips,hawksbill turtle, white mouth moray, 4 saron shrimps, eagle ray
Dive 2
2 FROG FISH, Roboastra arika, Tambja amakusana, Tambja Merosa & Chromodoris glenei Nudibranch's, Stone Fish & lots of Peacock Mantis Shrimp
Dive 3
Hawksbill turtles, juvenile imperial angel fish, zebra moray, undulate moray & magnificent firegobies
Day 6
Dive 1
Fish Soup with huge schools of Blueline Snapper & Humpback Snapper, Cirlular Batfish and hunting Trevally, Shorthead Anenome Shrimp, Thercera picta Nudibranch, Granulose Black Coral Crab and a huge Grouper hiding under a large coral block
Snorkelling
Snorkelling with a WHALE SHARK!!!
Dive 2
Hawksbill Turtle, White Tips, Maldivian Ghost Pipefish, Octopus, School of Indian Bannerfish & lots of Gorgonian Seafans
Dive 3
White tips, Ornate ghost pipefish, octopus, chromodoris glenei nudibranch, harlequin sweetlips
Day 7
Dive 1
Grey Reef, white Tips, Giant Trevally, Black Blotched Stingray, Longnose Hawkfish, Spearing Mantis Shrimp, Octopus, Thoramboinesis Shrimp, Harlequin Sweetlips & lots of Gorgonian Seafans
Dive 2
Schools of Humpback & Blueline Snapper, Trumpetfish, caves with lots of Splendid Soldierfish, Blacktail Snapper, Hawksbill Turtle & Pixy Hawkfish
Dive 3
25 or more GREY SHARKS of all sizes, plus, 7 Eagle Rays, PREGNANT WHITETIPS and large Napoleon Wrasse
Day 8
Dive 1
40+ GREY REEF SHARKS, 3 SAIL FISH, 4 Eagle Rays and lots of White Tips
Dive 2
White Tips, Eagle Rays, Silver Jacks, Rainbow Runner plus caves and overhangs full of Fan Corals, Whip Corals & the Soft Corals that hang from the ceiling
Dive 3
A drift dive along the steep wall, dipping in and our of all the caves full of life
Day 9
Dive 1
30 or more Grey Reef Sharks of all sizes, plus, 2 Eagle Rays, Pregnant White Tips and large Napoleon Wrasse
Dive 2
Honeycombe morays, humpback snapper school, bannerfish, white leaf fish, whitetips
Dive 3
Wreck & Reef Dive with White Leafish, Whip Coral Shrimp, Oates Soft Coral Crab, Chromodoris glenei & Chromodoris tritos Nudibranch, Reef Top Pipefish, Hawksbill Turtle & Sergant Majors on the shallow reef top
Night Dive
Lots of Crabs and Shrimp plus other critters and creatures that venture out at night
Day 10
Dive 1
Gentle drift through the caves full of whip and fan corals, Hawksbill Turtle, Kentodoris rubescens Nudibranch, Titon Triggerfish, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Whip Coral Gobies & Fire Dart Gobies
Dive 2
Clear water senic drift, stunning around the canyon, turtle, eagle ray, grey reef shark
Dive 3
Soft coral heaven, baby blue through the caves and every colour above., plus an eagle ray and a huge Nurse Shark
Day 11
Dive 1
Last Dive Green turtle, Giant trevally, kashmir snapper, harlequin and oriental sweetlips, Napoleons, large moray swimming
Daytime Excursion
Shopping, Ice Cream and 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 at the airport and transfer to Sea Spirit
Dive 1
Eagle Ray, Mobula Ray, Green Turtle, Schools of Indian Bannerfish & Blueline Snapper, Green & Honeycombe Morays & Porcelain Crab
Day 1
Dive 1
Eagle Ray, Hawksbill Turtle, Granulose Black Coral Crab with eegs, Schools of Oriental Sweetlip & Blueline Snapper, Harlequin Sweetlips, large Napoleon Wrasse & lots of Magnificent Anenomes
Dive 2
MANTAS, MANTAS and even more MANTAS!!!
Dive 3
White Tips, Silver Jacks, Longface Emperor Fish, Black Blotched Stingray, Fantail Whip Ray, Napoleon Wrasse & Dogtooth Tuna
Day 2
Dive 1
Grey Reefs, White Tips, Eagle Rays, Dogtooth Tuna, Kawakawa Tuna, School of Silver Jacks and lots on Luna Fusiliers
Dive 2
Black Blotched Stingray, Grey Reef, White Tips, Stone Fish, free swimming Moray Eel, Titon Triggerfish, Clown Triggerfish and Spitfin Lionfish
Dive 3
Grey Reef, Juvenile White Tips, lots of Circular Batfish, Dogtooth Tuna, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Octopus, Juvenile Yellow Boxfish, Big Eyes & Humpback Snapper
Day 3
Dive 1
Schools of Blueline & Humpback Snapper, Oriental Sweetlips, lots of Soft Coral's, a huge cave strewn with Fan & Whip Corals, plus Whip Coral Shrimp, Glosodoris hikurenis Nudibranch & Marten's Sidegiled Slug
Dive 2
MANTA RAY, Thecacera picta, Hypselodoris nigrostiata & Hypselodoris emma Nudibranchs, Ornate Ghost Pipefish & the wreck completely covered on coral life
Dive 3
Grey Reef, White Tips, Jenkins Whip Ray, Hawksbill Turtles, School of Blueline Snapper, Blueline Trevally, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Funeral jorunna Nudubranch & Circular Batfish
Day 4
Dive 1
Grey Reef, Hawkbill Turtle, Job Fish, Dogtooth Tuna, Yellowback Fusiliers, Porcelain Crab, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Chromodoros fidelis Nudibranch & lots of Magnificent Anenomes in various bright colours
Dive 2
Beautiful drift dive with colourful overhangs and stunning table coral life
Dive 3
MANTA RAY CLEANING!
Day 5
Dive 1
MANTA CLEANING! White tips,hawksbill turtle, white mouth moray, 4 saron shrimps, eagle ray
Dive 2
2 FROG FISH, Roboastra arika, Tambja amakusana, Tambja Merosa & Chromodoris glenei Nudibranch's, Stone Fish & lots of Peacock Mantis Shrimp
Dive 3
Hawksbill turtles, juvenile imperial angel fish, zebra moray, undulate moray & magnificent firegobies
Day 6
Dive 1
Fish Soup with huge schools of Blueline Snapper & Humpback Snapper, Cirlular Batfish and hunting Trevally, Shorthead Anenome Shrimp, Thercera picta Nudibranch, Granulose Black Coral Crab and a huge Grouper hiding under a large coral block
Snorkelling
Snorkelling with a WHALE SHARK!!!
Dive 2
Hawksbill Turtle, White Tips, Maldivian Ghost Pipefish, Octopus, School of Indian Bannerfish & lots of Gorgonian Seafans
Dive 3
White tips, Ornate ghost pipefish, octopus, chromodoris glenei nudibranch, harlequin sweetlips
Day 7
Dive 1
Grey Reef, white Tips, Giant Trevally, Black Blotched Stingray, Longnose Hawkfish, Spearing Mantis Shrimp, Octopus, Thoramboinesis Shrimp, Harlequin Sweetlips & lots of Gorgonian Seafans
Dive 2
Schools of Humpback & Blueline Snapper, Trumpetfish, caves with lots of Splendid Soldierfish, Blacktail Snapper, Hawksbill Turtle & Pixy Hawkfish
Dive 3
25 or more GREY SHARKS of all sizes, plus, 7 Eagle Rays, PREGNANT WHITETIPS and large Napoleon Wrasse
Day 8
Dive 1
40+ GREY REEF SHARKS, 3 SAIL FISH, 4 Eagle Rays and lots of White Tips
Dive 2
White Tips, Eagle Rays, Silver Jacks, Rainbow Runner plus caves and overhangs full of Fan Corals, Whip Corals & the Soft Corals that hang from the ceiling
Dive 3
A drift dive along the steep wall, dipping in and our of all the caves full of life
Day 9
Dive 1
30 or more Grey Reef Sharks of all sizes, plus, 2 Eagle Rays, Pregnant White Tips and large Napoleon Wrasse
Dive 2
Honeycombe morays, humpback snapper school, bannerfish, white leaf fish, whitetips
Dive 3
Wreck & Reef Dive with White Leafish, Whip Coral Shrimp, Oates Soft Coral Crab, Chromodoris glenei & Chromodoris tritos Nudibranch, Reef Top Pipefish, Hawksbill Turtle & Sergant Majors on the shallow reef top
Night Dive
Lots of Crabs and Shrimp plus other critters and creatures that venture out at night
Day 10
Dive 1
Gentle drift through the caves full of whip and fan corals, Hawksbill Turtle, Kentodoris rubescens Nudibranch, Titon Triggerfish, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Whip Coral Gobies & Fire Dart Gobies
Dive 2
Clear water senic drift, stunning around the canyon, turtle, eagle ray, grey reef shark
Dive 3
Soft coral heaven, baby blue through the caves and every colour above., plus an eagle ray and a huge Nurse Shark
Day 11
Dive 1
Last Dive Green turtle, Giant trevally, kashmir snapper, harlequin and oriental sweetlips, Napoleons, large moray swimming
Daytime Excursion
Shopping, Ice Cream and Sightseeing in Male
Day 12
Guest Transfer
Take guests to the airport for their flight home or onward transfer
Day 13
Sea Spirit SS364 19 Feb 2012 to 2 Mar 2012 Manta & Whaleshark Special (12 day)
Guest Transfer
Meet guests at the airport and transfer to Sea Spirit
Dive 1
WHITE LEAF FISH & YELLOW LEAF FISH, Oates Soft Coral Crab, Large Barracuda, Hinge Beak and Long-Armed Cleaner Shrimp, Chromodoirs Tritos and Clown Fish Eggs
Day 1
Dive 1
Eagle Ray, White Tip Sharks, Thercera picta Nudibranch, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, pair of Maldivian Ghost Pipefish and several Spiney Lobsters
Dive 2
Grey Reef & White Tip Sharks, Hawksbill Turtle, Silver Jacks, Blueline Trevally hunting, Neon Fusiliers and very protective Titon Triggerfish
Dive 3
White Tip Sharks, Giant Trevally, Blueline Snapper, Silverside Batfish, Funeral Jorunna Nudibranch, Spotfin Lion Fish, Green and Undulate Morays & Peacock Mantis Shrimp
Day 2
Dive 1
Grey Reefs, White Tips, Eagle Ray, Hawkbill Turtle, Porcelain Crabs, Glorious Flatworm, Granulose Black Coral Crab & Napoleon Wrasse
Dive 2
Grey Reef Sharks, Whitetips, SAIL FISH, Eagle Rays, schools of Silver Jacks & Black/White Snapper, Rainbow Runner, Napoleon Wrasse, Dogtooth Tuna & a Black Blotched Stingray
Dive 3
A drift dive through the overhangs, caves and coral blocks dripping with soft colourful coral and lots of schools of fish
Snorkelling
Night snorkelling with a feeding MANTA RAY!
Day 3
Dive 1
This purpose sunk wreck has been completey covered in growth and is a habitat for all sorts of Marine Life including Hypselodoris Nigrostriata, Three Spot Flounder, Spearing Mantis Shrimp & an Ornate Ghost Pipefish
Dive 2
This reef is covered in Silverside Baitfish being hunted on by Kawakawa & Dogtooth Tuna plus Hawksbill Turtle, Bartail Morays and lots of Shrimps
Dive 3
Hawksbill Turtle, White Tip Shark, Oates Soft Coral Crab, Porcelain Crab, Longnose Hawkfish, Clown Triggerfish & Chromodoris glenei Nudibranch
Day 4
Dive 1
Eagle Ray, Black Blotched Stingray, Great Barracuda, Chevron Barracuda, Grey Reef Shark, Whitetip Sharks, Huge Dogtooth Tuna, Oceanic Triggerfish and a pair of Sea Grass Ghost Pipefish
Dive 2
Grey Reefs, Barracuda, Peacock Mantis Shrimps, Trevallies, Whitetips and stunning Table Corals
Dive 3
MANTA RAY CLEANING! Mobula Rays, White Mouth Morays, Black Blotched Stingray and Halameda Ghost Pipefish
Day 5
Dive 1
MANTA RAYS CLEANING! Mobula Ray, White Mouth Moray, Ghost Pipefish
Dive 2
MANTA RAYS CLEANING THROUGHOUT THE DIVE!!!
Dive 3
Schools of Gold Spot Snapper, Hawksbill Turtle, Undulate Moray, Juvenile Oriental Sweetlips, Pyramid Butterflyfish & Collared Bannerfish
Day 6
Dive 1
2 FROG FISH! Roboastra arika, Tambja amakusana, Tambja Merosa & Chromodoris glenei Nudibranch's, the bow was covered in Silverside Baitfish being hunted by Lionfish and a school of Batfish
Dive 2
Huge school of Blueline Snapper, Circular Batfish, Neon Fusiliers, Maldivian Sponge Snail, Yellow Margin Moray, Trumpetfish, Scorpionfish, Malabar Grouper & lots of Blackaxil Cromis in Coral Heads
Dive 3
Hawksbill turtles, juvenile imperial angel fish, zebra moray, fibriated moray, undulate moray
Daytime Excursion
Shopping & Sightseeing on a Local Island
Day 7
Dive 1
2 FROG FISH, Jenkins Whip Ray, Roboastra arika, Tambja amakusana, Tambja Merosa & Chromodoris geometrica Nudibranch's, the bow was covered in silverside baitfish being hunted by Lionfish and a School of Batfish
Dive 2
A gentle bimble through all the caves and overhangs full of Fan Corals, Whip Corals & the Soft Corals that hang from the ceiling, plus a Halameda Ghost Pipefish, School of Silver Jacks, Hawksbill Turtle, Napoleon Wrasse & White Tips too
Day 8
Dive 1
Grey Reefs, White Tips, Eagle Rays, Silver Jacks, Rainbow Runner plus 2 YELLOW LEAF FISH, caves and overhangs full of Fan Corals, Whip Corals & the Soft Corals that hang from the ceiling
Dive 2
Grey Reef Sharks, WhiteTips, SAIL FISH, Eagles Rays, schools of Silver Jacks & Black/White Snapper, Rainbow Runner, Napoleon Wrasse, Dogtooth Tuna & a Black Blotched Stingray
Dive 3
A gentle drift on this wall covered in soft corals, plus schools of Humpback Snapper & Oriental Sweetlips, Malabar Grouper, Hawksbill Turlte and lots of colourful reef fish
Day 9
Dive 1
10+ GREY REEF SHARKS, White Tips, Dogtooth Tuna, Eagle Rays, Black Blotched Sting Ray, Napoleoan Wrasse & lots of Blueline & Giant Trevally hunting
Dive 2
20+ JUVENILE GREY REEF Sharks, 10+ Eagle Rays, White Tips, Tuna and Napoleon Wrasse too
Dive 3
LEOPARD SHARK, turtle, eagle ray, feathertail ray, 5 ribbon eels, spearing mantis shrimp
Night Dive
Lots of different shrimps, crabs & morays
Day 10
Dive 1
Eagle Rays, Grey Reef, White Tips, Threadfin Jack, School of Forrsters Barracuda, Green Turtle, Hawksbill Turtle, Honeycomb Moray & Porcelain Crabs
Dive 2
What more could you ask for than a HUGE POD OF SPINNER DOLPHINS!!!
Dive 3
White Tips, Hawksbill Turtle, Schools of Blueline Snapper & Gold Spot Emperor, Soft Coral Cowry, Spiney Lobsters, Imperial Angelfish, Oriental Sweetlips & Clown Triggerfish
Night Dive
Macro hunting night dive.
Day 11
Dive 1
Last Drift Dive through all the caves, plus tonnes of fish and stunning hard coral growth in the shallow water
Daytime Excursion
Shopping, Ice Cream and 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 at the airport and transfer to Sea Spirit
Dive 1
WHITE LEAF FISH & YELLOW LEAF FISH, Oates Soft Coral Crab, Large Barracuda, Hinge Beak and Long-Armed Cleaner Shrimp, Chromodoirs Tritos and Clown Fish Eggs
Day 1
Dive 1
Eagle Ray, White Tip Sharks, Thercera picta Nudibranch, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, pair of Maldivian Ghost Pipefish and several Spiney Lobsters
Dive 2
Grey Reef & White Tip Sharks, Hawksbill Turtle, Silver Jacks, Blueline Trevally hunting, Neon Fusiliers and very protective Titon Triggerfish
Dive 3
White Tip Sharks, Giant Trevally, Blueline Snapper, Silverside Batfish, Funeral Jorunna Nudibranch, Spotfin Lion Fish, Green and Undulate Morays & Peacock Mantis Shrimp
Day 2
Dive 1
Grey Reefs, White Tips, Eagle Ray, Hawkbill Turtle, Porcelain Crabs, Glorious Flatworm, Granulose Black Coral Crab & Napoleon Wrasse
Dive 2
Grey Reef Sharks, Whitetips, SAIL FISH, Eagle Rays, schools of Silver Jacks & Black/White Snapper, Rainbow Runner, Napoleon Wrasse, Dogtooth Tuna & a Black Blotched Stingray
Dive 3
A drift dive through the overhangs, caves and coral blocks dripping with soft colourful coral and lots of schools of fish
Snorkelling
Night snorkelling with a feeding MANTA RAY!
Day 3
Dive 1
This purpose sunk wreck has been completey covered in growth and is a habitat for all sorts of Marine Life including Hypselodoris Nigrostriata, Three Spot Flounder, Spearing Mantis Shrimp & an Ornate Ghost Pipefish
Dive 2
This reef is covered in Silverside Baitfish being hunted on by Kawakawa & Dogtooth Tuna plus Hawksbill Turtle, Bartail Morays and lots of Shrimps
Dive 3
Hawksbill Turtle, White Tip Shark, Oates Soft Coral Crab, Porcelain Crab, Longnose Hawkfish, Clown Triggerfish & Chromodoris glenei Nudibranch
Day 4
Dive 1
Eagle Ray, Black Blotched Stingray, Great Barracuda, Chevron Barracuda, Grey Reef Shark, Whitetip Sharks, Huge Dogtooth Tuna, Oceanic Triggerfish and a pair of Sea Grass Ghost Pipefish
Dive 2
Grey Reefs, Barracuda, Peacock Mantis Shrimps, Trevallies, Whitetips and stunning Table Corals
Dive 3
MANTA RAY CLEANING! Mobula Rays, White Mouth Morays, Black Blotched Stingray and Halameda Ghost Pipefish
Day 5
Dive 1
MANTA RAYS CLEANING! Mobula Ray, White Mouth Moray, Ghost Pipefish
Dive 2
MANTA RAYS CLEANING THROUGHOUT THE DIVE!!!
Dive 3
Schools of Gold Spot Snapper, Hawksbill Turtle, Undulate Moray, Juvenile Oriental Sweetlips, Pyramid Butterflyfish & Collared Bannerfish
Day 6
Dive 1
2 FROG FISH! Roboastra arika, Tambja amakusana, Tambja Merosa & Chromodoris glenei Nudibranch's, the bow was covered in Silverside Baitfish being hunted by Lionfish and a school of Batfish
Dive 2
Huge school of Blueline Snapper, Circular Batfish, Neon Fusiliers, Maldivian Sponge Snail, Yellow Margin Moray, Trumpetfish, Scorpionfish, Malabar Grouper & lots of Blackaxil Cromis in Coral Heads
Dive 3
Hawksbill turtles, juvenile imperial angel fish, zebra moray, fibriated moray, undulate moray
Daytime Excursion
Shopping & Sightseeing on a Local Island
Day 7
Dive 1
2 FROG FISH, Jenkins Whip Ray, Roboastra arika, Tambja amakusana, Tambja Merosa & Chromodoris geometrica Nudibranch's, the bow was covered in silverside baitfish being hunted by Lionfish and a School of Batfish
Dive 2
A gentle bimble through all the caves and overhangs full of Fan Corals, Whip Corals & the Soft Corals that hang from the ceiling, plus a Halameda Ghost Pipefish, School of Silver Jacks, Hawksbill Turtle, Napoleon Wrasse & White Tips too
Day 8
Dive 1
Grey Reefs, White Tips, Eagle Rays, Silver Jacks, Rainbow Runner plus 2 YELLOW LEAF FISH, caves and overhangs full of Fan Corals, Whip Corals & the Soft Corals that hang from the ceiling
Dive 2
Grey Reef Sharks, WhiteTips, SAIL FISH, Eagles Rays, schools of Silver Jacks & Black/White Snapper, Rainbow Runner, Napoleon Wrasse, Dogtooth Tuna & a Black Blotched Stingray
Dive 3
A gentle drift on this wall covered in soft corals, plus schools of Humpback Snapper & Oriental Sweetlips, Malabar Grouper, Hawksbill Turlte and lots of colourful reef fish
Day 9
Dive 1
10+ GREY REEF SHARKS, White Tips, Dogtooth Tuna, Eagle Rays, Black Blotched Sting Ray, Napoleoan Wrasse & lots of Blueline & Giant Trevally hunting
Dive 2
20+ JUVENILE GREY REEF Sharks, 10+ Eagle Rays, White Tips, Tuna and Napoleon Wrasse too
Dive 3
LEOPARD SHARK, turtle, eagle ray, feathertail ray, 5 ribbon eels, spearing mantis shrimp
Night Dive
Lots of different shrimps, crabs & morays
Day 10
Dive 1
Eagle Rays, Grey Reef, White Tips, Threadfin Jack, School of Forrsters Barracuda, Green Turtle, Hawksbill Turtle, Honeycomb Moray & Porcelain Crabs
Dive 2
What more could you ask for than a HUGE POD OF SPINNER DOLPHINS!!!
Dive 3
White Tips, Hawksbill Turtle, Schools of Blueline Snapper & Gold Spot Emperor, Soft Coral Cowry, Spiney Lobsters, Imperial Angelfish, Oriental Sweetlips & Clown Triggerfish
Night Dive
Macro hunting night dive.
Day 11
Dive 1
Last Drift Dive through all the caves, plus tonnes of fish and stunning hard coral growth in the shallow water
Daytime Excursion
Shopping, Ice Cream and Sightseeing in Male
Day 12
Guest Transfer
Take guests to the airport for their flight home or onward transfer
Day 13
Sea Spirit SS363 5 Feb 2012 to 17 Feb 2012 Manta & Whaleshark Special (12 day)
Guest Transfer
Meet guests at the airport and transfer to Sea Spirit
Dive 1
WHITE LEAF FISH, GREEN LEAF FISH PLUS A BABY!! Oates soft coral crab, durban hingebeak shrimp, hawksbill turtle, schulz pipefish, spotted mantis shrimp and lots of silverside baitfish being hunted on by giant trevally
Day 1
Dive 1
HAMMERHEAD!!! Whitetips, hawksbill turtles, school of blueline snapper, white mouth moray, shorthead anenome shrimp, honeycombe moray and a stick pipefish
Dive 2
20+ GREY REEF SHARKS, whitetips, schools of Forresters barracuda & silver jacks, mangrove whipray, eagle ray, large green Turtle and dogtooth tuna
Dive 3
Large school of circular batfish, elegant squat lobster, octopus, longnose hawksfish, amboin cleaner shrimp and a large napoleon wrasse
Day 2
Dive 1
Chromodoris fidelis & Glossodoris cincta Nudibranch's, ornate ghost pipefish, seagrass ghost pipefish, spiney lobster, school of Indian bannerfish, dogtooth tuna, whitetips and school of midnight snapper
Dive 2
Drift dive through all the caves and overhangs which were full of fan and whip corals, plus an eagle ray, BROWN LEAF FISH and lots of reef fish on the top living amongst all the table coral
Dive 3
Whitetips, grey reef shark, white mouth moray, MANTA RAYS, school of circular batfish, imperial shrimp living on a sea cucumber, peacock mantis shrimp, napoleon wrasse
Day 3
Dive 1
Jenkins whip ray, black blotched sting ray, whitetips, juvenuile imperial angelfish, Maldivian ghost pipefish, flabelina sp nudibranchs
Dive 2
Whitetips, grey reef shark, white mouth moray, school of circular batfish, imperial shrimp living on a sea cucumber, peacock mantis shrimp
Dive 3
Grey reef sharks, whitetips, massive tuna hunitng, giant trevally, longface emperor, silver jacks, slender ghost pipefish
Day 4
Dive 1
Grey reef sharks, whitetips, MASSIVE tuna hunting, giant trevallies, black blotched stingray, eagle Ray, longface emperor, silver jacks
Dive 2
Grey reef sharks, whitetips, hawksbill turtle, circular batfish, bigeyes, dogtooth tuna, zebra moray, porcelain crabs, peacock mantis Shrimp and a titin triggerfish nesting
Dive 3
Silver tips, grey reef sharks, octopus, turtle, baitfish hunting and whitetips
Night Dive
Night Dive with lots of small creatures, shrimp, crabs, bivales, jellyfish and lots, lots more
Evening Activity
***NIGHT SNORKELING WITH 3 FEEDING MANTA RAYS***
Day 5
Dive 1
Spiney lobsters, grey reef sharks, MANTA RAY, spearing mantis shrimp, schools of humpback and blueline snapper, lots of great barracuda and caves full of soft corals, fan & whip corals too
Dive 2
This purpose sunk wreck has been completey covered in growth and is a habitat for all sorts of marine life
Dive 3
Oates soft coral crabs, zebra moray, stone fish, lots of glassfish, bubble coral anenome shrimp, Maldivian sponge snail and a long nose hawkfish
Day 6
Dive 1
Ornate ghost pipefish, 2 large saron shrimp, therecea picta nudibranch, oates soft coral crab, soft coral cowry, yellow papilaie, orsarks and bedfords flatworms, grey reef & whitetips too
Dive 2
Hawksbill turtles feeding, juvenile whitetips sat under a coral head, school of Indian bannerfish, Maldivian ghost pipefish, de manns snapping shrimp with eggs and martens sidegilded slug
Dive 3
**3 MANTA RAYS AND A WHALESHARK**
Day 7
Dive 1
Indian bannerfish, mantis shrimp, octopus, MANTA RAY, white mouth morays, porcelain crabs
Dive 2
*2 FROG FISH* Tamja olivaria, roboastra arika, tambja amakusana, tambja merosa & chromodoris glenei nudibranch's, the hold and deck where covered in silver side baitfish being hunted by lionfish, kawakawa tuna and blueline trevallies and schools of batfish
Dive 3
Halameda ghost pipefish, peacock mantis shrimp, longnose hawkfish, pixie hawkfish, job fish, kawakawa tuna hunting the baitfish, and an octopus
Day 8
Dive 1
Blueline trevallies hunting baitfish, hawksbill turtle, zebra morays, blotched stingray, mantis shrimp, longnose hawkfish
Dive 2
Huge school of blueline snapper, longfin batfish, Maldivian sponge snail, yellow margon moray, trumpetfish, scorpionfish, malabar grouper and lots of blackaxil cromis in coral heads
Dive 3
Black blotched stingray, whitetip, octopus, lots of harlequin and oriental sweetlips, peacock mantis shrimp, porcelain crabs, oates soft coral crab, titon triggerfish & lots of parrotfish
Day 9
Dive 1
Whitetips, chevron barracuda, school of black & white snapper, the large cave on this site has amazing fan and whip corals of many varieties, plus Maldivian ghost pipefish, whip coral shrimp, granulose black coral crab with eegs, spotted mantis shrimp, 2 WHITE LEAF FISH and rufus ounctata crabs
Dive 2
Pair of sea grass ghost pipefish, rock mover wrasse, MANTA RAYS, lots of blueline snapper and caves full of soft corals all puffed out from the current!
Dive 3
This reef was covered in baitfish with kawakawa tuna and blueline trevallies hunting, bartail morays, lionfish and several varities of shrimp life too
Day 10
Dive 1
MASSIVE NURSE SHARK, grey reef, hawksbill turtle, lots of fusiliers, oates soft coral crab, funeral joruna and thercera picta nudibranchs, fighting green morays
Dive 2
4 LEAF FISH 3 OF WHICH WERE JUVENILES, 4 ribbon eels 3 of them were blue/yellow and 1 black/yellow, spearing mantis shrimp, hunting lionfish, tons of shrimp life
Dive 3
Drift dive in clear clear blue water ... whitetips, napoleon wrasse, giant trevallies, neon fusiliers, hawksbill turtle, school of gold spot emperors, humpback snapper, Indian bannerfish
Day 11
Dive 1
Grey reef sharks, whitetip sharks, torpedo ray, schooling jacks and fighting titan triggerfish
Daytime Excursion
Shopping, Ice Cream and 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 at the airport and transfer to Sea Spirit
Dive 1
WHITE LEAF FISH, GREEN LEAF FISH PLUS A BABY!! Oates soft coral crab, durban hingebeak shrimp, hawksbill turtle, schulz pipefish, spotted mantis shrimp and lots of silverside baitfish being hunted on by giant trevally
Day 1
Dive 1
HAMMERHEAD!!! Whitetips, hawksbill turtles, school of blueline snapper, white mouth moray, shorthead anenome shrimp, honeycombe moray and a stick pipefish
Dive 2
20+ GREY REEF SHARKS, whitetips, schools of Forresters barracuda & silver jacks, mangrove whipray, eagle ray, large green Turtle and dogtooth tuna
Dive 3
Large school of circular batfish, elegant squat lobster, octopus, longnose hawksfish, amboin cleaner shrimp and a large napoleon wrasse
Day 2
Dive 1
Chromodoris fidelis & Glossodoris cincta Nudibranch's, ornate ghost pipefish, seagrass ghost pipefish, spiney lobster, school of Indian bannerfish, dogtooth tuna, whitetips and school of midnight snapper
Dive 2
Drift dive through all the caves and overhangs which were full of fan and whip corals, plus an eagle ray, BROWN LEAF FISH and lots of reef fish on the top living amongst all the table coral
Dive 3
Whitetips, grey reef shark, white mouth moray, MANTA RAYS, school of circular batfish, imperial shrimp living on a sea cucumber, peacock mantis shrimp, napoleon wrasse
Day 3
Dive 1
Jenkins whip ray, black blotched sting ray, whitetips, juvenuile imperial angelfish, Maldivian ghost pipefish, flabelina sp nudibranchs
Dive 2
Whitetips, grey reef shark, white mouth moray, school of circular batfish, imperial shrimp living on a sea cucumber, peacock mantis shrimp
Dive 3
Grey reef sharks, whitetips, massive tuna hunitng, giant trevally, longface emperor, silver jacks, slender ghost pipefish
Day 4
Dive 1
Grey reef sharks, whitetips, MASSIVE tuna hunting, giant trevallies, black blotched stingray, eagle Ray, longface emperor, silver jacks
Dive 2
Grey reef sharks, whitetips, hawksbill turtle, circular batfish, bigeyes, dogtooth tuna, zebra moray, porcelain crabs, peacock mantis Shrimp and a titin triggerfish nesting
Dive 3
Silver tips, grey reef sharks, octopus, turtle, baitfish hunting and whitetips
Night Dive
Night Dive with lots of small creatures, shrimp, crabs, bivales, jellyfish and lots, lots more
Evening Activity
***NIGHT SNORKELING WITH 3 FEEDING MANTA RAYS***
Day 5
Dive 1
Spiney lobsters, grey reef sharks, MANTA RAY, spearing mantis shrimp, schools of humpback and blueline snapper, lots of great barracuda and caves full of soft corals, fan & whip corals too
Dive 2
This purpose sunk wreck has been completey covered in growth and is a habitat for all sorts of marine life
Dive 3
Oates soft coral crabs, zebra moray, stone fish, lots of glassfish, bubble coral anenome shrimp, Maldivian sponge snail and a long nose hawkfish
Day 6
Dive 1
Ornate ghost pipefish, 2 large saron shrimp, therecea picta nudibranch, oates soft coral crab, soft coral cowry, yellow papilaie, orsarks and bedfords flatworms, grey reef & whitetips too
Dive 2
Hawksbill turtles feeding, juvenile whitetips sat under a coral head, school of Indian bannerfish, Maldivian ghost pipefish, de manns snapping shrimp with eggs and martens sidegilded slug
Dive 3
**3 MANTA RAYS AND A WHALESHARK**
Day 7
Dive 1
Indian bannerfish, mantis shrimp, octopus, MANTA RAY, white mouth morays, porcelain crabs
Dive 2
*2 FROG FISH* Tamja olivaria, roboastra arika, tambja amakusana, tambja merosa & chromodoris glenei nudibranch's, the hold and deck where covered in silver side baitfish being hunted by lionfish, kawakawa tuna and blueline trevallies and schools of batfish
Dive 3
Halameda ghost pipefish, peacock mantis shrimp, longnose hawkfish, pixie hawkfish, job fish, kawakawa tuna hunting the baitfish, and an octopus
Day 8
Dive 1
Blueline trevallies hunting baitfish, hawksbill turtle, zebra morays, blotched stingray, mantis shrimp, longnose hawkfish
Dive 2
Huge school of blueline snapper, longfin batfish, Maldivian sponge snail, yellow margon moray, trumpetfish, scorpionfish, malabar grouper and lots of blackaxil cromis in coral heads
Dive 3
Black blotched stingray, whitetip, octopus, lots of harlequin and oriental sweetlips, peacock mantis shrimp, porcelain crabs, oates soft coral crab, titon triggerfish & lots of parrotfish
Day 9
Dive 1
Whitetips, chevron barracuda, school of black & white snapper, the large cave on this site has amazing fan and whip corals of many varieties, plus Maldivian ghost pipefish, whip coral shrimp, granulose black coral crab with eegs, spotted mantis shrimp, 2 WHITE LEAF FISH and rufus ounctata crabs
Dive 2
Pair of sea grass ghost pipefish, rock mover wrasse, MANTA RAYS, lots of blueline snapper and caves full of soft corals all puffed out from the current!
Dive 3
This reef was covered in baitfish with kawakawa tuna and blueline trevallies hunting, bartail morays, lionfish and several varities of shrimp life too
Day 10
Dive 1
MASSIVE NURSE SHARK, grey reef, hawksbill turtle, lots of fusiliers, oates soft coral crab, funeral joruna and thercera picta nudibranchs, fighting green morays
Dive 2
4 LEAF FISH 3 OF WHICH WERE JUVENILES, 4 ribbon eels 3 of them were blue/yellow and 1 black/yellow, spearing mantis shrimp, hunting lionfish, tons of shrimp life
Dive 3
Drift dive in clear clear blue water ... whitetips, napoleon wrasse, giant trevallies, neon fusiliers, hawksbill turtle, school of gold spot emperors, humpback snapper, Indian bannerfish
Day 11
Dive 1
Grey reef sharks, whitetip sharks, torpedo ray, schooling jacks and fighting titan triggerfish
Daytime Excursion
Shopping, Ice Cream and Sightseeing in Male
Day 12
Guest Transfer
Take guests to the airport for their flight home or onward transfer
Day 13
Sea Spirit SS361 15 Jan 2012 to 25 Jan 2012 Manta & Whaleshark Special (10 day)
Guest Transfer
Meet guests at the airport and transfer to Sea Spirit
Dive 1
Grey Reef & White Tip Reef Sharks, Octopus, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Maldivian Ghost Pipefish, Circular Batfish, Sea Star Shrimps, Popcorn & Shorthead Anenome Shrimp & a Glossodoris atromarginata Nudibranch
Evening Activity
2 MANTA RAYS feeding at the back of the boat after dinner
Day 1
Dive 1
Grey Reef & White Tip Reef Sharks, Octopus, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Schools of Circular Batfish, Big Eyes, Silver Jacks, Large Dogtooth Tuna hunting the Fusiliers & a Hawksbill Turtle
Dive 2
MANTA RAYS - not cleaning but riding the eddy from the sandbank!!!!
Dive 3
WRECK DIVE - every inch of this wreck is covered in coral growth and is a haven for small marine life who have taken up residence there, plus on the reef we found an Electric Ray, a pair of Chromodoris tritos Nudbranchs and swarms of Silversides, Glassfish & Juvenile Fusiliers
Day 2
Dive 1
Schools of Great Barracuda, Blueline Snapper, Humpback Snapper, Black Blotched Stingray, Eagle Rays, Mobula Rays & lots of overhangs with lovely soft corals
Drift Dive with Yellowback Fusiliers buzzing in the current, White Tips, Honeycombe Moray & Yellowfin Tuna
Dive 3
The reef was swarming with Glassfish and Silversides being hunted on by Blueline Trevally, Stonefish, Oates Soft Coral Crab Hawksbill Turtle & Longnose Hawkfish
Day 3
Dive 1
Massive Giant Trevally, White Tips, Unicorn Fish, Black&White Snapper, Red Snapper plus a run of overhangs stuffed full of Fan Corals & Whip Coral, Juvenile White Leafish and a tiny Scorpionfish
Dive 2
KawaKawa Tuna hunting the Silversides, White Tips, Hawksbill Turtle, Octopus, pair of Maldivian Ghost Pipefish & Funeral jorunna Nudibranch
Day 4
Dive 1
2 FEMALE AND 2 MALE MANTA RAYS CLEANING AND BARREL ROLLING, plus Eagle Ray, Oates Soft Coral Crab & White Mouth Morays
Dive 2
8 MANTA RAYS FOR THE WHOLE ENTIRE DIVE!!!
Snorkelling
Snorkelling with a WHALE SHARK!
Dive 3
Whizzing drift dive, turtles, long face emperors, stingray, pilot jacks, big big triggerfish
Day 5
Dive 1
FROG FISH, Tambja amakusana, roboatra arika, Tambja morosa, Chromodoris glenei & Glossodoris hikuerensis Nudibranchs plus a tiny Octopus, Stone Fish, school of Circular Batfish and lots of hunting
Dive 2
Schools of blue lined snapper and hump back snapper, saddled groupers, octopus, trevally, jacks, white tips.
Dive 3
Eagle Ray, Hawksbill Turtles, Zebra Moray, Titon Triggerfish & White Tips
Day 6
Dive 1
White Tips, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Zebra Moray, Glorious Flatworm, Neon Fusiliers, Oates Soft Coral Crab & Imperial Angelfish
Dive 2
Lots of White Tips buzzing in the current, Dogtooth Tuna, large Schools of Blueline Snapper & Neon Fusiliers, Whip Coral Shrimp, Starry Dragonet & a Juvenile Imperial Angelfish
Dive 3
Spearing Mantis Shrimp, Blue&Yellow Ribbon Eels, White Leafish, Bandit Morays, Honeycombe Morays, Anton Bruuni Cleaner Shrimp, Banded Boxer Shrimp and lots of Glass Fish
Day 7
Dive 1
15+ GREY REEF SHARKS, Eagle Rays, White Tips, Torpedo Ray, Dogtooth Tuna, Midnight & Black/White Snapper, Silver Jacks & a White Whip Coral Shrimp
Dive 2
Green turtle, big napoleon wrasse, streaming fuselliers, oriental sweet lips
Dive 3
Grey Reef, White Tips, Nurse Shark, Large Napoleon Wrasse, Dogtooth Tuna, Spiney Lobster and a school of Blacktail Snapper
Night Dive
Octopus, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Chromodoris glenei Nudibranch, Glorious Flatworm, Conical Black Coral Crab & Whip Coral Shrimp
Day 8
Dive 1
Lots of Grey Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Dogtooth Tuna and Silver Jacks
Dive 2
Wreck & Reef Dive - Hawksbill Turtle, Green and White Leafish, Oates Soft Coral Crab & lots of different varieties of Shrimp
Dive 3
Drift Dive with Jacks, Snapper, Napoleon Wrasse, Hawksbill Turtle plus a Thercera picta Nudibranch & 6 Ghost Pipefish of which 2 Where Ornate, 2 Maldivian a Slender and a Sea Grass
Night Dive
Shrimps, shrimps and shrimps, variuos crabs, walking feather stars, viper moray, saron shrimp
Day 9
Dive 1
Last Dive with Green turtle, hawksbill turtle, eagle ray, comet fish, fighting titan trigger fish
Daytime Excursion
Shopping, Ice Cream and Sightseeing in Male
Day 10
Guest Transfer
Take guests to the airport for their flight home or onward transfer
Day 11
 
Guest Transfer
Meet guests at the airport and transfer to Sea Spirit
Dive 1
Grey Reef & White Tip Reef Sharks, Octopus, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Maldivian Ghost Pipefish, Circular Batfish, Sea Star Shrimps, Popcorn & Shorthead Anenome Shrimp & a Glossodoris atromarginata Nudibranch
Evening Activity
2 MANTA RAYS feeding at the back of the boat after dinner
Day 1
Dive 1
Grey Reef & White Tip Reef Sharks, Octopus, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Schools of Circular Batfish, Big Eyes, Silver Jacks, Large Dogtooth Tuna hunting the Fusiliers & a Hawksbill Turtle
Dive 2
MANTA RAYS - not cleaning but riding the eddy from the sandbank!!!!
Dive 3
WRECK DIVE - every inch of this wreck is covered in coral growth and is a haven for small marine life who have taken up residence there, plus on the reef we found an Electric Ray, a pair of Chromodoris tritos Nudbranchs and swarms of Silversides, Glassfish & Juvenile Fusiliers
Day 2
Dive 1
Schools of Great Barracuda, Blueline Snapper, Humpback Snapper, Black Blotched Stingray, Eagle Rays, Mobula Rays & lots of overhangs with lovely soft corals
Drift Dive with Yellowback Fusiliers buzzing in the current, White Tips, Honeycombe Moray & Yellowfin Tuna
Dive 3
The reef was swarming with Glassfish and Silversides being hunted on by Blueline Trevally, Stonefish, Oates Soft Coral Crab Hawksbill Turtle & Longnose Hawkfish
Day 3
Dive 1
Massive Giant Trevally, White Tips, Unicorn Fish, Black&White Snapper, Red Snapper plus a run of overhangs stuffed full of Fan Corals & Whip Coral, Juvenile White Leafish and a tiny Scorpionfish
Dive 2
KawaKawa Tuna hunting the Silversides, White Tips, Hawksbill Turtle, Octopus, pair of Maldivian Ghost Pipefish & Funeral jorunna Nudibranch
Day 4
Dive 1
2 FEMALE AND 2 MALE MANTA RAYS CLEANING AND BARREL ROLLING, plus Eagle Ray, Oates Soft Coral Crab & White Mouth Morays
Dive 2
8 MANTA RAYS FOR THE WHOLE ENTIRE DIVE!!!
Snorkelling
Snorkelling with a WHALE SHARK!
Dive 3
Whizzing drift dive, turtles, long face emperors, stingray, pilot jacks, big big triggerfish
Day 5
Dive 1
FROG FISH, Tambja amakusana, roboatra arika, Tambja morosa, Chromodoris glenei & Glossodoris hikuerensis Nudibranchs plus a tiny Octopus, Stone Fish, school of Circular Batfish and lots of hunting
Dive 2
Schools of blue lined snapper and hump back snapper, saddled groupers, octopus, trevally, jacks, white tips.
Dive 3
Eagle Ray, Hawksbill Turtles, Zebra Moray, Titon Triggerfish & White Tips
Day 6
Dive 1
White Tips, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Zebra Moray, Glorious Flatworm, Neon Fusiliers, Oates Soft Coral Crab & Imperial Angelfish
Dive 2
Lots of White Tips buzzing in the current, Dogtooth Tuna, large Schools of Blueline Snapper & Neon Fusiliers, Whip Coral Shrimp, Starry Dragonet & a Juvenile Imperial Angelfish
Dive 3
Spearing Mantis Shrimp, Blue&Yellow Ribbon Eels, White Leafish, Bandit Morays, Honeycombe Morays, Anton Bruuni Cleaner Shrimp, Banded Boxer Shrimp and lots of Glass Fish
Day 7
Dive 1
15+ GREY REEF SHARKS, Eagle Rays, White Tips, Torpedo Ray, Dogtooth Tuna, Midnight & Black/White Snapper, Silver Jacks & a White Whip Coral Shrimp
Dive 2
Green turtle, big napoleon wrasse, streaming fuselliers, oriental sweet lips
Dive 3
Grey Reef, White Tips, Nurse Shark, Large Napoleon Wrasse, Dogtooth Tuna, Spiney Lobster and a school of Blacktail Snapper
Night Dive
Octopus, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Chromodoris glenei Nudibranch, Glorious Flatworm, Conical Black Coral Crab & Whip Coral Shrimp
Day 8
Dive 1
Lots of Grey Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Dogtooth Tuna and Silver Jacks
Dive 2
Wreck & Reef Dive - Hawksbill Turtle, Green and White Leafish, Oates Soft Coral Crab & lots of different varieties of Shrimp
Dive 3
Drift Dive with Jacks, Snapper, Napoleon Wrasse, Hawksbill Turtle plus a Thercera picta Nudibranch & 6 Ghost Pipefish of which 2 Where Ornate, 2 Maldivian a Slender and a Sea Grass
Night Dive
Shrimps, shrimps and shrimps, variuos crabs, walking feather stars, viper moray, saron shrimp
Day 9
Dive 1
Last Dive with Green turtle, hawksbill turtle, eagle ray, comet fish, fighting titan trigger fish
Daytime Excursion
Shopping, Ice Cream and Sightseeing in Male
Day 10
Guest Transfer
Take guests to the airport for their flight home or onward transfer
Day 11
Sea Spirit SS359 25 Dec 2011 to 7 Jan 2012 Christmas & New Year (12 day)
Guest Transfer
Meet guests at the airport and transfer to Sea Spirit
Day 1
Dive 1
Eagle rays, electric ray, dogtooth tuna, red snapper, school of gold spot emperor, white mouth moray, popping shrimp, moorish idols, rufus punctata crab and a peacock mantis shrimp
Dive 2
5 EAGLE RAYS, several grey reef sharks of which some were LARGE PREGNANT ONES! 3 spot flounder, whitetip reef sharks, YELLOW LEAF FISH, granulose black coral crabs, school of silver jacks and longface emperors
Dive 3
Grey reef sharks of all sizes on the edge of the thila in the current and being cleaned, BABY WHITETIPS SAT UNDER CORAL HEADS, octopus, peacock mantis shrimp, stone fish and schools of silver jacks and big eyes
Day 2
Dive 1
Grey reef sharks, whitetips, schools of silver jacks and big eyes, octopus
Dive 2
Eagle ray, grey reef sharks, whitetips, silver jacks, stonefish, hawksbill turtle and lots of neon fusiliers
Dive 3
Octopus, scorpion fish, caves full of anton bruuni cleaner shrimp, tiger cardinalfish with eggs in their mouths, notodoris citriana nudibranch, comet fish and a longnose hawkfish
Snorkelling
SNORKELLING WITH A FEEDING MANTA RAY!
Day 3
Dive 1
Whitetip, octopus, juvenile black & white snapper, shorthead anenome shrimp, porcelain crab, blue & yellow ribbon eel and an oates soft coral crab
Dive 2
Large schools of blueline and humpback snapper, plus midnight snapper in the water column off the reef, lots of soft blue & yellow coral and gorgonian sea fans and whip fans decorate the cave floors
Dive 3
A small wreck that is completely covered on soft corals and sponges plus coral trees full with glassfish, plus on reef A SMALL YELLOW CLOWN FROG FISH, lots of magnificent anenomes and yellow papilae flatworm
Snorkelling
SNORKELLING WITH 3 FEEDING MANTA RAYS!!!
Day 4
Dive 1
A VERY large grey reef shark, giant trevally, blueline trevally, neon fusiliers, hawksbill turtles feeding, lots of fan and whip corals, crown of thorns starfish, oates soft coral crab
Dive 2
Schools of tallfin batfish, blue lined snapper, humpback snapper, streams of fusiliers, whip coral shrimp
Dive 3
Whitetips, longface emperor, titon triggerfish, blueline trevally, longnose hawkfish, peacock mantis shrimp, common lionfish, bandit and undulate morays
Day 5
Dive 1
2 HUGE black blotched stingrays, FROG FISH, chromodoirs glenei & robostrata arika & tambja merosa nudibranchs, peacock mantis shrimp and lots of lionfish
Dive 2
Spiney lobster, whitetips, NURSE SHARK, schools of blueline snapper & gold spot emperor, oriental sweetlips and large groupers
Dive 3
Maldivian ghost pipefish, halameda ghost pipefish, whip coral shrimp, indian bannerfish, 100's of spawning surgeonfish and lots of table corals covering this reef
Day 6
Dive 1
**NEW YEARS EVE** Lots and lots of grey reef sharks of all sizes cruising the channel front, plus whitetips, 7 eagle rays, rainbow runners, napoleon wrasse and a school of silver jacks
Dive 2
Squadron of 10 eagle rays, lots of grey reef sharks, whitetips, silver jacks and lots of stunning overhangs and caves full of soft coral, fan coral & whip corals
Dive 3
Grey reef sharks, whitetips, hawksbill turtle, dogtooth tuna, black blotched stingray, honeycomb moray, clown fish with eggs
Day 7
Dive 1
**NEW YEARS DAY** Big grey reef sharks, whitetips, 10 eagle rays, schools of jack and large tuna
Dive 2
Drift dive along the wall covered in soft yellow and orange coral, rainbow runners, large napoleon wrasse, hawksbill turtle, several pallete surgeonfish and passing dogtooth tuna
Day 8
Dive 1
Eagle rays, hawksbill turtle, whitetip sat on the sand surrounded by sand eels, flabellina sp & chromodoris fidelis, tritos nudibranchs, honeycomb moray, tuna and oriental sweetlips
Dive 2
A squadron of 18 eagle rays, lots and lots of grey reef and whitetip reef sharks, black blotched stingray, school of silver jacks and 2 porcelain crabs feeding
Dive 3
5 Ribbon eels, LEAF FISH, masses of shrimp, honeycomb moray, bandit morays
Night Dive
Night Dive - with lots of different shrimp and crabs, plus a tiny squid and a spotted snake eel
Day 9
Dive 1
Drfit Dive - Giant trevally crusing the current, whitetips, PINK & WHITE LEAF FISH, honeycomb morays and lots of fusiliers
Dive 2
Several LARGE grey reef sharks, green turtles and hawkbill turtles, school of forrsters barracuda, silver jacks, tiny 3 spot flounder, spearing mantis shrimp
Dive 3
Amboin cleaner shrimp, batfish, suzanne's flatworm, pipefish, indian banner fish, glassfish
Day 10
Dive 1
Eagle ray, torpedo ray, blotched stingray, green turtles, whitetips
Dive 2
Wreck & Reef Dive - WHITE LEAF FISH, YELLOW LEAF FISH, oates soft coral crab, hawksbill turtle, chromodoris tritos nudibranch, peacock mantis shrimp and clownfish eggs
Dive 3
Several hawksbill turtles, whitetips, honeycomb morays & whitemouth morays, halameda ghost pipefish, schools of gold spot, blueline & humpback snapper and lots of neon fusiliers
Night Dive
Night Dive - with slipper lobster, red reef lobster, a giant red crab, tiny baby squid, oates soft coral crabs and many other different varieties of crab and shrimp
Day 11
Dive 1
Grey reef shark, whitetips, black & white snapper, indian bannerfish, a pair of ornate ghost pipefish and two therecea picta nudibranchs mating
Dive 2
Crown jellyfish, turtles, chromodoris glenei, chromodoris gemanus, ghost pipefish,
Dive 3
Green turtle, several honeycomb morays including a free swimming one, glossodoris hikurenuis nudibranch, yellow papilae flatworm and a suzanne flatworm
Day 12
Dive 1
Stunning soft coral site, hunting giant trevally and jacks, porcelain crabs, napoleons
Daytime Excursion
Shopping, Ice Cream and Sightseeing in Male
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
Eagle rays, electric ray, dogtooth tuna, red snapper, school of gold spot emperor, white mouth moray, popping shrimp, moorish idols, rufus punctata crab and a peacock mantis shrimp
Dive 2
5 EAGLE RAYS, several grey reef sharks of which some were LARGE PREGNANT ONES! 3 spot flounder, whitetip reef sharks, YELLOW LEAF FISH, granulose black coral crabs, school of silver jacks and longface emperors
Dive 3
Grey reef sharks of all sizes on the edge of the thila in the current and being cleaned, BABY WHITETIPS SAT UNDER CORAL HEADS, octopus, peacock mantis shrimp, stone fish and schools of silver jacks and big eyes
Day 2
Dive 1
Grey reef sharks, whitetips, schools of silver jacks and big eyes, octopus
Dive 2
Eagle ray, grey reef sharks, whitetips, silver jacks, stonefish, hawksbill turtle and lots of neon fusiliers
Dive 3
Octopus, scorpion fish, caves full of anton bruuni cleaner shrimp, tiger cardinalfish with eggs in their mouths, notodoris citriana nudibranch, comet fish and a longnose hawkfish
Snorkelling
SNORKELLING WITH A FEEDING MANTA RAY!
Day 3
Dive 1
Whitetip, octopus, juvenile black & white snapper, shorthead anenome shrimp, porcelain crab, blue & yellow ribbon eel and an oates soft coral crab
Dive 2
Large schools of blueline and humpback snapper, plus midnight snapper in the water column off the reef, lots of soft blue & yellow coral and gorgonian sea fans and whip fans decorate the cave floors
Dive 3
A small wreck that is completely covered on soft corals and sponges plus coral trees full with glassfish, plus on reef A SMALL YELLOW CLOWN FROG FISH, lots of magnificent anenomes and yellow papilae flatworm
Snorkelling
SNORKELLING WITH 3 FEEDING MANTA RAYS!!!
Day 4
Dive 1
A VERY large grey reef shark, giant trevally, blueline trevally, neon fusiliers, hawksbill turtles feeding, lots of fan and whip corals, crown of thorns starfish, oates soft coral crab
Dive 2
Schools of tallfin batfish, blue lined snapper, humpback snapper, streams of fusiliers, whip coral shrimp
Dive 3
Whitetips, longface emperor, titon triggerfish, blueline trevally, longnose hawkfish, peacock mantis shrimp, common lionfish, bandit and undulate morays
Day 5
Dive 1
2 HUGE black blotched stingrays, FROG FISH, chromodoirs glenei & robostrata arika & tambja merosa nudibranchs, peacock mantis shrimp and lots of lionfish
Dive 2
Spiney lobster, whitetips, NURSE SHARK, schools of blueline snapper & gold spot emperor, oriental sweetlips and large groupers
Dive 3
Maldivian ghost pipefish, halameda ghost pipefish, whip coral shrimp, indian bannerfish, 100's of spawning surgeonfish and lots of table corals covering this reef
Day 6
Dive 1
**NEW YEARS EVE** Lots and lots of grey reef sharks of all sizes cruising the channel front, plus whitetips, 7 eagle rays, rainbow runners, napoleon wrasse and a school of silver jacks
Dive 2
Squadron of 10 eagle rays, lots of grey reef sharks, whitetips, silver jacks and lots of stunning overhangs and caves full of soft coral, fan coral & whip corals
Dive 3
Grey reef sharks, whitetips, hawksbill turtle, dogtooth tuna, black blotched stingray, honeycomb moray, clown fish with eggs
Day 7
Dive 1
**NEW YEARS DAY** Big grey reef sharks, whitetips, 10 eagle rays, schools of jack and large tuna
Dive 2
Drift dive along the wall covered in soft yellow and orange coral, rainbow runners, large napoleon wrasse, hawksbill turtle, several pallete surgeonfish and passing dogtooth tuna
Day 8
Dive 1
Eagle rays, hawksbill turtle, whitetip sat on the sand surrounded by sand eels, flabellina sp & chromodoris fidelis, tritos nudibranchs, honeycomb moray, tuna and oriental sweetlips
Dive 2
A squadron of 18 eagle rays, lots and lots of grey reef and whitetip reef sharks, black blotched stingray, school of silver jacks and 2 porcelain crabs feeding
Dive 3
5 Ribbon eels, LEAF FISH, masses of shrimp, honeycomb moray, bandit morays
Night Dive
Night Dive - with lots of different shrimp and crabs, plus a tiny squid and a spotted snake eel
Day 9
Dive 1
Drfit Dive - Giant trevally crusing the current, whitetips, PINK & WHITE LEAF FISH, honeycomb morays and lots of fusiliers
Dive 2
Several LARGE grey reef sharks, green turtles and hawkbill turtles, school of forrsters barracuda, silver jacks, tiny 3 spot flounder, spearing mantis shrimp
Dive 3
Amboin cleaner shrimp, batfish, suzanne's flatworm, pipefish, indian banner fish, glassfish
Day 10
Dive 1
Eagle ray, torpedo ray, blotched stingray, green turtles, whitetips
Dive 2
Wreck & Reef Dive - WHITE LEAF FISH, YELLOW LEAF FISH, oates soft coral crab, hawksbill turtle, chromodoris tritos nudibranch, peacock mantis shrimp and clownfish eggs
Dive 3
Several hawksbill turtles, whitetips, honeycomb morays & whitemouth morays, halameda ghost pipefish, schools of gold spot, blueline & humpback snapper and lots of neon fusiliers
Night Dive
Night Dive - with slipper lobster, red reef lobster, a giant red crab, tiny baby squid, oates soft coral crabs and many other different varieties of crab and shrimp
Day 11
Dive 1
Grey reef shark, whitetips, black & white snapper, indian bannerfish, a pair of ornate ghost pipefish and two therecea picta nudibranchs mating
Dive 2
Crown jellyfish, turtles, chromodoris glenei, chromodoris gemanus, ghost pipefish,
Dive 3
Green turtle, several honeycomb morays including a free swimming one, glossodoris hikurenuis nudibranch, yellow papilae flatworm and a suzanne flatworm
Day 12
Dive 1
Stunning soft coral site, hunting giant trevally and jacks, porcelain crabs, napoleons
Daytime Excursion
Shopping, Ice Cream and Sightseeing in Male
Day 13
Guest Transfer
Take guests to the airport for their flight home or onward transfer
Day 14
Sea Spirit SS355 13 Nov 2011 to 20 Nov 2011 Central Atolls (7 days)
Guest Transfer
Meet guests at the airport and transfer to Sea Spirit
Dive 1
Check Dive - Mobula ray, dog tooth tuna, honeycombe moray, hawksbill turtle, indian bannerfish, porcelain crab and lots of neon fusiliers
Day 1
Dive 1
Mangrove whip rays, whitetips, hawksbill turtle, napoleon wrasse, porcelain crab and blueline snapper
Dive 2
Midnight snapper and black & white snapper, popcorn shrimp, bubble coral anenome shrimp, anton bruuni cleaner shrimp, cave full of glassfish and a bandit moray
Dive 3
Grey reef sharks, whitetips, blacktip, eaglerays, giant dogtooth tuna, silver jacks, longface emperor and a WHITE LEAF FISH
Day 2
Dive 1
Grey reef sharks, HAMMERHEAD, SILKY SHARK, whitetips, black blotched stingray, eagleray, huge dogtooth tuna and a school of silver jacks
Dive 2
Grey reef sharks, whitetips, hawksbill turtle, dogtooth tuna, schools of bigeye scad, silver jacks, giant trevally, peacock mantis shrimp and an OCTOPUS
Dive 3
Silvertip, grey reef shark, whitetips, hunting trevally, large school of fusiliers, dogtooth tuna
Night Dive
Amazing Night Dive!!
Day 3
Dive 1
Large school of neon fusiliers being hunted on by giant trevally and blueline trevally, hawksbill turtles, chevron barracuda, grey reef & whitetip reef sharks, oates soft coral crab
Dive 2
Stunning reef top covered as far as the eye can see in table corals plus grey reef shark, whitetips, rainbow runner, circular batfish, Maldivian ghost pipefish and 2 funeral jorunna nudibranch's
Dive 3
OCTOPUS, 2 STONE FISH SAT SIDE BY SIDE, marten's side giled slug, longnose hawksfish, oates soft coral crab
Day 4
Dive 1
Jenkins whiprays, 2 black blotched stingrays, 2 WHITE LEAF FISH one was a BABY, school of chevron barracuda plus caves full of fan corals, whip corals and coral trees
Dive 2
Frog fish, STONE FISH, chromodoirs glenei & tambja olivaria nudibranchs, peacock mantis shrimp and lots of lionfish
Dive 3
*SNORKELLING WITH 5 WHALE SHARKS!!!*
Day 5
Dive 1
Fish Soup - School of circular batfish, huge school of blueline snapper on the reef plus humpback snapper, large school of neon fusiliers being hunted by dogtooth tuna, giant trevally and blueline trevally
MANTA RAY, 4 blue & yellow ribbon eels, white mouth moray, spiny lobster, octopus, anton bruni cleaner shrimp
Dive 3
Wreck & Reef Dive - WHITE & GREEN LEAF FISH, 4 oates soft coral crabs, jenkins whipray, clown fish eggs, 2 shorthead anenome shrimp
Day 6
Dive 1
Hawksbill turtles, ocotopus, spawning parrot fish, leaf fish, flabalena nudibranches, schools of long nose butterflys
Daytime Excursion
Sightseeing, Shopping & 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
Check Dive - Mobula ray, dog tooth tuna, honeycombe moray, hawksbill turtle, indian bannerfish, porcelain crab and lots of neon fusiliers
Day 1
Dive 1
Mangrove whip rays, whitetips, hawksbill turtle, napoleon wrasse, porcelain crab and blueline snapper
Dive 2
Midnight snapper and black & white snapper, popcorn shrimp, bubble coral anenome shrimp, anton bruuni cleaner shrimp, cave full of glassfish and a bandit moray
Dive 3
Grey reef sharks, whitetips, blacktip, eaglerays, giant dogtooth tuna, silver jacks, longface emperor and a WHITE LEAF FISH
Day 2
Dive 1
Grey reef sharks, HAMMERHEAD, SILKY SHARK, whitetips, black blotched stingray, eagleray, huge dogtooth tuna and a school of silver jacks
Dive 2
Grey reef sharks, whitetips, hawksbill turtle, dogtooth tuna, schools of bigeye scad, silver jacks, giant trevally, peacock mantis shrimp and an OCTOPUS
Dive 3
Silvertip, grey reef shark, whitetips, hunting trevally, large school of fusiliers, dogtooth tuna
Night Dive
Amazing Night Dive!!
Day 3
Dive 1
Large school of neon fusiliers being hunted on by giant trevally and blueline trevally, hawksbill turtles, chevron barracuda, grey reef & whitetip reef sharks, oates soft coral crab
Dive 2
Stunning reef top covered as far as the eye can see in table corals plus grey reef shark, whitetips, rainbow runner, circular batfish, Maldivian ghost pipefish and 2 funeral jorunna nudibranch's
Dive 3
OCTOPUS, 2 STONE FISH SAT SIDE BY SIDE, marten's side giled slug, longnose hawksfish, oates soft coral crab
Day 4
Dive 1
Jenkins whiprays, 2 black blotched stingrays, 2 WHITE LEAF FISH one was a BABY, school of chevron barracuda plus caves full of fan corals, whip corals and coral trees
Dive 2
Frog fish, STONE FISH, chromodoirs glenei & tambja olivaria nudibranchs, peacock mantis shrimp and lots of lionfish
Dive 3
*SNORKELLING WITH 5 WHALE SHARKS!!!*
Day 5
Dive 1
Fish Soup - School of circular batfish, huge school of blueline snapper on the reef plus humpback snapper, large school of neon fusiliers being hunted by dogtooth tuna, giant trevally and blueline trevally
MANTA RAY, 4 blue & yellow ribbon eels, white mouth moray, spiny lobster, octopus, anton bruni cleaner shrimp
Dive 3
Wreck & Reef Dive - WHITE & GREEN LEAF FISH, 4 oates soft coral crabs, jenkins whipray, clown fish eggs, 2 shorthead anenome shrimp
Day 6
Dive 1
Hawksbill turtles, ocotopus, spawning parrot fish, leaf fish, flabalena nudibranches, schools of long nose butterflys
Daytime Excursion
Sightseeing, Shopping & Ice Cream in Male
Day 7
Guest Transfer
Take guests to the airport for their flight home or onward transfer
Day 8
Sea Spirit SS354 30 Oct 2011 to 11 Nov 2011 Central Atolls & Beyond (12 day)
Guest Transfer
Meet guests at the airport and transfer to Sea Spirit
Dive 1
Check dive with giant trevally, honeycombe moray, banded boxer shrimp, oates soft coral crab, hawksbill turtle, schools of blueline snapper, bigeyes and napoleon wrasse
Day 1
Dive 1
Giant trevally hunting, tons of neon fusiliers, schools of oriental sweetlips, caves full of glassfish and this thila is also covered in soft corals of every colour imaginable
Dive 2
Mobula rays, whitetips, MANTA RAYS plus and an octopus
Dive 3
Octopus, turtle, MANTA RAYS, blueline snapper and oriental sweetlips
Day 2
Dive 1
Large school of silver jacks, black & white snapper, midnight snapper, blueline trevally, glosodioris cincta & notodoris citriana nudibranch, spiney lobster, peaock mantis shrimp
Dive 2
WHITE LEAF FISH, oates soft coral crab, durban hinge beak shrimp, clouds of fusiliers, porcelain crabs
Dive 3
Gentle drift along the outside reef, whitetip reef sharks, schools of gold spot emperors, blueline snapper, humpback snapper, camoflauge grouper, whipcoral shrimp and short-head anenome shrimp
Day 3
Dive 1
Large school of silver jacks, chevron barracuda, circular batfish, school of indian bannerfish, chromodoris geometrica nudibranch, Maldivian ghostpipe fish and an oates soft coral crab
Dive 2
Whitetip sharks, masses of batfish, forsters barracuda, octopus
Night Dive
Lots of hunting whitetips, green moray, red snapper plus black blotched stingray and tons of swirling neon fusiliers
Evening Activity
*SNORKELLING WITH 2 MANTA RAYS OFF THE BACK OF THE BOAT AFTER DINNER* What an end to the day!
Day 4
Dive 1
Grey reef sharks, whitetips, eagleray, black blotched stingray, hawksbill turtle and a black & yellow ribbon eel
Dive 2
Huge school of bigeye scad, several juvenile whitetips sat under coral heads, notodoris citriana nudibranch, bigeyes, circular batfish & silver jacks
Dive 3
Whitetips, tuna, grey reef sharks, batfish and a mantis shrimp
Night Dive
Amazing!!!! (unfortunately they omitted to tell us why ... ?)
Day 5
Dive 1
5 COMMON DOLPHINS, school of chevron barracuda, school of circular batfish, school of kawa kawa tuna and lots of silverside baitfish
Dive 2
Grey reef shark, whitetips, hawksbill turtle, hunting blueline trevally, chromodoris glenei nudibranch and peacock mantis shrimp
Dive 3
"FISH SOUP" The top of this thila was swarming with neon fusiliers, blueline snapper and humpback snapper!!
Day 6
Dive 1
Wreck Dive - nurse shark, hold full of baitfish being hunted by lots of lionfish, GREEN FROG FISH, robostra arika & chromodoris glenei nudibranch, kawa kawa tuna, school of circular batfish, peacock mantis shrimp
Dive 2
Another "fish soup" dive with large schools of blueline snapper, humpback snapper, hunting blueline trevally plus lots of fan corals, whip corals decorating the floor wall and caves
Dive 3
Large school of rainbow runners, great barracuda, dogtooth tuna, red snapper, 10 spiney lobster and a school of indian bannerfish
Day 7
Dive 1
Black blotched stingrays, huge school of humpback snapper, large napoleon wrasse, whitetips, peacock mantis shrimp, imperial shrimp
Dive 2
A pretty thila with lots of hard coral and a variety of colourful reef fish plus a hawksbill turtle, kawakawa tuna and lunar fusiliers
Dive 3
Grey reefs, whitetips, large school of silver jacks, yellow leaf fish and overhangs dripping with soft yellow coral and the floors strewn with whip and fan coral
Day 8
Dive 1
Grey reef sharks, whitetips, mangrove whipray, silver jacks, YELLOW LEAF FISH and 2 large napoleon wrasse
Ocean Crossing
Large pod of Rizzo Dolphins lazing around in the warm surface water
Dive 2
MANTA RAY, juvenile imperial angelfish, palette surgeonfish, green moray being cleaned by anton bruuni cleaner shrimp, banded boxer shrimp, reef top pipefish and lots of red snapper
Dive 3
SQUADRON OF 18 EAGLERAYS, grey reef, whitetips, hawkbill turtle and lots of silver jacks
Day 9
Dive 1
Eagle rays, mobula rays, whitetips, LEAF FISH, white mouth moray, octopus, honeycombe moray, peacock mantis shrimp
Dive 2
5 Ribbon eels, cleaner shrimp, napoleon wrasse, bandit morays
Dive 3
Thercereca picta nudibranchs, peacock mantis shrimp, rainbow runners, silver jacks, black & white snapper, whitetips, hawksbill turtle and a white mouth moray
Day 10
Dive 1
Drift Dive - Whitetips, both green and hawksbill turtles, banded pipefish, lots of squirelfish, napoleon wrasse and a passing tuna
Dive 2
Green & hawksbill turtles, eagleray, grey sweetlips, oriental sweetlips, collared butterflyfish, imperial angelfish, WHITE LEAF FISH and spearing mantis shrimp
Dive 3
School of circular batfish, bearded scorpionfish, flabeline expotata nudibranch, glorious flatworm, bubble coral anenome shrimp, Maldivian sponge snail
Day 11
Dive 1
Drift Dive - Nurse shark, whitetips, hawksbill & green turtles, jobfish, starry pufferfish and porcelain crabs
Dive 2
LEAF FISH, soft coral crabs, whip coral shrimp, chromodoris tritos and anenome fish eggs
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
 
Guest Transfer
Meet guests at the airport and transfer to Sea Spirit
Dive 1
Check dive with giant trevally, honeycombe moray, banded boxer shrimp, oates soft coral crab, hawksbill turtle, schools of blueline snapper, bigeyes and napoleon wrasse
Day 1
Dive 1
Giant trevally hunting, tons of neon fusiliers, schools of oriental sweetlips, caves full of glassfish and this thila is also covered in soft corals of every colour imaginable
Dive 2
Mobula rays, whitetips, MANTA RAYS plus and an octopus
Dive 3
Octopus, turtle, MANTA RAYS, blueline snapper and oriental sweetlips
Day 2
Dive 1
Large school of silver jacks, black & white snapper, midnight snapper, blueline trevally, glosodioris cincta & notodoris citriana nudibranch, spiney lobster, peaock mantis shrimp
Dive 2
WHITE LEAF FISH, oates soft coral crab, durban hinge beak shrimp, clouds of fusiliers, porcelain crabs
Dive 3
Gentle drift along the outside reef, whitetip reef sharks, schools of gold spot emperors, blueline snapper, humpback snapper, camoflauge grouper, whipcoral shrimp and short-head anenome shrimp
Day 3
Dive 1
Large school of silver jacks, chevron barracuda, circular batfish, school of indian bannerfish, chromodoris geometrica nudibranch, Maldivian ghostpipe fish and an oates soft coral crab
Dive 2
Whitetip sharks, masses of batfish, forsters barracuda, octopus
Night Dive
Lots of hunting whitetips, green moray, red snapper plus black blotched stingray and tons of swirling neon fusiliers
Evening Activity
*SNORKELLING WITH 2 MANTA RAYS OFF THE BACK OF THE BOAT AFTER DINNER* What an end to the day!
Day 4
Dive 1
Grey reef sharks, whitetips, eagleray, black blotched stingray, hawksbill turtle and a black & yellow ribbon eel
Dive 2
Huge school of bigeye scad, several juvenile whitetips sat under coral heads, notodoris citriana nudibranch, bigeyes, circular batfish & silver jacks
Dive 3
Whitetips, tuna, grey reef sharks, batfish and a mantis shrimp
Night Dive
Amazing!!!! (unfortunately they omitted to tell us why ... ?)
Day 5
Dive 1
5 COMMON DOLPHINS, school of chevron barracuda, school of circular batfish, school of kawa kawa tuna and lots of silverside baitfish
Dive 2
Grey reef shark, whitetips, hawksbill turtle, hunting blueline trevally, chromodoris glenei nudibranch and peacock mantis shrimp
Dive 3
"FISH SOUP" The top of this thila was swarming with neon fusiliers, blueline snapper and humpback snapper!!
Day 6
Dive 1
Wreck Dive - nurse shark, hold full of baitfish being hunted by lots of lionfish, GREEN FROG FISH, robostra arika & chromodoris glenei nudibranch, kawa kawa tuna, school of circular batfish, peacock mantis shrimp
Dive 2
Another "fish soup" dive with large schools of blueline snapper, humpback snapper, hunting blueline trevally plus lots of fan corals, whip corals decorating the floor wall and caves
Dive 3
Large school of rainbow runners, great barracuda, dogtooth tuna, red snapper, 10 spiney lobster and a school of indian bannerfish
Day 7
Dive 1
Black blotched stingrays, huge school of humpback snapper, large napoleon wrasse, whitetips, peacock mantis shrimp, imperial shrimp
Dive 2
A pretty thila with lots of hard coral and a variety of colourful reef fish plus a hawksbill turtle, kawakawa tuna and lunar fusiliers
Dive 3
Grey reefs, whitetips, large school of silver jacks, yellow leaf fish and overhangs dripping with soft yellow coral and the floors strewn with whip and fan coral
Day 8
Dive 1
Grey reef sharks, whitetips, mangrove whipray, silver jacks, YELLOW LEAF FISH and 2 large napoleon wrasse
Ocean Crossing
Large pod of Rizzo Dolphins lazing around in the warm surface water
Dive 2
MANTA RAY, juvenile imperial angelfish, palette surgeonfish, green moray being cleaned by anton bruuni cleaner shrimp, banded boxer shrimp, reef top pipefish and lots of red snapper
Dive 3
SQUADRON OF 18 EAGLERAYS, grey reef, whitetips, hawkbill turtle and lots of silver jacks
Day 9
Dive 1
Eagle rays, mobula rays, whitetips, LEAF FISH, white mouth moray, octopus, honeycombe moray, peacock mantis shrimp
Dive 2
5 Ribbon eels, cleaner shrimp, napoleon wrasse, bandit morays
Dive 3
Thercereca picta nudibranchs, peacock mantis shrimp, rainbow runners, silver jacks, black & white snapper, whitetips, hawksbill turtle and a white mouth moray
Day 10
Dive 1
Drift Dive - Whitetips, both green and hawksbill turtles, banded pipefish, lots of squirelfish, napoleon wrasse and a passing tuna
Dive 2
Green & hawksbill turtles, eagleray, grey sweetlips, oriental sweetlips, collared butterflyfish, imperial angelfish, WHITE LEAF FISH and spearing mantis shrimp
Dive 3
School of circular batfish, bearded scorpionfish, flabeline expotata nudibranch, glorious flatworm, bubble coral anenome shrimp, Maldivian sponge snail
Day 11
Dive 1
Drift Dive - Nurse shark, whitetips, hawksbill & green turtles, jobfish, starry pufferfish and porcelain crabs
Dive 2
LEAF FISH, soft coral crabs, whip coral shrimp, chromodoris tritos and anenome fish eggs
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 SS353 23 Oct 2011 to 30 Oct 2011 Central Atolls (7 days)
Guest Transfer
Meet guests at airport and transfer to Sea Spirit
Dive 1
Check dive on the Kuda Giri wreck & reef, white leaf fish, peacock mantis shrimp, oates soft coral crab, porcelain crab, blueline trevally & lots of neon fusiliers
Day 1
Dive 1
Eagle rays, whitetips, schools of silver jacks & midnight snapper and honeycomb moray
Dive 2
Blue & yellow and black & yellow ribbon eels, yellow leaf fish, shorthead anenome shrimp, popcorn shrimp, anton bruuni cleaner shrimp, banded boxer shrimp, spearing mantis shrimp, spotted mantis shrimp, honeycomb moray & large napoleon wrasse
Pod of spinner dolphins bow-riding during our crossing from one atoll to another
Dive 3
Pair of maldivian ghost pipefish, thercera picta nudibranch, whitetips, hawksbill turtle & a school of indian bannerfish
Day 2
Snorkelling
Snorkelling with a WHALESHARK before breakfast!!!
Dive 1
Fish soup... huge school of blueline snapper & humpback snapper, glossodoris hikuerensis & chromodoirs kuniei nudibranchs, shorthead anenome shrimp & lots of colourful corals
Snorkelling
Snorkelling with 4 MANTA RAYS!!!!
Dive 2
Hunting long face emperors, napoleon wrasse, juvenile bi-colour parrot fish, whitetip sharks
Day 3
Dive 1
GREEN FROG FISH!!! the hold was full of baitfish being hunted on by 10 lionfish!!!! tambja affnis, tambja amakusana & chromodoris glenei nudibranchs
Dive 2
SAND TIGER SHARK (or so we believe!) whitetips, green turtle, hawksbill turtle, school fo humpback snapper, giant trevally, dogtooth tuna and lots of free swimming honeycomb morays
Night Dive
Spotted snake eel, crabs, shrimp & hawkbill turtles
Day 4
Dive 1
LEOPARD SHARK, schools of blueline & humpback snapper, whitetips, hawksbill turtle, dogtooth tuna & hunting blueline trevally
Dive 2
Wreck & reef dive - surrounding the wreck are sand eels along with baitfish, on the wreck we found white leaf fish, shrimp & a chromodoris tritos, on the reef we found oates soft coral crab and a small octopus peering out of a hole!
Dive 3
This thila is covered in so many varieties of soft coral, colours are peach, pink, orange, liliac, plus many whip corals and fan corals too - truly stunning
Day 5
Dive 1
10+ MANTA RAYS & 3 MOBULA RAYS - awesome!!!!!
Dive 2
4 MANTAS cleaning!!!!
Dive 3
Large school of silver jacks, school of black & white snapper, large napoleon wrasse, blueline trevally & a razor fish
Day 6
Dive 1
MANTA cleaning!
Daytime Excursion
Shopping, sightseeing & ice cream in Male
Day 7
Guest Transfer
Guests to airport to meet their international flight or onward transfer
Day 8
 
Guest Transfer
Meet guests at airport and transfer to Sea Spirit
Dive 1
Check dive on the Kuda Giri wreck & reef, white leaf fish, peacock mantis shrimp, oates soft coral crab, porcelain crab, blueline trevally & lots of neon fusiliers
Day 1
Dive 1
Eagle rays, whitetips, schools of silver jacks & midnight snapper and honeycomb moray
Dive 2
Blue & yellow and black & yellow ribbon eels, yellow leaf fish, shorthead anenome shrimp, popcorn shrimp, anton bruuni cleaner shrimp, banded boxer shrimp, spearing mantis shrimp, spotted mantis shrimp, honeycomb moray & large napoleon wrasse
Pod of spinner dolphins bow-riding during our crossing from one atoll to another
Dive 3
Pair of maldivian ghost pipefish, thercera picta nudibranch, whitetips, hawksbill turtle & a school of indian bannerfish
Day 2
Snorkelling
Snorkelling with a WHALESHARK before breakfast!!!
Dive 1
Fish soup... huge school of blueline snapper & humpback snapper, glossodoris hikuerensis & chromodoirs kuniei nudibranchs, shorthead anenome shrimp & lots of colourful corals
Snorkelling
Snorkelling with 4 MANTA RAYS!!!!
Dive 2
Hunting long face emperors, napoleon wrasse, juvenile bi-colour parrot fish, whitetip sharks
Day 3
Dive 1
GREEN FROG FISH!!! the hold was full of baitfish being hunted on by 10 lionfish!!!! tambja affnis, tambja amakusana & chromodoris glenei nudibranchs
Dive 2
SAND TIGER SHARK (or so we believe!) whitetips, green turtle, hawksbill turtle, school fo humpback snapper, giant trevally, dogtooth tuna and lots of free swimming honeycomb morays
Night Dive
Spotted snake eel, crabs, shrimp & hawkbill turtles
Day 4
Dive 1
LEOPARD SHARK, schools of blueline & humpback snapper, whitetips, hawksbill turtle, dogtooth tuna & hunting blueline trevally
Dive 2
Wreck & reef dive - surrounding the wreck are sand eels along with baitfish, on the wreck we found white leaf fish, shrimp & a chromodoris tritos, on the reef we found oates soft coral crab and a small octopus peering out of a hole!
Dive 3
This thila is covered in so many varieties of soft coral, colours are peach, pink, orange, liliac, plus many whip corals and fan corals too - truly stunning
Day 5
Dive 1
10+ MANTA RAYS & 3 MOBULA RAYS - awesome!!!!!
Dive 2
4 MANTAS cleaning!!!!
Dive 3
Large school of silver jacks, school of black & white snapper, large napoleon wrasse, blueline trevally & a razor fish
Day 6
Dive 1
MANTA cleaning!
Daytime Excursion
Shopping, sightseeing & ice cream in Male
Day 7
Guest Transfer
Guests to airport to meet their international flight or onward transfer
Day 8
Sea Spirit SS352 16 Oct 2011 to 23 Oct 2011 Central Atolls (7 days)
Guest Transfer
Meet guests at airport and transfer to Sea Spirit
Dive 1
Wreck & Reef Dive; WHITE LEAF FISH, clown fish eggs, oates soft coral crab, 2 chromodoris tritos nudibranchs, granulose black coral crabs and shultz's pipefish
Day 1
Dive 1
GREY REEF SHARKS cleaning, whitetips, eagleray, schools of chevron and forster's barracuda, bearded scorpionfish, schools of oriental and grey sweetlips, collared butterflyfish
Dive 2
Both blue & yellow and black & yellow ribbon eels, anton bruuni cleaner shrimp, imperial angelfish, pyramid butterflyfish, harlequin sweetlips and spotfin lionfish
Dive 3
Cave with a green moray being cleaned by banded boxer shrimp and anton bruuni cleaner shrimp, a fimbreated and zebra moray on a hole together, 2 tiny yellow boxfish, hawksbill turtle and a whitetip reef shark
Daytime Excursion
Shopping and sightseeing on the local island of Danghethi
Day 2
Dive 1
FISH SHOUP! A huge school of blueline snapper and humpback snapper, blueline trevally hunting fusiliers, whitetip reef shark, short-head anenome shrimp, plus caves full of fan corals and whip corals
Dive 2
GREEN FROGFISH! The hold was full of batfish being hunted by lionfish, peacock mantis shrimp, chromodoris glenei, tambja affnis and tambja amakusana nudibranch and a hawksbill turtle sat on top of the wheel house
Dive 3
Several hawksbill turtles eating, whitetips including juveniles sitting under a rock, funeral jorunna and chromodoris tritos nudibranchs and octopus
Day 3
Dive 1
Several grey reef sharks including some cleaning in a cave, whitetips, Maldivian ghostpipe fish, school of forsters barracuda and stunning gorgonian sea fans and table corals covering the top of the Thila
Dive 2
Hawksbill Turtle, Black Blotched Stingray, Oates Soft Coral Crab, Funeral jorunna Nudibranch, Bubble Coral Anenome Shrimp, Blueline Trevally hunting and Octopus mating
Dive 3
Grey reef sharks and so many whitetips, baitfish action and a octopus
Snorkelling
Snorkelling with Manta Rays at the back of Sea Spirit after dinner!!!
Day 4
Dive 1
Huge school of bigeye scad, school of chevron barracuda, school of silver jacks, school of circular batfish, school of blueline snapper, bigeyes, whitetips, hawksbill turtle, hunting giant trevally and tons of fusiliers
Dive 2
Large napoleon wrasse, camoflage grouper, spotfin lionfish, anton bruuni cleaner shrimp, banded boxer shrimp, sea star shrimp, jobfish, large napoleon wrasse and a small hawksbill turtle
Dive 3
Hunting giant trevally, blueline trevally and dogtooth tuna, porcelain crabs, school of blueline snapper, oriental sweetlips, notodoris gardineri nudibranch and imperial angelfish
Day 5
Dive 1
MANTA RAY, blacktip reef shark, mangrove whipray, giant trevally, oriental sweetlips, blueline snapper and lots hermit crabs
Dive 2
3 MANTA RAYS WITH ONE LARGE FEMALE CLEANING ... REALLY BEAUTIFUL!!!
Dive 3
Squadron of 7 eaglerays, green turtle, large school of silver jacks, black & white snapper, Maldivian sponge snail, banded boxer shrimp and anton bruuni cleaner shrimp
Day 6
Dive 1
2 Huge green turtles, Maldivian ghostpipefish, black & white snapper, peacock mantis shrimp, porcelain crabs and lots of soft coral and whip corals in a variety of different colours
Daytime Excursion
Sightseeing, shopping & ice cream in Male
Day 7
Guest Transfer
Transfer guests to airport for their flights home
Day 8
 
Guest Transfer
Meet guests at airport and transfer to Sea Spirit
Dive 1
Wreck & Reef Dive; WHITE LEAF FISH, clown fish eggs, oates soft coral crab, 2 chromodoris tritos nudibranchs, granulose black coral crabs and shultz's pipefish
Day 1
Dive 1
GREY REEF SHARKS cleaning, whitetips, eagleray, schools of chevron and forster's barracuda, bearded scorpionfish, schools of oriental and grey sweetlips, collared butterflyfish
Dive 2
Both blue & yellow and black & yellow ribbon eels, anton bruuni cleaner shrimp, imperial angelfish, pyramid butterflyfish, harlequin sweetlips and spotfin lionfish
Dive 3
Cave with a green moray being cleaned by banded boxer shrimp and anton bruuni cleaner shrimp, a fimbreated and zebra moray on a hole together, 2 tiny yellow boxfish, hawksbill turtle and a whitetip reef shark
Daytime Excursion
Shopping and sightseeing on the local island of Danghethi
Day 2
Dive 1
FISH SHOUP! A huge school of blueline snapper and humpback snapper, blueline trevally hunting fusiliers, whitetip reef shark, short-head anenome shrimp, plus caves full of fan corals and whip corals
Dive 2
GREEN FROGFISH! The hold was full of batfish being hunted by lionfish, peacock mantis shrimp, chromodoris glenei, tambja affnis and tambja amakusana nudibranch and a hawksbill turtle sat on top of the wheel house
Dive 3
Several hawksbill turtles eating, whitetips including juveniles sitting under a rock, funeral jorunna and chromodoris tritos nudibranchs and octopus
Day 3
Dive 1
Several grey reef sharks including some cleaning in a cave, whitetips, Maldivian ghostpipe fish, school of forsters barracuda and stunning gorgonian sea fans and table corals covering the top of the Thila
Dive 2
Hawksbill Turtle, Black Blotched Stingray, Oates Soft Coral Crab, Funeral jorunna Nudibranch, Bubble Coral Anenome Shrimp, Blueline Trevally hunting and Octopus mating
Dive 3
Grey reef sharks and so many whitetips, baitfish action and a octopus
Snorkelling
Snorkelling with Manta Rays at the back of Sea Spirit after dinner!!!
Day 4
Dive 1
Huge school of bigeye scad, school of chevron barracuda, school of silver jacks, school of circular batfish, school of blueline snapper, bigeyes, whitetips, hawksbill turtle, hunting giant trevally and tons of fusiliers
Dive 2
Large napoleon wrasse, camoflage grouper, spotfin lionfish, anton bruuni cleaner shrimp, banded boxer shrimp, sea star shrimp, jobfish, large napoleon wrasse and a small hawksbill turtle
Dive 3
Hunting giant trevally, blueline trevally and dogtooth tuna, porcelain crabs, school of blueline snapper, oriental sweetlips, notodoris gardineri nudibranch and imperial angelfish
Day 5
Dive 1
MANTA RAY, blacktip reef shark, mangrove whipray, giant trevally, oriental sweetlips, blueline snapper and lots hermit crabs
Dive 2
3 MANTA RAYS WITH ONE LARGE FEMALE CLEANING ... REALLY BEAUTIFUL!!!
Dive 3
Squadron of 7 eaglerays, green turtle, large school of silver jacks, black & white snapper, Maldivian sponge snail, banded boxer shrimp and anton bruuni cleaner shrimp
Day 6
Dive 1
2 Huge green turtles, Maldivian ghostpipefish, black & white snapper, peacock mantis shrimp, porcelain crabs and lots of soft coral and whip corals in a variety of different colours
Daytime Excursion
Sightseeing, shopping & ice cream in Male
Day 7
Guest Transfer
Transfer guests to airport for their flights home
Day 8
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
Daytime Excursion
Visit the local island of Danghethi for some sightseeing and shopping
Day 4
Dive 1
Schools of blueline snapper and humpback snapper, short-head anenome shrimp, lots of neon fusiliers, caves and overhangs full of fan corals and whip corals of all colours
Snorkelling
SNORKELLING WITH TWO WHALESHARKS!!!
Dive 2
GREEN FROG FISH, tHe hold full of glassfish being hunted on by lionfish, the bow covered in glassfish being hunted on by trevally and tuna, peacock mantis shrimp, black blotched stingray, whitetips, grey reef sharks, chromodoris geomertica and glenei Nudibranchs
Snorkelling
SNORKELLING WITH MANTA RAYS!
Day 5
Dive 1
Large napoleon wrasse, imperial angelfish, arc eye hawkfish, hairy-legged hermint crab, jobfish, titon triggerfish and a sailfish launching itself out of the water at the surface
Dive 2
Blue & yellow and black & yellow ribbon eels, bandit morays, cave full of anton brunni cleaner shrimp, spotted mantis shrimp and a honeycomb moray
Dive 3
SMALL GREEN FROG FISH, whitetips, honeycomb moray, giant trevally, hawksbill turtle, large napoleon wrasse, octopus and porcelain crabs
Day 6
Dive 1
Grey reef sharks, eaglerays, turtle, jacks, whitetips, oriental sweetlips
Daytime Excursion
Shopping, Sightseeing & Ice Cream in Male
Evening Activity
Watch trip DVD
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
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
Daytime Excursion
Visit the local island of Danghethi for some sightseeing and shopping
Day 4
Dive 1
Schools of blueline snapper and humpback snapper, short-head anenome shrimp, lots of neon fusiliers, caves and overhangs full of fan corals and whip corals of all colours
Snorkelling
SNORKELLING WITH TWO WHALESHARKS!!!
Dive 2
GREEN FROG FISH, tHe hold full of glassfish being hunted on by lionfish, the bow covered in glassfish being hunted on by trevally and tuna, peacock mantis shrimp, black blotched stingray, whitetips, grey reef sharks, chromodoris geomertica and glenei Nudibranchs
Snorkelling
SNORKELLING WITH MANTA RAYS!
Day 5
Dive 1
Large napoleon wrasse, imperial angelfish, arc eye hawkfish, hairy-legged hermint crab, jobfish, titon triggerfish and a sailfish launching itself out of the water at the surface
Dive 2
Blue & yellow and black & yellow ribbon eels, bandit morays, cave full of anton brunni cleaner shrimp, spotted mantis shrimp and a honeycomb moray
Dive 3
SMALL GREEN FROG FISH, whitetips, honeycomb moray, giant trevally, hawksbill turtle, large napoleon wrasse, octopus and porcelain crabs
Day 6
Dive 1
Grey reef sharks, eaglerays, turtle, jacks, whitetips, oriental sweetlips
Daytime Excursion
Shopping, Sightseeing & Ice Cream in Male
Evening Activity
Watch trip DVD
Day 7
Guest Transfer
Take guests to the airport for their flight home or onward transfer
Day 8
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 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 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 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 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