FUN-travel: Amazing Ari Atoll – Maldives Dive & Snorkel Report – Day 4

December 8, 2016 by  

  • Been a little disappointed…so have chosen… to be more selective in my viewing…only want to see fish….up close and personal…with clear waters.

1st Snorkel – Ship’s Captain Adam personally took me…nice drift snorkel…5’ w/better visibility…angel fish…parrot fish…big school of dolphins…9 rating

  • Dive Report is subjective…13 people…depends on what they see…and how they see it…so I will give highlights… from those that had a good one…and speak English.
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Tonight’s Treat

  • Today’s Dives – 4 total …#2…marvelous manta rays…10+ rating…#3 incredible octopus…changed color and texture…as it tried to get away…10+ rating

2nd Snorkel – incredible!…best so far…3 to 5’ deep reef …lots of life & movement…moorish idol…humpback unicornfish…surgeonfish…jacks…red tooth triggerfish…giant clams…anthias…3 spotted dascyllus…even Nemos aka clownfish…10++ rating

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  • #4 Night Dive – off back of boat…manta rays…don’t even have to get in the water! My rating 10++…divers rating -2

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FUN-fact – Ask and ye shall receive! Got my own private snorkel yacht… since I am only one snorkeling…Dinghy Captain Alam…drives me to best spots… and even put my fins on for me! Ahh…now this is the life!

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My Snorkel Yacht

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2 Responses to “FUN-travel: Amazing Ari Atoll – Maldives Dive & Snorkel Report – Day 4”

  1. Dave Keesey on December 8th, 2016 10:52 am

    Chris and Susan, I am so impressed with what you are doing!! Thanks for the great pictures and explanations. Chris, are you getting in the water??!!

    The night dives sound scary!! You guys are amazing. All is well in San Diego. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Love, Dave

  2. Susan Clarke on December 8th, 2016 11:34 pm

    Our dive partners said the same thing when they found out we didn’t dive. There are 4 of us from California too! It has been great getting to see the Maldives and the fish are a bit different every time I go out. See you in a couple of weeks! Susan & Chris