FUN-travel: Amazing Maalhosmadulu Atoll – Maldives Dive & Snorkel Report – Day 6

December 9, 2016 by  

  • Today’s Dives – total of 4…all drift dives with very strong currents…highlights = scorpion fish…a wall of yellow coral…(saw the video) actually a blend of …corn silk …mustard …lemon yellows….mixed with red-orange…apple green… and mauve colored coral. VG & VP (very good & very pretty)

Me & My Snorkel Yacht

1st Snorkel – not pretty coral…but some different fish…black/white thick striped dascyllus…powder blue surgeonfish aka Dory…2 unknowns…blackish bodies… one with tangerine trim outlining top and tail…other with lemon yellow.

Dory

2nd Snorkel – all the usual suspects….and orangespine unicornfish….brownish gray body with orange tailspins & anal fin…foursaddle grouper…varying shades of brown…looks like snakeskin…clown triggerfish…black upper body with large white spots on lower half…then heading out from the reef…a nice Tahitian Stingray…followed by a shark coming in! …the perfect end to my snorkel.

Pretty Parrotfish

  • John‘s (San Jose) birthday celebration…after dinner & a few beers…he said “I’d come back here in a heartbeat. And I’d dive with Steve any day.” Turns out they were destined to meet…paired up as roomies…both from California… and their birthdays are one day apart.” How’s that for “dive karma?”

Today’s Snorkel Site

FUN-fact – Steve noticed me rubbing my jaw the 2nd day and suggested I needed a different mouthpiece which he just happened to have! You actually mold it to your bite so you don’t clench and my jaw magically stopped hurting. I love ya Steve!!

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