Location: Kuda Thila, Baa Atoll
Dive 1 (Morning)
Early wake up call. We started our day with a medium current on Kuda Thila with lots of goodies. There was a lot of action on the start of the dive as Blue Fin Travellies were hunting the anchovies at shallow waters. We came across a Leaf Fish.
Kuda Thila is both good for macro photography as well as wide angel, as it’s a place where you could just about find everything gobies, frogfish, long nose hawks fish, as well as mantas from time to time. The site features overhangs and coral formations. Coral life is good and fish life abundant.
Location: Hanifaru Bay, Baa Atoll
Dive 2 (Noon)
A much anticipated dive at Hanifaru Bay when served at its best would be around 30 or more Mantas and Whale Sharks in this small bay where plankton accumulates providing a feasting ground for Mantas and Whale Sharks. How ever, today was not one of those spectacular days nevertheless we had about 4 Mantas on the cleaning station feeding and cleaning at the same time.
We would stay an extra day in this area before we cruise off for our next site as yet we still in search for a Whale Shark and the “Manta Feeding Frenzy” before this trip is over.
Location: Kakani Thila, Baa Atoll
Dive 3 (Afternoon)
Kakani Thila consists of a main Thila and a bunch of smaller coral block. There is a good cover of differently coloured soft corals growing in these blocks. There were a variety of fish including huge schools of Glassfish, Silver Sprat, Fusiliers, Sweet Lips and Blue-lined Snappers. It was a very relaxing dive. We were for on the look out for a black frog fish on the but it must have moved, as we had no luck today. This was a great wrap up for the day. We look forward for the morning as Hannifaru Bay is on the first morning dive menu, and we would update our readers by the end of the third dive tomorrow.
Category: Black Pearl Liveaboard