Dive 1 (morning)
HP Reef, North Male’ Atoll
We headed to HP Reef which is a Marine Protected Area of North Male’ Atoll. There was a slight incoming current which was just perfect. Too less current and the Soft Coral would not be blooming. If too much then the dive would be over too soon. We entered into the blue water where the visibility was about 20m. As we drifted in the reef started to appear in a distance. A lone eagle ray was moving towards the blue from the ocean. As soon as we got to the reef everyone became mesmerized by the beauty of the soft corals on the overhangs, the floor of the reef and the coral outcrops. Massive Dogtooth Tunas passed by close to the reef. At the bottom was school of Big Eye Travelly. Fish life was abundant. Everyone took their own time to absorb in the beauty of this place. This dive site just got better and better as we moved along the reef. We did our safety stop on top of the reef where the depth about 8m.
Dive 2 (noon)
The Dive Guides asked gave everyone where they wanted to go and gave a bunch of choices. Everyone choose Nassimo Thila as they all really liked the late afternoon dive they did the previous day and wanted to see the place in good light. We a slight had out going and the visibility was good. Everyone managed to explore the best parts of the site. First we all looked at the coral outcrops and then moved shallow to see the overhangs. Fish life was abundant here as well. There were big Napoleon Wrasses, White Tip Sharks, Schools of Fusiliers, Dogtooth Tuna, Trevallies and many more. The sunlight did have a positive effect on the site as everything was lit up where as yesterday all was bit gloomy due to the weather and setting sun. Diving amongst the diverse marine life and the incredible soft coral was truly a fantastic way to conclude the dive cruise.
Category: Black Pearl Liveaboard