Night dives

Any diver, however experienced he might be, is always surprised and moved by a night dive

WE WILL DIVE WITH MANTA RAYST

Any diver, however experienced he might be, is always surprised and moved by a night dive surrounded by manta rays. This dive, 8-meter deep in a lagoon, shows the learning abilities of these animals, the fish with the biggest brains. A powerful spotlight is located on the stern, attracting great amounts of plankton. Manta rays feed precisely on plankton and they respond in an extraordinary way to any animal’s most important instinct: feeding.

Given the big amounts of food that animals as big as manta rays need, their behavior is strongly marked by their food needs: when finding a great concentration of plankton, manta rays focus all their attention in eating as much as they can, ignoring virtually everything else around them, even the divers. Manta rays pay so little attention to us that we can even feel their graze: all we have to do is open our eyes and enjoy a magical experience that can move the diver to tears.Any diver, however experienced he might be, is always surprised and moved by a night dive surrounded by manta rays. This dive, 8-meter deep in a lagoon, shows the learning abilities of these animals, the fish with the biggest brains. A powerful spotlight is located on the stern, attracting great amounts of plankton. Manta rays feed precisely on plankton and they respond in an extraordinary way to any animal’s most important instinct: feeding.

Given the big amounts of food that animals as big as manta rays need, their behavior is strongly marked by their food needs: when finding a great concentration of plankton, manta rays focus all their attention in eating as much as they can, ignoring virtually everything else around them, even the divers. Manta rays pay so little attention to us that we can even feel their graze: all we have to do is open our eyes and enjoy a magical experience that can move the diver to tears.

WITH NURSE SHARKS

The dive with nurse sharks is special as it takes place under a dock in a Maldives resort. We might think that, being so close to the shore and at little depth, it will not be a remarkable experience, but it actually turns out to be quite different. Through the years, nurse sharks, stingrays, amberjacks and other inhabitants of the reefs have learnt that the arrival of a boat at the dock can mean there will soon be food in the water, so when they hear us arrive they gather under the diving dohni.

When we jump into the water the activity is frantic. Nurse sharks and greater amberjacks surround us and push us to pass by, adrenaline rises and the animals transmit their frenzy because everything happens very quickly and even disturbingly close to us… A unique show in the submarine world.The dive with nurse sharks is special as it takes place under a dock in a Maldives resort. We might think that, being so close to the shore and at little depth, it will not be a remarkable experience, but it actually turns out to be quite different. Through the years, nurse sharks, stingrays, amberjacks and other inhabitants of the reefs have learnt that the arrival of a boat at the dock can mean there will soon be food in the water, so when they hear us arrive they gather under the diving dohni.

When we jump into the water the activity is frantic. Nurse sharks and greater amberjacks surround us and push us to pass by, adrenaline rises and the animals transmit their frenzy because everything happens very quickly and even disturbingly close to us… A unique show in the submarine world.

WITH WHITETIP SHARKS

This dive takes place mainly in the upper part of a thila. It is common to find currents there, so all we have to do is dive to six or eight meters deep, sit back and enjoy the show. The main characters are whitetip sharks, eels and some stingrays in the moments when they are more active: dinner time. The experience of watching them hunt is fantastic, no matter how many times one has witnessed it. Sitting down at the first rows of the theatre, all we have to worry about is not to miss anything happening around us.This dive takes place mainly in the upper part of a thila. It is common to find currents there, so all we have to do is dive to six or eight meters deep, sit back and enjoy the show. The main characters are whitetip sharks, eels and some stingrays in the moments when they are more active: dinner time. The experience of watching them hunt is fantastic, no matter how many times one has witnessed it. Sitting down at the first rows of the theatre, all we have to worry about is not to miss anything happening around us.

AND THE WHALE SHARK

This is one of the secrets that hosts the Great Southern Maldives. In a place that can be incredibly diving up to 15 different species of sharks, one of the most amazing experiences that we can live is the appearance in the stern of the boat and night of one or more whale sharks eating quietly.

This huge fish, the largest of the earth, you need to supply so much plankton that is able to filter up to 6,000 liters of water per hour through its mouth up to 1.4m in size. In one of the lagoons funding in southern Maldives, light boat at night attracts a lot of plankton and this, in turn, attracts sharks remain quietly in the stern of the boat eating for hours. Often it makes even upright, with the mouth to the surface, because thereby absorbing water does not move and does not move away from food.

With your mask and your fins you can safely swim around and enjoy this incredible encounter can be considered unique in the world, like many other things in Maldives!This is one of the secrets that hosts the Great Southern Maldives. In a place that can be incredibly diving up to 15 different species of sharks, one of the most amazing experiences that we can live is the appearance in the stern of the boat and night of one or more whale sharks eating quietly.

This huge fish, the largest of the earth, you need to supply so much plankton that is able to filter up to 6,000 liters of water per hour through its mouth up to 1.4m in size. In one of the lagoons funding in southern Maldives, light boat at night attracts a lot of plankton and this, in turn, attracts sharks remain quietly in the stern of the boat eating for hours. Often it makes even upright, with the mouth to the surface, because thereby absorbing water does not move and does not move away from food.

With your mask and your fins you can safely swim around and enjoy this incredible encounter can be considered unique in the world, like many other things in Maldives!