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Diving in the Maldives (without getting wet)…

Diving in the Maldives (without getting wet)…
submarine

submarine

Male is known for its Whale Submarine which is state of the art and gives those who don’t dive an opportunity to have a better look underwater. It takes you approximately 120 feet below water. It’s a excursion that must be done for sure because we all know that if you haven’t seen the underwater world in Maldives then you’ve missed out on most of your trip.

We had to get some info on safety as some of us were a little concerned about been stuck at the bottom. However we found out that the Whale submarine which is currently the world’s largest deep diving tourist submarine, has done more than 2000 dives safely, so there’s absolutely nothing to worry about. Everything went well with us and everyone was at ease. Our first stop at at 25 meters where we saw the most colorful display of corals and most eye catching reef fish. Snappers, Lionfish and turtles are plentiful here. Next stop was at 40 meters which was pretty much the same as at 25 metres except that one White Tip Reef Shark that decided to drop by and say hello.

Maldives Underwater

Maldives Underwater

The lights on outside on the submarine come on to give you a better view of what is around. Be sure to take your camera as we had many surprise visits from sharks, groupers and napoleons. The expert guides and instructors brief you on all the different dive sites and they will also point out many different marine species on the way (and this is how I know their names because clearly I don’t know my fish as well as I thought)We were there underwater for approximately 45 minutes and got some of the best pictures of the whole trip.
Apparently, if you take a night dive, the submarine’s lights will illuminate the coral as it gets close to the reef walls, revealing vivid colours that are not visible in the natural daylight. Oh well! Maybe next time….

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