More Photos from Diving in the Coral Hills, Sunset Faru, Lucky Rock and Bapoli Thila Dive Sites, in The South Ari Atoll, Maldives


More Photos from Diving in the Coral Hills, Sunset Faru, Lucky Rock and Bapoli Thila Dive Sites, in The South Ari Atoll, Maldives

There are a lot of small creatures living on the reefs, that you can only spot while diving slowly, and only if you know where to look.
Lobsters and shrimp for example, always hide under dark overhangs or in small caves.
Tiny fish live in tiny nooks in the coral rocks, and little shrimp that have the job of cleaning eels and fish can be seen inside sponges and coral.

Long nose fish can be found inside bushy sea-ferns and little crabs can be found in the beautiful spaghetti anemones.

The dive masters at each resort, who dive each dive site hundreds of times, know how to point out the hiding shrimp, the dens of the octopus and other tiny creatures that are otherwise so hard to spot.

The underwater world never ceases to amaze me.
Something that looks like a plant suddenly starts swimming and moving, changing its location.
Another wonder is the leaf fish, which is a beautiful replica of a dry leaf.

Every nook and cranny in the rocks has a resident, and the deep sea is is full of sharks and gliding eagle rays.

Schools of fish swim in unison, demonstrating that we all share one mind, as they turn together with perfect uniformity.

Being underwater is so soothing to me.
When I finish each dive, my heart rate is so slow that my wristwatch registers around 50 beats per minute.

Sending you calm and loving thoughts,
Tali

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