Meanwhile the boulder outside Baa Rah is no less interesting. Shoals of black fin barracuda and Andaman sweetlips swim in the shallower areas, and towards the sandy seafloor, you’ll see leopard sharks and the like taking a rest. Manta Rays frequent the stack of rocks here, as the wrasse inhabiting the area make for a great cleaning station after a day of making a buffet of plankton blooms further south.
The trip takes you to several islands that have beautiful house reefs as well as dive spots nearby. You’ll find that a “dive” safari is not only about the sun, sea and boats, but also skipping to several islands. Visiting these quaint little fishing communities that have only now begun to see fresh touches of civilization here and there, you’ll understand what people mean when they say that Maldives is a place where time stands still.
Some of the other islands on the itinerary of Nautilus Two for September include Thakandhoo, Nelaidhoo, Kurinmbi, Maroshi, Ferumbaydhoo, Nomara, Kulhudufushi, Finey, and back to Hanimadhoo, the airport island, which also has a series of four reefs.
Your trip will last about 10 days after which you’ll be flying back to the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport in Malé and perhaps to another adventure, or just adjusting to city life; buffering a huge culture shock. But remember that the 10 days you spent vacationing in the Maldives will have embedded indelible memories in your mind! Learn more about trips to the Maldives.