Reveries Diving Village with moon New Year’s Eve 2012

After a great dinner ‘al frescoe’ in the garden, the moon was up and the lights were bright

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New Year with Boduberu

New Year with Boduberu

Taken a few minutes ago at the beach outside the dive center. This is a traditional ‘boduberu’ group from the village down the road, who perform with drums and chant. The dancing that goes with it is pretty infectious…. even I got my wiggle on for a few minutes with my neighbour’s 7 year old daughter.

Eeeek

Eeeek

I’m not sure what kind of spider this is. A Wolf Spider? I reckon my Dad will know, but seeing as he doesn’t often get on the internet… Mum, please ask him.

Here they’re called ‘Maali’ which means spider (surprise surprise). Anyone have any more specifics?

Honeycomb Moray

Honeycomb Moray

I haven’t seen one of these morays for a long time, but while drifting in to the atoll I luckily looked down at the right time and spotted one. Honeycomb morays are amazingly beautiful creatures. Even the inside of the mouth continues with same markings. They are very relaxed animals and allow you to come very close if you approach slowly and without any sudden movements.

Chef and turtle

Chef and turtle

Our newly certified Chef from the Reveries hotel. It’s hard to think that when he arrived in Laamu, he could not swim or even float comfortably. Time, patience, perseverance and hard work have all paid off and we welcome Chef to the PADI fold as an Open Water Certified Diver. Congratulations!

Ray Ray

Ray Ray

A song title stolen from New Zealand’s group Fat Freddies Drop. we found this stingray at the newly discovered dive site named Uthuru Haa. It was sitting at around 20m and we were getting pretty low on deco time. Luckily Jude managed to get a few snaps. I think it is a feathertail stingray…. but it’s hard to tell.