Nudibranchs

Nudibranchs and flatworms around Maafushivaru

This is a collection of nudibranchs and flatworms we can see around Maafushivaru. Just recently we have been able to find the very first sheep nudibranchs that we are aware of in the Maldives. Within a few days we could find Costasiella sp, Costasiella usagi and Costasiella kuroshimae. We also recently found several Cyerce sp – another rare species in the Maldives. If you are a true nudibranch lover join us for some dives and we will show you some macro life that you will not have seen before in South Ari atoll!

Please note that this is not a full collection, we have seen many more but we don’t have proper photos of everything we see during our dives. This website will be updated frequently though.

On some photos you can see that we don’t know the species, if you can help please contact is with ID, thank you.

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Maafushivaru

Beautiful tropical scenery, luxurious villas and golden beaches encircled by a sparkling ocean, render the twin islands of Maafushivaru and Lonubo, a perfect vision of paradise.

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Scuba diving

Maafushivaru possesses an enviable location on the southern tip of Ari atoll, a place world-famous for amazing scuba diving, where whale sharks and manta rays can usually be seen year round.

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Water sports

For those guests who generally prefer to stay on the surface, our water sports beachside shack located a few steps away from the dive centre, offers some excellent Indian Ocean experiences.

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Snorkeling trips

Why not join our resident Marine Biologist for the numerous snorkel adventures on offer and enjoy live encounters with turtles, mantas and even whale sharks!

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