Maldives Baby! Kandoomaa Fushi Island, South Malé Atoll – Day 4 – Snorkeling With Nurse Sharks

I don’t think I gave myself enough time to be scared because I jumped in the water right after our snorkeling guide!

Nurse sharks are harmless.

Well, they typically are – yet have very strong jaws filled with serrated teeth and if bothered, will bite in defense.

However, it still was a bit daunting, that first jump into the water, while these huge sharks circled the boat. I’m still not sure what food the crew threw into the water to attract the sharks – whatever it was, they claimed it was vegetarian!

I only felt fear once, when I swam too close to one and it suddenly jolted its large head towards me, telling me to back off.  That freaked me out a bit.

The rest of the time, I was in awe of these huge creatures as they glided silently through the water.

Glided silently beneath me.

Over me.

Along side of me.

The water was murky, visibility not so great because of recent rains. But that didn’t matter when the sharks were at arms length away! But, the one rule – when I reached out to touch one – was “no” by the snorkeling guide. Of course, I knew better – but when this ginormous shark was so close, it was difficult not to want to reach out and touch it!!!

At one point there were four sharks swimming around us!!  It was surreal!  I felt SO alive!!!  Experiencing something so outside the ordinary!!!

Some of the fish in the crowd were giant trevally…they have teeth and swim with their mouth open!!!

Snorkeling with Nurse Sharks

Here are my many pictures of these beautiful creatures!

Happy Snorkelers!

This Picture “Cracks” Me Up!  😉

June, 2019 - Kandooma Fushi Island, South Malé Atoll, Maldives - Swimming with Nurse Sharks

Four Nurse Sharks Circling for Food!

At one time, four nurse sharks were swimming with us! I wasn’t able to photograph all four sharks in the same photo..the best was three sharks in one picture!June, 2019 - Kandooma Fushi Island, South Malé Atoll, Maldives - Snorkeling with Nurse SharksJune, 2019 - Kandooma Fushi Island, South Malé Atoll, Maldives - Snorkeling with Nurse SharksJune, 2019 - Kandooma Fushi Island, South Malé Atoll, Maldives - Snorkeling with Nurse SharksJune, 2019 - Kandooma Fushi Island, South Malé Atoll, Maldives - Snorkeling with Nurse Sharks

This picture looks so ominous…with two sharks swimming into the picture ahead of the one below me!June, 2019 - Kandooma Fushi Island, South Malé Atoll, Maldives - Snorkeling with Nurse Sharks

Giant Trevally Fish – Angry Fish!  😡

June, 2019 - Kandooma Fushi Island, South Malé Atoll, Maldives - Snorkeling with Nurse Sharks - Angry Looking Giant TrevallyJune, 2019 - Kandooma Fushi Island, South Malé Atoll, Maldives - Snorkeling with Nurse Sharks - Giant TrevallyJune, 2019 - Kandooma Fushi Island, South Malé Atoll, Maldives - Snorkeling with Nurse Sharks

Snorkeling With Nurse Sharks – My Incredible Moments

Did you ever have one of those moments where you felt the most alive in your entire life? Eckhart Tolle explains why adrenaline junkies do what they do – to feel the present moment, because being present on a regular basis is too hard because we battle the mind. Snorkeling with nurse sharks was one of those moments where I felt the most alive in my entire life. I wanted more. I wanted life to feel this way all the time! My mind was absent. My heart was leading the way!! Next stop – great white sharks!! LOL!!! Only if I’m in a cage!!! Well, maybe not…  😉

I love these picture because I’m diving, chasing after the shark…chasing adventure!!!!

“Petting” a Nurse Shark!  😉

June, 2019 - Kandooma Fushi Island, South Malé Atoll, Maldives - Snorkeling with Nurse Sharks - Joyful Stephanie "Petting" a Nurse Shark

Nurse Shark Swimming Towards Me, Then Under Me!

When one of the sharks swims right at you, then under you!
June, 2019 - Kandooma Fushi Island, South Malé Atoll, Maldives - Snorkeling with Nurse Sharks - Nurse Shark Swimming Towards Me (Joyful Stephanie) Then Under MeJune, 2019 - Kandooma Fushi Island, South Malé Atoll, Maldives - Snorkeling with Nurse Sharks - Nurse Shark Swimming Towards Me (Joyful Stephanie) Then Under MeJune, 2019 - Kandooma Fushi Island, South Malé Atoll, Maldives - Snorkeling with Nurse Sharks - Nurse Shark Swimming Towards Me (Joyful Stephanie) Then Under MeJune, 2019 - Kandooma Fushi Island, South Malé Atoll, Maldives - Snorkeling with Nurse Sharks - Nurse Shark Swimming Towards Me (Joyful Stephanie) Then Under Me

One of our snorkeling guides…June, 2019 - Kandooma Fushi Island, South Malé Atoll, Maldives - Snorkeling with Nurse Sharks - Snorkeling Guide and Nurse Shark

AMAZING MALDIVES!!!!!!!

S, ❤ ❤ ❤

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. mama says:

    Have to give you a “LOT” of credit for this experience! Gave me goosebumps just looking 😳at that on big nurse shark 🦈 coming at you…GULP!!! You have come a long way from snorkelling in Terrance Bay. 👵🏻😍

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    1. Thanks mama!!!! xoxoxo

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