Maldives Baby! Kandooma Fushi Island, South Malé Atoll – Videos

This is a blog-in-process!!  At this time, we are at a location where I’m unable to upload videos.  I am posting this blog to maintain the proper timeline, as this is my final Maldives blog before starting our next adventure!  I have added the headings, then as I am able I will upload all videos…

Maldives Baby! Kandooma Fushi Island, South Malé Atoll – Day 5 – Last Day & Final Moments

Day 4 – Final Evening After a full day of snorkeling with nurse sharks, reef sharks, a Hawksbill sea turtle, moray eel and lots of beautiful coral reef fish then seeing a pod of spinner dolphins…our day ended with a lovely meal at the Kandooma Restaurant! Walk Back To Our Beach Villa   Day 5…

Maldives Baby! Kandooma Fushi Island, South Malé Atoll – Day 4 – A Pod of Spinner Dolphins!!

After snorkeling with nurse sharks, reef sharks, moray eels, lovely coral reef fish, and a Hawksbill sea turtle, it was time to return to our island paradise, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma! Because of our enthusiasm and hope to see dolphins during our time out on the water, the boat crew decided to swing by an area of water…

Maldives Baby! Kandoomaa Fushi Island, South Malé Atoll – Day 4 – Coral Reef Snorkeling – Coral Reef Fish

Some lovely fish made an appearance! I was thrilled to be back swimming with such beautiful fish, just like I did while snorkeling in the Red Sea. Click here to read about coral reef fish I saw while snorkeling in the Red Sea. S, 🇲🇻 Coral Reef Fish – Maldives Amazing Maldives! S, <3 <3…

Maldives Baby! Kandoomaa Fushi Island, South Malé Atoll – Day 4 – Coral Reef Snorkeling – Hawksbill Sea Turtle

At least I think this is a Hawksbill sea turtle – it is difficult to identify precisely by looking at these pictures because I didn’t get a clear enough shot of his (or her) beak.  I’m thinking maybe a Hawksbill because the beak does seem to have a sharper, more curved edge?  I might be…

Maldives Baby! Kandoomaa Fushi Island, South Malé Atoll – Day 4 – Coral Reef Snorkeling – Moray Eels

This was exciting!! We saw two moray eels!!!! I spotted this one almost immediately when we entered the water! I didn’t linger too long because these guys freak me out!  I surfaced and looked for my snorkeling guide! Later, with my guide we saw another moray eel! I felt braver and followed him for a…

Maldives Baby! Kandoomaa Fushi Island, South Malé Atoll – Day 4 – Coral Reef Snorkeling – Blacktip Reef Shark

After snorkeling with nurse sharks, our next stop was a coral reef. This was an exciting coral reef snorkel because of its variety of inhabitants! When I spotted the blacktip reef shark, I was so excited I swam towards it! I started following it….and soon realized I was getting further and further away from my…

Maldives Baby! Kandooma Fushi Island, South Malé Atoll – Day 3 – Snorkeling With Sea Turtles

This was an exciting boat ride to two locations! First, to snorkel with sea turtles at Turtle Point; second to snorkel along a reef. The water visibility wasn’t so great because of recent rains, but hey!  Who cares!  Sea turtles! The turtles were difficult to spot, as they camaflauge so well with their environment.  But,…

Maldives Baby! Kandooma Fushi Island, South Malé Atoll – Day I – Our First Snorkel!

Supplied with free snorkeling gear from the hotel, we headed to the South Beach to snorkel!! The water was actually cool! I was shocked! As well, visibility was poor because of the recent rains. The best snorkeling, we were told, was near and under the overwater villas. However, the current there was strong – making…

Maldives Baby! Kandooma Fushi Island, South Malé Atoll – Day I – Our Arrival!

According to Wikipedia, the Maldives consists of 1,192 coral islands that are chained into 26 atolls. Simply put, the Maldives is sectioned into 26 groups of coral islands. We flew from Jordan to Hamad International Airport in Qatar for an hour or so layover, to fly into the Velana International Airport, on HulHulé Island in…