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 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 – 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! 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…

Maldives Baby! Kandoomaa Fushi Island, South Malé Atoll – Day 4 –Morning Birds & Morning Snorkel

My morning walk to the island’s South Beach to snorkel had two delightful surprises of a large grey heron and a white-breasted waterhen! I later learned the white-breasted waterhen is the national bird of the Maldives! A funny selfie that I didn’t know I took of myself as I checked out the temperature of the…

Maldives Baby! Kandoomaa Fushi Island, South Malé Atoll – Day 3 – Shark Feeding & A Beautiful Sunset!

After an amazing day, it was time to settle in for sunset and some dinner! But first, there was the once-a-week shark feeding!  Blacktip and whitetip reef sharks were the regular attendees! What were the sharks being fed? Big chunks of raw beef! My pictures are grainy because I was taking them with my iPhone,…