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! 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! 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! Kandooma Fushi Island, South Malé Atoll – Day 3 – Coral Reef Snorkeling

After snorkeling with sea turtles, we crawled back on the boat to go to another reef to check out coral reef fish. We dropped the hook, and jumped back in! The only rule – don’t touch the coral! Maldive lobsters! Many coral reef fish! The water was murky, from recent rains, but the fish were…

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,…