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Keep up-to-date with posts from our resorts and interesting and educational posts from our resident Marine Biologists.

World Water Day

Yesterday, March 22, marked World Water Day. Did you know that 2.1 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water? And that by 2050, the number of people who live in severely water-scarce areas is could be 3 billion? To make matters …

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Is it a sponge? a snail? or Both?!

This funny animal that is mostly see during night dives, but it has also been spotted during a day snorkel, is commonly called the Maldivian Sponge Snail (Coriocella hibyae). The first time I saw it, the first thing that came into my mind was …

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Coral Fluorescence

 Couple of days ago I had a visiting diving instructor ask me if I had ever seen the coral fluorescence. Confused, I asked him if he meant the plankton bioluminescence, only to have him repeat “coral fluorescence.” As you can already tell, I had …

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Don’t throw it ‘away’

Recently at Soneva Jani, we have been making a big push to educate people about the impacts of plastic in our ocean. Many people do not give a second thought when they throw their waste ‘away,’ but they often do not realise where ‘away’ is. More …

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Creatures of the Night

Night Snorkelling is one of the nicest and weirdest experience, which any avid snorkeller should once try. We get in the water as the sun is setting, when some of the creatures are getting ready to “disappear” for the night and some …

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Fishy Army

You have probably seen this white and blue Damsel-Fish that has a yellow margin on the dorsal part of its body, nearly everywhere, whether it has been in the Atlantic, Pacific or Indo-pacific ocean, due to their wide distribution. Although there …

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Freediving with world champions

Us Marine Biologists at Soneva spend quite a bit of time snorkelling and introducing our guests to the wonder of the sea. We use our excursions almost as a museal tour, diving down and pointing out the most interesting creatures to explain what …

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