SLOWLIFE Diaries

Keep up-to-date with posts and interesting facts from our resorts.

Turtly Great Advice

Today is World Turtle Day and we are celebrating by getting some life advice from our oceanic reptile friends. Don’t be afraid to ask for help – Turtle hatchlings work as a team to dig up through 50-60cm of sand from inside their …

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Uneggspected encounters

You never know what you will find when you head out for “just a quick snorkel” at the end of the day. We swam across this beautiful Spider Shell laying eggs in a perfect sheltered spot. This was the first time we had encountered this …

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Bleaching Bivalves

You may have heard that there is a global bleaching event currently affecting coral reefs. BUT did you know this event also affects giant clams (Tridacnids)? Just look at this comparison below, can you guess which one is bleached? All giant …

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Happy Birthday Sir David Attenborough

“People say, what was the most magical moment in your career as a naturalist? I always reply, ‘The first time I put on a mask and went below the surface'” – Sir David Attenborough If only we could convince him to come to …

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T.G.I.M

It’s Monday and we’re back at the office. Back in the ocean. Back at our passion. Back doing what we love. Back saving the sea one day at a time. If you’re facing Monday like this Red-marbled Lizardfish (Synodus …

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Game of Thorns

The Crown of Thorns starfish can be about as lethal as the families in Game of Thrones. CoT are carnivorous predators that prey upon hard coral polyps (Scleractinia). An individual can eat 10m2 in a day, if an outbreak occurs they can cause …

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Teamwork makes the Dream Work

We wouldn’t be able to complete our surveys without the help of our experienced boat captains. They always know how to make us smile and where to drop us off. But when we are conducting 2 hour long dives, leaving them on the boat, not many …

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Snowflakes at Soneva

The snowflake moray eel Echidna nebulosa, also known as the clouded moray eel, has a distinctive pattern all over its body that looks like snowflakes. They like to hide out in cosy places and are more active at night when they come out to feed …

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Maldives Magic

This sponge is only 5cm across but gave us big laughs when we looked up its name. The Magicians Sponge or in Latin Craniella ABRACADABRA!! Someone had a great sense of humor when naming this critter. It really is the little things in life. …

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He’s a bit crabby…

Even on our days off we still try to make friends with ocean critters, though they are not always the friendliest. Discover More: www.soneva.com

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