The Slowlife Diaries

Through the Captain's Eyes

Solving the Plastic Packaging Problem

By Anna Kučírková Plastic packaging is one of the worst environmental crises our planet faces today. Many forms of plastic packaging are single-use and difficult to recycle or are not eligible for recycling in many places. While single-use …

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A rare find: The Wedgetail Triggerfish

Photo credit: Clive Coward Mention ‘triggerfish’ to any avid snorkeller or diver, and their expression cycles through a mixture of amusement and mild terror. Visitors to tropical reefs around the world are likely to be briefed on the …

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Raise a Toast to Tiny Sea Turtles This Easter

Unexpected visitors During Easter, Soneva Jani is expecting the arrival of up to 100 baby sea turtles, which are due to hatch between April 11 – 21. These hatchlings are the offspring of a Green sea turtle that visited Soneva Jani on the night …

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Soneva Jani is seeing turtles

Here in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is home to some incredible marine life. The shimmering azure waters house some of the ocean’s most amazing creatures: sea turtles. The Maldives is home to five species of sea turtles, the most common are …

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Dolphins

‘The lady over there has 2,000,000 followers on Instagram,’ I’m told as I prepare to make my introduction to everybody on board the ship. ‘You’ll be live streamed across the world so you better get your facts straight.’ I look down at my …

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Creature of Many Talents

Today I’m going to introduce you to another of the many charismatic creatures that can be spotted around our jetty. This time it is the Squid! Squid, like the Octopus, are Cephalopods. This means that they are soft-bodied, with only a …

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Look at What the Tide Brought In: Comb Jellies!

Don’t ever trust a marine biologist when they tell you what their favourite sea creature is, because it’s guaranteed to be something else the next day. Today, my favourite creature is the weird and wonderful comb jellyfish. Depending …

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A Suprise Visit at Soneva Jani

As we all know, one of the highlights of Soneva Fushi (at least for us Water Babies) is the spectacular trip to Hanifaru Bay where you have the chance to encounter upwards of 50 Mantas’ in the bay. We have, however, been lucky enough at Soneva …

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Mantas Are Back

And here it has arrived, my favorite time of the year, when Manta Rays come back to visit us in Baa Atoll. One of our first encounters has been with Racheebabes a female manta ray with a small damage on left pectoral fin. We didn’t manage …

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Cute but Deadly

The Yellow Boxfish (Ostracion cubicus) is a well-loved fish for its cute looks and bright appealing colouration. A small fish, reaching a maximum size of about 45cm, it’s body is comprised of a hard external skin, which is formed by many fused …

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