Megafauna and Marine Life
At Landaa, a total of 228 guests joined 34 guided excursions during June month, including the ever-popular Dolphin Cruise, followed by the underwater Guided Adventure Snorkel.
At Kuda Huraa, 351 guests enjoyed our guided excursions this month, mainly the Dolphin Cruise and a series of Snorkel Adventures.
We have observed a decline in sightings of Hawksbill turtles this month. This might be explained by recent choppy sea conditions, altering turtle behaviours. By contrast, the sightings of manta rays have increased, and we have observed busy cleaning stations locally, as well as ‘mating train’ behaviours (the male ray imitates the actions of the female, to court her). Hulhumalé is still providing excellent megafauna sightings, with regular encounters with stingrays, tiger sharks, and some very large (but friendly) bull sharks.