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Orchid Farewell from Komandoo

31 Jan 2010

Many people like Orchids. In fact it is the largest family of the flowering plants, with about 20.000 different species; tulips and vanilla among them. Due to the constant temperature in the Maldives of about 30 C, Orchids can survive all year round here with…

Boot Show 2010, Prodivers dinner in Duesseldorf, Day 8

30 Jan 2010

Every year Prodivers organizes a dinner, during the show, for the former Prodivers staff. It is a way to thank the staff that has been working for Prodivers during all the years and also a good excuse to have a nice evening together. This year…

Vakarufalhi’s Manta Season – Officially Open!

30 Jan 2010

From mid December to around the middle of April,  Manta Season in the South Ari Atoll is in full swing.  As if you needed even more reason to come and visit during this time! Mantas normally live at depths up to 500 meters and only…

The rest of the gang on Kuredu

30 Jan 2010

If we are talking about all our members of the team of course we cannot miss out Jutta (base leader), Darren (videographer) and Frank (IT specialist). Jutta’s work involves the whole organization of the daily program for the instructors and snorkel guides, planning courses, trying…

Where is my breakfast?

30 Jan 2010

Everybody on Komandoo has the chance to have a peaceful breakfast sitting on the terrace beside the sea. Even this beautiful Maakana wants to enjoy this. Looks like he’s asking: Where is my breakfast?These birds are quite common in the Maldives and they feed mainly…

Grass Ghost Pipefish in Komandoo Lagoon

30 Jan 2010

We saw last days an ornate ghost pipefish in the house reef of Komandoo. Today we have found these two grass ghost pipefish in the lagoon. At barely two meters of depth, these two creatures, close relatives to the previous ornate ghost pipefish, always hang…

Boot Show 2010, former staff, Day 7

29 Jan 2010

It took some time but he found his way to Duesseldorf again!!! Markus Grim was working from 1996-1998 for Prodivers in Kuredu, always searching for the ultimate dive. His philosophy: “You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.” We hope…

Friday Night on Vakarufalhi

29 Jan 2010

Friday Night is Maldivian Night on Vakarufalhi, where everybody on the island has to wear a sarong.  Sarongs are the local dress in the Maldives, usually worn by men.  During the afternoon, staff on the island teach the guests the different ways how to tie…

Kuredu’s helping hands on the boats

29 Jan 2010

The dive and snorkel boats that head out from Kuredu, Komandoo and Vakarufalhi are all staffed by local Maldivian crews.  The local knoweldge and expertise that they bring is invaluable, and the captain and crew are an important part of every diver and snorkelers experience…