July 2003, Sun Island, Indian Ocean, Maldives
starting as a OW and AOW diver
Dive Center: Little Mermaid, Sun Island, South Ari Atoll, Maldives
Dive sites: House Reef (all OW Dives), Maamigili Beru (Navigation Dive, coral gardens), Ariyadhoo Corner (Drift Dive, shark nursery), Dhigodhoo Archez (Deep Dive, great scenery), Machchafushi (Wreck Dive), Ariyadhoo Caves (Night Dive, caves)
It was fantastic - with my lovely dive buddy Prudi from South Africa! There wasnt a big pool on that small island so we had all dives in the Indian Ocean and enjoyed the great underwater world with the first dive training.
The island is a beauty with sandy beaches, turquoise-blue water and palms all around. There are not many people on that romantic island and you can enjoy the loneliness - an ideal place for lovers and honeymooners. Unfortunately, the Tsunami of 2004 distroyed many reefs in the South of the Maldives and the underwater world might be not the same as before.