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My introduction to Maldives like most is the high rise ridden city of Male. I arrive late in the evening and take the water taxi from the airport. The island city is overcrowded and all you can see is the overbearing incandescent lights of the overpriced hotels. I find my hotel and hunker in for the night. I'm anxious to get out of this city as …
... traditional our boat actually was. We cruised a short distance to a point in the harbor where we could anchor overnight since the other 6 passengers who were not coming from Sri Lanka were not arriving until the next day.
I had planned for a day in Male after the cruise ended before my flight back to Nepal, but Bongo took us for a short tour around Male. Short because everything of interest in Male can be seen in about an hour – the Friday ...
They wake you up early here - 6am. Ready for dive number 1.
We don't dive from the main boat. We have a second boat - the dive dhoni. It's brand new, huge with loads of room per person to kit up. There are 20 of us, plus 3 guides. And plenty big enough - impressed.
The dive was a sloping reef, very much like what I am used to in Mabul. The coral was disappointing - quite dead. But towards the end - 6 black tip reef sharks darting around. Cute.
After the ...
... we were worried about you all today because I thought this must be ******* the people here alone..." And it was... But I made the best of it. My villa came with these cool bikes and I rode around the island this morning and started to appreciate how big 3 kilometers is. I went to breakfast around 8:30 and finally ran into people. I had breakfast with Dr. Susan, the trip doctor and Jill from Brazil.
I told everyone at the table about the potatoes that were almost as good ...
... bar, and tried out our "skipping ball"-- a floating bouncy ball that skips like a skipping stone. After watching the sun set while floating in the clear waters, we got out and wandered to the bar for piņa coladas :) We watched dark clouds rolling in from the east and north, and felt the wind change... its beautiful being in such a flat area, because we can see weather coming for miles. The stars here are also just gorgeous- there is no light pollution, because ...