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Travel Blogs from North Male Atoll
... One of them tried to attach to me before I surfaced...I totally freaked out! So crazy. But by our third day of diving we had developed a fun rapport with the crew, instructors and other divers. Pete, Paula, Colin and I brought some beers with us from the mini bar and we sat at the front of the boat after our last dive, drinking, laughing and sharing stories. We sat by the pool with Brett and Paul for awhile after we got back, then took a break for lunch. We lounged ...
So, the good bit that came out of the rainy day was making new friends! Just as I was finishing my blog post about drinking wine and playing scrabble, Brett, who we dove with earlier that day, came to the bar for a drink with his partner Paul. We ordered wine and chatted for the next two hours. Brett is a psychologist and Paul works in Silicon Valley; they've been together for 23 years and this is their second trip to the Maldives. They were staying in an overwater villa, so they ...
... the lounge! haha. 11am our flight left....after they searched everyone's bags, looking for pork products or alcohol...and drugs of course...lol.
I don't even know how to explain the flight. I know that I've said this a few times, but this is definitely PARADISE!! To get to our resort, we had to fly over all of the other ones!! AMAZING! You could see some of the resorts from the plane...in the middle of nowhere. And all the coral reefs surrounding the ...
We got up early today to start with a sunny dive. We dived at the Manta Point near the airport (North Malé Atoll). As is usually the case when I am diving Manta point: no Manta's. But it was definitely a nice drift dive, with some nice schools of oriental sweetlips enjoying the current. I decided to change my dive suit for just a shorts and lycra top, since the water was really warm with 29 degrees Celsius.
After the dive we got a chance for last minute shopping ...
... was the President's island...enough said.
When we set sail..the local coast guard followed in front and had to move all the local smaller boats out of the way..we had never seen that before...I have no idea what the locals were thinking. We are a small cruise ship..but, we were obviously much larger than them!!
Our next stop is Mumbai.....and it is forecast to be in the hi 90s...yike! It will be a very long day as we are going to the Taj Mahal...and have to fly ...
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