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Any updates on the condition of the corals in the Maldives

Discussion in 'Maldives' started by VinnieG, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. VinnieG

    VinnieG Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Thailand
    I am considering a liveaboard in Maldives early next year, but I am hesitating because of the coral bleaching. Has anyone been there lately and can give an update on how it looks?
  2. Ken Kurtis

    Ken Kurtis Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Beverly Hills, CA
    I was there two weeks ago on the Manthiri (just posted my trip report) and essentailly saw no bleaching. There were isolated corals here or there, but not on every site or anything like that. Nothing widespread that we saw.

    - Ken
  3. Tippytoes12

    Tippytoes12 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: UK
    We were there in May 2015 and again in May 2016. The liveaboard routes were slightly different , but while there is bleaching, the corals we saw in 2016 were probably better than in 2016. The main draw in the Maldives is the very very prolific fish life , which was not affected at all. It's wonderful for many sharks , loads of mantas and in the correct area , whalesharks. We are going back on 2017.

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