We have done a make over in the dive school. The downstairs equipment
room is renovated with new rinse tanks and equipment staring, hangers
etc. Also a new class room is made with Aircon, TV, DVD player and Wifi
The mantas are baaaack!!
These beautiful gliders are causing a lot of divers to converge at the
cleaning stations. We have been fortunate enough to catch sight of
mantas in almost all of our dives. BUT remember to keep proper dive
etiquette when diving at manta stations: i.e. DO keep off the
top of the station. DON'T try to touch or chase after the
mantas. DO keep an eye on your dive computer and SPG. DON'T
lose your dive group; there have been instances where divers have
accidently joined other dive groups and ended up surfacing at the wrong
boat, etc. AND most importantly, be patient and wait calmly at
the station; mantas are shy but curious creatures, they will come up to
you to investigate if you don't make any sudden movements... and that's
an unforgettable experience!!
The month of May started
off nicely enough, but towards the latter half, we have had stormy
weather, with strong winds and rough seas. Of course, this doesn't
deter those hardy souls who are our regular dive clients, but sometimes
we just have to call a dive off because the risk of harm just isn't
worth taking. The good news is that we can use this opportunity to make
repairs and do routine maintenance on our dive equipment. But keep an
eye out for that sun... it might just manage to make it out through all
those clouds and be a calming influence on those temperamental winds!!
The southwest monsoon (wet
season) is upon us and as such the busy tourist season is petering to a
stop. That should not affect those of us living and diving in Male',
since, with the exception of a rough first two weeks, we have been
fortunate to have sunny skies and calm waters throughout.
/ March 2009
We've had some good times
and great diving over the months of February and March. The
introduction of the Dive Alert short message system ensures that all
active divers are informed of upcoming events and dive opportunities.
Of course, if you'd rather not receive these messages, just reply to
the Dive School number with the word "REMOVE" in the message body.
1st January 2009
We, the staff of Sea
Explorers Dive School, wish all the divers and visitors a Happy New
Year and a active Diving year for 2009.
August / September 2008
the month is coming and Ramazan will start Sunday or Monday.
The dive school and office will be closed on the first day of Ramazan
but we will have normal office hours (9:15 till 14:30 hrs) during
Ramazan. Diving will also be conducted but please do give us some
notice if you want to go diving. Please be at the Dive school by 9.15
hrs for the morning dive and 14.15 hrs for the afternoon dive.
We all hear about the rising oil prices
and the increase in the cost of goods. We are not immune to this and in
Male' the prices are going up day by day. This is influencing our
operating costs as well and we have had to increase the prices of our
services. Please check with us for the new rates effective 1st July
The high season is over and it is
time for maintenance and repairs. After looking at all the equipment we
had and how the state of it was after the season. It is amazing how bad
people look after rented equipment and I am shocked in what state it
comes back some times. So we bought new equipment. We have now brand
new Aqualung Wave BCD's and Aqualung Calypso regulators. We
reorganized the dive centre and it looks better again.
December 6th, 2007
Today we say goodbye to Hamid Firdows He
was for many years the face of the dive school he has accepted a job on
a resort to see how that is. We wish him all the best in his new
Busy month of April.
The month is not over yet and we have
been busy with some projects the last week. You can all read about it
Golden Jubilee Jamboree
15th - 19th April 2007
National Scout Association asked Sea Explorers Dive School to be a
facilitator in this event and we have agreed. On the days, Sea
Explorers Dive School ......
19th February 2007
On the evening of the 19th of February
we got a worrying call that here was a fire in the Engine room of the
MV Giulia. All the passengers where taken of the boat and put on the
diving dhoni for there safety. No person got injured. The coast guard
fire and rescue was at the scene 20 minutes after being informed by us.
But to no avail even with the help other boats fighting the fire, the
Giulia succumbed to the fire completely. The boat had started a new
trip that morning and was fully loaded with fuel and supplies. When the
fire became out of control and the fuel caught fire there was no hope
anymore of saving the boat.
The guest where brought to Male and spend the night here. The proper
authorities where informed statements where taken and the embassies
send a representative to issue temporary travel documents. Most of the
guests opted to return home immediately and some continued on their
holidays in the Maldives. We found resorts for them and they spend the
rest of the week there.
Happy new Year
1st January 2007
To all our divers and good wishers we wish you all a happy
new year and a good diving year. We have started with some improvements
we have replaced BCD's in the dive school and overhauled the Dive Dhoni
engine. We have started the new year with sunshine and we all hope this
will improve. Due to the weather of last month we have a lot of
mosquitoes and this has given many people fever and body pains. Now the
weather is improved, it will be possible to get rid of the
mosquitoes and we can enjoy the sun and good visibility.
Well the day fell literally in water, the weather was
bad and nobody wonted to be on a boat in this weather. So we had
to postpone the day.
18th November 2006
We are organizing a family trip on the
18th November, and it seems that this is an activity that a lot of
people like. Already there are 25 people signed up for the day.
We will let you know soon how it all went.
26th September 2006
We had three new individuals that did the
intro dive. We had some rough seas on the way to the lagoon but that
was a very short period. We anchored the boat and went in the water and
let them have a go at it.
and how cool was it??
Month of Ramadan
24th September is the start of the
fasting month Ramadan. This has off course effect to us divers.
It is not a good idea to go diving if you are fasting, due to
dehydration the changes to decompression illness is increased. To
prevent this it is better not to go diving. If you do wont to go for a
dive it is advised to do this in the morning, shallow and relaxed.
PADI CLEAN-UP DIVE:
morning 9.00 O'clock the divers met in the dive school and got all the
equipment ready to go to Vilingili and meet the other divers from
Maldivers and Divers Lodge, to clean up the western reef of
Dive for Debris...
is the theme for this year’s annual international clean up
dive to be held worldwide on Saturday the 16th of
September. Organized by the PADI AWARE foundation and coordinated
by dive centres around the globe, this year 300,000 volunteers are
expected to remove a massive 3.6 million kilograms of debris from the
Debris is a major problem everywhere and the Maldives is no exception.
Litter easily makes its way from the small islands into the sea, where
it pollutes the water, damages delicate corals and can kill aquatic
life who mistake it for food.
Join with us to do something to combat this problem.
Sea Explorers will be combining with Divers lodge of Villingilli to
clean up the beaches, lagoon and reefs surrounding Villingilli. You can
meet us at Sea Explorers dive school at 9.00am or on the beach at
Villingilli at 10.00am. Divers, snorkelers and beach walkers are all
welcome. Dive equipment will be supplied and teams of divers will take
turns collecting debris from underwater or on the beach until around
This is a great opportunity for a fun, social occasion that contributes
to a great cause.
we can make a difference!
June 2nd 2006
morning at about 6.20 divers of Sea Explorers Dive School where ready
to help the National Defense Force to help in the Harbor clean up.
16 of our divers where there to participate....
June 5th 2006
To celebrate World Environment Day 2006,
students from seventeen Male’ schools joined with local Dive Schools
and representatives from Ecocare on Villingilli to learn about and
experience the diversity in the local environment.
Maldives Breaks the Scuba Dive World Record!
:: Maldives Breaks the Scuba Dive World
made a new world record for “Most people scuba diving
simultaneously” on a single site.
On 25 February 2006 at Sunlight Thila in North Male’ Atoll located 9.6
km from Male’ International Airport, 979 divers dived to break the
existing record of 722. This dive took place between 11:00hrs and
Divers aged between 10-73, consisting of tourists, Maldivians and
expatriates from 37 resorts, 9 dive centres including the Coast Guard
and 14 safari vessels participated in this record dive.
Prior to the event The President of the Maldives, His Excellency
Maumoon Abdul Gayoom phoned the organizing committee to express his
support for the event and later visited the site to watch the record
The Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahmood Shauqee,
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, Minister of Transport
and Communication, Mr. Mohamed Saeed were also present o witness the
dive. In addition Minister of Construction and Public Infrastructure
Mr. Mauroof Jameel took part in this record dive. Among honorary guests
were also local diving pioneers, Mr. Sarudhaaru Dhon Maniku and Mr.
Post-event celebrations were held at Kuda Bandos where all the
participants enjoyed a beach barbeque lunch while they were entertained
by Maldivian cultural dances and bodu beru. During this event, the
Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahmood Shauqee
congratulated the divers and thanked the organising committee, sponsors
and the divers for their role in making this event a success.
Certificates were awarded to the divers and the day ended with a photo
session with all the participants.
The event was supported by Bandos Island Resort, IGMH, Coast Guard,
Villa Hotels, Alia Investments and the German Red Cross.
MTPB also wishes to thank all those involved in making this event a
success; particularly Mr. Mohamed Fahir and team from Dhiraagu, Ms.
Shaheena Ali and team from Sea Explorer, Mr. Hassan Manik (Lakudibo)
from Multi-Marine Services, Mr. Hussain Rasheed (Sendi) from Villa
Diving, Mr. Hamish Taggart form Ocean Paradise, Ms. Kraus Claudia from
Euro Divers, Mr. Azim Musthaq from Maldivers, and Mr. Yusuf Moosa from
Dive Center Lagoona
This event was organized by Maldives Tourism Promotion Board and
sponsored by Dhiraagu who also initiated the idea of this dive event.
Warm regards from MALDIVES...the sunny side of life
Dive site Lay out
After a lot of discussion the dive site
is made ready
have safety as a high priority on the list. We have a lot of divers
that wont to participate and have asked resorts to bring extra
equipment if they can, we hope, to be able to have everybody, that
registered on time, to go diving.
World Record Dive Logo.
The Following image was chosen as the
logo for the world Guinness Book of records. World record Dive, which
we will hold on the 25th February 2006.
9th December 2005 we went with a group
of divers to scout the dive site for the depth and size ...Can we get
enough boats there to have 1000 divers down at the same time.
After an hour sailing with a GPS and a Fish Finder we think that the
site is large enough to do this activity safe.
Ministry of tourism Promotion Board in
cooperation with the Dive Centers in the Maldives wont to enter the
World Guineas Book of Records, to host the largest dive at one moment.
The aim is to have 1000 divers at the same time on one dive spot to
qualify for the title.
The tentative time period is at the
moment set at the last week of February 2006
Every dive center in the Maldives is
asked to participate By sending divers and playing an active roll in
making this event a successful one.
If you are interested to participate in this event and are at the
planned time in the Maldives, do contact your dive center on your
Sea explorers Dive School is based in
Malé and we will participate with as many people as we can.
through or dive operations on several safari boats we will also
participate if the guests agree to include this in the itinerary.
Posted 18 October 2005