- Feb. 28, 2014 -
Exploring the seas may prove to be a rewarding experience in the Maldives, a destination renowned to offer premium diving, since there’s so much to explore what lies beneath the Indian Ocean. Maafushivaru is blessed with great underwater experiences for snorkelling and diving given its prime location in the far end of the South Ari Atoll.
And this February, Maafushivaru’
s underwater experts are thrilled to announce the discovery of a new snorkelling/
diving site i.e. Bis Thila. Reachable within 15 minutes by boat, Bis Thila is a smaller thila (local word for pinnacle) inside of the atoll. It is recommended for experienced divers, with its plethora of overhangs at a depth of 20-30 metres. Colourful nudibrances lay eagerly on the corals to be spotted by macro photographers and those with keen eyesight.
The ecosystem is rich and thriving with soft corals, which is visible at a depth of 3-10 metres. Marine life is abundant, with schools of chunky tunas, curious white tip reef sharks, the ever curious turtles and the majestic eagle rays. Bis Thila, has become famous for its guaranteed sightings of turtles, that makes it a good pick for snorkelling excursions as well. It was very recently, that a school of manta rays were spotted along with bottle-nosed dolphins making Bis Thila, a very exciting and mysterious site to delve into.
Gear up for an expedition to Bis Thila with the team at Maafushivaru to engage in vivid experiences!
Note to Editors:
Maafushivaru Maldives (http://www.maafushivaru.com/
) is a typical island epitomizing all the one dreams of when thinking of the Maldives. With its small island charm, lush vegetation surrounded by the white beaches and a house reef that provides an enchanting snorkelling experience. The island is just over 500 metres in length and even has its own baby island, Lonubo, just 5 minutes away. Lonubo is exclusively for the use of Maafushivaru guests and a holiday on Maafushivaru will not be complete without at least one visit to this beautiful deserted islet.
Refurbished in 2010, the resort is owned and managed by Universal Resorts.