8 (Sun) July 2018
Grilled Reef Fish
aboard MV Adora
with DV and friends
Summer Solo Vacation in the Maldives, Day 2.
- Day 1 (9.183 Grilled Y/F Tuna)
In Male. Here for my first liveaboard experience: diving from, eating on, and sleeping in – i.e., living aboard – a boat that takes me from site to site. I join a group assembled by my dive teacher DV, comprising his students and friends. For 7 days, we’ll be sailing through and diving amidst the central and northern atolls of the Maldives.
Dinner was excellent. Lean proteins: heaps of roast chicken quarters, huge slabs of grilled fish (tuna?). Simply prepared carbs: roast potatoes, steamed rice, spaghetti with tomato sauce. Hoping it’s like this every night.
As a diver, I am notorious for my lack of interest in sea life. But here in the Maldives, the diversity of big sea life cannot be ignored: on every dive, we see something rare, majestic, huge.
On our very first dive: a manta ray, perhaps 6 meters wide, gliding through the water, as if in slow motion – felt like a dream sequence.