Cycle 14 – Item 52
26 (Sun) February 2023
on MV Adora
-Vaavu Atoll, Maldives-
w DV and friends
Living Aboard the MV Adora (Day 2/13)
- Day -1 (14.050 Sea Bass Fillet)
- Day 1 (14.051 Blackened Roast Chicken)
- Day 2 (14.052 Mas Huni)
- Day 3 (14.053 Grilled Tuna)
- Day 4 (14.054 Stir-Fried Ramen Noodles)
- Day 5 (14.055 Tuna Sashimi)
- Day 6 (14.056 Buldak Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen)
- Day 7 (14.057 Beach BBQ)
- Day 8 (14.058 Roti with Smoked Tuna & Dal Curry)
- Day 9 (14.059 Ceviche Wahoo!)
- Day 10 (14.060 Fruit Sundae)
- Day +1 (14.061 Garudhiya Meal)
- Day +2 (14.062 Sautéed Sword Lettuce (Three Times))
In the Maldives. Here for my 2nd liveaboard. For 10 days, I’ll be on the MV Adora – same boat as my 1st experience (see previously 9.191 Grilled Beef Tenderloin) – sailing through the Deep South Atolls, diving from the boat, while I eat, drink (mostly drink), sleep, i.e., “live aboard” the boat.
Without question, my favorite food experience on the prior trip was mas huni. Although it’s a standard/daily breakfast item in the Maldives, the kitchen had not thought to serve it until the final day (see 9.189 Mas Huni), almost as an afterthought – or perhaps a special treat?
This time, as soon as I was on board, I stormed the kitchen – the staff remembered me from before – and politely demanded that they serve mas huni as often as they could.
And so, for our first breakfast, we were served mas huni.
It was better than I remembered.
SWIMMING WITH SHARKS
In preparation for the Alimatha dive, we anchored near the Vaavu Atoll in late afternoon. Within minutes, sharks surfaced off the stern, prompting several divers to jump in and swim among them.
I guess I should’ve joined them, don’t know why I didn’t.
Dives 2-4 (this trip) / 157-159 (lifetime)
Highlight: Alimatha House Reef – Vaavu Atoll
The Alimatha dive is famous for nurse sharks, active at night, gentle and friendly, attracted by fish blood that squirted by the dive masters into coral reefs. My second experience (see previously 9.185 Chili Spaghetti). A sacrosanct principle of scuba diving is never to touch sea life, but the sharks here get so close and cuddly that contact is impossible to avoid.
(See also FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also MDV)
(See also DIVING)