Thudufushi, Maldives 2018 - Photos 6

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Maafaru Corner

Maafaru Corner dive site is never dull and sometimes brilliant.  In addition to most of the photos on the "Sharks and Rays" photos page, all the photos on this page were taken there as well.

One of the highlights this trip was using the Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV - you gotta have a TLA!).  Here at Maafaru Corner I cruise past buddy Daniel Don (thanks to him for permission to use his photo).

Here's another of Daniel's photos - I'm at the Maafaru Corner manta cleaning station on my reef hook, watching the mantas.  Excuse the loose alternate air source - Scubapro have moved and changed the design of the little pocket on your BCD that you stuff the hose into, and in my experience the new pocket design doesn't grip the hose at all well - it kept falling out. 

A pair of Sabre or Long-jawed squirrelfish (Sargocentron spiniferum) at Maafaru Corner.

There are well over fifty different species of Parrotfish listed for the Indo-Pacific region, some of which are described as 'highly variable in colour and pattern'.  This beautiful one (lurking amongst coral blocks at Maafaru Corner) doesn't look like any of the ones in my reference books.  Perhaps I've discovered a new species!

A Star puffer (Arothron stellatus) grins at me at Maafaru Corner.

A school of Moorish Idols (Zanclus cornutus) at the cleaning station at Maafaru Corner.

A group of the yellow Blue-lined snapper (Lutjanus kasmira) and the grey Humpback red snapper (Lutjanus gibbus) shelter from the current at Maafaru Corner.

And another group of Humpback red snapper at the same dive site on a different day.

Bronze soldierfish (Myripristis adustus) at Maafaru Corner.

A pair of Rose phyllidiella nudibranchs (Phyllidiella rosans) at Maafaru Corner.

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