We love “Iruvai” Season!

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Stunning fusiliers. Credit to Brad Calder.

Unlike more temperate latitudes that experience four seasons in a year, the Maldives only experiences two –Southwest Monsoon (also known in the local language as “Hulhangu”) and Northeast Monsoon (“Iruvai”), and both of these have significant benefits for diving and snorkelling. 

Today we are enjoying the benefits of the “Iruvai”, which brings stronger currents and unbelievable visibility to dive-sites near Gili Lankanfushi. Nothing beats the experience of dropping in to crystal clear water that is teeming with marine life. We are happy to report that this year “Iruvai” is not a disappointment!  Brad, our very own Resort Manager, took this particular shot with beautiful fusiliers.

The forthcoming “Hulhangu” monsoon will bring milder currents and larger marine life, such as the majestic Manta Ray. With just one month of the “Iruvai” season to go, we will soon say a fond farewell to the “Iruvai” and a long anticipated greeting for the upcoming Southwest Monsoon Season – or should I say MANTA SEASON!

Jon – Dive Centre Base Leader