Category Archives: Feature

Swim with the mighty tiger sharks

“I released the fishing line to hook a Kattelhi (Prometheus gemfish) and prepared a heap of Dho’haaey (mixture of betel leaf and areca nut). I chewed it and relaxed. After a while my fishing line “transformed” into an “iron bar.” I could not literary pull an inch towards the surface. I called the other fishermen in the… Read More »

The ‘miracle’ of flying fish gliding towards Fuvahmulah

During the southwest monsoon season (locally known as Hulhango), flying fish (locally known as Hulhammaha), prevail in the northwestern shore of Fuvahmulah. The humble fishes are surrounded by predators – tuna, sharks, travally, manthas and other predators. And up in the air the aggressive frigate birds, locally known as Huraa, hover in the air, waiting for the launching… Read More »

Catching frigate birds

The monsoon season- for Fuvahmulah- attracts thousands of Frigate birds or locally knows as huraa. These birds have long wings, a streamlined shape and low weight give it great maneuverability in the air. Flocks of huraa would hover the tall coconut trees on the beach. The predators silently glide in the air stay for their prey. When… Read More »

Water torture used against my best friend

This is a true incident happened in Addu atoll about 20 years ago Torture has has been widespread. The truth and rumors are disregarded by some of us. But it is a fact that people have been subjected to inhumane conditions. Although Islam is the religion of Maldives for centuries, there was no respect for… Read More »

Giant trevally that dragged a man into deep sea

True story of an incident happened in Fuvahmulah, about 45 years ago. Giant trevally or locally known as Maamudu or Muda handhi is a great traveler of the oceans. This creature is burly, aquatic intimidator, that’s so voracious and powerful. It doesn’t have anything to fear besides sharks and humans. Giant trevally (GT) ranges in color… Read More »

The mysterious wave moments in Fuvahmulah south

Fuvahmulah is a natural wonder. Its secrets and thrills are unending. One of the most thrilling phenomenon is the strange wave movements in the reef of the island’s southern end. Wave movements are a mystery here. You can witness all kinds of wave movements in just one location – spilling, collapsing and surging. The wave movements… Read More »