Diana Moiseeva and Aleksandr Moiseev (Stockholm, Sweden)
We were met right at the airport and told how to buy a SIM cart (we wanted to keep our conneection to the outside world) and were lead to the island. We picked Thoddhoo and weren't wrong.
We swam to the nearby reef everyday where we saw murenas, sea cucumbers, turtles and mantas. We cannot count how many fish we saw there! The greatest adventure for us was being caught in a middle of a school of fish.
We also spent a day watching dolphins but they swam away so we were lead to snorkel to reefs and we got to touch a starfish.
Then we were acquainted with Maldivian fishing. The fishing pole was a fishing line and a hook. We used squid as a lure. When the sun started setting, I thought I saw dolphins running around but it turned out that a school of mantas had arrived - about 70 of them. They destroyed all the fishing for us as they weren't afraid to jump right out of the water onto the boad and they often caught our hooks with their wide wings.
On the evening, on the way back, we saw something out of a fairy tale - waves of water from the boat were overtaken with blue-white tones, it seemed that small stars had fallen from the sky into the water and we were sailing over a path of stars in the water... it turned out it was bioluminescent plankton.
It was pure gold! Thanks to Wild Maldives that allowed our fairy tale to turn into reality!
- the make coffee very slowly at cafes;
- we asked the owner of the house to buy extra fruit and we had to remind him every day as he was forgetful;
- Wi-Fi was almost always busy at the hotel so we couldn't use it;
- for some reason one excursion couldn't be arranged despite long talks about the subject with the owner of the house.