Maldives 2013

A week on MV Leo, a well equipped live-aboard in the Maldives, November 2013. A bit crowded in the water, and a bit too long flight for a week's diving. But fantastic to escape the autumn gloom in Sweden

1
Giant moray (Gymnothorax javanicus)
Giant moray (Gymnothorax javanicus)
2
Glorious flatworm (Pseudobiceros gloriosus)
Glorious flatworm (Pseudobiceros gloriosus)
3
Necklace sea star (Fromia monilis)
Necklace sea star (Fromia monilis)
4
Pump station
Pump station
5
Yellowback anthias (Pseudanthis evansi)
Yellowback anthias (Pseudanthis evansi)
6
Saddleback butterflyfish (Chaetodon falcula)
Saddleback butterflyfish (Chaetodon falcula)
7
Scooling bannerfish (Heniochus diphreutes)
Scooling bannerfish (Heniochus diphreutes)
8
Variable thorny oyster (Spondylus varius)
Variable thorny oyster (Spondylus varius)
9
Velvet snail (Coriocella hibyae)
Velvet snail (Coriocella hibyae)
10
Sponge
Sponge
11
Nurse shark (Nebrius ferrugineus)
Nurse shark (Nebrius ferrugineus)
12
Nurse shark (Nebrius ferrugineus)
Nurse shark (Nebrius ferrugineus)
13
Giant trevally (Caranx ignobilis)
Giant trevally (Caranx ignobilis)
14
Giant trevally (Caranx ignobilis)
Giant trevally (Caranx ignobilis)
15
Blackfin dartfish (Ptereleoptris evidens)
Blackfin dartfish (Ptereleoptris evidens)
16
Powder-blue surgeonfish (Acanthurus leucostern...
Powder-blue surgeonfish (Acanthurus leucosternon)
17
Maldives anemonefish (Amphiprion nigripes)
Maldives anemonefish (Amphiprion nigripes)
18
Fire dartfish (Nemateleotris magnifica)
Fire dartfish (Nemateleotris magnifica)
19
Three-spot angelfish (Apolemichthys Trimaculat...
Three-spot angelfish (Apolemichthys Trimaculatus)
20
Maldive blenny (Escenius minutus), endemic
Maldive blenny (Escenius minutus), endemic
21
A sea urchin
A sea urchin
22
Oriental sweetlips (Plectorhinchus orientalis)...
Oriental sweetlips (Plectorhinchus orientalis) at cleaning station
23
Oriental sweetlips (Plectorhinchus orientalis)...
Oriental sweetlips (Plectorhinchus orientalis) at cleaning station
1 comment
24
Oriental sweetlips (Plectorhinchus orientalis)...
Oriental sweetlips (Plectorhinchus orientalis) at cleaning station
25
Long-nosed butterflyfish (Forcipiger flavissim...
Long-nosed butterflyfish (Forcipiger flavissimus)
26
Very-long-nosed butterflyfish (Forcipiger long...
Very-long-nosed butterflyfish (Forcipiger longirostris)
27
Bluestreak fusilier (Pterocaesio tile)
Bluestreak fusilier (Pterocaesio tile)
28
Bignose unicornfish (Naso viamingi)
Bignose unicornfish (Naso viamingi)
29
Redfin butterflyfish (Cheatodon trifasciatus)
Redfin butterflyfish (Cheatodon trifasciatus)
30
Masked bannerfish (Heniochus monoceros)
Masked bannerfish (Heniochus monoceros)
31
Meyer's butterflyfish (Chaetodon meyeri)
Meyer's butterflyfish (Chaetodon meyeri)
32
Maldives triplefin (Helcogramma maldivensis), ...
Maldives triplefin (Helcogramma maldivensis), endemic
33
The nudibranch Phyllidiella rosans
The nudibranch Phyllidiella rosans
34
Octopus sp
Octopus sp
35
Yellowhead butterflyfish (Cheatodon xantocepha...
Yellowhead butterflyfish (Cheatodon xantocephalus)
36
Maldives anemonefish (Amphiprion nigripes)
Maldives anemonefish (Amphiprion nigripes)
37
Maldives anemonefish (Amphiprion nigripes)
Maldives anemonefish (Amphiprion nigripes)
38
Arc-eye hawkfish (Paracirrhites arcatus)
Arc-eye hawkfish (Paracirrhites arcatus)
39
Steina waiting for the dhony to pick us up
Steina waiting for the dhony to pick us up
40
Whitetip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus)
Whitetip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus)
41
Whaleshark hunting
Whaleshark hunting
42
Whaleshark (Rhincodon typus)
Whaleshark (Rhincodon typus)
43
Whaleshark snorkeling (Rhincodon typus)
Whaleshark snorkeling (Rhincodon typus)
44
Jewel grouper (Cephalopholis miniata)
Jewel grouper (Cephalopholis miniata)
45
Norwegian diver in cargo room full of yellow s...
Norwegian diver in cargo room full of yellow sweepers
46
typical Maldivian wreck dive
typical Maldivian wreck dive
47
A sea squirt
A sea squirt
48
Leaf scorpionfish (Taenianotus triacanthus)
Leaf scorpionfish (Taenianotus triacanthus)
49
Grey reef shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhyncus)
Grey reef shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhyncus)
50
A sea squirt
A sea squirt
51
Coral polyps and sea squirts
Coral polyps and sea squirts
52
The sea squirt Ecteinascidia bandaensis
The sea squirt Ecteinascidia bandaensis
53
A sea squirt, probably Ecteinascidia bandaensis
A sea squirt, probably Ecteinascidia bandaensis
54
Yellowtop fusilier (Caesio xanthonota)
Yellowtop fusilier (Caesio xanthonota)
55
Phantom bannerfish (Heniochus pleurotaenia)
Phantom bannerfish (Heniochus pleurotaenia)
56
Spotted unicornfish (Naso brevirostris)
Spotted unicornfish (Naso brevirostris)
57
sunset in paradise
sunset in paradise
58
Blackflag sandperch (Parapercis signata), ende...
Blackflag sandperch (Parapercis signata), endemic
59
Banded coral shrimp (Stenopus hispidus)
Banded coral shrimp (Stenopus hispidus)
60
Comet (Calloplesiops altivelis), usually very ...
Comet (Calloplesiops altivelis), usually very shy
61
Warty frogfish (Antennarius maculatus)
Warty frogfish (Antennarius maculatus)
62
Indian gregory (Stegastes fasciolatus)
Indian gregory (Stegastes fasciolatus)
63
Klein's butterflyfish (Cheatodon kleinii)
Klein's butterflyfish (Cheatodon kleinii)
64
Crown of thorns sea star (Acanthaster planci)
Crown of thorns sea star (Acanthaster planci)
65
Masked moray (Gymnothorax breedeni)
Masked moray (Gymnothorax breedeni)
66
Bluelined snapper (Lutjanus kasmira)
Bluelined snapper (Lutjanus kasmira)
67
Bluelined snapper (Lutjanus kasmira)
Bluelined snapper (Lutjanus kasmira)
68
Botte at the safety stop
Botte at the safety stop
69
Steina entertaining at the safety stop
Steina entertaining at the safety stop
70
Bluestripe fangblenny (Plagiotremus rhinorhync...
Bluestripe fangblenny (Plagiotremus rhinorhynchos)
71
The nudibranch Phyllidia varicosa
The nudibranch Phyllidia varicosa
72
White-banded cleaner shrimp (Lysmata amboinens...
White-banded cleaner shrimp (Lysmata amboinensis)
73
Longnose filefish (Oxymonacanthus longirostris)
Longnose filefish (Oxymonacanthus longirostris)
74
Longnose filefish (Oxymonacanthus longirostris)
Longnose filefish (Oxymonacanthus longirostris)
75
Manta rays (Manta birostris) seen from the boat
Manta rays (Manta birostris) seen from the boat
76
Manta ray (Manta birostris) night dive
Manta ray (Manta birostris) night dive
77
Manta ray (Manta birostris) night dive
Manta ray (Manta birostris) night dive
78
Bluelined snapper (Lutjanus kasmira)
Bluelined snapper (Lutjanus kasmira)
79
The nudibranch Phyllidia ocellata
The nudibranch Phyllidia ocellata
80
Trumpetfish (Aulostomus chinensis)
Trumpetfish (Aulostomus chinensis)
81
Vermiculate wrasse (Macropharyngodon bipartitu...
Vermiculate wrasse (Macropharyngodon bipartitus), female
82
Lined combtooth blenny (Escenius lineatus)
Lined combtooth blenny (Escenius lineatus)
83
Whitetip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus)
Whitetip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus)
84
Longfin batfish (Platax teira) at cleaning sta...
Longfin batfish (Platax teira) at cleaning station
85
Sea squirts
Sea squirts
86
Brown-marbeled grouper (Epinephelus fuscogutta...
Brown-marbeled grouper (Epinephelus fuscoguttatus)
87
Maldives and Clark's anemonefish (Amphiprion n...
Maldives and Clark's anemonefish (Amphiprion nigripes and A clarkii)
88
Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)
Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)
89
Redtooth triggerfish (Odonus niger)
Redtooth triggerfish (Odonus niger)
90
Green urn sea squirt (Didemnum molle)
Green urn sea squirt (Didemnum molle)
91
Maldive blenny (Ecsenius minutus), endemic
Maldive blenny (Ecsenius minutus), endemic
92
Spotted garden eel (Heteroconger hassi)
Spotted garden eel (Heteroconger hassi)
93
Whitetip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus)
Whitetip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus)
94
Longfin batfish (Platax teira)
Longfin batfish (Platax teira)
95
Diving finished!
Diving finished!
1 comment

Index | Search in album