MG 0252Reef Ecology in the Maldives with Bent Christensen

The underwater environment is very different from everything we are used to experiencing above water. A multitude of colors, shapes, swimming patterns and behaviors meet us when we dive along a reef. To most people, all the different shapes and colors of coral and fish beg an explanation. Differences in behavior between different fishes, as well as obvious differences in where you find different reef creatures usually also are questions that come to mind. However, without prior knowledge, the diversity and variance in the reef ecosystem are for many people overwhelming and without help, it is difficult to create some structure in this mass of information.

Q - How do you take the first step in understanding this fascinating world under the surface?

A - Join ecologist Dr. Bent Christensen & the Siren Fleet for a 10-night liveaboard safari in the Maldives!


Bent ChristensenDuring the 10-night trip, your host, Bent, will give a series of presentations on a variety of subjects relating to reef ecology and the local marine life and the dives will follow a relaxed pace, ensuring you have time to put into practice what you have learned.
Subjects for talks will be chosen from the following:
  • Corals and Coral Reef Ecology
  • Fish and Fish Ecology
  • Dangerous Reef Animals
  • Symbiosis
  • Sex on Reefs
  • Anemone Fish
  • Sharks and Marine Mammals
  • Reef Conservation

Maldives Liveaboard Diving Itinerary

mg 8633Departing from Male the S/Y Maldives Siren will follow our "Best of Male, Ari & Rasdhoo" itinerary through North and South Ari atolls, crossing to Vaavu Atoll before continuing northwards to Felidhoo Atoll before culminating at Male Atoll.
Throughout the 10-night trip our dive sites will include a variety of kandus and thilas  as well as wrecks and shallow lagoons to encompass a range of marine habitats. You can enjoy up to 32 dives, including several night dives, with reef sharks, nurse sharks, whale sharks, eagle rays and marble rays as well as enjoying learning about reef ecology and conservation.

    23rd April - 3rd May 2014
    31`00 Euro / Person
  • Full Board Twin Share or Double Bed cabin
  • Up to 4 dives per day (including night dives)
  • Aqua Lung Equipment Rental
  • Nitrox
  • All refreshments & snacks
  • Beer
  • Transfers between S/Y Maldives Siren and the Male Airport

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If you would like to gain insight into underwater ecology and enjoy a relaxed dive vacation, join Bent and the Siren Fleet for this 10-night liveaboard safari!