31 Mar - 02 Apr 2008 South Huvadhoo

Indian Ocean
Laccadive Sea
Republic of Maldives
South Huvadhoo Atoll
Kashidoo Island
SY "Kamu II"at anchor, east off Kashidoo Island, outside the fringing reef, at 28 m of depth, on sand.

Click below for an interactive satellite view of our open anchorage:
N 00° 20.02' E 073° 26.34'


Entering South Huvadhoo Atoll through the Vaarulu Kandu lagoon entrance, with a least charted depth of 11 m, between Maavaarulaa and Kaduhulhudhoo, at waypoint N 00° 20.41' E 073° 32.12'.

Exploring the pristine beaches and coconut plantations of Kashidoo Island, meeting a bunch of friendly islanders, partying with coconut water from young green coconuts, which were skilfully opened with a machete by one of the perfectly pentadactyl natives, and learning that in WWII British patients were given coconut water intravenously because saline solution was in short supply.

DM Konni: Donning my scuba gear, doing several leisure dives, visiting a diversity of colourful reef fish which lives in the dead parts of the corals, spotting huge table corals, the only surviving species after a recent dramatic spike of the water temperature during El Ninho, and cleaning SY "Kamu's" steel hull below the water line from layers of obstinate barnacles; once a diver, always a diver.
"...ten percent of the big fish still remain. There are still some blue whales. There are still some krill in Antarctica. There are a few oysters in Chesapeake Bay. Half the coral reefs are still in pretty good shape, a jeweled belt around the middle of the planet. There's still time, but not a lot, to turn things around." 

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