MV Sting Ray sets sail on the 2nd trip of this season
MV Sting Ray set sail on her second trip of the season on the 14th July 2009. With a total of 13 divers from Germany and UK, Sting Ray heads to Himmafushi on the first day after the check dive.
Orientation dive was made at Lanka Manta Point with mild out going current and the divers go to witness 7 magnificent manta rays just gliding above their heads at the cleaning Station.
Manta Point was repeated the next day morning as a request from all the divers but this time it was just one single manta. Second dive to Rasfari, here the visibility was much better with clear blue water.
Channel crossing and weather
After the second dive Sting Ray cross over to Rasdhoo atoll and dived at Rasdhoo Madivaru before entering into north Ari Atoll. Rasdhoo Madivaru with poor visibility and unstable current turns out to be a satisfying dive. Few Gary Reef sharks, napoleons and white tip reef sharks were among the highlights.
Today MV Sting Ray will move to Maaya Thila for a day dive and for the night dive.
Weather conditions today: scattered rain showers with isolated thunderstorm, wind from south southeast at 10-20 mph, gust 45 mph and seas are moderate becoming rough during showers.
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- MV Sting Ray continues towards southern Ari atoll.