Maldives: First Plunge

February 6, 2016 – Saturday

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We woke up early from almost 4hr-sleep. Call time was as early as 7am (we went to bed at past 1am) as we need to go to Beachwood Hotel for our breakfast.

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Good morning, Maafushi!
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sandy road on the way to Beachwood Hotel
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our supposed-to-be hotel

The hotel offers a buffet breakfast (rice, dry noodles, sausage, veggies, soup, bread and cereals for today), which is quite good! They also have a chef in the house who cooks any kind of eggs you prefer. I don’t have other pictures though 😦

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first blood

After breakfast, we were able to talk to the receptionist, ate Isha, regarding our itinerary for today. Since most in our group couldn’t swim, we planned on having the basic snorkeling activity (3m-5m deep) in the morning so  we’ll all be kinda ready for the deeper snorkeling site (15m-20m deep). Unfortunately, all their guides are booked that time and will be available in the afternoon. So we decided to skip the basic snorkeling and roam around the island instead. We scheduled for night fishing too!

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me likey!

When all are satisfied with the breakfast and all activities are set, we couldn’t miss to take pictures on their avocado-shaped chair by the pool side.

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🙂

We had a whole day before the night fishing activity late in the afternoon. We roamed around the island and discovered some cool street art along the way.

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😛
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*insert Toms*

Maldives have breathtaking views indeed

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Just don’t mind me

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mowdeling
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Hammocks are everywhere

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Chillin’
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Hammock + view = ❤
Before our first dip in the waters of Maafushi

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with ben
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groufie

First dive

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whale
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whale 2

Me and Ben trying the video of GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition

Lunch time, we ate at a canteen by the shore. I took photos of the menu so you’ll have an idea on the price range

While waiting for the food

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Since they have big servings, we all decided to share, and (no choice, haha!) I get to share with Ben. We ordered a pasta dish and Maldivian style spicy grilled chicken, which is quite good and affordable as well.

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Spaghetti carbonara
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Maldivian style spicy grilled chicken

Our total bill was 389.40MvR, around US$26.00. Not bad for our first meal outside the hotel! 🙂

Perfect place for dessert!

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Crazy-ing

 

As-salamu alaykum!

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hammocks by the shore

Off for night fishing! (minus Cho and Nomarie)

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lovebirds on the way to port
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port of Maafushi
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wacky
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with the local guide

Bawal daw tumingin sa camera. haha!

The trip took around 30mins for us to reach our destination. Pictures along the way:

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The locals with the 2 female tourist. lol 😛
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right in the middle
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team night fishing!

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emoterang malaki ang braso

Sunset view ❤

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mowdel
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kuya Derek
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Mother Hen ate Lilian
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me
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Ben
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Toms

Fishing 101. epic fail. 😀

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first blood! (caught by the local)

our first placer, Ben!

2nd placer and the smallest fish we caught. It looked as if I’m just making it up  (lol) cos I wasn’t sure at first that I just continuously pulling the strings and was surprised to see the small fish on my bait. But it IS real!

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first fish I’ve caught in my 20+ years of existence. 😛
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winners haha!

It took some time for others to catch their own fish

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The waiting game

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but patience is a MUST
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one of Toms’ first (out of five) fish

Patience INDEED is a virtue.

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my 2nd fish!

Toms caught his fifth fish for the night, and by 8:00pm we travelled back to our hotel. We can finally eat dinner (yes, we’re starving!)

and tadaaaaa!

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pretty good catch for first timers!

One of the good thing in this activity is we get to eat what we caught, for FREE! yay!

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BBQ

Expenses for the day:

Lunch – 194.7MvR/13.00usd

Snack – 45MvR

Night Fishing – 25usd

It’s just our first day and I enjoyed every single thing that we did! Happy kid. 🙂

 

 

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