Tag Archives: Maldives

About Turn!

In view of Gan’s military past, the title seems appropriate! So why turn back? Last Saturday, 16th May we went out through the pass at Addu Atoll and three hours into open water Pipistrelle’s autopilots started playing up.  The B&G … Continue reading

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26 Amazing Atolls

We are pinching ourselves to be sailing Pipistrelle through the luxury tourist destination of The Maldives!  Having focused on life in the aquarium in the last two blogs – Underwater World and Sun and Snorkelling in The Maldives, here are … Continue reading

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Underwater World

…as seen through the lens of Pipistrelle’s snorkelling team in The Maldives! Progressing south through the azure blue atolls we have captured more wonderfully colourful marine life.  While most can be identified through our own knowledge and by referring to … Continue reading

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STOP PRESS – VANUATU

Uppermost in our minds over the past few days as we cruise through the beautiful atolls of The Maldives, is that picturesque island chain of Vanuatu which has very sadly been devastated by Cyclone Pam.  We were fortunate enough to … Continue reading

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Sun and Snorkelling in The Maldives

Who could resist diving from Pipistrelle into the tempting crystal clear waters of these islands? So we’re getting way ahead of ourselves here, and publishing this post out of sequence.  This is because it is delightful to be back in … Continue reading

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The Slowest Passage Ever!

Pipistrelle sails from Sri Lanka to The Maldives The passage south from Trincomalee along the east coast of Sri Lanka is best undertaken with northerly winds, as a northerly flowing current of up to 2.2 knots was running when we left … Continue reading

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