Sperm Whales Visit Kuredu in Maldives
Maldives Promotion House – Sperm whales are one of the rarest whales, not only because they are endangered, but because they spend so little time on the surface. In 1995 a few people from Kuredu were lucky enough to see them, but in paradise lucky lightning can strike twice at the same place. (click pictures to see larger version)
For the past month Kuredu has been lucky enough to have several sperm whale sightings. These majestic creatures can grow up to 20.5 meters long and come to the Maldives occasionally to nurse their babies until they are big enough to go into the big blue. Sperm whales have the biggest brains of any living animal and can dive up to 3km deep.
Guests at Kuredu have been fortunate enough to share magic moments with these whales on snorkeling trips and sunset cruises. With the help of Pro Divers some people had the chance to snorkel with them and get some very nice video footage of these colossal creatures.
Blog by Kuredu Island Resort, Photos by Julia Fuhrer, Armin Juneman, Jenna Bryne.