Komandoo


Komandoo 2010, weather was perfect as always, so we had a great vacation once again.


Komandoo 2011, this layout shows what we did - which was basically nothing except sunbathing, swimming and snorkeling.
No shoes and no worries for a couple of weeks, it was just pure bliss....


Komandoo 2011, this layout shows the surroundings on the island.


Komandoo 2011, this layout shows some of the different animals and their Dhivehi names:

Vau = fruitbat
Kaalhu = crow (the Dhivehi word also means “black”)
Velaa = turtle
Hoanu = gecko
Asmas = sea horse
En madi = manta ray
Baraveli = hermit crab
Kakuni = crab
Maakanaa = heron
Bon'du = lizard

 

 

 

This video was taken by a fellow tourist at the Maldives, while we were snorkling with manta rays. What an amazing experience
it was to get so close to these large animals. The largest manta was about 13 feet (4 meters) across.

 
On January 2007 we were back on Komandoo in the Maldives. This time our friends  Lisbeth and Robert came over from India to visit us the last week, so we had a great time.. 
 


Pictures from Komandoo, January 2005







 


 

    


List of photos from Komandoo

1) Easter side of  Komandoo

2) Western side of  Komandoo

3) View to the uninhabited island of Kudahu

4) Snorkelling

5) Kandu bar

6) The villas

7) Gunhild swimming

8) The jetty, where the dhonies arrive


9)
The restaurant


10) Svenning - on his way to take some photos

11) View from Kandu bar

12) Goodbye from Komandoo


Above you can see our old vacation pictures from
Komandoo, Maldives, January 2005. (The new JavaScript Slideshow, which replaces the old  Java Applet, which didn't work any more, can be found here: http://www.javascriptkit.com)

A Komandoo you could find phosphorescence almost every night in the water, and it looked really cool. Thousand of little blue stars glowed in the dark, they sticked to our feet, legs and between our toes, or the crabs ran away with them on their back.
 

If you dont know phosphorescence it is tiny single-celled algea called  dinoflagellates. The algea makes light, when it is mechanically moved, e. g. when you walk in the water. This causes a chemical reaction in the organism, which produces light. The intensity of light the previous days is important for the algeas light production. If the previous days has been sunny (as in Komandoo), and the sea is calm, so that the algea is not disturbed, extra light is built up, and the result can be like fireworks. We named it disco-light, and had fun making as much light as possible, when we walked back to our villa each night. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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