7. Grey Reef Sharks
Have you ever seen the eyes of a Grey Reef Shark? If you have, you already know what we are talking about, but if you haven’t, we certainly recommend a peek. Grey Reef Sharks are fairly common in the waters of the Maldives, called Vahboa Miyaru, which directly translates to ‘Roundhead shark’, named no doubt for its rounded, long, and blunt snout. Grey Reef Sharks are also famous for the aforementioned big, round, and bright eyes. Oftentimes people mistake these for their silvertip cousins, but you can easily tell them apart by the lack of white coloured tips on the fins of Grey Reef Sharks.
These sharks are also seen year-round in the ecorich reefs surrounding Fuvahmulah, and can grow up to some 2 metres long. This is a very social species among themselves with strict social hierarchies in groups of more than 100. You should never approach this shark, under any circumstance, or try to dive around them without your dive master present.
Pelagic Dive Fuvahmulah