SPINNER DOLPHIN CAUGHT UP IN A FISHING LINE AND FISH HOOK

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below the story we posted on Facebook a while ago

Lost fishing gear can be very harmful to sea life

In the Maldives it is very common for wild dolphins to come near the back of safari boats at night while hunting for fish, particularly when the flood lights are on which attract small fish.

On one particular night, a small group of dolphins was near the Carpe Vita and one of them approached the boat so close popping his head out of the water and making  noise which sounded like crying. The crew had never seen a wild dolphin come up so near to the boat and stay there. When they approached they realized that the dolphin had a fishing hook stuck at his back and the line entangled with his tale.

They decided to try and take the hook off with the dolphin still in the water if they could but as the dolphin offered no resistance at all when they touched, they were able to lift the dolphin gently out of the water onto the back of the boat, take the hook and line off and release the dolphin back into the sea where it spent the whole night till early morning happily hunting near the boat.

This amazing rescue shows that the dolphin was smart enough to ask for help and could fortunately be rescued by the Carpe Vita crew.

The short video shows a small part of the rescue.

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Special “Start with a Blast offer for 2021”!

Save 35% on any of our available spaces on any of our boats in JANUARY 2021.

Janurary Normal Rate

Jan Special Rate

discount

Single sup

Carpe Novo
Carpe Vita
Carpe Diem

$ 2,540 
$ 2,299
$ 2,065 
$ 1,651
$ 1,494
$ 1,494

35%
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35%

35%
35%
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FIT’s
1. Special rate based on twin sharing basis valid for STANDARD cabins only
2. Single supplement will be 35% for this month
3. Single travellers can be accommodated in any cabin with no restrictions
4. Valid on all departures in January 2021
5. Cannot be combined with any other offers nor group specials
6. Discounted Standard Rates entered in Paxtool
7. Non diver discount – 10%
8. Booking back to back trips – 10%

For 2021 until further notice 50% single supplement across the board except for during special campaigns like the above for January 2021!
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Booking window: December 17, 2021
Booking period: August 1, till December 18, 2021

Half charters get 3 FOC instead of 2, so pay for 9 and get 12 spaces.
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5% deposit required for bookings more than 1 year in advance. 

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