Yeah – I do know what a titian trigger looks like. I turned, faced the attacker directly and started punching. Local islands Part 1 of 2 Can we visit the Maldives on a limited budget? Third, observe triggerfish behavior. Local islands Part 2 of 2 What will the weather be like? Which Resorts offer dine around All Inclusive?

All of your saved places can be found here in My Trips. Known scientifically as Balistoides Viridescens, these solitary creatures have been known to attack divers and inflict serious injury. Titan triggerfish have been observed being aggressive to other fish who enter their territory. These same teeth will make mince meat of a scuba diver’s fins, but worse still their bite can cause severe bruising or deep flesh wounds. So don’t know really, but it is my assumption that they mate in March and April the most, but I can certainly be wrong. Part 2 Is there an archive of live Resort Island blogs? They have a non-protrusible upper jaw, with hard, specialised teeth that in most species are designed for cracking the shells of various hard-shelled invertebrates.

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Keep your camera or fins between you and malrives fish if at all possible. Waren J Elliott wrote: If they are gonna be aggressive you will soon know it.

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Which Resorts have a restaurant or spa underwater? Indian Ocean Tropical Fish Guide. Anyway, thank God I didn’t encounter any problems with these fellows. Are there any adults-only Resort islands?

In the breeding season Titan Triggerfish build their nests on a sandy patch. However, as seen from this story, scuba divers can be taken by surprise. As you’ll see from this video of the Titan Triggerfish, they are not all about aggression. Find out more how we use cookies. She was kicking her fins as she hovered vertically in the water.

The island doctor reckoned she’d disturbed a triggerfish nest, and it made me pretty paranoid but I’m proper mardy anyway. Movenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives.

Titan Trigger Fish – Maldives Forum

Are the fish easy to spot so you can avoid them or is it a case that they see you before you see them? You often see them nose down like a headstand moving the coral – if other smaller fish are around then you are quite safe – best to avoid if they are on their own.

Movenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives. If the attack from a Triggerfish results in a bite, you should make sure you clean any open wounds. Titan triggerfish are often solitary, and diurnal, meaning they are day-time fish, sleeping at malldives.


See All Maldives Conversations. You’ll hear them when you’re diving, as seasno scrape the coral with their strong teeth. Browse forums All Browse by destination. Don’t provoke the fish and don’t swim up to or over the top of nesting area.

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MalDiva 3, forum posts. Lynphd 9, forum posts. There was one by the sunset bar jetty that we saw attacking an octopus.

I swam to her rescue like a ‘ diver in shining armour ‘ and all ended well. Their territory extends upwards in the shape of a cone, which means acceding will put you further into its territory, making a horizontal swim away from the nesting area the best escape route. TripAdvisor uses cookies to improve your site experience. So if attacked, dive either down, away from the nest, or swim away on the same level as the nest.