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Tourism Threatens to Overwhelm Mantas and Whale Sharks of Hanifaru Bay


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Aishath Shazra

Source: Minivan News

October 4, 2010


In most places a 260 percent increase in tourist arrivals would be a cause for celebration. Not so for Hanifaru Bay.


Located off the uninhabited island of Hanifaru in Baa Atoll, the bay is a small enclosed reef the size of a football field. But what makes Hanifaru Bay unique and attracts tourists is the phenomena that occurs during the south west monsoon from May to November.


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