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Novice Diver in the Maldives?

July 29, 2012 Posted by admin

You had fallen into the trap of being goaded into taking some diving lessons, and the next thing you know, bam! You’re on a trip to the Maldives to snorkel in Hanifaru Bay, in a fit of excitement to check out the surreal beauty of the archipelago. But what if halfway, your confidence falls through?

 

The sight of Maldives when you’re coming in to land at Ibrahim Nasir International Airport in Malé can be astoundingly beautiful and for a select few, terrifying. The beauty is of course, the near miraculous outlines of the Atolls fringed by aqua lagoons and tiny patches of white and green islands, not unlike omelets sunny side up. These atolls were once a series of mountains, or even volcanoes, worn down to sea level over the course of millions of years, way before human beings have ever walked on the planet.

And if you’re in the latter bunch, who clutch at their seat upon the sight of the archipelago, yes, some of the dive spots in the Maldives needs experience, but don’t worry, there are plenty of places where you can go diving, or even snorkeling, with proper guidance.

 

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Getting to know Maldives, underwater

One of the easiest ways to get used to diving, without all the paraphernalia at the beginning is to go free diving with just a snorkel, mask and fins. Free diving lets you get used to what you’ll be seeing and feeling, without the apprehension of all the complicated procedures, and the ever constant worry of getting the “bends” or decompression sickness.

No matter how deep you dive on a free dive and how fast you surface, you’ll never get the bends, because there are no additional gasses in your circulatory system other than what you had in your lungs to begin with. Of course, there’s no better feeling than to swim up and break the surface of the water like a dolphin while free diving… something I learnt you can’t do while diving.

I had loved the experience of going snorkeling around the house reef of Horubadhoo Island. Sloping off towards the sea on the southeastern side was a field of living branching coral, and about 30 feet below were small grottos where pipefish hid in anxious worry that I might be intruding upon their homesteads. Off in the distance was a line of lobsters marching off to some imaginary, yet epic battle.

Well, diving in the Maldives is quite unlike anywhere else in the world, simply because of the astounding clarity of the sea. While tidal action can vary between seasons and the phase of the moon, strong currents around unusual reefs are often the main cause of aborted dives.

Most dive masters around here will take you on drift dives as it’s easier and gives you a lot more time to look at the flora and fauna. As the atoll structure causes the ocean to flood into the atoll when the high tide comes in, it’s generally safer to dive during then, rather than right after high tide as you might get swept out into the ocean.

 

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So what should you expect, after Hanifaru?

Hanifaru, now accessible only for snorkelers after being declared a protected area, is a great place to get in touch with Maldivian waters and getting acquainted with megafauna. Believe me, after you see the gentle giants of the sea – whale sharks – and gigantic manta rays who all feed on plankton, there will be little else to surprise you, size wise.

Dive spots around the Hanifaru region are many, with nearly every channel into the atoll as interesting and unique as the other. However, channels can get a little difficult, so culling the list down to the easy spots, you could check out the following:

Maaddoo Giri is one, where you can see a few transparent pipefish and black coral. A few pink corals would be nothing compared to the gigantic tubelike structure that you can explore. Rising up vertically from a depth of 20 meters to almost 10 feet to the surface, you might get lucky and spot anglerfish around here.

Towards the northern chunk of southern Baa Atoll, the Voavah dive spot is a spectacular location that’s an easy night dive. Fishwatchers will be thrilled with the extensive varieties of gobies in the western sea of this uninhabited island. Anemone-like structures can be seen in abundance on the reef, and on the seaward side, you’ll see butterflyfish, red bass and blue-striped snappers, while on the sandy sea floors and near seaweed, you’ll see plenty of white spotted razorfish.

 

Another spot for easy nighttime dives is the Landaa Giraavaru Lagoon, where your safari boats can drop you off near the island onto an undersea sand slope that is quite close to a coral reef that rises to about 7 feet below sea level.

Entire schools of catfish, cardinalfish, fusilier and butterflyfish can be seen, along with snappers, on the slope which is colonized by sand gobies, and sponge reef gobies hiding under fan sponges.

Such wealth of marine fauna can also be seen along the reef of Kamadhoo island, where the coral reef is brilliantly fluorescent in ultraviolet light during daylight, and hiding amongst it are blue and clown triggerfish wrasse, basslet and hawkfish. Shrimps can be seen amongst and on sea whips here, and you’ll find it greatly soothing that the currents aren’t as strong as you may experience in other dives.

It’s very unlikely that you will come to harm in any of these areas, and you will find your confidence in diving growing after these visiting these spots. Always follow the buddy system protocol and seek the advice of your dive master before and after dives.

While the before dive advice will often include not indulging in alcohol, the after dive advice is particularly important. If you’d been diving continuously, it may be necessary that you do a few shallower dives towards the tag end of your vacation and have at least 24 hours above the sea before you get on an airplane.

Of course, you’ll be coming back… after all, once you see the Maldives the way it’s meant to be seen, there’s very few other places on Earth you’ll want to dive at.

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Maldives as a Surf Destination

July 23, 2012 Posted by admin

For decades, Maldives has always been a well-known place to have a wonderful vacation for divers. But what about all those folks who love surfing?

 

It all began with Antony Hinde, who taught the Maldivians the thrills of surfing. Stranded in a shipwreck on their way to Réunion Island in 1973, he and Mark Scanlon, both Australian, are known as the founders of the Maldivian Tourism Industry back then.

Known as the Father of Surfing in the Maldives, he was instrumental in bringing about modern surfing techniques into the Maldivian repertoire of using planks.

Although now you have many options to experience the ocean, like either staying in a resort all your trip, or going on a cruise around the islands on a safari boat, or even a combination of the two, or just trusting your luck at finding a great experience with just your backpack, the best idea still is island hopping, where you discover not only the subtle variations of every Maldivian village, but also the great surf in every island.

 

What to expect in the Maldivian Surf Scene

The warm equatorial climate and the high humidity all year round mean you’ll need nothing much except short fins, your surfboard and shorts! Having the best breakers during the monsoon season around September and October, the rest of the year waxes and wanes around this maximum, giving an opportunity for the less experienced surfers to improve on their game for the next peak.

It’s also interesting to note that the surf points in atolls other than Malé atoll get a bigger bunch of visitors from February to April, mainly due to the increase in consistent wave activity in the other atolls. People say that the surf season is quite similar to that of Indonesia, with off-shore conditions and waves of 3 – 8 feet height.

While these waves may not be as formidable as the ones in Tahiti or Mentawai’s, it can be challenging as the reef breaks can be quite a bit difficult to maneuver.

You might want to consider chartering a vessel, if you’re planning a holiday during the off-peak season. Some safaris are specialized in diving and some in surfing, while others are mostly about fishing, so make sure you know which one that you’re mostly interested in and make the right choice.

Most of the equipment can be rented here, but most surfers choose to bring their own stuff. A normal short-board, a mid-range gun, a long sleeve rash guard for sun protection if you burn easily, and a helmet are all important items that must be in your kit, and neoprene booties are crucial due to the sharp coral in every surf point in the Maldives.

 

 

Some popular surfing locations in the Maldives

While most of the surf points in the Malé region can be accessed via speed boat rides at the most 40 minutes long, the Atolls of Meemu,Thaa and Laamu are usually accessible via resorts or charter operators. These atolls have the capacity to turn out the longest swell periods as it sits between the northern and southern atolls of the archipelago. Exploring these atolls on a surf cruiser will be the best option, as most of the secret locations having the best surf are known only to a handful of people.

The following surf points are all reef breakers, and caution is advised even for advanced surfers as surfing in these waters can lead to injury if one takes too many risks.

Pasta Point: Tony Hussein-Hinde set up shop in this area. Named for the fact that the location used to be an Italian resort, the surf point gives perfect lefts. Unaffected by wind, the surf picks up the most swell and has a 300 yard tubing wall for pull ins, called the Macaroni Bowl before it comes into the shallows called, “Lockjaws”.

Beacons, in Gaafu Dhaalu, is an exposed reef break. If you have a northerly breeze, the consistent right handers can give you hours of entertainment, if you watch out for the reef and the currents, and if not too crowded. Beacons give you great breakers in every tide.

 

 

Meanwhile, in higher tides, Chickens is a good left hander that’s quite fast and can get hollow if it’s a wave from the south. Chickens is at Villingilimathi Huraa and is best if you visit on a charter vessel.

Cokes is a right hand reef break on the east of Thulusdhu Island. You can experience the big wave tube, but the rides are short albeit intense. You’ll have consistent waves from mid to high tides, and maybe not worth the wait at low tide, even though big swells wash up from time to time. These high frequency waves are usually best for experienced surfers.

Honkey’s is a great surf point for surfers at every experience level. This left hander is on the same reef as another surf point, the Sultans. Unfortunately, it also gets quite crowded at times, but is made up by (and also probably because of) the fact that it is quite easy to access this surf point.

Backpackers and tourists alike love the surf scene in the Maldives, where a number of international surfing competitions have been held in the past years. Professional equipments are available at several sporting shops in the capital city as well as many of the resorts in the Maldives.

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July 18, 2012 Posted by admin

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The Maldivian countryside – Diving in Contentment

July 16, 2012 Posted by admin

If you felt that going to a resort or on a cruise near the center of a country – its capital city – would involve being in the busy rush that accompanies civilization, you must check out the remote areas of the Maldives, at the North and the South.

You wouldn’t want to have to be with large groups of people on your vacation, especially if you’d spent a significant time planning it and spending on it. While diving is never a solitary sport, you still can choose to be with as few people as possible, if you book a safari boat with your buddies, or a guest house.

But what if you’d really rather go off the beaten path? In the Maldives, we don’t really have paths, but rather, places that attract people in droves. Ever since Hanifaru Bay became a protected area, everyone’s been raving about the whales sharks and the manta rays that congregate in the bay.

Yet the adventurer always seeks out the new.

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Yet the adventurer always seeks out the new.

 

Rural Maldives, above and below sea level

Travelling to atolls north of Baa and Lhavivani usually gets you away from the hubbub, and into a time and place that is extraordinarily conserved, when judging by the fact that the rest of the country is rushing into the modern era. The marine diversity is amazing and very raw, and is perfect for divers who love exploring new places.

One has fewer encounters with whales sharks and mantas in this region, and dives can be a bit tricky, considering the stronger currents and larger geography. Many famous wrecks are located in this area, and most have run aground on the Maamakunudhoo Atoll, which is enroute to Bengal, in the way of ancient sailors.

Also known as the Malcolm Atoll in the British Admiralty Charts, Maamakunudhoo Atoll is grouped with the Haa Atoll, which also probably is the largest atoll on Earth of this kind.

Chances are that you might actually run across these wrecks, like the Persia Merchant that ran aground in the 17th century, and the Hayston and the George Reid dated in the 19th century. However, it’s important to note that the steep edges of the reef and the violent surf around the Maamakunudhoo Atoll swept away much of the wreckage within hours, but you might just be lucky enough to find some of it strewn across the floor of the lagoon.

 

 

In the opposite direction, towards the south… 

You might be a little disappointed when diving in the southernmost atoll of the Maldives, the Addu Atoll, if you expect to see a lot of reef fish. Others, who love wrecks and larger marine animals would be delighted though, with the profusion of white tip and grey sharks, turtles and other pelagics. The four seas of Addu ae known as the Gan Kandu, the Viligili Kandu, the Maa Kandu and Kuda Kandu. The channels into the heart-shaped atoll have few caves, and the currents are relatively strong due to the fact that Addu is almost a full enclosure from the ocean around it.

There are many dive points in the area, and two of the noteworthy resorts in the region have regular trips. Near Herathera Island, know known as Amari Addu Maldives Resort, the dive spot called Las Pueblas is a place to come across turtles and barracuda. But what’s most interesting about this dive spot is that it’s also named after the cliff cities of the south western native Americans, as the reef has a steep wall containing many small caves. The reef edge of Herathera Island is at a depth of 20 meters and drops 55 meters to a sand plateau.

 

 

If you’re in the mood for a slow drift dive, you can opt for the Maa Kandu Beyru dive spot. Great for novice divers, this dive offers sights of beautiful table and brain corals, and school of fusilier, eagle rays, turtles and glimpses of manta rays make this a memorable dive.

For the more daring,  Shark Point proves to be a suitable choice. On the north east tip of the atoll, on the outer side of Hulhumeedhoo island, the outside reef drops from 5 to 30 meters to a sand plateau, 30 meters wide. Here you’ll find a rather interesting congregation of sharks, where about 15 white-tip sharks or 5 grey sharks can be found at any given time. Beyond the plateau, towards the open ocean, the reef drops to more than 60 meters in depth, and on days when the waters are clear, you can see big sharks swimming in the deep blue below.

Indeed, even if you’re tired of diving, Addu and the northern Haa atoll are still interesting places to be. In the North you’ll find the well preserved Utheemu Palace, which is the birthplace of Sultan Mohamed Thakurufaanu, a national hero. In the south, the lovely causeway that connects 4 islands together is a great drive en route a tour to visit the remains of the British battery built early in the Second World War, in Hithadhoo, after you’ve seen the British War Memorial at Gan Island.

 

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Günstig auf die Malediven Reisen

July 10, 2012 Posted by admin


Die Malediven. Wer denkt da nicht sehnsüchtig an endlose weiße Sandstrände, umrahmt von türkisblauem Wasser? An einen traumhaften Urlaub unter Palmen, die sich sanft im Wind wiegen? Gäbe es das Paradies auf Erden tatsächlich, so wären es wohl die Malediven. Die langgezogene Gruppe kleiner Inseln liegt 450 km südwestlich von Sri Lanka und verdient diese Bezeichnung wahrlich.

Die Malediven bestehen aus rund 1.200 kleinen Inseln, davon sind in etwa 200 bewohnt. In der lebhaften Hauptstadt Male haben ungefähr 30 % der maledivischen Einwohner ihren Wohnsitz, insgesamt leben weniger als 315.000 Menschen auf den Inseln. Die Wirtschaft der Malediven besteht hauptsächlich aus zwei zentralen Geschäftszweigen. Zum einen die Fischerei, zum anderen den Tourismus, wobei der Tourismus die Haupteinnahmequelle darstellt. Das Inselparadies bietet natürlich auch die besten Voraussetzungen für erfolgreichen Tourismus. Aufgrund der angenehmen Temperatur von durchschnittlich 29 Grad Celsius und dem stetig warmen Wasser des Indischen Ozeans ist das ganze Jahr über Saison und es gibt für jedermann viel zu entdecken. Die Stadt Male zum Beispiel mit ihrem geschäftigen Treiben auf den zahlreichen Märkten oder im Gegensatz dazu die kleinen ruhigen Fischerdörfer.

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What to expect in a dive safari in the Maldives.

July 9, 2012 Posted by admin

Planning a trip to the Maldivian Archipelago for a dive vacation can be fun. Here’s a few pointers for the newbies out there who want to experience the undersea wonderland of these coral islands.

If you’re new on the scene with dive safaris, you’re in for a few surprises. As you’ll be spending most of your time on or in the sea, you might have already got some preconceptions, from what you’ve read and heard.

Whatever you may heard about meals before diving will be debunked by your captain, chef and dive instructor, who will make sure that you’re in peak condition for your next dive. Diving requires strict focus and concentration, so you should leave the stiff drinks until after the dive, as there could be complications otherwise. Don’t sneak a drink!

Packing a few extras is probably a good idea. Invest in a pair of masks, maybe even two, that seal well around the edges and is comfortable, as it makes a world of difference having to accommodate an ill-fitting mask throughout your dives. A pair of fins that won’t chaff your feet and heels is a good find, and a snorkel that fits snugly in your mouth without biting into your gums, is all you need, as you can rent everything else from the safari.

If you’re still unsure about diving and prefer snorkeling instead, only because it sounds expensive, you need to clear up that misconception quickly. The PADI license will cost somewhere between $200 to $500, and will last your whole lifetime. You can use it to dive virtually anywhere in the world, not only the tropical seascape of the Maldives, but in caverns, lakes, quarries and so on.

 

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All the dive equipments are ready and waiting for you

 

But what about the Sharks?

Sharks usually don’t hunt humans, unless you venture into their hunting ground, which is something that both your captain and dive instructor will avoid. Besides, sharks wouldn’t approach what it would see as an animal that is quite out of place in the ocean, with flashing lights from cameras and the exhaust of the scuba tanks streaming out!

Your instruction in diving will include the necessary skills such as swimming, and will gently introduce you to the sea, if you’re the type of person who has a fear of the deep blue. It goes without saying that women and men are equally welcome to dive anywhere in the world, with ongoing gender equality drives in every field.

 

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Diving near a Shark in the Maldives is safe

 

Dive for your health!

With the exception of a few rules, you’ll find that diving is quite healthy. First one is that you must not change depths too quickly, or you will suffer what diver’s call “the bends”, or decompression sickness. This usually happens if you ascend from deeper water too fast, which causes bubbles to form in your blood. Your instructor will assist you in ascending, and you must always follow his directions.

You also have to watch out for pressure equalization: always equalize your inner ear pressure when ascending or descending. It sounds complicated, but it really is quite simple. Simply pinch your nose and blow gently against your nostrils until you feel your ears pop. You might already know this if you are accustomed to travelling in airplanes, or have visited a hill resort.

If you feel that diving might be too much stress for your body, or have a medical condition, have a quick check with the Divers Alert Network. The non-profit safety organization is affiliated with the Duke University Medical Center, and will inform you of your options, and it usually is a yes, despite your doctor’s recommendations. This is because normally, doctors take a very conservative stance against any sort of exertion. Here in the Maldives, people are actually encouraged to go swimming for a variety of maladies, as the healing properties of the sea salts coupled with the gentle exertion quickly heal many an illness.

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Diving can be a fun experience for someone who hasn’t done it before.

 

The effect is compounded when you go deeper, as the pressure and the weight of water displacement makes you gradually work harder. It’s quite like having strength training and cardio training combined, but with the exhilarating sensation of weightlessness and a thrilling marine panorama all around for you to enjoy.

Diving can be a fun experience for someone who hasn’t done it before. But it isn’t all about going on a brand new adventure. There are several careers that involve diving, like cinematographers that specialize in underwater filming, a career in marine biology which will lead to a better understanding of the Earth’s ecosystems, or even practical applications like saving someone’s life in a search and rescue mission, or becoming a diving instructor yourself, all of which are quite lucrative jobs that lets you wander freely through the world and doesn’t tie you to a desk!

 

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July 6, 2012 Posted by admin

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Know when you’re getting paid and know how you’re getting paid.

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July 4, 2012 Posted by admin

Watersports in the Maldives – A world of water to enjoy

July 2, 2012 Posted by admin

Thought that diving and bathing in the sea were the only things to do in the remote islands of the Maldives? Think again! Choose from a plethora of sports that is as varied in the exertion required, as the amount of adrenaline that will be pumped into your system!

 

The Maldives has always been one of the best places in the world to go diving. After all, the location of the archipelago that consists almost only of coral reef islands is in the warmest ocean on Earth, the Indian Ocean, which is an important fact to note for divers as they can be a little bit more comfortable in the depths of the seas.

Although the difference is slight, the amount of time one can spend underwater is greatly enhanced. In fact, the summery warmness of the atmosphere is a lovely feeling after a dive. What do you do though, if after all your careful planning, nature conspires against you with lower visibilities or you just don’t feel like going back into the water again? And what about your family, what if there aren’t people holding a diver’s license?

For adults and children alike, most of the liveaboards, guest houses and even some of the inhabited islands have sports that will keep you engaged and thrilled. Indulge in the extensive selection of water sports available during your holiday.

Most of these activities are extras that will be charged in your final bill, while others are included in your holiday package. Activities like Catamaran Sailing, Windsurfing, Canoeing and Kite Surfing can be done in the shallow lagoons that surround most of the islands and are usually for those who love to enjoy every single moment of their lives… extreme sports.

After all, what can be more exhilarating than harnessing the pure power of nature and one’s body, and being immersed in the elements all day long, before a wonderful winding down in a spa or just relaxing by a bonfire barbecue at an isolated beach?

There are things to consider of course, like proper skin care. Most travelers forget that the sun in the equator can be far harsher than above the tropics, and suffer painful sunburns that can usually be avoided by spending just a few moments beforehand applying some sun protection. There are many strengths and waterproofing available; anyone planning to be in rushing brine should look up the stronger waterproofing.

 

Power Sports

Involving a motorized vehicle, power sports usually are driving at the very edge of extreme. Water skiing, wake boarding and knee boarding are for just one person at a time, while Fun Tubes and a Banana Boat ride can take more people. All of these sports are designed to use either a larger, more powerful speed boat, but usually a jet ski will be adequate in calm waters. Fun Tubes are like a gigantic life saver with handles that you can hang onto while the tube is dragged though the sea and the waves by a speed boat. These can usually accommodate up to 4 riders.

Also known as a water sled, a Banana Boats are inflatable recreational dinghies meant that are towed. Seating from three to ten riders, these boats are meant for the riders to sit on a larger, main tube and resting their feet on two adjoining tubes which also function as pontoons that stabilize the larger tube. The boat owes its name to the design, as the larger tube is usually yellow and shaped like a banana. One of the main objectives of the ride is to cling on as hard as you can, as the driver of the speed boat will attempt to capsize the banana by doing sharp turns, so it’s always required that you wear a life jacket.

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Enjoy Water sports like wake boarding in the Maldives

Prefer to keep dry?

If you would rather not get wet, but still be out exploring the ocean just the same, you can choose to go see the reef, paddling along in a glass bottom boat that lets you see the vibrant sea life below, while keeping you relatively dry above.

If you want to guarantee dryness, why not choose to go for a Dolphin Safari? You can either go on a speedboat, or a catamaran, and cruise the waves searching for a pod of dolphin on its way into or out of the channel. Watch them spin and dance at the prow of your boat, and if you’re lucky, and the boat is slow enough, you can get so close to them that you can actually touch them!

Of course, there’s Sunset Sailing, Full Moon Sailing or taking a trip around the nearby islands on a Dhoni, which imparts romance and adventure in equal measures, and will keep you in close proximity with the sea while keeping you absolutely dry!

 

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Jetski trips are all time favorite and the best choice. Riding high speed Jetski is just unbelievable and best way to see the islands nearby.

 

The choice of many can’t be wrong, right?

Well, what’s popular around in the Maldives these days is the lovely feeling of going snorkeling. Snorkeling is fun for two reasons… it can never get too cold as you’ll be in the warmer waters in the lagoon, and it can never be too dangerous… you can never run out of air, nor will you have problems with decompression, even if you free dive, because whatever gas in your bloodstream will always come back to the lungs.

Surfing is also going to be in season, with the change in the weather that will bring larger breakers to a lot of the famous surf spots, like Beacons, Chickens, Cokes, Lohis, Sultans and even the Raalhugandu to the north of the capital city, Malé.

Indeed, the Maldives is one of the most glorious places on Earth where romance abounds perhaps here, under a coconut palm on the beach, or there, on the sundeck of a safari boat. Maybe you can even re-enact the famous scene in the movie Titanic, by standing at the prow of a dhoni at sunset… one thing’s for sure, you’ll never run out of things to do in the Maldives! Ask us about your favourites activities when you make your booking .

 

Watersports in the Maldives – A world of water to enjoy is a post from: Maldives Blog

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