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Visit the sunny side of life; Maldives

Experience Maldives' white-sand beach and rich coral reefs
Experience Maldives' white-sand beach and rich coral reefsMaldives official website

Deep blue seas, turquoise reef, white sandy beach and palm trees sounds like the perfect summer vacation. All this can be found in the islands of Maldives. While it is the perfect place to sit on a beach and watch a sunset with a cocktail balanced on your hand, it is also a geographical marvel, knowing that there are thousands of fish swimming around the vivid corals just a few feet away from where you sit.

Experience nature up close by diving in Maldives’ rich coral reefs. With over 3000 coral reefs these created one of the world’s richest diving coral sites. Over a thousand species of fish and other underwater creatures inhabit the Maldivian waters. The monsoon tides of the Indian Ocean create a collection of marine creatures as well as microscopic plant cells which in turn creates a hub for all kinds of underwater species lured by the abundance of food. See everything, from tiny shrimp and groups of colorful swimmers to the magnificent mantas and sharks.

Not an experienced diver? Due to the countless number of reefs, all you have to do is swim a few feet away from the shore and you will get to see some of the house reefs that’s close to shore.

Are you in need of a more exhilarating experience? Why not try visiting Maldives’ water sports center. In a place where there is more sea than land, Maldivians swim for recreation and surf addictively. Every single resort in Maldives has a sports centre that provides a range of water sports activities.

These centers are well equipped with masks and snorkels and boards of varying sizes. So whether you want to spend the day snorkeling or feeling the wind in your hair while surfing, Maldives’ resorts can offer you just about anything. Some centers offer courses for beginners and advanced surfers and divers. Maldives is a mecca to surf-enthusiasts from all over the world, with the southwest monsoon bringing with it massive swells, ranging from 3 – 8 feet tall.

Want a different form of sightseeing? Try out the seaplane photo flight. Enjoy unparalleled Maldives experience from the sky aboard one of the De Havilland DHC 6 Twin Otter seaplanes. Ideal for sightseeing and photography, their high wings, large view windows and untainted glass present panoramic views of the islands. Fly over resorts, lagoons, fishing villages and wonder at the hue shifting waters of Maldives. Watch schools of dolphins, Manta and sting rays, and schools of fish as they cavort in the crystal clear waters.

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