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Luxury in Maldives. Spa or Cruising Boat ?

Day 47 in Maldives. ARI ATOLL.
Luxury Moment in Maldives. Is it a Spa or a Cruising boat ?
Do you have an idea ? Let us a comment !

Maldives spa or cruising boat

Luxury in Maldives | Photo © Sakis Papadopoulos

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Maldives Reefs and Lagoons aerial view

Diving in Maldives at a glance
Maldives are undoubtedly a Paradise for divers and snorkelers.

The archipelago offers a wide range of undersea sites. The Ocean that surrounds Maldives can reach a depth of 4000 meters. Outside of atoll edges, reefs rapidly fall to abysses and can give vertigo to the most experimented diver.
On the other side, inside reefs offer ideal conditions, reaching an average of 50 meters depth. In Maldives, a few minutes of boat transfer are sometimes enough to bring you to the most exciting and rich diving sites. Some Resorts even possess at a close range, idyllic waters for a deep and breathtaking dive, giving the possibility to divers to reach out their exploration site directly from the beach.
For beginners, it will be the absolute occasion to feel their first scuba diving emotions. Maldivian lagoons are a must for a diving initiation. Such waters assure a safe and guaranteed opportunity to live high-emotion moments.
In Maldives, like a few other diving destination in the world (New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Bahamas….), scuba diving initiations can be done in lagoons without necessarily having to dive first in a swimming-pool, giving you a first glimpse of the abundant Sea Life of Maldives. Pristine, clear and calm waters will contribute to make you feel serene and confident.
Diving initiation prices vary according to the Resorts. You should expect an average of 50 euros -app.70 US- as a starting price for a 45 minutes to 1 hour experience.
If you believe that scuba diving is definitively not made for you, you will still be able to discover Maldives under sea marvels with a simple snorkel equipment.
In some Resorts, reefs can be explored and reached directly from the beach in front of your villa. The magic show starts after a few meters.
Tip : Ask to your travel agent for confirmation of existing nearby snorkeling spots. Any good travel agent must be able to inform you on this matter…and others.
If you book through the internet or directly with the Resort, do not hesitate to send them an e-mail with your question list.

So, let yourself be tempted.
White sandy beaches and swimming around in their lagoons might be enough to enjoy Maldives, but the experience will not be complete without having seen their amazing under sea life.
Maldives aerial photo

Maldives aerial photo | Photo © Sakis Papadopoulos

(Photo from Dreaming of Maldives Creative Collection)

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SANDBANK IN MALDIVES

Maldives, in Luxury…and Barefoot

Maldives are the Absolute Barefoot Luxury destination.
White powdery beaches, pristine water lagoons, sunny skies, crystal clear water and hundreds of beautiful unique …private sandbanks.

Numerous luxury Resorts of Maldives offer you the opportunity to feel like a (pampered) Robinson for a day or a few hours on one of these private Hideaways.

On request, you will be privately transferred to one of this sumptuous sandbank for a private and exclusive time.
The choice is yours
Breakfast at sunrise, elegant picnic, a table for 2 to enjoy a delicious lunch, have a cocktail or a diner at sunset….

For more comfort elegant tents are also set-up for you.

Just bring a good Sun protection, a hat and any accessory that suits to your need.
Your Resort will bring you the rest.
No need to mention that your snorkeling gear will be at disposal.
But just bear in mind one little detail : No shoes.
Maldives barefoot luxury

Maldives barefoot luxury| Photo © Sakis Papadopoulos

(Photo from Dreaming of Maldives Creative Collection)

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PHOTO CONTEST – WIN A MALDIVES 2010 WALL CALENDAR

THEME: UNIQUE  MOMENTS  IN MALDIVES
1. Photographs must have been taken by YOU, you must be the copyright owner.
2. You can submit photographs with any subject from Maldives (excepted pornographic)
3. Maximum 3 photographs per member are allowed (Submit your photos to the FAN PHOTO GALLERY)

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Dreaming-Of-Maldives/41447220924

4. NO Photoshop or any other digital manipulation of photographs allowed. Basic editing like cropping, saturation, brightness, contrast, etc. is allowed.
5. Deadline January the 31st 2010
6. The 5 winners will be ANNOUNCED: 5th of February 2010
7. The Price: 5 Wall Calendars Maldives 2010, view item: http://www.dreamingofmaldives.com/Maldives-calendar.html
8. The photographs submitted to the Fans Photo gallery are not going to be used by us by any means.
9. Please copyright in a visible way your photo. We are not responsible for any unauthorized uses.

Maldives 2010 Calendar

Maldives 2010 Calendar

Good Luck

The PHOTO CONTEST deadline is postpone to February 7th. Still time to win 5 Maldives 2010 Wall Calendars So ……Submit !!!

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Unique Maldives ….

Unique Maldives ….
Is any comment useful to describe this picture ?
Are any words worth enough to explain the feeling of laying in this hammock at this right moment ?
Hum, I guess no.

So, just enjoy and Dream….

Unique Maldives

Unique Maldives| Photo © Sakis Papadopoulos

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Swimming-pool, lagoon,… or simply Maldives ?

Swimming-pool, lagoon, or simply Maldives!!
No. This is not a Photoshop montage. This protected natural lagoon pool is one of the thousands amazingly shaped sandbanks of Maldives. This photo was shot a few months ago and could probably not be the same if I would photograph it again !
Indeed, according to tides and Maldives seasons (Maldives have 2 seasons called Monsoons) sandbanks constantly change their shapes due to currents. Some of them are moved away to another location, some disappear totally or for a while, and some other are born.
Who said Maldives landscapes are always the same ?

Simply Maldives

Simply Maldives| Photo © Sakis Papadopoulos

(Photo from Dreaming of Maldives Creative Collection)

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Where To Snorkel in The Maldives – Everywhere!!

Snorkeling in Maldives

You can enjoy the breathtaking underwater life in Maldives by simply having a mask and fins, and wading your way along the surface of the waters with fantastic visibility of the sea contributed by the clearest waters on the Earth with all year around water temperature at 20°-30°C (68°-86°F), and lagoons often reaching 32°C (90°F).
Islands with narrow reef flats and wide lagoons are the best for snorkeling. Resorts that don’t have a house reef, provide tourists with boat trips to the good snorkeling sites where you can see sharks, turtles, anemones, schools of sweet-lips, eels, octopus, rays and thousands of colorful tropical fishes.
This activity is so simple that children can do it. You don’t know to swim ? Well, then just put your mask on, walk a few steps inside the lagoon and bend down to look inside the water…you’ll probably spot life !
Snorkeling in Maldives is unique.

Snorkeling in Maldives

Snorkeling in Maldives| Photo © Sakis Papadopoulos

(Photo from Dreaming of Maldives Creative Collection)

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