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Heart-Shaped Reef in Maldives. Aerial Photo

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In exclusivity for you, a unique aerial photo of a Heart-Shaped reef in one Atoll of Maldives.

Aerial photo of a Heart-shaped Reef in Maldives

Aerial photo of a Heart-shaped Reef in Maldives | Photo © Sakis Papadopoulos

Undoubtedly, flying above Maldives is an incomparable experience.

There is no better way to observe the infinite mosaic of islands and reefs spreading along the 90000 km 2 ( 35 000 sq mi) of this fabulous archipelago.

In Maldives, aerial views are truly breathtaking. From the sky,  islands and reefs look like tiny green and ivory spots, surrounded by turquoise waters and gracefully lying on the deep blue color of the sea.  Even from the sky, lagoons are so transparent that we can, sometimes, observe groups of fishes swimming around in their labyrinths of corals.

Formed over hundreds of thousands of years on volcanoes’ sinking remains, the 26 atolls of Maldives will surely astonish you, not only by their indisputable beauty, but also by their aspect and variety of shapes.  Their splendor, even after several flights above the archipelago, will always surprise you and never make you lose your enthusiasm.

In Maldives, in her quest for Perfection, Nature drew fabulously shaped islands and reefs.

This unique photo of a small  heart-shaped coral reef, spotted during one of our photoflights, is again another testimony of Maldives beauty.

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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

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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

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Maldives photo of the Week

Maldives photo of the Week

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There is a place on Earth where the most beautiful house reefs snorkeling spots can be found at a step-away from your cocktail terrace: The Maldives.

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Maldives Photo of the Week

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Snorkeling in Maldives

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