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Active vacation in Maldives - things to do, entertainment and nightlife

Maldives is a great place for divers. The state is located on more than 1000 islands, which are coral atolls. Coastal areas are rich in marine life and include several different ecosystems. More than 1,100 species of fish, sea turtles, whales, 400 species of shellfish, crabs, and shrimps live off the coast. There are 187 species of corals alone. The remoteness and isolation of the islands from the mainland contributes to this richness of marine life.
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Deep-sea scuba diving, as well as swimming over reefs with periodic dives is popular in the Maldives. Ocean currents create channels between atolls. It's a pleasure to swim between them. There is no the best season for diving in the Maldives. Local waters are favorable for diving all year round. However, if you want to see whale sharks and manta rays, it is better to choose the end of summer or the start of autumn. Underwater visibility ranges from 15 to 40 meters. The currents are both weak and strong here. You should consider this when choosing a place for diving, depending on the level of training. There are more than 200 dive spots available from boats or atolls in the Maldives.
There are many opportunities for both experienced scuba divers and beginners in the Maldives. You can take a course in one of the local dive centers. Dives take place in bright, spacious areas on the shallows, where there are no strong currents. At the same time, there are enough representatives of marine fauna for diving to be exciting from the very beginning. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Experienced divers can dive even at night or in ocean currents, dive into caves and observe rare marine life. There is also the rec-diving. This is a dive to sunken ships and other objects. Often they are overgrown with corals and become a refuge for many fish and other inhabitants of the sea depths.
Fish Head, Manta Reef, Banana Reef, Cocoa Corner, Kandooma Thila, Broken Rock, and Gangehi Kandu are the most popular dive sites. You can see many manta rays and even whale sharks in Hanifaru Bay from August to November. Even professional scuba divers will find something to do here. Diving near unexplored reefs or in strong currents can be a real challenge for them.
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The peculiarity of the Maldives is that many small islands have their own reefs. The reef begins literally at the shore. An experienced diver can dive directly from the shore. Choosing a hotel with this location is a great way to save money. Night diving is only suitable for very experienced divers. You can meet fish that are rarely seen during the day, as well as see the sea glowing due to plankton during night dives. Some of the most interesting predators generally go out to hunt only at night. So night dives are the only chance to see them.
Underwater safari is a special type of active recreation in the Maldives. Many travel companies offer this type of leisure. It is a cruise during which the ship stops at various points. Dives take place in these points. It is usually designed for 1-2 weeks. You should keep in mind that the government of the country is sensitive to the protection of the environment. Therefore, it is strictly forbidden to damage the corals.
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Surfing is developed and popular in the Maldives. But it has its features here. The eastern atolls are most suitable for surfing. The periods from March to May and from September to November are the best season for surfing. Winter is good for beginners who want to learn windsurfing. The waves are low here at this time. Chickens, Cola's (Coke's), Lohis, Pasta Point, Honky's, and Guraidu Island are considered the best places to surf.
Parasailing, kite-surfing, and water skiing are also popular in the Maldives. December and January are the best times for kite-surfing. The period from May to October is also good. South-westerly winds blow here at this time. This is the low season on the islands. Therefore, the trip will be cheaper. Many hotels lower their prices at this time. There are hundreds of resorts on the islands. But only some lagoons are more suitable for kite-surfing. Ookolhufinolhu Island is one of the best places for kite-surfing in the Maldives. There is a kite-surfing school with all the necessary equipment there. Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Rihiveli, Velassaru, Baros, Meedhupparu, Anantara Dhigu, Hideaway, and Medhufushi are also suitable for kite-surfing.
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All islands are of coral origin. Therefore, they are absolutely flat. Trekking, hiking, and rafting are absolutely not developed in the country. The terrain and natural features are not suitable for this.
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Unique attractions in Maldives

Sea.Fire.Salt.Sky. Restaurant

From the series “Fancy Houses and Hotels Located on Water or Under Water”
In the Maldives, there is an unusual restaurant Sea.Fire.Salt.Sky. It attracts not only gourmets from around the world, but also lovers of exclusive recreation in unusual places. This four-story restaurant is partially located under the water. Everybody finds here a place for soul. The original name of the restaurant has also been chosen not accidentally. Each floor is decorated in a certain style, corresponding to one of the elements.

So, the bottom floor named "Sea" is under water. Visitors of this hall during the meal will have an opportunity to admire the beauty of the underwater world. Floors "Salt" and "Fire" are intermediate, while the floor "Sky" has been equipped on the roof and is open.

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Conrad Maldives Rangali Hotel

From the series “Fancy Houses and Hotels Located on Water or Under Water”
In Maldives, one of the most unusual, chic and romantic hotels of the planet, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island hotel is located. Exclusive villas are available to its guests. Some of them are located on the coast, while others have been built on stilts above the water. The main feature of the hotel is a unique underwater room. It is a double room and enjoys incredible popularity with newlyweds and couples in love. The underwater room is located at a depth of about 5 meters, the ceiling and walls in it replaces a transparent acrylic dome.

The design of the room is very reliable, so its guests can enjoy the underwater world in an atmosphere of complete tranquility and privacy. Especially popular is the amazing number with newlyweds who choose it for the first wedding night. Another … Read all
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UNWTO Reveals How the Pandemic Affected International Travel

It is not a secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has hit global tourism badly, and World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) once again proved this. According to the recently published data, international tourist arrivals between January and May 2021 were 85% below the results of 2019 and 65% below the results of 2020. It is safe to say that this is the biggest crisis that world tourism has ever seen in its history, and the industry has to stay in such a state for the second year. Read this

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Maldives Island
Almost every of 26 atolls in States of the Republic of Maldives can offer divers their own interesting places for diving. Each resort has its own reef, where you can see the diversity of the underwater world of the Islands. The water is clear and the visibility is excellent here. There is so-called faro inside the atolls -reef formations in the shape of a horseshoe or a circle. You can dive to a depth of 4 to 6 meters in such places. You can see clownfish, sea turtles, moray eels, schools of … Read more
Male Atoll
Specialists particularly recommend diving on the outside of reefs as it’s where you can watch a bunch of tropical fishes, mollusks and the most fascinating corals. These trips are usually for professionals as there are undercurrents on the outside. To make your dives as safe as it’s possible, you have to get a special drift-diver certificate. Underwater caves covered with corals where thousands of fishes swim are extremely breathtaking as well, you can see them on Banana Reef near … Read more

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