Twenty six atolls home to a cluster of islands in the heart of the Indian Ocean make up the Republic of Maldives. Besides being a beloved holiday destination, the islands are located in an area replete with abundant marine life. Therefore, while tourists and holidaymakers seeking comfort and relaxation during the vacation opt to swim, sunbathe and watch the sunset, the more adventurous can indulge in diving and exploring the beautiful and pristine coral reefs which include a swim with the Manta Rays! The Republic of Maldives is truly a heavenly place to visit and a Maldives beach resort is one of the best places in Asia to unwind, relax and rejuvenate one’s body and mind.
Diving in the Maldives is an excellent activity for it provides guests with the opportunity to explore the wonders that lie calmly below the ocean surface with clarity. Therefore, guests staying at resorts such as Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo can enjoy Dive and Sail which include diving in numerous dive sites in the Ari Atoll.
The marine life in Maldives is truly spectacular and is an excellent location to dive and swim with the magnificent Manta Rays. While PADI recommends Kona in Hawaii, Cabo Marshall in Galapagos and Lady Elliot Island in the Great Barrier Reef, tourists visiting Maldives between May and November will be able to witness a flock of Mantas rather than a solitary Manta Ray.
For tourists who do not wish to dive into the water itself, a ride in the Whale Submarine is ideal. Spanning over forty five minutes, the Whale Submarine allows guests to enjoy the splendour of the marine world whilst dry and comfortable.
The Republic of Maldives is clearly a spectacular destination to explore the wonders of the ocean and whether it is beautiful coral reefs, fish and crab species or even sharks that you wish to see, Maldives will definitely deliver.
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