The focal point of any trip to Maldives is undoubtedly the pristine beaches. The shimmering blue waters of the Indian Ocean and the clean, white sands of the islands’ beaches have been written about in countless tourist books. The beaches are multipurpose, serving as ideal sites for relaxation as well as adventurous water sports. Among the most popular activities carried out in the waters surrounding these beaches is scuba diving. There are plenty of places that offer to take tourists diving. In addition to providing diving equipment, safety equipment and a basic course in diving, they also offer underwater cameras for rent.
Beneath the waters of Maldives is a mesmerising world, filled with colourful aquatic life of every shape and size. Divers will come across many weird and wonderful species of fish, some so alien looking they might as well be from a different planet! There are hammer head sharks, giant turtles, barracuda, clownfish, tuna and eerie manta rays that measure over twenty five feet across. The really lucky ones will even be able to catch a glimpse of the gentle and majestic whale shark.
Different islands are home to different sea life, and tourists can choose their diving spots depending on what sort of fish they would like to see. Most of the marine life is found around the reef, so to get the best photos, divers will have to go deep. Tourists can probably get more information on diving operators from their Maldives island resort. At exemplary Maldives boutique resorts such as the Anantara Veli, Maldives, the staff will gladly point tourists in the right direction. Nestled in a charming tropical setting, the resort boasts unparalleled vistas of the paradisiacal beauty of Maldives.