Delightful Dive Sites To Explore In The Maldives-acbel

Delightful Dive Sites To Explore In The Maldives-acbel

Travel-and-Leisure The Maldives, with its breathtaking beaches and turquoise waters is a popular holiday destination. The entire territory of the Maldives .prises mainly of water, with only 1% of the country being land-based. It is no wonder then, that water sports are great highlights that feature in all Maldives packages. As stunning as the views are on land, the underwater world around the islands here provides equally beautiful sights. With magnificent coral reefs, fascinating wrecks and rich marine life, the country is fast be.ing one of the most premier scuba diving destinations in the world. Here are some of the best dive sites for you to explore on your Maldive trip: Banana Reef: This protected marine area is famed for its beauty and provides an incredible diving experience. The numerous caves, overhangs, and dramatic cliff lines provide great underwater photo opportunities while the abundant coral growth attracts a huge range of sea life including gropers, barracuda, moray eels, jackfish and snapper. Maldive Victory Wreck: This dive site is more suited for experienced divers, thanks to the strong currents that could potentially affect dives. But if the current is not too strong on the day of your dive, then you should definitely go here. The Maldive Victory sank in the year 1981 and currently sits at a depth of 115 feet. Even after all these years, the structure is almost entirely intact and home to sponges, coral, tubastrea and a number of brightly coloured fish. Maaya Thila Maaya Thila is one of the most famous dive sites in the Maldives and is known as a great spot for both daytime and night-time scuba diving. The strength of the currents determine the safety of the dive and also the marine life that you are guaranteed to spot. One particular species that are always found here are the white tip reef sharks, and these can be spotted during both night and day dives. During a night dive, you also get the opportunity to see moray eels, stonefish, turtles and octopi. Kudarah Thila: The Kudarah Thila was declared a Protected Marine Area by the Maldivian government. And with good reason the area is home to both soft and hard corals and is teeming with marine life. Trumpet fish, snapper, gobies, dartfish, oriental sweetlips and groupers can all be found here in large numbers. If youre lucky, you can also spot gray reef sharks, napoleon fish and sea turtles. A great attraction of this dive site are the four pinnacles or thilas that can all be visited during the course of a single dive, providing quite an exciting experience even for seasoned divers. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: