The Maldives are a nation of islands in the Indian Ocean, that spans across the equator. The country is comprised of 1192 islands that stretch along a length of 541 miles. While very little is known about the ancient history of the Maldives, scholars and historians believe that the Maldives is an old nation populated well over 2500 years ago.
The Maldives are a low-lying nation with dreamy white sand beaches and excellent reefs with an abundance of marine life. Scuba diving is done at a leisurely drift pace as the Indian Monsoon Current sweeps along the island chains, moving nutrients and divers along. This nutrient-rich water flows up along the walls, feeding the soft corals clinging to the rock sides. At well-known cleaning stations, wrasse and shrimp service manta rays, with giant turtle and whale shark sightings common. With a welcoming culture and some of the finest liveaboards on the globe, a dive holiday in the Maldives makes for an unforgettable experience.