Maldives Underwater Adventure

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April 22, 2012

I’ve just returned from my 3rd trip to the Maldives Islands and as usual it didn’t disappoint!  When deciding where to go for scuba diving with my boyfriend – Janis, Maldives was on the top of our list, as the underwater life is regarded to be one of the most incredible in the world.

This was only the second time I’ve gone scuba diving, and I was a bit rusty with my skills as the last dive was a year ago at Mabul/Sipadan Islands in Borneo.  After a quick refresher dive at the house reef, we set off on a boat to a popular dive spot near the resort.

At first I was a little bit nervous, but soon I began to feel like a fish in the water and immensely enjoyed the experience.  Open-water diving is amazing because you really feel part of the ocean and you get to see wonderful creatures that you could never imagine exist.

On the second day, we went to two more dive spots and saw sharks, manta rays, giant jellyfish, moray eels, and an incredible variety of coral fish. We even got to spend about 10 minutes swimming with a turtle that was friendly enough to let us get close and pose for a photo with us.

As we couldn’t get enough of the underwater world, we continued diving on the third day as well, and took some more memorable shots.  You can see all my photos from the trip in my Facebook albums here:

Maldives Part 1 and Maldives Part 2

I am so astounded at how beautiful the islands of the Maldives are. Everywhere you look is just picture perfect, and the water color is surreal.  We also got to witness some of the most gorgeous sunsets of our lives!

 

But the beauty of the Maldives is not just in its sea life, it’s also evident in its wonderful, hospitable people.  Everyone we met was friendly, kind and helpful. I hope to return many more times to this paradise.

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