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1200 tiny, sun soaked islands gleaming in the Indian Ocean form the Maldives.  However, only around 200 of them are inhabited.  Each of these sits in its own shallow lagoon, formed by the encircling coral reefs.  The Maldives offer the perfect 'Escape', scuba divers, snorkellers and water sports enthusiasts are in their element here, as are sun worshippers and those who just want to relax in idyllic surroundings.

Whilst on many of the islands the accommodation is very comfortable often in chalets nestled amongst lush vegetation or in bungalows built out over the sea, on others it is simple and a true Robinson Crusoe experience!  Life here is slow peaceful and simple - a far cry from the hustle and bustle of the modern world.  Work on your suntan, swim, sail, water-ski, snorkel or dive.  The Maldives is a marine paradise.  Evenings are usually informal, a drink at the bar, perhaps with a local band to entertain you, a stroll along the starlit beach or a night out fishing.

A holiday in the Maldives is the perfect way to wind down, ask about our selection of spa resorts or about combining the Maldives with Sri Lanka for a two-centre holiday.

While the Maldives certainly have some gorgeous reefs, it's the fish life that makes them an outstanding dive destination.  There are three distinctly different types of diving: inside the atolls, outside the atolls and inside the channels or passes, which is where the currents are strongest and you find the greatest congregation of fish.  The big attraction, however, are the schools of fish that patrol the reefs in colourful packs which include: Humpback and Black and White Snappers, Barracuda, Batfish and Yellowback Fusiliers.  This awesome marine life combines with exquisite coral covered backdrops to create some of the world's most exciting dives. Dive sites in the Maldives are widely scattered, this means hotel based clients may only have access to a limited number of spots.  However, beautifully coloured fish life can be found in very shallow reefs making the Maldives one of the best places for fish photography and snorkelling.

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When to go

The Maldives temperature does not vary much over the year with average highs ranging from 29°C - 31°C and lows from 23°C - 27°C. The highest rainfall is expected between May and November peaking in June/July.

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Time Difference Local Currency Local Language Average Flying Time
GMT/UTC + 5 Rufiya Dhivehi 5 hours