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We Bet You Didn’t Know These 5 Facts About the Maldives - Fascinating Information about this Sensational Destination

The Maldives is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. The article below details five facts about Maldives which many people are not aware of.


The very first underwater cabinet meeting was held in the Maldives

Yes, we all know that the countless numbers of tourists who visit Maldives delve into the great blue depths of the oceans that surround the islands to witness the grand appeal of its underwater world! But what not many people know is that even the government officials opted to go underwater for a cabinet meeting on a remarkable day in history! Clad in scuba gear, these committed ministers chose to do this in an attempt to draw attention to the grave issue of global warming.


The Maldives is the charming home of whale sharks

The beautiful Maldives is made up of more than 1000 islands. It is quite remarkable to note that not even one of these islands has an elevation that exceeds 2.4 meters! Pretty impressive for sure! In fact, Maldives has a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the flattest country in the world.


The Maldives comprises of an elaborate assortment of coral islands and atolls

As it was mentioned earlier, Maldives is a collection of small islands. There are 1190 islands in the Maldives, and 26 atolls. Out of the 1190 islands, only 187 are inhabited! 106 of these islands have been converted to luxury resorts. Of course, you will be able to look forward to an adventurous experience of island hopping when you visit this magnificent destination. A deserted island visit will surely fill your heart with wonder and delight!


The Maldives is sinking

We are all aware of the grave threats that global warming is posing. Water levels are rising steadily and land erosion is also adding to the troubles of many island nations. The Maldives is surely one of the sad victims of this phenomenon. Of course, the government of Maldives is taking the necessary steps to prevent further damage.


Divers and snorkelers in the Maldives

Divers and snorkelers in the Maldives will surely get the chance to witness the beauty of marine creatures both large and small. Whale shark, which is known to be the biggest fish in the world, has made Maldives its home and so, they can be quite easily spotted here throughout the year. Maldives is one of the very few destinations in the world that offer this experience and opportunity. You will even get the chance to swim alongside a whale shark while diving in Maldives. Be sure to stay at a beach resort in Maldives which has a good house reef if you want to enjoy an unforgettable diving adventure. Places like Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives are quite popular among tourists.

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