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Top 3 things to do while in the Maldives- An experience not to miss!

Now that you have finally made the right decision to go on a beach getaway to the islands of Maldives, here are some of the things you cannot afford to miss! Pack your bags, sunscreens, and beachwear and off you go.

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Island hopping

Did you know that the Maldives consists of about 1200 islands? Tiny little islands scattered across the Indian Ocean in a garland pattern. This is where your Maldives attractions begin. The view from the airplane is nothing but spectacular! While only about 250 are inhabited, the rest are free to explore or been converted to resort islands. Therefore, what better place on earth to go island hopping? The surrounding islands are easily accessible via speedboats or if you fancy, seaplanes and are at most, less than an hour away.

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Explore the underwater world

Dive into the world beyond what you see every day. The Maldives has islands with shallow waters and beautiful reefs that are home to a wide range of marine life. This makes it one of the best destinations in the world to go scuba diving and snorkelling. Most resorts such as Dhigali Maldives cater to this. There are fully equipped PADI diving centres that you could choose from. One unique experience that you must try is the night dives to witness a completely different and breath-taking scenario. Get up, close and personal with turtles, colourful species of fish, the vibrant corals, dolphins, and even sharks if you so dare! Not only would this experience give you memories to last a lifetime, but it also will open your eyes to how much more the world has to offer. Being an eco-conscious tourist is of utmost importance in the current days where climate change is severely descending upon us. Use your experience to enhance your knowledge of environmental issues and create awareness. The ocean is one of the most valuable assets the planet has and preserving its biodiversity should be a priority.
Apart from diving, you can also partake in other water sports like kayaking, jet-skiing, surfing and many more. The number of activities to do are countless and ensure you soak up each and every experience to the fullest.

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Spend some time getting around the local neighbourhood

Most tourists only visit the resort islands and experience the luxury of it. However, venture out into the neighbourhood local village to get a taste of how the locals live. Getting to know the traditions and culture of the locals makes your travel experience more wholesome. Maldivians are known to be very hospitable people and will happily welcome you. Check out the capital city of Male and its bustling nature and the local fishing villages that are much calmer. Look out for the early morning sunrise when the beach is filled with happy fishermen boasting their night's catch. Eat some of the local food which is heavily influenced by their neighbouring countries such as Sri Lanka and India. Since it is an island, seafood is available in abundance. Do remember to dress modestly when visiting local villages as it is a Muslim country and their cultures and laws must be respected.

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