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05 Exciting Activities to do in Maldives – a cultural journey

Maldives is flush with quite a lot of adventurous activities. Although the island has primarily earned its reputation as a romance destination, Maldives has other attractions as well. Activities are quite many, and they await for you to discover them on yourself.
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Reef experience

Reef experience
If you do a little research on the island's natural set up, it will teach you quite a lot. Maldives is rich with geographical features such as cliffs, caves and overhangs, in addition to other marine life: sharks, barracudas, gropers, jackfish, morays, manta rays, and bluefish snappers. Do not forget to buy a waterproof camera. It will be a worthwhile investment especially when you chose Maldives as your holiday destination. Reef exploration is done best, if you can rent diving gear. If you are not so good at diving, you can take a coach with you as well.
Maldives' sugary beaches and azure waters attract quite a lot of tourists from all parts of the globe. And that is why you should not miss reef exploration.
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Fish Head aka Mushimasmingali Thila

Fish Head aka Mushimasmingali Thila
This is a famous diving location. You will come across a great many reef sharks. They look somewhat fierce with their sharp vertical shape. They form the majority of the marine population with other creatures such as sea fans, anemones, black corals, fusiliers, Napoleons, and schools of feeding barracuda. This will be a bonus feature, if you are a diving professional.
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Wreck of the Maldive Victory

Wreck of the Maldive Victory
This will be just for you, if you are exceptionally skilled diving. Take a good dive underwater, and you will come across a wreck of a cargo ship. What a treasure to set eyes upon? The cargo, they say, was drowned in 1981. Most of what you can see there is various coral and other formations such as sponges, tubastrea and a numerous schools of fish. But make sure you are exceptionally skilled in your job, as currents may turn out to be strong at times. If you are not sure of your capacity, better avoid this area.

It offers other features such as the beach itself and coral reefs.
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Museums

Museums
Maldives is not all about its natural richness. It has a rich cultural legacy. Visit a museum or two to get an idea about its rich history. These museums are mostly set up on ancient and historically important buildings. It is hard to say which museum is more important. Every museum is equally important. So take your time to visit each and every museum, for there are not many museums. If you take lodging at Maldives Villas, an Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi, it will be easy to reach any museum of your choice.
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Hukuru Miskiiy aka Old Friday Mosque

Hukuru Miskiiy aka Old Friday Mosque
This mosque's importance lies in the date when it was built: 1656. And architecture, next. Its intricate coral-stone walls will narrate a long story of the island's architectural tradition. You will see Arabic script carved into them. And what's more, there are interesting woodcarvings and amazing lacquer decorations.

Take a walk inside and feel the ancient Maldives and how the natives lived their lifestyles back then.