Exploring the Deep South of the Maldives
There is a place that is made for scuba divers. Created out of 1190 different islands that are all framed by beautiful, white, pristine beaches, the Maldives is a region of the world that is seemingly made for those that enjoy scuba diving. Situated in such a way that it spans over multiple atolls in the Indian Ocean, the stunning Maldives is a world within Southern Asia that weaves incredible sunny weather with an underwater galaxy that enchants with the likes of dolphins, giant barracuda, whalefish, glassfish, fusilier as well as various kinds of sharks including reef, leopard and hammerhead sharks.
The Maldives, with so many islands, is a tropical paradise. The atolls and changing currents creates a rich flow of nutrients for a diverse showing of ecosystems. It is estimated that there are over three hundred species of fish, five species of turtles, over 50 species of echinoderms, five species of sea grasses and nearly three hundred species of algae and sponges, crustaceans and tunicates. In addition to the immense amount of fish and vertebrates that can be seen in the deep south of the Maldives, the area is also famous for its coral reefs.
Another special aspect to traveling in the Maldives, especially the deep south, is that it seems as if you take a step back in time. The Maldives Archipelago is reminiscent of what our landscapes looked like before the coming of agriculture and the increase in population. There is much of this southern area both in the ocean and on land that has yet to be explored; an attribute that is hard to find in today’s day and age. For those that love scuba diving, this is even more so the truth.
There are vast amounts of ocean area in the deep south of the Maldives that is yet to be discovered by man. Much of the coral reefs have yet to be explored. This lack of invasion of people leads to countless liveaboard diving vacationers coming back from their trip with tales of seeing a pristine underwater world that is incomparable. In addition, as there are few dive resorts in the deep south of the Maldives, the true way to see the area best is by liveaboard diving. Plus, with the lack of dive resorts, there are less tourists to compete against for the best dives spots. This lack of diving resorts and not all that many liveaboard vessels leads to scuba diving vacations in the Maldives that are void of other people and incredibly relaxing.
There is an additional benefit to a lack of people and boats in the Maldives: incredible visibility in warm, comfortable water. The ocean water in the deep south of the Maldives is friendly for both diver and ocean life. Another sweet aspect to this area is that the drifts and currents are excellent for keeping the nourishment rich for incoming sea life. Plus, we are able to use these drifts to increase the adrenaline flow for our own dives. We are also able to take it easy, and hang out in the leeward side of the currents, taking in the show.
If you love diving in water that showcases the true vibrancy of the ocean, then you must visit the deep south of the Maldives. We are well experienced to assist you in everything that you need for this spectacular area. Contact us to find out how we can create an amazing trip for you.