The Maldives, one of the most geographically dispersed sovereign states in the world, is characterized by being a low-lying country with the majority of its land situated below sea level. Comprising nearly 1,200 islands, these visible coral peaks are remnants of an oceanic volcanic mountain range, divided into 26 atolls by deep lagoons forming ring-shaped reefs. Despite its ancient history and rich cultural heritage, the islands are sought after by millions of tourists for their natural beauty and luxurious offerings. The Maldives experiences a climate influenced by the Indian Monsoon, typically offering favorable weather year-round, although the wet season (May-November) brings slightly more rainfall. With exceptional underwater visibility and a diverse marine ecosystem, snorkeling and diving in the Maldives are an absolute must.
The four- and five-star resorts in the Maldives are commonly situated on private islands, offering guest a truly exclusive experience. With over 100 such islands to choose from, the only challenge lies in deciding which one to select. Each resort provides ample scuba diving opportunities for visitors to explore the stunning nearby coral reefs.