The Maldives is flat with white sandy beaches and excellent reefs with an abundance of marine life. Scuba diving is done at a leisurely drift pace as the Indian Monsoon Current sweeps along the island chains, moving nutrients and divers along.
This nutrient-rich water flows up along the walls, feeding the sponges and soft corals clinging to the rock sides. Inside the atoll lagoons, rock pinnacles – Thila – vault up from the bottom to scratch the water’s surface.
In the channels, there are swim-throughs, caverns and overhangs festooned with colourful sponges, invertebrates and gorgonians to explore.