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A group of 1190 coral islands scattered across the Indian Ocean about 740km Southwest of Sri Lanka built up on the tops of a submarine ridge. No part of Maldives is more than 2.4m above the sea level.

Almost 99% of the country is the ocean and only 1% is spread to 26 atolls.

The country stretches 820 km north to south and 120 km east to west. Out of the incredibly large number of islands only 200 islands are inhabited, with 44 islands adapted as exclusive resort islands. The climate is generally warm and humid. Sun shines all year through with average temperature around 29 - 32 degrees Celsius.

Being on the Equator, the country enjoys more or less constant day lengths (6am - 6 pm) throughout the year. People wake up early in the morning. Business hours are from Sunday to Thursday generally from 9:00 to 5:00 in the private sector. Weekend falls on Friday and Saturday. The local time is GMT +5hours



Maldives as the most diverse marine fauna and flora in the world. Tens of thousands of reefs, a thousand recorded species of fish, over two hundred species of coral and hundreds more species of other marine life. No wonder many appreciate it as one of the greatest dive destinations on earth.


Surfing (catch your waves)

Today surfing is the fastest growing water sport in the country, with several surf breaks that are documented and well-known by surf enthusiasts. The best known surf breaks in the North and South Male’ Atoll and most surfers stay in resorts close to these breaks.

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