When vacationing by the sea, many tourists look forward to an array of water sports ranging from plain old diving and scuba diving to kayaking, boating and surfing. However, many would agree that from this list of sports, scuba diving is by far the most mesmerising and enchanting. Whether you are a seasoned diver or an amateur trying it out for the first time, the world underneath the calm blue ocean waters is truly spectacular and if you know where to look, it is an experience that is seldom forgotten.
For those who are dreaming of their holiday in island resorts in Maldives, scuba diving is a true pleasure for the Indian Ocean is filled to the brim with exotic marine species and exquisite specimens of corals. Furthermore, the Maldivian islands are packed with a number of iconic diving sites that are famous for the underwater wonders it provides access to and the Maayafushi Island is one such site. Located close to Maalifushi by COMO Maldives, this island provides divers with the opportunity to witness some unforgettable marine sights.
While the Maayafushi Island is shamelessly described as one of the gems of the Atoll, its reputation is not ill-founded. The island boasts of some of the best dive sights in the world such as the Mushimas Minghili Thila, the Halaveli Wreck and Maaya Thila. While excursions can be arranged through your travel agent, it is usually convenient to rely on your hotel concierge to co-ordinate it and most Maldivian hotels will do so for a small fee. If you are an amateur who has little or no previous diving experience, scuba diving should not be a concern at all for the Island is home to a Dive Centre which provides beginners the opportunity to take lessons in order to extract the most out of their wonderful diving experience.
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