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Location: South Ari Atoll (Maldives)
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With approximately 20 island resorts and possibly the best diving in the Indian ocean. Manta point being the ultimate in manta sightings. when there in Feb 2007 i visited the site on three full day trips and there were approx 20 manta on both the morning and afternoon dives. There were also Dolphins, turtles, white tips and Grey reef sharks in abundance. The reefs are alive with spectacular coral systems and reef life from the very big to the very small, The maldevian people are the most pleasant people i have had looking after us on holiday. Most of the islands receive visits personalities all year round. Villamendu was the last island I visited there is not much to do apart from diving, sun bathing, crab racing and the one a week disco, on the whole a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday. Travel tip's do not take too many dressy clothes minimal amount of foot ware, try to fly emirates if you can or any scheduled flight not chartered. The food has always been excellent and have never required any medical treatment although there is a resident doctor on most islands. I would thoroughly recommend the Maldives and i will be going again shortly for my eighth visit. I have been north south and east and recommend the south for better weather conditions.
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Hawksbill Turtle - Diving from the Atoll Explorer Maldives
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Angagga Is. Maldives MV Khudi Maa
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Angagga Is. Maldives Pink Frog Fish
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Angagga Is. Maldives Gorgonian Fan
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