Photogallery of Male Atoll, Maldives

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Diving Maldives: Sunset
Diving Maldives: Sunset @flickr
Male Atoll
Male Atoll by smayda
Beach Club in IR
Beach Club in IR by amsanpedro @flickr
Malediven by SchlangenTiger @flickr
Male Atoll
Male Atoll by franflakes
A Night of a Thousand Stars
A Night of a Thousand Stars by amsanpedro @flickr
Aerial view of North Malé Atoll, Maldives
Aerial view of North Malé Atoll, Maldives by BingGallery
A Blanket of Stars
A Blanket of Stars by amsanpedro @flickr
Male Atoll - guide chapters 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
More to see in Male Atoll
North Male Atoll offers its guests perfect conditions for water sports and beach vacation. For example, it’s, of course, diving. There are several wonderful marine reserves in the local waters. You’ll be probably encouraged to dive in Girifushi Thila where you can see perhaps the most colourful and flamboyant coral reef of the Maldives. We highly recommend you to dive in one of the highest underwater rocks, then you should definitely do diving in Rasfali and Embudhu Canu where you can see reef sharks and have an excursion to a sunken ship. Specialists particularly recommend diving on the outside of reefs as it’s where you can watch a bunch of tropical fishes, mollusks and the most fascinating corals. These trips are usually for professionals as there are undercurrents on the outside. To make your dives as safe as it’s possible, you have to get a special drift-diver certificate. Underwater caves covered with corals where thousands of fishes swim are extremely breathtaking as well, you can see them on Banana Reef near Hulhule Island. There are perfect conditions for beginners there. First of all, diving schools where you can take courses, rent equipment and dive with an experienced instructor are almost on every island. Secondly, you don’t have to go too deep to enjoy seeing reefs. Water is absolutely clear here, so you can see 40-50 meters down. You’ll be able to see barracudas, bunches of sardines, sea turtles, and, certainly, sharks. … Read further

Chapters of the guide to Male Atoll

Traditions and mentality of Male Atoll

Thaara is a local traditional music genre. It represents religious melodies played on tambourines. Musicians sit in two rows in front of each other. You can also find this type of ritual rhythms in Arab culture. National holidays are celebrated on fixed dates and connected with events and people of country importance. One of the most importance is, certainly, National Day that is dedicated to celebrate the … Open

Travel guide to Male Atoll

Numerous fans of scuba diving come to explore sunken ships, some of which have been left untouched for more than a century. The Seagull steamer is one of the most interesting sites. The watercraft sank near the atoll in 1879. There are two more sunken ships nearby, namely, Erlangen and Lady Christine. They also sank at the end of the 19th century. Coastal waters of local islands have many coral reefs that have … Open

Male Atoll for children - what to visit

Tap and pool water are desalinated, it’s not recommended drinking it. However, if your child did swallow it – don’t panic, there is nothing bad about it. Also take some medicines with you just in case, including the one to treat poisoning. Concerning food: it’s perfect if the hotel provides a children menu, but there is also a rich choice in restaurants too, so you can order something tasty for … Open

Shopping, streets and outlets

And t-shirts with prints on it, of course. The t-shirts themselves are of a high quality (produced in India) and still pretty simple, but prints with palms, waves and islands – that’s what makes them so special. Diverse techniques are used to make these t-shirts. There are workshops right in the stores, so you can choose a design yourself. The local traditional praying mats made from coconut fibre are … Open

Best beaches

Travelers looking for privacy are attracted by Kudahithi, the smallest island of the atoll, which is only 70 meters in diameter. The only way to get to the island is to become the guest of a local hotel that can take no more than 14 guests at the same time. The beaches here are not only very cool, but also incredibly beautiful; equipped bungalows are right on the coast. Several magnificent beaches can be found on … Open

Advices for travellers

6. Don’t forget that there are no stores on resort islands, and still you can buy some knick-knacks in small shops, on the other hand, take care of baby food and cosmetics in advance. 7. We recommend to stay in Malé for a day – you can purchase everything you need there and, besides, buy a couple of souvenirs. Stores’ working hours are from 8 a.m. till 11 p.m. seven days a week. You can and you … Open

Top sigths of Maldives

Beautiful tropical beaches have always been the signature attraction of the islands. The variety of beaches is really big – large public beaches, private beaches, beaches with developed infrastructure like restaurants and shops, secluded beaches and even eco-friendly beaches. Many beaches have scuba diving centres where guests can rent equipment, attend a diving school or join diving groups. … Open

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