Identifying Coral Types – Learning on a Dive

When you begin to look at reef as individual corals, the diving experience becomes way more interesting as there is a lot to learn about the coral types.

Soft and Hard Coral

The two main types of corals are the soft and the hard coral. You can find both in most reefs, especially in the Maldives.

Staghorn Coral

Originating in the Caribbean, this coral grows upward towards the sunlight. Not very strong, these corals can fall apart for a slight kick, thus, be careful when you swim around them.

Elkhorn Coral

Another Caribbean coral, this is an active species that has huge colonies; sometimes bigger than a human being. Elkhorn is also considered a reef-building coral as they become rock after they die.

Lettuce Coral

If you are diving at a site close to your Maldives Island resort the likes of Naladhu Private Island Maldives, this is a coral you will most likely see often. The actual name for the coral is Agarcia but is known as lettuce coral since it resembles the vegetable in looks. You can find this coral growing in many parts of the reef, whether it is within a cave or the shallowest part of the reef.

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Solo Travel Tips To Maldives – A Handy Travel Guide

Solo travellers and wanderlusters, here are some handy travel tips that will help you when you’re planning your holiday to the beautiful islands of Maldives.

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Where to stay

When you’re looking to stay at a Maldives island resort, there are a number of options to choose from, as almost every island has a resort for you to choose from!

Snorkelling

Many resorts such as Adaaran Club Rannalhi have their own house reefs, which is quite beneficial as you can snorkel any time of the day and don’t have to hire a boat to take you to the closest reef. Book an over water villa for the best experience, as you’ll be able to access the mesmerizing waters right from your back door.

Other activities

Many resorts offer a range of water sports and other activities for you to partake in. You can choose from local city tours, cruises, diving excursions, parasailing and so much more.

What to wear

Maldives is an Islamic country and keeping that in mind, remember to cover up when you’re visiting the capital city of Male. However, if you intend to stay at your resort, beach wear is completely acceptable.

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Relax and Unwind in Maldives – Finding Your Inner Bliss

A destination where rest and rejuvenation are never hard to find, the Maldives offers an ideal escape for those looking to get away from it all. One of the best ways you can achieve this is by staying at a Maldives Island resort which offers an idyllic setting by the sea. Kuramathi Island is one such option and features elegant Maldives villas along with wellness treatments that go hand in hand with holistic healing.

Known for its pristine beaches, the Maldives provides the perfect setting in which to spend lazy days by the shore soaking up the sun and enjoying the refreshing sea breezes. This pictures coastal backdrop is also perfect for such activities as yoga be it in the mornings when the first rays of the sun gently stretch across the sand or in the evenings when the gorgeous colours of the setting sun paint the sky. Take a romantic cruise with that special someone and enjoy meals under the stars. You can also enjoy a wide variety of spa treatments which offer true balance for mind, body and spirit letting you truly relax and unwind in Maldives.