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10 Dive-Worthy Facts About the Maldives


At a measly 1.8 meters above sea level, the Maldives holds the crown (or should we say, coral reef?) for the flattest country on Earth 

01.World's Flattest Country 

Get ready for island overload! This archipelago boasts a whopping 1,200 islands, with only 200 inhabited. Talk about endless exploration! 

02. Island Hopping Galore  

Legend has it that an exiled Indian prince founded the Maldives in 270 BC. Today, a vibrant culture thrives on these atolls. 

03. Ancient Atoll Kingdom   

Boasting a 98% literacy rate, the Maldives sets a high bar! Education is key in this island nation 

04. Literacy Champions 

Dazzling coral reefs teeming with exotic fish, turtles, and even majestic manta rays await snorkelers and divers in the Maldives 

05. Underwater Wonderland 

The Maldives is a hotspot for whale sharks, the largest fish in the world. Imagine swimming alongside these gentle giants! 

06. Whale Shark Paradise 

Believe it or not, cowrie shells were once used as currency in the Maldives! Talk about a beachy barter system 

07. Shell-ebrating the Past 

From overwater bungalows to private islands, the Maldives is a haven for romance. No wonder it's a honeymoon hotspot! 

08. Romantic Rendezvous 

The Maldives is at the forefront of sustainable tourism, with many resorts adopting eco-friendly practices to preserve this island paradise 

09. Championing Sustainability 

Climate change poses a serious threat to the low-lying Maldives. By learning about and supporting conservation efforts, we can help protect this island gem. 

10. A Disappearing Dream?