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Got back from my 8th trip to The Maldives Yesterday. The view is a bit different from what I had for the last two weeks.

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Even saw a water spout on one day, it was actually a double one which missed us by about 100 yards but was quite horrific when it hit the adjacent island about 2 KM away. Was like a scene from a movie. Very humbling.

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where exactly have you been?

im highly interested in visiting the maldives this year too, could need some input on recommendable hotels or locations :)

when donig research in the internet they all come up with their shopped pictures and false advertises, your post however 100% original

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where exactly have you been?

im highly interested in visiting the maldives this year too, could need some input on recommendable hotels or locations :)

when donig research in the internet they all come up with their shopped pictures and false advertises, your post however 100% original

Hi, Actually a lot of the pictures you see are for real. The water and sand actually are that colour it is an amazing sight as you fly in.

I have been to Meedhuparru twice, Summer island, Eriyadu, Villamendhu and Embudu village 3 times.

It really depends on what you are going for. They all offer rest and relaxation but some of the islands have better house reffs than others for snorkelling or diving.

Time of year also makes a big difference on price.

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Damn, that is a beautiful place and looks quite nice. The wife wants to go somewhere lime that for our next trip.

 

Just need to decide if I should show her these pictures or not. LOL

 

Thanks for sharing and I would love to see some more.

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Hahaha I will post a few more pics as I process them if nobody has any objections.

The sharks and the Rays are really inquisitive as long as you ignore them they come to you, it's amazing.

Th main problem with sharks is the bad press they get. We are not even on their menu, the few attacks that do happen are usually mistaken identity or some idiot chumming waters for great whites and then people being surprised that after getting such a big predator into a feeding frenzy that it eats anything.

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I was wondering where you were bagsta lol!

 

Mate that looks awesome, also remarkable balls swimming with sharks

As i read this i thought am i looking at the same pics , then i read the rest ....swimming with sharks. ;)

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Great pics, glad you had a good time.

 

Revealing my ignorance here, but how much dangerous is a water spout? Can it cause fatalities?

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Great pics, glad you had a good time.

 

Revealing my ignorance here, but how much dangerous is a water spout? Can it cause fatalities?

Where I live they only pose a real danger if they touch land and turn into a tornado. I really don't think I'd want to be near one in a boat though. I'm sure they're more dangerous in places where they're larger.
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Great pics, glad you had a good time.

 

Revealing my ignorance here, but how much dangerous is a water spout? Can it cause fatalities?

They are basically a tornado over water. On the sea there is not much to damage unless it hits a boat but the problems arise when they hit land as they become a tornado. Not that uncommon but the problem in the Maldives is that the footprint of one of these would probably cover about 25% of any particular island and there is nowhere to run to.

No air ambulance or first responders etc.

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The thing I love most about the Maldives is the distinct lack of other people,

Sat eating freshly made Danish pastries and drinking my first cup of coffee with a view like this is hard to beat.

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Then watching the sunset with a large Gin n Tonic after a hard day swimming with fishes and laying in the shade of a coconut tree, and people ask me why I keep going back !!!!!!

 

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