INDIAN OCEAN

What does getting away mean to you? A change of latitude … immersion in a different culture… escape from the crowds … a place where no one knows your name? The “perfect escape” may be a holiday aboard a yacht in the Indian Ocean where you will find all that, and more.

THE MALDIVES

The Maldives is considered by many to be the premier tropical beach destination in the world and the best place to relax and unwind from hectic and chaotic lifestyles. The smallest Asian nation by population and land mass, yet one of the most geographically distributed, the archipelago includes 1,190 islands in the Indian Ocean. It is renown for a pristine environment.

With over 100 different resorts to choose from, each island has its own distinct feel and character. Sailing these waters affords you the unique opportunity to sample countless perfect coral beaches, bask in lush tropical vegetation, swim in warm shallow waters, and be pampered by outstanding service aboard your yacht.  There are only a few places in the world that have this combination of unique turquoise sea, powder-white sand, and a year-round climate described as “a never-ending summer.” Why restrict yourself to a land-based stay?

The warm seas of Maldives feature high visibility year-round, with water clear enough to see the passing fish as far as fifty meters away. Add to that the marvelous formation of over 3,000 coral reefs, and the results are the world’s richest diving coral reef areas.

Over a thousand species of fish and other underwater creatures inhabit Maldivian waters. The monsoon tides of the Indian Ocean create a friendly habitat for a collection of small marine creatures as well as microscopic plant cells. Lured by the abundance of food, all kinds of underwater species gather in these waters. The best thing is that you need not be a professional diver to enjoy the Maldives! Snorkelers are most welcome!

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