Let`s dive right in my friends! The Maldives is a group of about 1200 islands separated into a series of coral atolls. We are located just north of the Equator in the Indian Ocean. Only 200 of the 1200 islands are inhabited, so there are 1000 empty islands, if you want to move here 🙂 In case if you were wondering The Maldives has a population of 400 000. “Male” is the capital town.
We speak our own language called “Dhivehi”, which is said to have derived from Arabic, Hini, Urdu, Singhala, but I speak fluent English, so you are lucky 🙂
I live on the island of Sirru Fen Fushi. I marked the area with red on the map, so you get to see where your new friend (me) lives.
My tiny island, which you hardly even notice on the map is a very popular tourist destination due to it`s beautiful nature, white sandy beaches with swaying palms, deep-blue lagoons and exclusive tourist facilities.
It`s natural for me that I can get up in the morning and dive in as the water is literally right outside my doorstep and the temperature is always right. I guess you don`t get this luxury in London, Paris or New York?!
I don´t always swim alone. The sea is in my backyard, so I have pets swimming in the sea, too. We have a wide variety of animals living in the sea here. I will introduce them to you through Livandu. First one is the local turtle.
There is also a special story related to this turtle, but it`s a loooong story. I can´t wait to tell you about it soon.
Scuba diving is one of the best things in the world! Have you tried it, yet?
If not, then come and visit. I will teach you how to do it.
On the picture bellow you can see me wearing my scuba diving gear in the deep blue sea. Bellow me is an amazing sample of my favourite species of sealife. They are called the eagle rays.
They look like stars from above 🙂
After my morning swim I usually go to work, but more on this next time! Hope you enjoyed my first introduction from The Maldives. I will show you around more next time.
See you soon,