Venture into the Maldives Archipelago in the extreme south and
you will know how the pioneers felt years ago. So much of the ocean
and reefs have been unexplored and each liveaboard safari returns
with a list of pristine, spectacular new thilas to investigate on
the next trip. Resorts are rare and, with only a few liveaboards
cruising the Southern Atolls of the Maldive Islands, you will often
be the only boat as far as you can see.
Visibility is superb in the warm waters surrounding the atolls.
Healthy corals are virtually untouched by humans. Large pelagics
including whale sharks are attracted into the channels to feed on
the profusion of smaller reef fish schooling close to the coral
walls and submerged thilas.
We are big fans of the Maldives as a whole but the far south of
the country offers something a little different.