You might not think looking at an old ship wreck is anything special but in the Maldives, Tripadvisor has rated this Number 1 in their list of top-rated things to do.
The ship wreck is actually the MV Maldive Victory, which sank over 20 years ago, but is now a popular diving attraction.
Only 10 minutes away from Male, close to the award winning Kurumba Resort, the 110 meters long Maldive Victory wreck lies 35 meters below sea level in an upright position and even still has its full mast intact.
This site is a popular diving trip in the Maldives, as the wreck is now home to some amazingly colourful coral, tropical fish and other flora. As with other popular diving sites in the Indian Ocean, the visibility under water is great and often hundreds of different types of fish can be seen leisurely swimming around the calm, blue waters. Most commonly spotted are Batfish, who hover around the structure, while playful barracuda swim above the deck and through the ships passageways. Lionfish, snappers and humphead wrasses can also be seen around the wreck, making this diving trip totally different to other spots in the Maldives.
Diving to the Maldive Victory Wreck can be a great introduction to diving when the current is light, making it an exciting attraction to do on a family holiday. However, during rougher currents divers should be experienced and ensure they wear suitable clothing. Full diving attire and breathing equipment is provided by the many diving tour companies in the Maldives. Hotels such as the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa offer fantastic diving and fishing excursions to many popular sites in the Maldives, and travel and tickets can be arranged with the hotel concierge.
This exciting, historical adventure shows that Maldives holidays aren’t just about relaxing on a beach and enjoying fancy spa treatments.
You can explore the waters and find some truly fascinating things, other than fish!
Maldives holidays are more popular than ever as couples and families want to travel further to enjoy that little bit extra. With amazing luxury resorts, excellent flight services and diving and fishing trips that fascinate people of all ages, the Maldives is a world-class luxury holiday destination.
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