The Maldives Islands is a group of islands in the northern part of the Indian Ocean .
The Maldives a group of about 1,200 islands, separated into a series of coral atolls, only 200 of the islands are inhabited.
The busy little capital
of the Maldives, Male - the smallest capital in
the world (length 2.5 km, width 1 km).
The Maldives is the smallest Asian country in both population and land area. With an average ground level of 1.5 metres above sea level, it is the planet's lowest country.
Every year brings two monsoons, Iruvai (the north-east) and Hulhangu (the south-west) monsoon. To most visitors this simply means the hot and dry season.
The climate is tropical.
Monthly average temperatures range
from 24 to +30 ° C.
Precipitation - up to 2500 mm per year.
The islands also have a ton of marine wildlife: 1,100 species of fish, five species of sea turtles, 21 species of whales and dolphins, and 145 crab species.
Over the last few decades the Maldives has transformed itself into a popular fishing, scuba diving, surfing and exotic resort and spa destination.
Maldives is an opening for people who love diving. Numerous coral caves are interesting places for underwater exploration.
Many of these tropical atolls and islands are simply gorgeous, with swaying palms, white sandy beaches and deep-blue lagoons.
It is perfect place to sit on a beach and watch a sunset with a cocktail on your hand.