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Maldives

A country of Asia.


The Maldives are an island nation formed by a double chain of 26 atolls. It is the smallest Asian country by population and by land area. There are about 400,000 residents and the total area is less than 300 sq km / 115 sq miles (and the official statistics say "Approximately 100% water). It also holds the distinction of the lowest country on the planet with an average ground level of just 1.5m / 5ft. (Seems pretty promising for diving doesn't it?)

Helpful Maldives Atoll & Diving Terms
Falhu - Lagoon surrounded by a reef
Faru - Large reef that is exposed at low tide
Finolhu - Island with no coconut trees
Fushi - Large island on the outer reefs usually
Futtaru - A reef where waves break
Giri - Small coral bommie just below the surface
Haa - A clearing in a lagoon
Kandu - Inside an atoll
Kandu Olhi - Channel
Maa Kandu - Outside an atoll
Thila - Coral reef just below the surface
Vilu - Deep water in a lagoon

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