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Appeared in DIVER January 2010

In the southernmost reaches of the Maldives, the hard coral grows proudly and fish hardly recognise divers. Shore-based holidays there will become more accessible over time, but for now a high-end approach may be needed, says willing volunteer Zac Macaulay

Anemonefish at Maamendhoo Kandu
Anemonefish at Maamendhoo Kandu
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  • Zac Macaulay
    Zac Macaulay

  • Typically healthy hard coral outcrop
    Typically healthy hard coral outcrop
  • green turtle at Nilandhoo
    green turtle at Nilandhoo
  • Sting rays were a recurring theme of the trip
    Sting rays were a recurring theme of the trip
  • moray eel at Villingili
    moray eel at Villingili
  • Nurse sharks at Villingili - there were reckoned to be 11 of them in this crevice
    Nurse sharks at Villingili - there were reckoned to be 11 of them in this crevice
  • A lone batfish
    A lone batfish
  • The new resort awaits its first arrivals
    The new resort awaits its first arrivals
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    Click on any thumbnail photo to enlarge it and use the slideshow

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