The island nation of Maldives is found in the Indian Ocean, southwest of India and Sri Lanka in the Laccadive Sea or Lakshadweep Sea. Comprised of more than a thousand islands grouped in 26 atolls, it enjoys a tropical climate with hot and humid days and temperatures around 24-33°C/75-91°F year-round. The southwest Monsoon brings significant rain to the area from April to October, particularly June to August. Don't let the rain deter you from visiting though, as what you can suspect from the coconut palm and the yellow-fin tuna, symbols of this island nation, the Maldives is a paradise on earth synonym to memorable experiences!
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Scuba Diving in Kariwak Reef, Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago
Blessed with abundant marine life, Tobago is a major dive destination, attracting snorkelers and divers of all experience levels. This beautiful island boasts more than 60 dive sites with about 300 different coral species and a vast number of colorful fish. Kariwak Reef is situated in Store Bay and it is considered to be an excellent dive site for PADI training and novice divers.
The spot can be dived either from the beach at Store Bay or from a boat. Divers can encounter many varieties of fish, such as electric rays, moray eels, angel fish, southern stingray, scorpion fish, barracudas and parrotfish. Hawksbill turtles are also frequently seen. The average depth is 11 m/36.1 ft and the maximum depth is 14 m/45.9 ft. In addition, visibility is good, due to the absence of currents and varies from 10 m/32.8 ft to 30 m/98.4 ft.
Kariwak Reef is also a great location for night diving, as it caters a spectacular variety of nocturnal marine life. Finally, it is advisable not to walk on the reefs or touch the coral formations. Note: be careful of boat traffic.