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 The Leap, Kurnell, New South Wales Australia
The Leap is another great shore dive in the Kurnell National Park, between the Steps and Cape Solander. To reach the dive site, find the small parking area on the right side of the road, after the Steps car park. The average depth here is at 18 m/59.1 ft and the maximum depth is at 22 m/72.2 ft.
Visibility is good and ranges from 1o m/32.8 ft to 30 m/98.4 ft long. Water temperature is up to 21°C/69.8°F in summer and early autumn months and between 14-18°C/57.2-64.4°F in winter.
The dive site is suitable for more experienced divers. The ideal time to dive this spot is on an incoming tide. The marine life is abundant with lots of weedy sea dragons amongst the kelp, giant cuttlefish, octopus, southern calamari, moray eel, blue groper, eagle rays, Port Jackson shark, schools of yellowtail, catfish as well as a wide range of nudibranch. It is a crowded spot, especially during weekends.
Last but not least, you are required to pay an entry fee to the park. Note: be careful of other divers, boat traffic and the path down the cliff.
Relevant activites based in Australia
December – AUSTRALIA
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Tully River.
Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.