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 Cape Town, False Bay, Western Cape South Africa
Cape Town still has a great deal to offer to divers. Diving here is open to all levels, from macro-life lovers to ship-wreck lovers. Dive sites range from 6-30 m/19-98 ft. Shore entry dives would normally range from 6-15 m/19-49 ft and boat dives from 15-30 m/49-98 ft. The Cape waters boasts colourful marine life and amazing ship wrecks from recent to vintage with each one telling their own stories.
In most cases, Cape Town can experience all four weather seasons in a day and due to the fact that it is a peninsula, it means that one side is constantly off-shore thus offering better visibility than the other. You would have 2 options of diving in Cape Town,
The Atlantic side or toward False Bay. The Atlantic is mainly dived during the summer months of October to February with water temperatures at an average of 13°C/55.40°F and visibility at approximately 10 m/32 ft. Diving at this spot requires good quality 2 piece wet-suits of about 7 mm/09⁄32 in.
The False Bay side on the other hand is mainly dived during winter from March to September with water temperatures between 12- 18°C/53.60-64.40°F and visibility at an approximate of 6 m/19 ft. Recommended diving gear is 7 mm/09⁄32 in 2 piece wet-suits and for wreck divers, a torch would come in handy so as to have maximum view of the colorful under-water life!!