• Blacktip Reef Shark off Bandos Island in the Maldives.

    Bandos Island: A close shave

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  • Maldivian guide, Ahmed Trish Rasheed (aka Teddie), after snorkelling

    The Maldives: Kindred Spirits

    The supermodel of the travel world, the Maldives is gorgeous, aloof and utterly beguiling — but beyond the sunny skies and palm-tree perfection lies a world in thrall to local… Read More»

  • Surfing, Maldives

    Maldives: Surf’s up

    My eyes are watering and there's a peculiar burning taste in my mouth. Vodka... Wasabi... Mixed together? The cocktail detonates my taste buds but the American surf dudes don't bat… Read More»

  • The Maldives: In search of the gentle giants

    A Manta Trust Expedition on the Four Seasons Explorer reveals unforgettable swims, dives and snorkels with majestic manta rays — and a whole new perspective on the Maldives Read More»

  • Diving with manta rays, Maldives. Image: Eye Ubiquitous/SuperStock.

    Maldives: Into the deep

    I’m several metres below the surface when a manta ray ghosts past, almost brushing the mask off my face. I didn’t see it coming. I didn’t hear it coming. And… Read More»


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