One of the smallest countries, Maldives is made up of thousands of tiny islands surrounded by coral reefs vibrant with life, there is seemingly no end to the vast biodiversity of our marine environments.
The Maldivian islands are gathered in 26 clusters or atolls. A string of islands take their places among this atoll ring; each island has its own reef encircling the island lagoon.
Within each atoll the reefs provide for some of the world’s best diving or snorkelling, which attracts thousands of visitors every year. In the channels in the atolls or outside the atolls you will find some of the best fishing opportunities you are likely to ever encounter!
With the unique structure of islands surrounded by reef, you will find a tropical paradise unlike any on the entire planet! Now add some friendly people into that equation and you have the Maldives!
Most of the visitors that come to the Maldivian islands stay in one of the many resorts which are spread across the atolls. There is a government policy towards secluding tourists on these resort islands to ensure that the locals and tourist do not mix. As a volunteer with Travel to Teach you will get a unique chance to experience the ‘real Maldives’!