The Maldivesa are made up of 26 main atolls and is located 600km south-west of Sri Lanka. These rings of coral protecting beautiful crystal clear lagoons are home to incredible marine life and an ideal spot for dive exploration. With beautiful coral and abundance of colourful tropical fish, one of the highlights of an expedition to the Maldives is an encounter with hundreds of feeding manta rays among which whales sharks commonly join to share a meal.