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Maldives


PRESENTATION

INTRODUCTION
The archipelago which forms the republic of Maldives is consisted by an innumerable quantity of atolls worked by the coral reef...

- This one confers on the waves of an exceptional quality, without having the difficulty of those of Polynesia.

-But attention, because the difficulty is present according to the choice of the atolls of the Archipelago, without forgetting the orientations of swells which can change the wave completely. This one can then take a dimension totally different from the one that we knew under another orientation!

-To take advantage completely of the surfing in the Maldive Islands, Turquoise Surfing Dolly chose several manners to make you discover the Maldive Islands and its incredible Spots.

-Then in 1 CLICK, hurry to come to discover the Maldive Islands has fault 10 tabs being on the left of the site in the column "Maldive Islands"!

-About is the chosen place ... the travel is worth it there!!! Need for an information, for an advice, be allowed guide by Jean Chistophe or Philippe

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Video Surf Maldives

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Offshore Maldivian Longboard Dreamz



The boys are back in town! Back to the harsh reality of Belgian spring after an epic journey on board of ‘The Noah’, drifting along the northern Maldivian atolls.
Offshore Maldivian Longboard Dreamz project was a huge success, able to score the biggest swell of the season.
Strong winds prevented us from surfing more than two right-handers (Jailbreaks and Sultans) but we definitely made the most of it.
Ten days of surfing, laughing, snorkeling, eating and sleeping in a surfer’s paradise.

Proudly sponsored by: O'neill - ataste - Turquois Surf Travel - Flow and Soul - Offshore surf club
 


Key Facts  

Location: Southwest of Sri Lanka, straddling the equator. Latitudes 4 degree 17 north and longitudes 73 degree 50 east.

Geography: 1,190 coral islands, forming an archipelago of 26 major atolls. Stretches 820 kilometres north to south and 120 kilometres east to west. 202 are inhabited, 87 are exclusive resort islands
   
Climate: Generally warm and humid. Sun shines all year through. Average temperature around 29 - 32 degrees Celsius.

What to wear: Dress is generally casual. T-shirts and cotton clothing are most suitable. In Male’, the capital island and other inhabited islands it is recommended that women wear modest clothing.
   
Population: Approx. 298,968 according to 2006 Census.
   
Language: Dhivehi is the language spoken in all parts of the Maldives. English is widely spoken by Maldivians and visitors can easily make themselves understood getting around the capital island.
In the resorts, a variety of languages are spoken by the staff including English, German, French, Italian and Japanese.

Economy: The Maldives economy has been growing at an annual average of 10% for the past two decades. Tourism is the main industry, contributing close to 20% of the GDP. Fisheries and trade follow close behind.
   
Currency: The Maldivian currency is the Rufiyaa and Laari. The exchange rate for US Dollar is fixed at MRf.12.85 for the dollar. Commonly used credit cards are American Express, Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, JCB and Euro Card.

Education: The functional literacy rate is 98%. Educational standards are among the highest in the region and schools follow the British system of education

Local Time:  GMT + 5 hours

Business Hours: From Sundays to Thursdays 0800hrs to 1600hrs in the government sector and generally from 0900hrs to 1700hrs in the private sector. Additionally, most offices in the private sector are open half day on Saturdays. Weekend falls on Fridays and Saturdays.

Communication: Up-to-date technology and international satellite links allow Maldives to have a sophisticated communications system. IDD facilities are available on all resorts and card phones are available on all inhabited islands. Dhiraagu and Wataniya; the telecommunications companies in the Maldives also provides mobile phones for daily rental and internet service.
   
Health: Health care facilities are improving almost on a daily basis. The Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) in Male’ is the biggest hospital in the country providing sophisticated medical care. ADK Hospital is the biggest private health care facility and follows high medical standards.
Some resorts have in-house doctors. A decompression chamber is within easy reach of most resorts in case of a diving emergency

Lonely Planet  

Airlines Partners  

The following airline companies are Turquoise Voyages partners :

  • Emirates Airlines
  • Sri Lanka Airlines
  • Qatar Airways

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Thibault Manson Lohis Surfing Maldives 2014  

Thibault Manson went to the Maldives in March 2014 and had a great surf at Lohis located on Hudhuranfushi Island , north male Atoll .Thanks to Edouard MANSON the father of Thibs for the images and editing.Thanks to JC from Turquoise Surf Travel for organizing this trip .. Father and son enjoyed the Maldivian dream . Enjoy the video