Maldives lies in two rows of atolls in the Indian Ocean, just across the equator. The country is made up of 1,190 coral islands formed around 26 natural ring-like atolls, spread over 90,000 square kilometers. Specks of emerald green enveloped by dazz ling turquoise waters, like scattered beads in the ocean,white powdery beaches, tall palms leaning towards the sea, crystalline white sands giving way to crystal clear waters, shades of turquoise blending flawlessly with deeper hues of blue and prist ine coral reefs make up for some of the most incredible underwater life on our planet.