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Underwater World – Incredible Maldives

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The Maldives had been my biggest dream destination for a long time – the white sand, the perfect tropical beaches, the tiny islands you could walk around in just a few minutes – and the crystal water. I have been diving most of my life – my dad had been a huge Scuba diver since the 1970’s, and I got my certification at summer camp when I was 14. I took underwater photography classes in High School, and would dive with a huge underwater 35mm camera – something I think about a lot when we pull out our underwater housing (which is still just as big, but with a lot more features). However, I never got to dive anywhere tropical, and spent most of my underwater time on Catalina Island, off the coast of Los Angeles.

Finally getting into the water in the Maldives was something I feel like I had been waiting for forever – the warmth and clarity and untouched perfection. Truly the dreamiest underwater world I have ever seen.

 

 

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From the moment you drop off the boat, the underwater life here was like nowhere else in the world I had been.

 

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Obsessed with these neon blue (and lipsticked) parrot fish!

 

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Just off the reefs of each little Maldivian island, the ocean bottom seems to drop off sharply, just a shallow, colorful wall – and then deep blue nothing. The mixed reflection on the water of the shallow, sandy bottom and the sudden drop off was one of the first things we noticed when we were exploring the island as soon as we landed.

 

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Shorts: Sunno

 

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Shorts: TCSS

 

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Bikini: 6 Shore Road by Pooja

 

 

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Bikini: Gypsy 05, Jewelry: Tiny Devotions

 

A tropical dream come true. ♥

       

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