TravelHer: Scuba Diving In Maldives Has Transformed Me Forever
Travelling has always been on my cards since I am independent and I think every woman should take her time out for herself and live the world out there which helps her to get back to her own attachments with lots of confidence and love all around. Travel for me is life. A new way to start all over again and a better way to look at the world.
Travelling helps me to be myself and leaves me with a cheerful mood to carry on in my daily life. I always try to plan travel every quarter. This helps me take care of myself, despite having a busy life.
The place I visited
Maldives is full of natural beauty and is surrounded by blue sea all around. Any beach stay can add to your beautiful memories for life!
Lessons I Learnt From The Trip
1. Be yourself – it enhances your beauty.
2. Stay in the moment where you are.
3. Love the people who serve you and smile at them every time you meet them.
Important places to see
Maldives consists of dispersed sovereign states, having various small beautiful islands situated in it. It has very clean waters with coral reefs which surround the islands of Maldives. It is one of the least populated and pollution-free countries I have ever visited. If you do visit the Maldives, don’t forget to go for a parasailing and scuba diving activity on whichever island you plan to stay. I did the same from Kandima Resort, Dhalu Atoll which is one of the most mesmerizing stays I have ever experienced and is a my kind of place.
The parasailing activity which I did took me to a height from where the horizon over the ocean was so apparent and amazing that I felt like I could stay up in the air forever.
The parasailing activity which I did took me to a height from where the horizon over the ocean was so apparent and amazing that I felt like I could stay up in the air forever. The blue sky and Ocean water have etched the very moment of my life to create a great memory for me. The Maldives water surrounded by coral reefs is so clear which helps to rejuvenate oneself. Also, don’t miss the sunset from your Villa which is again a most beautiful thing of your life.
Best moments from the trip
Ever since social media platforms like Instagram came into existence, travellers are in a broader way exploring various small places across the globe with local food, people and culture, which according to me is a very positive sign as we can see the various parts of the world from their eyes.
The best moments captured by me in the trip was the one hour scuba dive with my caption Neil Jackson who himself was from England. Those moments with the marine life which lasted some 60 minutes have transformed my life. It was the first scuba dive of my life. We all boarded a small dhoni, it took about 15 minutes to reach the dive site. In minutes I was almost on the sea floor. The current was super strong, and yet the visibility was excellent.
Once at the bottom, I could see the wonderful world of the underwater. My perception of diving before actually trying this dive was different. It was awesome. I was in the same depth as the fish and they were just inches away from me. They were not afraid, they were not swimming away. I thought to myself, maybe they thought I was another species of fish. Visibility was so good that I did not feel there was any water between me and fish. I came across various types of coral, turtles, fishes including stingrays and many more. It was the most mesmerizing experience of my life.
Exploring new places
I feel most of travellers these days are trying to explore new places instead of typical travel plans. Ever since social media platforms like Instagram came into existence, travellers are in a broader way exploring various small places across globe with local food, people and culture, which according to me is a very positive sign as we can see the various parts of the world from their eyes and can plan such a trio for ourselves too.
Amruta Powar is a chartered accountant based in Mumbai. Travelling gives her a break from her hectic life. The views expressed are the author’s own.