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British Loyalty Shipwreck

Located beneath the turquoise blue waters of the Maldives lies some of the world’s fascinating dive sites that are just waiting to be explored.

One such enthralling dive site is the British Loyalty Shipwreck that came to rest in 1946. Built in 1928, this 5.583 ton oil tanker was torpedoed twice during the Second World War. It was left in Addu Atoll after the British withdrew from the Gan Island.

Just a 30 minute boat ride from Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, the British Loyalty Shipwreck is bountiful in marine life and worth the experience.

Bicycle Tours

The resort is ideally located for exploring the nearby inhabited islands and villages. Guests can hop on one of the regular speedboats to Gan and explore by bicycle the five neighbouring islands connected by a 17-kilometre road.

Manta Ray

The Manta Ray is known to be curious of humans and is fond of swimmers and scuba divers. They do not approach humans and it is also advisable not to touch them, as it will scare them away.

Addu atoll reefs are frequented by these inquisitive beauties and can be seen in the deep waters on the surface of reefs, in order for the smaller fish to clean their gills. It is important not to make sudden movements, but remain in one spot and watch the cleaning ritual being performed. A typical encounter with a Manta Ray will last close to half an hour.

Turtle Point

With the many popular things to do in this tropical paradise, diving in Turtle Point adds the right touch to a blissful holiday in the Maldives. This popular dive site is located just outside the reef of Gan; which is one of the many islands that make up the Maldives.

Umarus Place

Umarus Place is a pleasant reef dive at the northern outside reef. The reef starts at about five metres and drops down straight, at some places in steps, to some 30 metres.

There are lots of gorgonians and table corals, but also many soft corals, sweet lips, schools of snappers, groupers, eagle rays and with some luck also manta rays or sailfish.

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