Maldives located on top of a vast underwater mountain range have around 1190 islands and sandbanks. All the islands are encircled by a lagoon blessed with crystal clear water. These islands are protected by a reef structure, housing one of the most exclusive and spectacular underwater life. These islands comprise of 26 natural atolls consisting of dual island chains. Incidentally the Maldivian language has the distinct pleasure of contributing to the English word “atoll”, which was derived from the Maldivian word “atholhu”. There are channels of various sizes between the atolls used for navigation.