Artifical Reefs – The Lhaviyani Shipwrecks04 May 2011
The Republic of Maldives consists of around 1200 islands, divided into 26 Atoll, spread over an area of less than 300 000 square kilometers, with just 1% land and 99% water.
So it’s not really surprising that the most important means of transport in Maldives are ships and boats and where man and machine meet, there has to be a few incidents along the way… accidentally or on purpose! However, where humans fail – nature creates!
What worries the sailor, cheers the heart of divers and snorkelers; Shipwrecks build artificial reefs and in time algae, corals and sponges attach to the hard surface, which provide food and shelter for plenty of fish.
We’re lucky enough to have two of these natural phenomenons in the Lhaviyani Atoll. Visit the wrecks of Lhaviyani, have a look at Episode 9 of “The Last 7 Days on Kuredu”.