Since diving is the most important recreational activity for most of the tourists that visit the Maldives , 25 diving sites
have been declared as protected sites. These sites are counted among the best diving spots in the world
. The marine life found in the valleys, plateaus, plains and caves that form the natural landscaping of the coral gardens of Maldivian atolls is so breathtaking that it would be hard for even the most gifted writer to describe the undersea world. The crustaceans, turtles, shells and other fauna are simply spellbinding even for the instructors who visit these sites almost daily.