Home to some of the world’s most stunning coral formations and colourful marine life, the Maldives is one of the best places for a diving adventure. Such excursions are easily enjoyed when staying at a Maldives island resort such as Kuramathi Island. Featuring idyllic Maldives villas, the resort provides guests with dive safaris and trips to such points as the North Ari atoll and Hammerhead Shark Point. Not to be missed while on diving excursions is a visit to Banana Reef which is also known as “Gaathugiri”. One of the country’s oldest dive sites, is has a depth ranging from 5 to 30 metres and is well suited for novices. Accessible all year round, it is home to fascinating coral heads, caves and overhangs, not forgetting a vivid array of marine life including pufferfish, bannerfish, fusiliers and wrasses.