When Jeff announced that he wanted to go to the Maldives for his birthday, I first laughed it off then discreetly looked it up online to figure out where it is. I'd heard of it before, but always assumed it would be too difficult / expensive to get to. Luckily a budget airline, Tiger Air, flies direct from Singapore so we booked our flights impulsively and soon started daydreaming about the pristine white sand beaches, clear water, abundant sea life, and brightly colored corals.
|Where are the Maldives?|
|It took us a few days to get used to completely relaxing, but this view sure helped!|
|Our first time on a sea plane!|
|We were lucky to be the only boat swimming with this guy|
We weren't so lucky with the Manta Ray excursion and only ended up seeing a few from the boat. The current was really speeding along and every time we jumped in the water, the Mantas were out of site. We did see few turtles on the trip though!
|One of the friendliest turtles we've seen.|
|Reef shark swimming around our island|
|New Facebook photo?|
|Double thumbs up for diving|
|Final view before we hopped on our departing plane.|
We came back to Jakarta feeling rejuvenated for another few months in the Big Durian!