A vast expanse of deepest blue, the Indian Ocean is strewn with lonely atolls. Their most enchanting aspect? Each tropical cluster is more alluring than the last. The mere mention of the Maldives is pure evocation. This teardrop of 1,200 exotic isles floats in a shallow turquoise sea. Scuba-lovers should make a beeline for South Ari Atoll, which is steeped in world-class dive sites. Or simply snorkel atop the reefs instead, gliding your way among the manta rays.
To its west lie the Seychelles coral cays. These island gems are populated by giant tortoises, black parrots and a truly abundant sea life under the waves.
"Africa Banks is a must see location for fishing, diving and beach BBQ. In over 600,000 miles of navigation this is simply the most marvelous unknown and un-spoilt destination. Try diving in the pass at Darros Island in the Amirantes with the Manta Rays, something that cannot be missed."