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LIFESTYLE TRAVEL TO DIVE FOR


Nothing quite beats a diving holiday for pure escapism, and with these trips you can expect the best diving in the world combined with truly awe-inspiring retreats above the water too. Rachael Woolston says come on in, the water’s lovely…


The Maldives WITH white beaches and azure waters, many who visit the Maldives spend their days soaking up the beauty of this tropical idyll from their lounger. Yet to ignore what lies beneath the beautiful warm waters would be to miss a magical experience. With dazzling corals reefs in a kaleidoscope of colours, you


can float through the sun-pierced blue with shoals of parrot fish, snappers and angel fish. Venture away from the reef for the big fish, sharks, manta rays and even a whale shark if you are lucky. Match the beauty of this watery underworld by staying at the


stunning Baros in your own private villa complete with eternity pool. Here you can enjoy massages in the spa and watch the sunset from your private deck. Should you find it hard to drag


Baros, Maldives. Below: a Baros villa


yourself away, you still need not miss out on diving. The retreat has it’s own private reef to explore just 30m from the shore, and is the only retreat in the Maldives with ecological status. If you are a seasoned diver, though, you may prefer to try


a ‘live aboard’ with the Four Season’s luxury catamaran, The Explorer. This provides unparalleled access to untouched reefs, atolls and wrecks but with the luxury you would expect from the Four Seasons brand. Visit Baros for £426 a person a night based on two sharing. Book with Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk). Four Seasons breaks cost £1,013 for seven nights, including meals, diving and transfers. Book with Ampersand Travel (www.ampersandtravel.com)


The Four Seasons Explorer. Below: a suite on board


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