This video was made in Fuvahmulah and on the islands of the Suvadiva Channel in the Republic of Madive. The images, shot at a depth of between -30 meters and over -70 meters of depth, show us a truly exuberant and uncontaminated marine life and the biologic life of the underwater world. The presence of man in these areas was not so intrusive as to compromise their beauty. The animals let themselves be approached with some ease because human presence is not perceived as a danger but as a benevolent intrusion. We have been lucky to capture these moments that we hope will remain intact over time. maldive 2020 intotheblue.it
Fuvahmulah City is an atoll in the Maldives. The island is 494.2 km (307 mi; 267 nmi) south of the country’s capital Malé. The Fuvahmulah city is about 4.5 km (2.8 mi) by 1.2 km (0.75 mi) with a submerged reef (Rashikedefaro) extending for about 3 km (1.9 mi) in a southeasterly direction. The island is the third largest in the Maldives. In the past, Fuvahmulah was a small coral atoll whose southern end was open at a spot called Diyarehifaando and the inside of the island was a saltwater lagoon forming a natural harbor. There is a spot on the southern end known as Kudhuheraival (forest of a small islet), which indicates there was a small separate islet over there in ancient times.
Being the nearest atoll to the Equatore and the first atoll in the Southern Hemisphere among the atolls of the Maldives, Fuvahmulah has many distinctive features which make the island unique and more beautiful than the rest of the islands. As H.C.P Bell says in his monograph, throughout history Maldivians themselves have fairly judged Fuvahmulah to be the most beautiful island in the Maldives. This judgement remains up to this day within the hearts of many Maldivians who express this both in words and deeds on different occasions ranging from TV and radio programmes to the polls taken by newspapers and websites online.
Huvadhu is a large atoll located south of the Suvadiva Channel. Etymologically it was called Suvadhinmathi or Suvadiva, with a total area of 3152 km², of which 38.5 km² is dry land. The atoll contains 255 islands, the most in the Maldives.
The name of the broad channel north of this atoll is locally known as Huvadu Kandu. It appeared on the old French maps as Courant de Souadou. Other names are Suvadiva Channel or One-a-half Degree Channel. It is named after Huvadu Atoll and is the broadest channel between the atolls of Maldives. maldive 2020 intotheblue.it
(extract from Wikipedia)