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Victory wreck (Maldives)

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By: Carlo Piccinelli

Male on Google Maps.
Located at the end of Ibrahim Nasir international airport, lying on the bottom of the channel that separates the island airport with the island of Male (capital of Maldives), the Victory Wreck is an 80 m long cargo ship that sank in 1981. It sank while on its way from Singapore carrying goods for the resorts on the islands. Usually divers start and finish their dive set at main mast. On the way back divers can look down and enjoy the entire panorama of the wreck. The dive on the wreck is possible from December to May, with the best diving conditions from late May to July. Into the wreck is possible to see corals, turtles, grouper, batfish, pufferfish, lionfish, soldierfish, and hawkfish. There are nudibranchs and pipefish on the stern of the ship. In the holds of the ship it is possible to see bags of cement, sheets and many books, partly stacked partly open on the bottom, abandoned as if someone were reading them just before the ship sank. An easy and beautiful dive in one of the most famous wrecks in the Maldives.

Useful links for more informations:
Cruise in Maldives: www.albatrostopboat.com
Tourism Board: www.visitmaldives.com