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I'm missing. Light and tropical heat, islands and salt water, bubbles and coral ... I already have the nostalgia of the Maldives.
CLARIFICATIONS: in April 2014, I interrupted my series of articles on the Maldives, finding it difficult to continue to brag about the beauties of this archipelago of the Indian Ocean (and thus to encourage people to visit the Maldives) while the regime had hardened its application of sharia, after my stay in February 2014. Not respecting human rights, the Maldives had to leave the Commonwealth of Nations in 2016. But in september 2018, things have changed, with the surprise defeat in the autocratic president's elections Abdulla Yameen supported by Islamists and now prosecuted for corruption, beaten by Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, an ally of the democratic camp. Then in april 2019, the party of Mohamed Nasheed, former president of the Maldives (2008-2012), several times imprisoned by the regime and main figure of the opposition, won the first legislative elections since Yameen left. The Maldives return to the path of democracythat's great news !
Turquoise blue panorama
It's been over a month since I came back from the Maldives ... Five weeks and four days have passed since I left the turquoise blue horizon of this coral archipelago at the water's edge, in the middle of the Indian Ocean.
Time flies and I'm just starting to explore the images stored in the bottom of my hard drive ... I just found this little panorama that I had forgotten, made to the iPhone, with the nice app Dermandarfrom the bow of the boat, the aptly named Ocean Divine.
We were in front of Dhingurah Island, one of the stops of this fantastic dive cruise that took me from Male to Ari Atoll ...
Want to leave
The desire to go back to distant horizons strikes me again.
The shark passes, the fragile beauty of the islands, the intense blue as far as the eye can see, this magnificent boat and the company of other passionate divers ... All that I miss already.