Sunday, June 22, 2008

Maldives: An Aqua-Adventure

Still, no photos. We feel bad that we can't share this incredibly beautiful place with you right now, but we promise to do so as soon as we can.

However, the last several days in the Maldives have left us with little time to be concerned with photographs or blogs. This place continues to prove itself as absolute paradise, as well as just a ton of fun! A quick rundown of our adventures since we last wrote:

- Dan was chased by a 7 foot Mako shark while surfing
- Dan and Erin both caught 3 fish during their Sunset fishing adventure
- Dan continues to catch the best waves of his life everyday!
- Dan and Erin both received their PADI Open Water Diver certification!

We have seen deadly stonefish, sea turtles, reef sharks, stingrays, and millions of colorful and unique tropical fish; but we have also both spent time relaxing to enjoy a massage (or a handful of massages for Erin) and share a few drinks and good conversation with our new Australian and European friends in the pool. It has been an adventure for sure, but our own personal butler service coupled with the fantastic level of service and expertise have made the adventure quite comfortable. At some point we will take the time to share a little bit about the characters that have made our adventure so much more enjoyable: Emre, our Turkish scuba instructor; Shareef, our Maldivian waiter; Mark and Richard, the German and British surf guides; Sunil, our Indian butler - they along with the guests from places like the Czech Republic, Brazil, Australia, Scotland, and South Africa make a truly spectacular blend of personalities and world views. I don't think you can bring yourself to this place in your imagination, so perhaps you should start planning your long holiday now :)

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