15 Spots With The Clearest Water In The World


8) The Maldives

This is truly a dream location for those who want unspoiled waters and white sandy beaches. The Maldives are an archipelago of 26 naturally occurring atolls, themselves made up of nearly 1200 coral islands and sandbanks. Set in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives have become a favorite for those tourists looking for crystal clear lagoons and coral reefs. The islands are surrounded by a lagoon, which is world famous for its startlingly clear water, and is home to one of the most diverse coral reefs in the world. For the best visibility and chance to see larger sea creatures, you are advised to try the outer atolls, although the entire area offers great underwater views because the coral reefs are so far from land. Most travel blogs suggest you go during January to April when the weather is more clement; and you’ll likely get waters with visibility extending to 30m (just over 98ft).