One thing you'll notice when you are cruising the Maldives on a luxury yacht charter aboard Sail Shantaram is how blue the water is. I'm not sure if Maldives has a national colour, but I'm guessing it would have to be blue. Cos this beautiful island nation is literally a sea of blue. You almost feel like you need to have a whole lot of different words to be able to describe all the various shades of blue you will experience here.
The Maldivian word for blue is "noo". Which rhymes kinda nicely. So why is the Maldives sea so blue? The ocean looks blue because red, orange and yellow (long wavelength light) are absorbed more strongly by water than blue (short wavelength light). So when white light from the sun enters the ocean, it is mostly the blue light that gets returned. Same reason the sky is blue. The Maldives water is so clean and unpolluted that the blue light gets returned in abundance - hence the sea being so blue.
A Maldives yacht charter on our beautiful catamaran is the best way to come and explore all the shades of blue this incredible country has to offer. On your Maldives cruise you will be able to sail between deserted islands and sandbanks - find the deep blues as you cross the atolls, the aquamarine blues over the shallower reefs and the turquoise blues as you float over the sandbanks.
Sailing the Maldives means you'll get to experience a Blue Monday with a difference!
Visit www.sailshantaram.com to find out how you can join us to discover Blue.