This 6th edition of Atlas of the Maldives has been fully revised and updated to reflect the many changes occurring on both land and at sea since the last edition in 2007. It includes new material on the early mapping of the Maldives and its impact on science. The writings of Moresby, Darwin and other recent researchers, are used to explain the formation, structure and geological history of the Maldives.
A detailed atlas of the Maldives with maps showing resorts, all islands, reefs, and marine life features including dive sites, mangroves, turtle and bird nesting islands. Includes details on atoll formation and early mapping by Captain Moresby and the influence his maps and correspondence had on Charles Darwin's theory of coral reef formation and subsidence.
* Detailed Atoll Maps * Islands & Features * History & Shipwrecks * Diving & Surfing * Wetlands & Lakes * Protected Marine Areas * Marine Life * Turtles & Birds
Timothy J. Godfrey has been researching the atolls of the Maldives since 1986 when he started work as a dive instructor and guide on safari boats. Prior to this, he worked as a journalist in Northwest Australia in 1983 and later travelled and worked on charter vessels and fishing boats in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland and Victoria's Southwest coast. In 1996 he started Atoll Editions and self-published Dive Maldives - A Guide to the Maldives Archipelago; Malways - Maldives Island Directory (later published as Atlas of the Maldives) and Maldives Divers and Travellers Map. He published Photo Guide to Fishes of the Maldives, by Rudie Kuiter in 1998, which he co-authored in 2014 to include the sharks and rays. In 2007, he returned to marine studies and completed a Bachelor Science (Marine Biology) degree at James Cook University, Qld in 2013.
INTRODUCTION: First coral reef experts; Boring for volcanic foundations; Indian Ocean map. GEOGRAPHIC AND STRUCTURAL HISTORY: Table of atolls/administrative regions; Inner sea map. FEATURES OF ATOLLS: Coral reef formation diagram; Table of geological features. ABOUT THE MALDIVES: Table of weather/nakaiy. MARINE AWARENESS OF THE MALDIVES: Table of Protected Marine Areas; Table of mangroves; Shipwrecks photo feature. MAPS: Map A. Map of Male and Hulhule region; Map B. Street map of Villingili; Map C. Street map of Male; Map D. Street map of Male City area; Map E. Street map Hulhumale; Map 1. Haa Alifu. North Thiladhunmathee Atoll; Map 2. Haa Dhaalu. Maamakunudhoo Atoll; Map 3. Haa Dhaalu. South Thiladhunmathee Atoll; Map 4. Shaviyani. North Miladhunmadulu Atoll; Map 5. Noonu. South Miladhunmadulu Atoll; Map 6. Raa. North Maalhosmadulu Atoll; Map 7. Baa. South Maalhosmadulu Atoll; Map 8. Lhaviyani. Faadhippolhu Atoll; Map 9. Kaafu (Alifu). North Male Atoll; Map 10. Kaafu (Dhaalu). South Male Atoll; Map 11. Alifu Alifu. North Ari Atoll; Map 12. Alifu Dhaalu. South Ari Atoll; Map 13. Vaavu. Felidhe Atoll; Map 14. Faafu. North Nilandhe Atoll; Map 15. Dhaalu. South Nilandhe Atoll; Map 16. Meemu. Mulaku Atoll; Map 17. Thaa. Kolhumadulu Atoll; Map 18. Laamu. Hadhdhunmathee; Map 19. Gaafu Alifu. North Huvadhoo Atoll; Map 20. Gaafu Dhaalu. South Huvadhoo Atoll; Map 21. Gnaviyani. Foammulah Atoll; Map 22. Seenu. Addu Atoll. Island Index. Reef Index. Wreck Index. Resort Index. References.