Maldives have achieved 2nd place in the DIVER magazine destination of the year Award. The 17th Annual award ceremony was held during the London International Dive Show on Saturday, 14 February.

The Awards recognize the diving industry’s top brands; it is organized by DIVER magazine – an institution on the global diving scene for over fifty years and the most widely-read scuba magazine in the UK. Winners were voted by the readers of Diver Magazine and visitors to their website. Maldives won this award by beating the last year’s runner-up Malta, the first place was won by Egypt.

A large number of British tourists visit Maldives for diving inspired by the underwater beauty of Maldives. In 2014, 88,704 tourist arrivals were recorded from UK; it was the third largest market to Maldives in 2014.