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1. Posted by HansArne (Budding Member 8 posts) 16w Star this if you like it!

Well, see my first post also for context on me.

I was looking into a travel to the Maldives for a later trip this year.
I can fly from Norway to Male, Maldives for 700 USD (6000 NOK).
Giving me the same amount to spend on stay and other stuff.

I am looking for travel routes to good and clean places with
long white beach with azure blue and clear water.
Don't forget the row of palm trees too.
Most of these places are private resorts with no access to backpackers.
Any tips to open places?

I want to photograph and film it all as this is one of my biggest hobbies.
This is my way to savor the moments for later.

So now what?... ;)

2. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1040 posts) 16w Star this if you like it!

The public ferry from Male to Rasdhoo is cheap. On Rasdhoo you can snorkel and dive in the atoll but the island is quiet. It's also possible to get the public ferry back from Rasdhoo and then on to Maafushi. It's a little more lively here and you can get a cheap snorkelling trip out. It's definitely possible to do the Maldives on the cheap. I have a few photos from July 2017 of our trip if you want to see what these places are like. Enjoy the Maldives! :):):)

[ Edit: Edited on 24-Apr-2018, at 20:08 by Borisborough ]

3. Posted by HansArne (Budding Member 8 posts) 16w Star this if you like it!

I did a google search on "Backpacking in Maldives ".
And got some good intel.

Moneywise:
One ATM in Male City
Read that every atoll has an ATM(?)

Ferries:
Between Male ands Airport: Every 10 minutes for 60 USc/1 USD.
Fridays people are resting and shops are closed.

Have a huge text-file with tips from this google search.

4. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1040 posts) 16w Star this if you like it!

There's definitely an ATM on Maafushi.:):)