Courtesy of SwimQuest Swimming Holidays
, Maldives, Indian Ocean
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In February 2007, Lewis Pugh, prior to becoming the United Nations Patron of the Oceans, became the first person to swim across the width of the Maldives archipelago in a 140 km 10-day stage swim.

He undertook the swim to raise awareness about the effect of climate change on low lying islands in the world. The stage swim – one of the early Save Ourselves Swims – called attention to the plight of low-lying islands due to climate change.

If swimmers just want to enjoy themselves and enjoy “the Indian Ocean, the most benevolent ocean – warm, kind and turquoise,” as described by Pugh, John Coningham-Rolls and SwimQuest offer a stunning swimcation in the Maldives.

Coningham-Rolls says, “Join us on board the impressive MV Voyager for the swimming holiday of a lifetime in The Maldives. Swim along impressive reefs, between islands, along atolls and enjoy a kaleidoscope of marine life as you discover an underwater world like no other.

The impressive 30m MV Voyager boasts air-conditioned cabins with en-suite bathrooms, spacious sun decks, an outdoor dining terrace, and a fully licensed bar – the only way to experience The Maldives. Our boats are also fully equipped with snorkel and scuba equipment and dive instructors in case you fancy snorkelling or scuba during your trip..”

For more information, visit swimquest.uk.com.

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