Some 200 of the islands of the Maldives, which run north to south, are inhabited, with Male Atoll the tourism hub. Charter grounds include the area of Male and South Male atolls. The waters are home to a spectacular panorama of colorful fish, massive lagoons of infinite shades of turquoise blue, and isolated beaches. Diving, snorkeling, and windsurfing are part of the charter itinerary. The country’s marine preserves are populated with diverse and rare species of birds, lizards, and turtles. Year-round climate is consistently tropical, with an average temperature of 84 F.