An atoll is a ring of coral that grows around the shoreline of an island and continues to grow until the island subsides away. This reef building coral can live only in warm waters, so this means that you will find atolls only in the tropic and subtropics. Atolls create an incredible landscape that must be seen. If you want to see the entire picture of these incredible atolls, you should take a helicopter tour and this way you will see its immeasurable beauty. Here are some places where you can find beautiful atolls.
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Also known as Porutu-kai, Tikehau is a part of the Tuamotu Archipelago, in French Polynesia. Here, you can find a chain of impressive atolls which is probably of the size of Western Europe. Tikehau is probably the most unique picture with beautiful white islands, inside of a turquoise lagoon shelter. The density of the fish in this lagoon is extremely high. A research group said that here is probably the highest concentration of fish that you will ever find in French Polynesia.
Atolls of the Maldives
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Maldives is a small country situated in the middle of the Indian Ocean. This beautiful region is formed up of about 1,100 small coral islands, grouped into 26 atolls. Here, you can practice activities such as snorkeling or scuba diving. The atolls are situated hundreds of kilometers away from the land, this means that you can enjoy the clarity of the water, while underwater life is abundant.
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In the Belizian waters, you can find one of the finest atolls in the world. The Lighthouse Reef is the most famous atoll of all, due to the Great Blue Hole. This place is also the most popular dive site that you can find in Belize. Here, you will find a breathtaking scenery and the water is very clear, just perfect for a diving expedition.
Atolls manages to create an incredible view, making the water look more beautiful. Have you ever been to the Lighthouse Reef?
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