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Updates on the Maldives after Tsunami

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Three other Britons are known to have died in the Maldives

... Three other Britons are known to have died in the Maldives and four in Sri Lanka. The Foreign Office confirmed 26 British deaths ...
for more www.visitaddu.com
 

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Family Mourn Father-of-Two Killed by Maldives Tsunami
30 December 2004

A 47-year-old father-of-two died when the tsunami wave struck the Maldives islands where he was holidaying with his family, it emerged today. ...www.visitaddu.com
 

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survived 18m underwater of the Maldive

Divers survive hell surge
By CHRIS GRIFFITH in Brisbane
30 Dec04

GREG and Deirdre Stegman survived Sunday's tsunami in the ocean 18m underwater off the coast of the Maldive Islands.

The retired scuba diving instructors experienced underwater hell including being buffeted about like clothes in a washing machine when the tsunami waves ripped through them 5km out at sea.

The tsunami's fury then sucked them a further 10m down in a one-second underwater terror ride.

The couple, who previously ran Stegman's Swim World in Queensland, only survived because the tsunami was yet to unleash its full fury in shallower water.
www.visitaddu.com
 

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20 Greeks who had been on holiday in the Maldives have still to show any sign
30 December 2004


... But ministry sources indicated that up to 20 Greeks who had been on holiday in the Maldives have still to show any sign of life. ...
 

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UN to assess marine damage

01 January 2005

... In the Maldives, dive operator Norbert Schmidt said the eastern part of the island was hit the worst, with dead coral and sand covering the runway at Hulule ... for more www.visitaddu.com
 

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Britain to airlift more water to Maldives
03 January 2005

London, January 3: Britain is to airlift 45 tonnes of bottled water and collapsible jerry cans to the Maldives in the aftermath of last weekends killer tsunami ... for more www.visitaddu.com
 

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US team say the Maldives is'Worse than Fallujah'

US team say the Maldives is'Worse than Fallujah'
03 January 2005

... Andrews is a member of a four-member, military-civilian US team sent to the Maldives to assess the extent of the damage in preparation for American aid. ... for more visitaddu.com
 

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footballer, was killed while swimming in the sea off the Maldives with wife Tania

Stuart Shields, 37, a keen amateur footballer, was killed while swimming in the sea off the Maldives
03 January 2005


... swim. :: Stuart Shields, 37, a keen amateur footballer, was killed while swimming in the sea off the Maldives with wife Tania, 34. ...
for more visitaddu.com
 

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Giant Whale Carcass Complicates Beach Cleaning
08/01/2005

A blue whale has washed ashore at a deluxe tourist resort island in the Maldives, complicating the nation's struggle to clean its formerly pristine beaches in the wake of the tsunami disaster. http://www.tsunamimaldives.com/news.html
 

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Pastor

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Maldives tourist industry scared off by Scubaali! Dead Whales and humans washed up, survivours wish they were dead, horrors beyond belief inflict the Maldivies!
Maybe time to stop moaning and get on with rebuilding what youve got. it could have been a lot worse for you, just thank god it wasnt and try and get tourists back to your islands instead of trying to scare us off. Theres a whole load of people who would love tp be in your shoes today, wether they be dead or alive
 

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Scubaali

I see that some of the links to your articles are dead or have changed. The links to your articles get redirected some areas on the web which have nothing to do with Maldives, and are actually quite annoying.

Has the government been warning you about some of the news that you are posting?

The link about the dead whale washed up at Full Moon resort, is faulty if you click its header and you have to click "full story" to see the article... and all just goes back to the topic of Tsunami.

Perhaps you should fly out from Switzerland and come to the Maldives and see some of the damage. In comparison to Sri Lanka and India, Maldives has not suffered as badly, in terms of life losses.

And by the way, the music video used on www.visitaddu.com to advertise Maldives is from the Caribbean?? If you guys really are Maldivians creating this website then surely you would have used music that is more local, like Mezzo, Sameeu or Ali Rameez. Also the way they pronounce Maldives is incorrect.

Cheers, from Maldives,
Sara
 

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my cousing send me this picture.. wonder if its real or fake :hmm
 

scubaali

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Poster it is God is Great than Scuba ali
the Dead Whales is not from Maldives
 

island_sands

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scubaali said:
Poster it is God is Great than Scuba ali
the Dead Whales is not from Maldives


actually it's beached up on Full Moon resort. It was on local Maldives radio this morning. I guess you dont get that frequency, in Switzerland.
 

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island_sands said:
I guess you dont get that frequency, in Switzerland.

Pincha pincha pincha! rofl
Are you sure Steinhauserstrasse is in Switzerland? :)

Adrian
 

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Time to put Maldives back on the map - literally

Monday, 10 January 2005

KOLHUFUSHI, Maldives (Reuters) - Some parts of the Maldives were so severely lashed by last month's tsunami that the government says the map of the paradise cluster of nearly 1,200 tiny islands literally needs to be redrawn.

If the view from a low-flying seaplane is anything to go by, it is easy to see why.
http://www.tsunamimaldives.com/news.html
 

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Initial underwater observation in Maldives - after the Tsunami of 26th December 2004. Observed areas: North Male' popular diving spots near Male' and South Male' Atoll:

North Malé: Maa giri west, Banana Reef: Most coral are covered by sand only No major break or cracks visible on the reef fish life observed normal, however some dead fishes seen. It is assumed that the sand will clear with currents in a weeks time if no further disturbances. Currents are normal as per the tide. The tides are normal as per the season.
South Malé: Kuda Giri Wreck: As in North Male spots, most coral are covered by sand only No major break or cracks visible on the reef fish life observed normal, however some dead fishes seen. It is assumed that the sand will clear with currents in a week’s time if no further disturbances. Currents are normal as per the tide. The tides are normal as per the season
 
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