This 6th edition of Atlas of the Maldives has been fully revised and updated to reflect the many changes occurring on both land and at sea since the last edition in 2007. It includes new material on the early mapping of the Maldives and its impact on science. The writings of Moresby, Darwin and other recent researchers, are used to explain the formation, structure and geological history of the Maldives.
• Detailed Atoll Maps
• Islands & Features
• History & Shipwrecks
• Diving & Surfing
• Wetlands & Lakes
• Protected Marine Areas
• Marine LIfe
• Turtles & Birds
"The first view of these Islands from seaward, is imposing, and impresses a stranger with a favorable idea of them. Imagine a beautiful verdant fringe, of a mile or so in extent emerging suddenly from the sea on the distant horizon."
Mr ‘Prentice’ Boyce, Purser aboard Captain Robert Moresby’s survey ship Benares, 1836.
Timothy Godfrey has been researching the atolls of the Maldives since 1986 when he started work as a dive instructor and dive guide on safari boats. Prior to this, he worked as a journalist in Northwest Australia in 1983, before travelling and working on fishing and dive charter boats in Australia’s Gulf of Carpentaria, the Great Barrier Reef, and Victoria’s Southwest coast. In 1996 he started Atoll Editions and self published Dive Maldives, A Guide to the Maldives Archipelago; Malways, Maldives Island Directory (later published as Atlas of the Maldives) and Maldives Divers and Travellers Map. He published Photo Guide to Fishes of the Maldives, by Rudie Kuiter in 1998, and Marine Life of the Maldives, by Neville Coleman in 2000. In 2007, he returned to marine studies and completed a Bachelor Science (Marine Biology) degree at James Cook University, Qld in 2013. In 2014, he co-authored Fishes of the Maldives Indian Ocean, with Rudie Kuiter to include the sharks and rays.