Arya opened her eyes to find herself in paradise for yet another day. it took some time for reality to sink in: the views from her window were breathtaking, she saw the other overwater bungalows seemingly float on the water, water so blue and transparent that you could observe all kinds of fauna and flora underwater with your own eyes: crabs, ray fish, eels, and an unsuspected variety of fish and magnificent plants. The wooden bridges that connected the bungalows between themselves also led to the beach, where the white sand dominated the scenery. Arya rose slowly, advanced towards the balcony: she had booked a week-long vacation in an overwater bungalow in the Maldive Islands her boyfriend Toni and herself, and was enjoying the best moments of her life. After getting dressed, she serenely made her way towards the center of the hotel for breakfast. The entire feel of this place reflected well her character: Arya was a quiet, often shy yet very friendly girl, and just being in such a heavenly place gave her such a profound sense of well-being, as if she had finally found her place. The beauty and stillness that emanated from the surroundings made her wonder if it was possible that she was still dreaming.
After breakfast, Arya was eager to join the expedition she had booked for the morning: a boat tour to dive and admire the exotic underwater fauna. She put her bikini on, threw a couple of towels and sunscreen in a bag, and taking Toni by the hand, they got into the boat. It was a small, 12-meter speedboat, just enough to accommodate them, the few other tourists who were already on board, and a couple of locals who were preparing the excursion. A man with a very dark tan and piercing blue eyes came out of the cabin and proceeded to explain how the excursion would proceed: " - good morning! I am Hassan, your captain, and we're going to give you a little briefing on diving today ". He spoke english with a heavy Indian accent. "Our trip will last two hours, and you will be diving for about an hour. If you have any questions, please knock on the door before entering the cabin ".
Hassan explained that they would be going out to the deep sea as that was where the most extravagant and unique fauna and flora could be found. A soft and warm breeze provided ideal conditions, although that was usually the case this time of year in the archipelago. Suddenly, a dolphin emerged from the water in all its splendor, and a dozen more followed. They jumped and dove back in the water again and again, whistling hard. Arya hastened to take her camera out of her Zipper and took several photos and videos. At that moment, she paused to take in how incredibly fortunate and happy she felt. When they arrived at the diving spot, the crew handed out the material, along with total freedom for the participants to submerge and see whatever they wanted. The Maldives were already quite spectacular above ground, but once she went underwater, Arya realized that the submerged world was even more amazing. Hundreds of fish of all colors shifted in groups on all sides, eels came out from under the rocks, ray fish passed beside her as if she wasn´t even there. Later, back on the plane, the images of what she had lived kept flashing in Arya´s mind, one after the other just like a slideshow, as she recounted her wonderful experience. The water, the Indian ocean, the sky: the predominance of the color blue was evident. Even more evident was the fact that this trip had undoubtedly been the best of her life. With a smile on her face, she closed her eyes as she leaned against Toni and fell soundly asleep.