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Test 1

Test for "wrap-round" image shapes:

Taken from Maldives 2020.  The new "Chromium" Edge at last renders this properly (Jun 2020), but "old" Edge still doesn't.

There's a single-tank dive in the morning at 0930, and another in the afternoon at 1500.  Boat rides to the dive sites vary from 10 to 60 minutes.  Tomorrow's dives are posted on the notice-board outside the centre - all you have to do is add your name to the Whitespotted or Guineafowl Puffer list underneath, and your crate with all your kit will appear on the boat before the dive.  Then just turn up at the dive centre at 0915 (plenty of time for breakfast!) for an 0930 start.  Nitrox is free for qualified divers.  Underwater scooters (DPVs) are available for hire at US$50 a dive.

They have a new dive boat which is even bigger and slightly faster than the one last year, with plenty of room to spread out.  There's a fresh-water shower, cold drinks, a sundeck, a WC, and all the required safety features (first aid kit, oxygen etc).  The boat crew are very attentive and do everything for you.  They will even strip your tank after the dive and put all your kit into your crate for you - they will take it all ashore, rinse it off and hang it up to dry.  After the dive the crew bring you towels, tea or coffee, and slices of coconut to nibble on the way back.  Luxury.

I did the ten-dive package (everything included) which, with 2% service charge, costs US$979.20, which converted at US$1.3061 per £ to £749.72.  Expensive, but reflecting the superb service from the IDive team.

Test 2

Test for YouTube videos (scroll down).  Taken from Maldives 2020.

This video is hosted on YouTube - it needs JavaScript enabled, can be viewed in full screen, and you can change it to 720p HD quality if your bandwidth can stand it.

 

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If you want to see this video, you'll need to turn Javascript back on.

The Panettone Manta Point dive site lives up to its name.  This was the the site of my first ever Open-Water dive that I made in 1996 - and I saw a Manta then, too!

Test 3

Test for Google Maps inserts, Method 1:

Taken from Canaries 2011.  NB: Needs a special script in the "head" section. Use the second method below - it's easier.

The buildings were erected in the early 1990s, and planning permission for these hotels would never be given nowadays.  We were told that the local government want them demolished.   However, because they provide masses of jobs for the islanders, a typical politician’s compromise has been reached: the hotels have to be demolished - but not until 2030...!

There’s a road running the length of the dunes area which is basically a long car park.  Visitors park their hire cars here and walk the kilometre or so down to the water’s edge.

On the north-east coast of Fuerteventura, Corralejo is a small town with a ferry port, surrounded by sandy beaches.  On the southern side of the town is a simply sensational area of sand dunes, stretching for 8km along the seashore, and 2km inland.  It’s a little bit of the Sahara dropped onto this bleak, arid, rocky volcanic island, just 100km from the Moroccan coast (you can even go for camel rides over the dunes).  It’s a National Park and a nature reserve – but with a couple of huge high-rise hotels, totalling 1100 rooms, plonked down right in the middle of the dunes.  The map below is centred on the Hotel Oliva Beach buildings - just zoom in and out to see the location amongst the dunes.

Test for Google Maps inserts, Method 2:

NB: The second method does not need Javascript:

Start Google Maps, search for the location you want, click on the 'Hamburger' menu at top left, and choose 'Share or embed map', and 'Embed a map', then copy the iframe HTML supplied, stick it in your page, and tweak the parameters: delete the illegal 'allowfullscreen' and 'aria-hidden' parameters, add a 'style=' parameter and alter size and border style (remove 'width' and height' parameters, and move them to the 'style=' parameter), add a 'float' and a 'margin-left or right' if needed.

There’s a road running the length of the dunes area which is basically a long car park.  Visitors park their hire cars here and walk the kilometre or so down to the water’s edge.

On the north-east coast of Fuerteventura, Corralejo is a small town with a ferry port, surrounded by sandy beaches.  On the southern side of the town is a simply sensational area of sand dunes, stretching for 8km along the seashore, and 2km inland.  It’s a little bit of the Sahara dropped onto this bleak, arid, rocky volcanic island, just 100km from the Moroccan coast (you can even go for camel rides over the dunes).  It’s a National Park and a nature reserve – but with a couple of huge high-rise hotels, totalling 1100 rooms, plonked down right in the middle of the dunes.  The map below is centred on the Hotel Oliva Beach buildings - just zoom in and out to see the location amongst the dunes.

There’s a road running the length of the dunes area which is basically a long car park.  Visitors park their hire cars here and walk the kilometre or so down to the water’s edge.

On the north-east coast of Fuerteventura, Corralejo is a small town with a ferry port, surrounded by sandy beaches.  On the southern side of the town is a simply sensational area of sand dunes, stretching for 8km along the seashore, and 2km inland.  It’s a little bit of the Sahara dropped onto this bleak, arid, rocky volcanic island, just 100km from the Moroccan coast (you can even go for camel rides over the dunes).  It’s a National Park and a nature reserve – but with a couple of huge high-rise hotels, totalling 1100 rooms, plonked down right in the middle of the dunes.  The map below is centred on the Hotel Oliva Beach buildings - just zoom in and out to see the location amongst the dunes.

Test 4

Test for Scrollable images.  Taken from St Lucia 2018:

Panoramic view from Signal Peak on Pigeon Island - Cap Estate to the left, the red roofs of Sandals in the middle on the causeway, and Rodney Bay on the right.
  Use the scroll bar (or swipe) to pan the view horizontally.

Panoramic view from Signal Peak on Pigeon Island - Cap Estate to the left, the red roofs of Sandals in the middle on the causeway,
            and Rodney Bay on the right.

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Test 5

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Photos

Each page contains about ten to fifteen pictures, totalling approx five to eight MB per page. 

Conclusions

On the good side: Service is great, the staff are friendly and helpful, the food and drinks are marvellous, and the dive centre and the diving are fantastic.  But Thudufushi is suffering from beach erosion - nearly half of the Beach Villas have no beach.  We did not enjoy sharing the dining room with the exuberance of the block-booked club outing of 70 Italians.  It would be great if the Beach Bungalows had a full renovation to more modern styles.  We were also disappointed by the exceptionally windy weather during our stay - obviously not Planhotel's fault, but nevertheless it took the shine off our stay. 

Will we go again?  Probably, but we'd need to think about the right month to visit.

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