It takes 40 minutes (without stop) on a sea plane from Male to Niyama (118 miles south west of Male). There was a stop at Vilu Reef (photo 9/10 shows their shuttle boat for a stop buoy) for 5 minutes, but which is nice to see more. Photo 1/2: sea plane of Trans Maldivian Airways. It's right next to the Male Int'l Airport. Photo 3: Male City. The last three photos are the Niyama docking bridge.