Scientists expected to find dead and dying reefs.
The event was part of weeklong activities to mark Tourism Day.
26 buildings were evacuated in the densely-packed residential neighbourhood.
Seven men suffered burns but escaped without serious injuries.
Some buildings needed to be demolished.
Lawmakers baulked at detaining suspects for 48 hours.
Arrivals reached 1.1 million by the end of August.
Seven cases were filed at the criminal court on Sunday.
A total of 101 cases involving violence against children were reported.
The Chinese ambassador hailed Foreign Minister Shahid's recent visit to Beijing.
The Maldives acceded to treaties on arms trade and cluster munitions.
Agreements were signed with Parley for the Oceans and Blue Prosperity Coalition.
Students skipped school to protest in front of the main government office building.
Strada was ordered to pay MVR1.1 million owed as rent and fines.
804 holidaymakers who booked with the travel giant were in the Maldives.
The defence wanted to call former central bank governor Dr Azeema Adam.
Solih became the first Maldivian leader to address the UNGA in seven years.