Snorkeling in Maldives

Snorkeling in Maldives

Maldives, with its crystal clear blue waters boasting excellent visibility, an abundance of tropical marine life and hundreds of beautiful coral reefs, surely ranks amongst the best snorkeling destinations in the world. Here you are presented with a rare combination of the diversity of marine life and the crystal clear water with visibility up to 60 metes making the call of the ocean becomes irresistible once you are here.

You don’t even need any experience; just a mask, mouth air tube and fins - which you can get from the Diving school. Your instructor will be there to assist you at any time, pointing out the best snorkeling spots and any potential problems such as waves, currents and entry and exit points for caves and reefs. Beautiful coral reef gardens await you, as well as hundreds of brightly-coloured tropical fish. The Maldivian reefs and waters is the home to over 2,000 species. Watch schools of butterfly fish, lionfish, scorpion fish, clown fish, parrotfish and anemone fish swimming all around you, as far as the eye can see. You are also likely to see eagle rays, manta rays, octopus, hawksbill turtles, giant groupers, moray eels, grey reef sharks, black-tip sharks, whale sharks, the endangered giant Napoleon Wrasse and many other exciting marine species.

Snorkeling at night is also a magical experience if you feel you are brave enough. You will see the nocturnal creatures coming out of their hiding places at night while hundreds of fish and other sea creatures sleep peacefully amongst the coral reefs creating a whole new underwater experience. Marvel at the beauty of the different coral species as your underwater flashlight illuminates the reefs, revealing stunning, vivid colors that are not possible in the natural daylight. Coral reefs are the most diverse and beautiful of all marine habitats, and they support thousands of living organisms. Getting up close is a fascinating experience.

Whether you snorkel during the day or night, witnessing the natural treasures of the Maldivian underwater world will give you plenty of exciting memories to take away with you.

 

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