A Guide to Snorkelling in the Maldives

When you are submerged in the clear blue waters of Maldives, the quiet nature surprises you with its majesty.

With about 70 different species of colourful coral reefs and more than 700 species of fish, Maldives packages bring you the best in its turquoise waters. You could see turtles, sharks, eels, octopuses and many other small and big fish. Snorkelling in Maldives is a whole new experience which is called for on all Maldives holidays.

Indian Ocean, Maldives, woman snorkeling off sand cay

Almost all Maldives tourism packages include a snorkelling spree. Maldives holidays are a piecemeal without snorkelling in its cool waters. Most resorts have access to coral reefs. Otherwise, there are snorkelling trips organised by the resorts with a drop off near a jetty or in the waters directly.

The dive bases on resorts have better knowledge of which location has the best reefs, so it is always a good idea to consult them. Also, it is important to insist on taking you to places with different marine flora and fauna, in case plan to snorkel more than once.

Sloping reefs are a splendid sight, with cliffs, terraces and caves underwater.  The reefs, which are usually not located more than five metres away from the water surface, makes it convenient for first timers to take a brave plunge.

Snorkelling is an easy task and doesn’t require much training. Almost all resorts have trainers and instructors, and also provide snorkelling equipment on rent. It is always a good idea to bring one’s own equipment though. Wearing a t-shirt and applying sun bloc lotions is advised while underwater, to avoid sunburns.

In that vast silence, when you plunge into the underwater paradise with just a snorkel and no other baggage, it is a different kind of bliss. Do make the best of your snorkelling experience in your Maldives tour package.

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