Marine Life in the Maldives – A World beneath the Surface!

The islands of Maldives are known for their pristine beaches and blissful ambiance, making them synonymous with a tranquil retreat. Thus, it is no surprise that Maldives is one of South Asia’s most amazing tourist destinations. With a thriving hospitality industry and numerous attractions, the islands offer its visitors a peaceful and calm experience, the likes of which can hardly be paralleled anywhere else. A plush Maldives beach resort to accommodate yourself in during your stay is the 5-star Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort.

Being an archipelagic nation, the Maldives has rich marine reserves. These marine reserves are home to some of the world’s most beautiful and thriving coral reefs. These coral reefs make excellent underwater eco-systems, the result of which is that the waters around Maldives are brimming with marine life. From various branches of corals to herds of whales, the waters of Maldives are home to it all.

The Maldivian tourism industry has specifically catered to this unique feature of Maldives, as activities that entail exploring the beauty beneath the waters such as snorkeling, diving, and even glass-bottom boating are extremely popular and very easy to engage in. As you explore the warm turquoise waters of the Maldives you will notice two species of coral; hard coral and soft coral. The former is the more common species, while the latter take the form of fan or whip corals. When it comes to fish, the Maldives is home to species of all sizes, colors, and shapes. It is estimated that up to 2,000 species of fish live in the waters of Maldives, with parrotfish, Napoleon wrasses, Moorish idols, angel fish, and butterfly fish being some of the more popular species. The waters are also inhabited by eagle rays, sting rays, manta rays, reef sharks, hammerhead sharks, whale sharks, moray eels! Four species of turtle; the Loggerback, the Hawksbill, the Green, and the Olive Ridley are also commonly seen in the waters. Thus, it is clear that the waters of the Maldives are home to an astounding world of marine life.

Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+

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