Snorkelling in Maldives – Witness aquatic life at its best

How about a glimpse of the rainbow coloured life that thrives beneath the wavy waters of the great blue? Snorkelling can prove to be very satisfying for those of you who have developed a passion and appreciation for aquatic life.

Image by Chi King, Cocoa Island (Maldives)-39, CC BY 2.0

Snorkelling in the Maldives

The best way to go snorkelling in the Maldives is to book yourself a snorkelers-only liveaboard boat which is sort of hard to come by. However, some of the best hotels in Maldives for instance, the renowned Adaaran Club Rannalhi Maldives have house reefs nearby which you have to admit is convenient!

What you will see: Corals

Coral species such as boulder, lobe, brain, table finger and staghorn which are all hard corals can be spotted here. A few soft corals such as leather coral can be seen as well.

What you will see: Fish

Witnessing the colourful fish parade in schools is simply amazing! The black and white tip reef shark, giant clams, lovely anemone fish hiding away in their habitats and even Hawksbill turtles! The list is too long to name it all, but the variety of fish will certainly not disappoint!

When to visit on a snorkelling trip

From May to December, the weather is often wet due to the southwest monsoon in the Maldives. During this time the waters are murky and unclear. It is advisable not to visit during this period. Windspeeds are at its lowest from March to April which is the best time to visit.

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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