Snorkelling Tips in Maldives – A marine treasure trove

The lovely Maldive Islands are undoubtedly one of the world’s premier holiday destinations. When choosing Maldives luxury resorts an attractive choice would be the W Retreat & Spa Maldives. This appealing accommodation offers tasteful rooms and many contemporary amenities.

The Maldives are always a delightful environment for snorkelling, with its shimmering clear waters and undersea attractions. You will encounter as many as 70 distinctive varieties of colourful corals in the seas bordering the islands. Additionally there are as many as 700 varieties of fish and other marine denizens in the Maldivian waters. Some of the captivating marine species to be found here include tuna, trevally, dogtooth tuna, sweetlips, jacks, octopus, wahoo, fusiliers and butterfly fish. You may also encounter other ocean dwellers like sharks, anemones, turtles, rays and eels while snorkelling.

However to make the most of your snorkelling experience in the Maldives there are some suggestions that visitors should keep in mind. First of all, if you do not have your own snorkelling equipment you should take the time to select a mask, fins and snorkel that fit and suit you well. Next you must locate a suitable snorkelling location that is situated conveniently. Make sure to check out the possible problems that may arise; for example, troublesome currents, waves and other conditions that may affect your snorkelling.

If you are susceptible to sunburn, make sure to wear at least a T-shirt for protection against the sun. An even better option would be to use waterproof sun protection cream or a full lycra bodysuit. To avoid cuts and preserve the fragile corals it is advisable to swim rather than walk around the reefs.

Another intriguing possibility is the opportunity to venture out on a night snorkelling excursion. To do so you should be familiar with the snorkelling site and make sure to take a suitable flashlight with you. If you make sure to take the necessary precautions and exercise due care you are sure to enjoy a delightful snorkelling experience in the Maldives.

Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.

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