Whale watching in Maldives – One of the best places in the world for watching wildlife at sea.

 

The Maldives is a cluster of islands, consisting of twenty six coral atolls, adding up to a total of one thousand one hundred and ninety islands. It one of the top tropical holiday destinations in the world. This is not hard to believe, when a typical Maldives beach resort offers you accommodation in a private over water pavilion. Sweeping ocean views, powdery white sands, luxury amenities and barbeques on the beach are a few treats you can look forward to. The Maldives is also known for its world class spas and reputed hotels like Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort.

With over twenty species in its waters, Maldives is among the top five places to go whale watching. The most common sightings are of spinner dolphins. It is not uncommon to see thousands at one time, dancing and performing in the water. Mornings and afternoons are the best times to spot these playful creatures in their natural environment. Other dolphins species you can look out for are bottlenose, Risso’s, spotted, striped, Fraser’s and rough-toothed. Whale watching safaris give guests the chance of seeing blue whale, sperm whale and pilot whale as well as species that are predominantly found around the Maldivian islands like dwarf sperm whale, melon-headed whale and tropical bottlenose whale. The Maldives is also famous for being home to several types of beaked whales, including: Cuvier’s beaked whales, dense-beaked whales and the Longman’s beaked whale, which is believed to be the rarest whale of all. Orcas or killer whales have also been seen on rare occasions.

The warm, pleasant weather makes being out on the water a relaxing treat. Tours usually have an expert naturalist on board to point out the different species and explain their traits.

Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+

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