Believe it or not, some of the best attractions in Maldives can be found beneath the waves! Here’s a peek into the underwater adventures that await.
One of the most popular water sports, snorkelling requires no experience and can be enjoyed by the whole family. Accessing house reefs from your Maldives beach resort will be easy to do, while some resorts offer unique night snorkelling or fluo (fluorescent) night snorkelling escapades too!
Another well-known underwater activity is scuba diving which provides even more wondrous discoveries. If you don’t have the needed diving certification don’t worry; resorts the likes of Faarufushi Maldives have their own 5 star PADI dive centres offering courses for both novices and advanced divers.
Marine & Coral Life
The reason why snorkelling and diving in Maldives are so popular is that you can witness some truly breathtaking sights; these include colourful coral varieties such as brain, flowerpot, favia and mushroom corals. Equally fascinating are the many marine species such as clownfish, angelfish, butterflyfish, surgeonfish and a variety of sharks, sea turtles and rays.
Those engaged in scuba diving have the added advantage of exploring underwater wrecks which are both mysterious and alluring. Amongst the key sites to visit are the British Loyalty (Addu Atoll), Maldive Victory (North Male Atoll), Kuda Giri (South Male Atoll) and Fesdu (North Ari Atoll) wrecks.