Coral reefs are beautiful and mesmerising ecosystems, and among these, the reefs that surround the Maldives are some of the most magnificent.
The Reef’s Inhabitants
Coral reefs are made up of millions of tiny animals called polyps and they provide sanctuary to a vast array of marine creatures; from countless starfish and urchins sprawled out across the seafloor to playful butterflyfish and giant clams. Lucky explores might even be able to witness the graceful movements of the rare sea turtle first-hand.
Adventure and Exploration
While there are plenty of thrilling excursions on offer, few can rival the wonder and excitement of exploring the coral reefs from a Maldives luxury beach resort. Swimming or snorkelling grants you the perfect way to glimpse the reef’s various exotic residents, while properties such as Adaaran Club Rannalhi offer canoe / kayak exploration too.
The Do’s and Don’ts
Reef explorers should stick to certain practices in the water. For starters, it’s best not to feed the marine life as it may lead to the disruption of natural feeding habits. It’s also best to adopt a ‘look but don’t touch’ approach; certain animals might get frightened or even injured.
Saving the Reefs
The coral reefs of the Maldives are an important refuge for marine life and a great example of the natural beauty this world has to offer. Unfortunately, the reefs have come under threat due to human activity including over fishing and pollution. It’s important to raise awareness about these issues and ensure that these habitats always stay beautiful and healthy.