The Maldives is blessed with spectacular coral and marine life that can be viewed while on diving or snorkelling excursions. Those wanting to explore this fascinating underwater world should look to stay at a Maldives island resort such as Kuramathi Island. Featuring charming Maldives villas, this idyllic resort organises diving expeditions to a number of sites where you can view life below the waves. The country has more than 180 coral species which play an integral part in the marine ecosystem which includes fish, crustaceans and molluscs. As you swim around these coral reefs you will come across an amazing array of species such as sweetlips, wahoos, butterfly fish, unicorn fish, fusiliers, barracuda, angel fish, parrot fish and more. If you are lucky you may also get a chance to see majestic manta rays and impressive whale sharks.