Shark season in the Maldives – Spotting sharks can bring you thrills galore!

Even thinking of swimming with a school of sharks can make you feel terrified, but in Maldives this can be fun! Here is a list of things you can try out as a guest during the shark season (January – March), which will grant you a once in a lifetime ‘shark’ experience.

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Scuba Diving

Many Maldives luxury resorts provide scuba diving options in their adventure list and it is something well worth trying. Whale sharks are often found in the waters surrounding Maldivian beaches and the best thing about them is that they are not dangerous. Rather, they are gentle giants enjoying carefree living in the ocean.


Snorkelling also affords some wonderful opportunities to see sharks including whale sharks. The great thing is you don’t need prior experience and it’s less expensive than a diving tour. At hotels in Maldives, they generally allocate morning to noon for this activity.

Other Species

Apart from whale sharks you also have the chance of seeing grey reef sharks. Resorts the likes of Amaya Kuda Rah Maldives offer diving excursions to sites such as Kuda Rah Thila where you can see such species along with other marine creatures like sea turtles.

Whale & Dolphin Watching

On your shark watching adventures, you also have the chance of spotting whales and playful dolphins too. This makes for a truly enriching experience and adds to the charm of the entire expedition.

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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