Two of the most unforgettable water sports in Maldives, snorkelling and diving take you to enchanting underwater worlds teeming with marine creatures and vibrant coral. Here’s a peek of what’s in store!
Planning Your Escapades
While you do get private companies offering these two activities, staying at private islands provide more convenience. The best resorts in Maldives for families offer snorkelling and diving, while you also have the option of staying on a liveaboard which offers the flexibility to visit many different atolls.
Snorkelling for All
An activity that doesn’t require any experience, snorkelling can be enjoyed by the entire family and you will get to see an amazing array of marine life even at relatively shallow depths. It is available at resorts the likes of Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort which also offer special snorkelling excursions to see whale sharks, mantas, dolphins and more!
Diving to the Deep
Of course, to fully appreciate the rich marine biodiversity or even to explore underwater wrecks, nothing beats diving. First-timers can look to get PADI certification at a local dive centre or at the resort itself. The Open Water certification is ideal for beginners, while you do get certification for children 10 years and above as well.
Be you looking for Nemo, Dory or other fish, you are bound to find them while diving or snorkelling in Maldives! The yellowfin tuna, Napoleon wrasse, clownfish, barracuda and triggerfish call the surrounding ocean home as do whitetip reef sharks, hawksbill turtles, manta rays, whale sharks, cowtail stingrays and more.