Are you looking for your next big underwater adventure? Dive right into an unforgettable experience when you go snorkelling with whale sharks in the waters of the Indian Ocean. Here’s all you need to know to plan this exciting excursion on your holiday in the Maldives.
When scouting out the best places to visit in Maldives it’s so vital to check into a central island resort. With so many options such as The Residence Maldives at Falhumaafushi and many other resorts, make sure your choice of hotel lines up with what you hope to do on your holiday in the sun.
What is a Whale Shark?
Have you ever wondered whether the whale shark is a whale or a shark? Despite its name, it’s not a whale! It’s rather the world’s largest fish and unlike the bad reputation sharks have, these sharks have no interest in having a human for supper!
Where Can You See Them?
The Southernmost atolls of the Maldives, such as the Ari Atoll, are the better spots to do some serious whale watching. There’s also a protected reserve called the South Ari Marine Protected Area (SAMPA), so you don’t have to worry about harassing the whales as you dive to sneak a peak of these majestic creatures.