Truly unforgettable, snorkelling in Maldives can be enjoyed by the whole family and here are some insights to help you prepare for this remarkable experience.
The Right Resort
When it comes to choosing a resort, ensure it has a thriving house reef for you to explore. Properties in the North Male Atoll such as Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives are perfect in this regard; not only can you easily access a house reef, but also enjoy private snorkelling excursions and snorkelling gear to use free of charge.
The conditions for snorkelling here are fantastic as well; annual water temperatures can range from 20° to 30°C, while the seas are calm. The waters are clean and offer excellent visibility too; some Maldives island resorts even offer overwater villas with direct access to the ocean and a reef for snorkelling anytime you choose.
Be prepared to encounter a stunning array of marine life including all manner of vibrant reef fish. Depending on the house reef, you may also come upon larger species be it black-tip sharks, turtles or stingrays. There are plenty of colourful coral varieties to see too that make up this magical underwater landscape.
Keep in Mind
While you enjoy this activity, remember that coral and fish species are part of a delicate marine ecosystem that should not be harmed. Do not touch or disturb the fish you encounter or break or step on coral. Ideally, choose a resort that has a resident marine biologist who will help you learn about this marine environment.