With its vibrant coral reefs, gentle sea turtles and majestic whale sharks, the azure waters of the Maldives are teeming with life. Here is your guide to discovering it.
The gin-clear waters of the Maldives afford divers and swimmers great visibility, with the surface temperatures consistently remaining between 28 to 30 degrees Celsius. Consider wearing a rash vest to protect yourself from the powerful tropical sun while diving or swimming.
How best to explore the waters?
The oceans surrounding the archipelago are full of life, and the best and most effective way to experience and explore it is via snorkelling or better yet diving. If your are feeling adventurous why not opt to snorkel with giant manta rays and whale sharks? Resorts such as Baros Maldives will arrange for a tour upon guest request.
The mesmerising waters of the Maldives is home to gentle sea turtles, frolicking pods of playful dolphins, reef sharks, whale sharks and a whole variety of fish. A fun way to take this vibrant marine life is while dining at underwater Maldives restaurants.
The Baa Atoll in the Maldives in particular is famed for its vibrant coral life. Divers will be able to take a large variety of coral life including brain coral, turbiaria, diploastrea, Acropora and pocillopora. Do keep in mind touching corals is harmful and is prohibited.