The Maldives has so cleverly and quite matter-of-factly being known as the ‘treasure trove of marine life’. Comprising a total of 26 atolls, most of the islands are occupied by a resort. Maldives have taken the centre stage for tourism in the recent years due to its pristine and near perfect beaches, complete with white sandy beaches and crystal blue waters that are teeming with an abundant variety of marine species that will leave you breathless.
As the waters are quite heavily populated, many tourists, aware of this fact, travel from all over the world to get a glimpse of this diverse underwater world. The easiest way to experience this is to try snorkelling. Snorkelling is offered at almost every resort located in the Maldives islands, such as PER AQUUM Niyama Maldives, which is known to have their own marine biologist to help you identify the marine species!
The reefs are known to be home to over 700 different species of fish, which includes tuna, parrot fish and butterfly fish amongst others. Other marine animals also includes octopus, sea turtles, sharks, rays, whales and plenty more. Some resorts even offer a once in a lifetime opportunity to swim with sharks or rays. Due to the large population, the marine life in Maldives can be compared to that of another city that resides beneath its shimmering warm waters.
If you’re looking for a more diverse range of marine species, try diving in Maldives. Diving will allow you to see majestic whales and other large marine animals that are known to frequent the waters around the Maldives islands.
Due to the fragile state of the underwater world, those exploring should keep in mind to not destroy, stamp or cause any kind of damage to the corals or any marine species while snorkelling, diving, or taking part in any other water activity.
Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.