Just as alluring as the wonders on land are the treasures of the sea in the Maldives. Those looking to explore this ethereal world have several experiences on offer that are truly unforgettable.
A fun way to discover the intriguing sights below the waves, snorkelling doesn’t require prior experience and can be enjoyed by the entire family. While you can encounter a myriad of marine species, resorts such as Milaidhoo Island Maldives in the Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, give you a chance to even snorkel with whale sharks!
For true underwater exploration, nothing beats scuba diving in Maldives. Dive resort options that have a five-star PADI dive centre are particularly convenient since they provide a range of excursions; these can include private diving, boat diving, night diving and even the chance to dive amidst manta rays!
If you want to experience the thrills of diving without getting wet, then look to organise an excursion on a whale submarine. This sub can reach depths of over 100 metres and takes passengers to a dive site that features fascinating coral and shadowy caves as well as species such as fish, turtles and sharks.
While not quite as in-depth (mind the pun!), a glass-bottom boat (or kayak) ride gives you a chance to also get a glimpse of the underwater marvels in the Maldives. The waters surrounding the islands are crystal clear, affording excellent visibility of the colourful corals and fish below.