Be it in the ocean or on land, the Maldives is home to a fascinating array of wildlife that one can witness when here. Intrigued? Read on for more!
Diverse Fish Species
One of the star attractions is the myriad of fish species that are over 2,000 in number. Those on snorkelling or diving excursions from island resorts the likes of Adaaran Prestige Water Villas Maldives can look forward to seeing porcupine fish, clownfish, yellowfin tuna, butterflyfish and a variety of sharks too; these include grey reef sharks, whale sharks and blacktip reef sharks.
Turtles, Dolphins & Whales
From the seven species of sea turtles in the world, five of them can be found here including hawksbill and green turtles. When it comes to Maldives excursions, prices can also be found for adventures that let you see two marine mammals namely whales (such as blue and sperm whales) and dolphins (such as spinner and striped dolphins).
Wildlife on Land
While not as many as those in the ocean, wildlife on land is still worth mentioning too. Those on island hopping tours around the atolls may get to see fruit bats such as the Indian flying fox, agamid lizards and Maldivian garden shrews.
The Maldives has more than 100 bird species including seabirds the likes of white terns and frigate birds. Birdwatchers may spot the country’s national bird, the white-breasted waterhen along with grey herons, sandpipers, sparrows and plovers.