To go snorkelling in Maldives it to get a peek into a whole new world; though it may not be like Atlantis (shout-out to Aquaman!), it is equally fascinating and well worth witnessing.
Choosing Your Base
While snorkelling is easy to do, you have a few stay options to consider. In the Maldives, family resorts that offer this activity generally have their own house reef nearby which is convenient. Of course, you could even choose a liveaboard adventure on a boat that will take you to snorkelling and diving hotspots.
Spotting certain marine life when snorkelling will make more of an impact like when you get to swim with whale sharks close to Ari Atoll. Certain periods also offer unique experiences; this is especially true from August to December when properties the likes of Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort give you a chance to snorkel with manta rays at certain sites!
Marine Life Aplenty
Of course, apart from the above mentioned two species, there is much more marine life to discover in the Maldives; snorkelling excursions here offer sightings of cardinalfish, bannerfish, angelfish, triggerfish, fusiliers, anemonefish and damselfish not forgetting, turtles, octopuses and a variety of sharks.
Featuring more vibrancy along with distinctive shapes and sizes are the various corals you will also see when enjoying this water sport. Be it star, brain, carnation, whip or staghorn corals or even sea fans, these living organisms are also part of this ethereal world beneath the waves.