Snorkelling in Maldives – Fun Sightseeing Adventures Beneath the Waves!
One of the most popular coastal destinations in the world, the Maldives offers unforgettable adventures and is ideal for an exciting family holiday or secluded couples getaway. Made up of more than 1,000 coral islands, the country is known for its idyllic soft sandy beaches and azure waters that offer the perfect backdrop in which to have some fun in the sun and the surf. Due to its location, the Maldives has also become well known for its many water sports and snorkelling is one such activity that provides hours of exploration that can be enjoyed by young and old alike.
Snorkelling is a relatively simple activity that does not require much training and can be enjoyed by even children. A diving mask, swim-fins for your feet and a tube (called a snorkel) that helps you breathe underwater are the main equipment you will need. Wetsuits can also be worn, especially if the water temperatures tend to be on the cooler side.
This recreational activity gives you a unique opportunity to get an amazing view of the marine and coral life that lie beneath the waves. Since the waters around the Maldives are clear and thriving with marine life, snorkelling here provides truly breathtaking views especially around the reefs that can be found encircling the islands. Most resorts have their own house reefs that are located relatively close to shore which means you do not have to venture far out to sea in order to get a glimpse of the enchanting underwater world that has captured the attention of those who venture into these waters.
The Maldives is home to around 70 species of corals that come in a variety of colours. Furthermore there are over 700 fish species in these waters, both big and small, which makes snorkelling here one of the best things you can do. Sweetlips, unicornfish, wahoo, barracuda, dogtooth tuna, butterfly fish and black and white snappers are among the many marine species you can find in the ocean waters surrounding the islands.
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