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Maldives surely ranks amongst the best snorkeling
destinations in the world. Here you have a rare combination of the diversity
of marine life and the crystal clear water with visibility up to 60 metes.
Naturally, the first tourists to the Maldives were keen divers on the look
out for a new destination. Once you are here the call of the ocean becomes
Spots for Snorkeling
What else can be the best areas for Snorkeling other than the reefs! Around
a resort island this is often referred to as the 'house of reef'. The slope
features cliffs, terraces and caves which makes quite exciting. As you go
down deeper the changes in the coral and other marine flora is conspicuously
visible. Along with the smaller fishes which frequent the reef flats you
have the chance of seeing the larger ones which sometimes come close to the
reefs to feed.
Those islands with narrow reef flats with lots of channels through to the
outer reef slope are the best ones for Snorkeling . Resorts that don't have
a reef just offshore usually provide a couple of boat trips per day to a
good Snorkeling site.
Don't worry about the Equipment
All resorts in Maldives specialize in Snorkeling and the equipment required
for Snorkeling is available at the resort. There is no need for you to bring
your own equipment. Most of the resort islands have a "house reef"
close by. From depths starting from one meter onwards, you have an eyeful of
Lessons in Snorkeling
Don't worry even if you don't have prior knowledge of Snorkeling . The
resorts will help you learn it during the free lessons in shallow lagoons or