Maldives Snorkelling

Discover an underwater wonderland

The geography of the Maldives make it a prime snorkelling destination. Spanning across 90,000 kilometres of the Indian Ocean, just 4% of the country is made up of tropical islands. While these islands are undoubtedly beautiful, it is under the water’s surface that the true wonders lie!

The majority of the Maldives is composed of 26 separate atolls. These circular coral reefs form an underwater mountain range where huge valleys reach thousands of meters below the sea level. Thousands of unique coral and marine life species call the Maldives home, making the island nation one of the most diverse marine treasures in the world.

What you will see snorkelling in the Maldives

Both beginner and avid snorkelers will be captivated by the crystal clear waters of the Maldives. Temperatures sit between 20°-30°C all year, offering fantastic visibility and ideal swimming conditions.

The Maldives are home to thousands of marine life species. The colourful coral reefs are home to crabs, molluscs, tropical fish, and sea turtles. Bigger players also reside in Maldivian waters, including spotted eagle rays, tuna, dolphins, tiger sharks, hammerhead sharks, oceanic whitetip sharks, and the gentle giants, whale sharks.

Snorkelling in the Maldives is undoubtedly the best way to get up close and personal with all of these amazing creatures and accessing the reefs is simple. Swim directly off the beach from most resorts, or step of the edge of your over-water villa. Day tours and boat drips are also available for those wanting to see more of the thousands of kilometres of reef.

There’s so much snorkelling to choose from, you’ll never get bored in the Maldives!

To find out more, call our My Maldives Holiday Experts today!