The Maldives is a world’s hotspot for dolphin and whale watching. Varieties of playful dolphins and mammoth whales frequent the Maldives especially during May.  There is no better tropical setting than the Maldives to discover diverse species of dolphins and whales. Presently over 23 different genuses of dolphins and whales have been recorded in the Maldives.

Species of dolphins that you can explore in the rich waters of the Maldives include Spinner Dolphins, Bottlenose Dolphins, Spotted Dolphins, Striped Dolphins. Dolphins are a creature of habit. Hence, they have a very consistent routine. This makes it easier for you to observe them. Large schools of the acrobatic Spinner Dolphins can be found frequently during the morning and afternoon hours.

Resorts will organise excursions to popular sites where dolphins showcase their gymnastic talents. For those choosing liveaboard holidays, they will have daily chance to encounter these magnificent creatures of the sea. As you travel in the boat, dolphins like to race your boat. Cherish the sight of dolphins jumping out of the water flexibly.

The largest living mammal on earth, the Blue Whales can be observed in the Maldives. These mammoths of the sea may not be concentrated in a single area, but there is a good chance that you will find them in your whale watching cruise. Even the powerful Killer Whales or Orcas have been sighted in the Maldives.

Other species of whales found in the Maldives include Sperm Whales, Bryde’s Whales, Beaked Whales, Short-fin Pilot Whales and Dwarf Sperm Whales. Tropical Bottlenose Whale which was considered as one of the rarest cetacean on earth can be found in the rich waters of the Maldives.

The consistent tropical climate, moderate sea currents and clear oceans make the Maldives one of the best places for dolphin and whale watching. Embark on a real wild adventure in the Maldives and discover some of the rarest and greatest dolphins and whale species found on planet earth. 

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