Engage in the popular recreational activity of snorkelling in the Maldives. The house reefs surrounding the islands offer a kaleidoscope of marine species and lively corals. While you snorkel with relatively little effort observe the mesmerising underwater attractions of the reefs and crystal clear lagoons.

Learning Snorkelling

Snorkelling in the Maldives is an uncomplicated activity available to everyone. Accordingly young kids and adults can engage in this happening recreation. You do not have to be a great swimmer to be a snorkeler.

The attractiveness of the beautiful sea will make you swim naturally. Resort islands and other tourist establishments will teach snorkelling to their guests. For kids and beginners, guided snorkelling will be provided.

Safety Measures

If you are a beginner, then you should wear a life jacket and you should not snorkel in deep waters as a safety measure until you master the art of snorkelling.

Always watch out for changing currents and wind while you snorkel. Do not wander further away from the house reef of your resort island. To prevent any accidental collisions you should snorkel in the designated areas not used by boats for travelling.

You should never walk on the reefs or touch the corals as they are very delicate in nature and may cause harm to you. It is advisable to use a sunscreen to prevent sunburns. Keep yourself hydrated while you go on lengthy snorkelling excursions. If you swallow salt water or feel any sort of discomfort, then rush to the shore at once.

Resorts provide the services of lifeguards and medics to help you with any snorkelling related accident or emergencies. 

Snorkelling Gears

For snorkelling there are no complicated equipments or clothing required. Only gears you need are a diving mask or goggles and fins.

You are welcome to bring your own snorkelling gears or use the ones offered by the resorts. Choose snorkelling gears which are comfortable for you and test them before you swim further away from the beach.  

The diving mask or goggles will help you observe the underwater beauty, while helping you breathe through the tube. The fins are used to help you swim and it helps preserve your energy as you float through the water for long periods.

Enjoy Snorkelling

There are hundreds of species of various sizes, for you to explore. You will be amazed by the coral formations and large boulders found in the reefs. Relish in the sights of turtles, sharks and other mighty fishes that visits the reefs periodically to feed.

Night time snorkelling in the Maldives is a special adventure. Resort islands organise night time snorkelling excursions to popular snorkelling spots rich in marine life. Snorkel at your leisure in the Maldives and enjoy a great stay. 

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