Snorkeling in Maldives
That’s a key reason the Maldives is a snorkeler’s dream – and one of the best destinations in the world to get under the sea. Experts say the Maldives’ extensive and largely intact reefs comprise one of the most complex reef systems in the world.
On board the Macana Maldive boats an instructor will deal with accompanying the snorkelling lovers on their first dip. These instructors are experts regarding the Maldive seabed and are capable of leading you on a swim along the waters’ surface in the most beautiful and interesting parts of this area.
A multitude of small coloured fish live amongst the coral’s branches. Sponges grow between the coral and these are the turtles favourite food. Along the reef you will see: Barrier Sharks, Eagle Rays, Garden Eels. Amongst these eels the beautiful circle shaped Ray hides itself and it looks like a UFO space ship. One of the most enthusiastic encounters is surely that of the Mantas which measures from 5 to 6 metres, with the open rostrum and mouth swallowing large quantities of water to subtract the plankton on which it feeds. The Whale Shark is the biggest fish in existence, up to 18 metres long, and it belongs to the shark family, but it feeds exclusively on plankton. With a little bit of luck it is possible to see its big mass from the boat or from the dhony, and then putting on your mask and your fins you can swim with it which will be an unforgettable experience.