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How to Explore Marine Life in the Maldives

Fun activities to enjoy during your vacation

By Amie GinendraPublished about a year ago 3 min read
How to Explore Marine Life in the Maldives
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Being an island nation found in Southeast Asia, the Maldives is blessed with vibrant marine life. The ocean tract that surrounds the country is home to a diverse number of marine animals. The country is the composition of 2000 islands, all clustered into atolls. If you are planning your next vacation in the Maldives, here’s how you can explore the country’s rich underwater world.

Stay at an island resort

Accommodation is an important part of a vacation spent in the Maldives. The fun activities you are looking forward to enjoying are all facilitated by your accommodation provider. So, make sure you make the right accommodation choice.

Overwater pool villas in Maldives are a great choice for those who want to stay close to the ocean. You have so many options, including the likes of Milaidhoo Island Maldives. Beach bungalows are an option as well.

Budget travellers can always go for a homestay, but you won’t be as comfortable as you would be at a resort.

A package holiday that includes water sports would be a godsend for those who want to explore the beautiful marine life of the Maldives.


For those new to the world of water sports, there’s no better way to enjoy the country’s marine life than snorkelling. The Maldives is one of the best destinations for snorkelling.

There’s a wide range of tropical fish species for you to look at, and the variously hued corals will be a wonderful addition to your experience.

You don’t have to bring your own snorkelling gear if you are staying at a resort. But it would be best to check with your accommodation provider before you start packing for your trip.


Diving in the Maldives is an enchanting experience. This is your chance to get up close with manta rays and whale sharks that dominate the underwater world of the Maldives.

Get your diving gear and get ready for some adventure. If you don’t have experience in diving, don’t worry; there are instructors who can help you get the basics right.

Underwater dining

This is an excellent suggestion for foodies who want to explore marine life while gorging on delicious food. There’s an underwater restaurant in the Maldives that offers a mesmerising and unique experience.

The restaurant is located underwater; it’s like a massive glass cage placed in the ocean. You’ll be surrounded by all the delightful secrets of the country’s underwater world while enjoying a delicious meal. This is also a highly sought-after romantic activity in the Maldives.

Underwater walking

This is an excellent alternative to scuba diving. You cannot go too deep into the water, but you can go deep enough to have an unforgettable experience.

You’ll have to wear a mask that’s connected to an oxygen tank while you are underwater. This allows you to walk in the ocean. Also, there’s a rope you should hold onto.

Glass bottom rides

For those who don’t want to get in the water, a glass bottom boat ride is an excellent way to witness the enchanting marine life of the Maldives. The bottom of the boat is panelled with glass that allows you views of the ocean world. The boats are outfitted with comfortable seating as well. This is an excellent group activity.

Submarine submerging

Submarine submerging allows you to see all the marine creatures without having to get in the water. The submarine will be fully submerged in the water, allowing excellent views of the underwater world.

Other water sports

There are several other water sports you can enjoy during your vacation in the Maldives. Kiteboarding, flyboarding, and catamaran sailing are a few of them.

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Amie Ginendra

Traveller | Writer | Foodie Lover | Blogger

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