The prolific spectrum of aquatic life that resides under the lucid veil of cerulean waters that surround the Maldivian atolls deserves every extra effort taken to visit them in their natural habitats. The translucent waters allow people glimpses of what awaits them and this usually tempts everyone to don on all the necessary gear and jump in and search of more.
The great visibility even under the water has made the world recognise the Maldives as a suitable location for snorkelling. The Maldivian lifeguards, equipment providers and nautical authorities are well prepared to handle any inquisitive diver or snorkeler who wishes to make the journey under the sea. For ace snorkelers it may seem obvious, but for those who are relatively new to the adventure, the best area to take off is adjacent to the protective coral reefs as the myriad of sights double along the belt of corals. Having said that one should not venture into any holes in the reef as it could be the domicile of a ray or a family of eels.
Make sure you rent the gear from the local shops or get someone to inspect your own gear if you prefer to use those. Essentially the activity is not arduous in these waters, hence, fins, mask and a tube should suffice, but they should fit perfectly and ensure that the mask is clean so that you don't miss out on the fun. Once you are engulfed by the beautiful blue cascades it will only be a matter of time before you encounter parrotfish, lionfish and see octopuses, moray eels and clownfish swimming in the waters.
For nocturnal snorkelling, get in touch with one of the many Maldives resorts that would arrange such an excursion. This way you will be able to see whales while they rest, manta rays snoozing and some fish that come out of their hiding places in the night. All luxury hotels Maldives provide every comfort for people to relax, but if someone prefers a spot for snorkelling at dusk that is also possible. The Kurumba Maldives has sufficient expertise to guide the least experienced of snorkelers through the seas in the day or the night.
Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry. Google+
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