WHY SHOULD YOU EXPLORE THE OCEANS ON YOUR TRIP TO MALDIVES?
There are many reasons why tourists from all over the world make a trip to Maldives each year. As a world renowned destination for luxury & island hospitality you can find few comparisons. It is also a top destination for aqua aficionados and underwater enthusiasts alike, because there are incredible diving & snorkeling sites.
Under the sea you can gaze at a plethora of natural colors, teeming with oceanic flora and fauna. There are some essential guidelines as far as safety & sensibility are concerned:
A trip to Maldives is a life long dream for many of the guests who visit these isles. The best offers are usually found if you book in advance. Some resorts & hotels specialize in offers for guests who interested in great snorkeling or diving holidays.
PRACTICING SAFETY WHILE OUT AT SEA ON YOUR TRIP TO MALDIVES
- A basic rule is that one must always stick to the ‘buddy-system’. Essentially, one must never explore the ocean alone, always go with a buddy and never compromise on safety.
- You should always treat the reefs and sites that you visit with great respect. You should never physically touch the marine organisms or sea animals. Corals, for example, are very sensitive & tap of your finger could potentially damage or kill that organism. In addition, You must never agitate sea creatures as they could potentially be poisonous / react defensively
- Please be aware of your surroundings when in the water or near the waters surface, do not wander into restricted zones where the ocean currents might be strong or near channels used by boat to travel to and from islands.
- Finally you should always drink enough water to stay hydrated before heading out to sea and wear UV protective clothing, given that the Maldives lies close to the equator!
MARINE LIFE OF THE MALDIVES
Animals love to explore the oceans of the Maldives too. You are bound to see plenty of fish, rays, sharks & turtles while on a Trip to Maldives. Here are a few marine critters you could spot on an ocean excursion here:
You might be able to spot a pod of dolphins, some of natures most intelligent and playful creatures on calming sea faring cruises.
If you go snorkeling just offshore from an island or to a coral reef, you might be able to snap a lucky glimpse of relaxed sea turtles munching on coral reefs.
If you’re brave enough to take the plunge, gear up for an adrenaline filled face to face down under with chunky tiger sharks in Fuvamulaku atoll. These are apex predators, so please practice caution and avoid intimidating these creatures when visiting their underwater abode.
If you would like to see something spectacular is you could make merry with majestic manta rays at Hanifaru Bay in Baa Atoll. Hanifaru Bay is in a protected UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. There are around 4,000 manta rays gliding around the Maldive Atolls, throughout the year!
Docile whale sharks roam in the waters of Alif Alif “South Ari Atoll”. These incredible animals are some of the largest fish you can find in the Indian ocean.
Anyone who wants to learn more about scuba diving trip to Maldives can look for diving schools that teach either PADI or SSI. You never know what to expect on a dive, The joys of each surprise encounter is what makes diving a fun pastime.
This Article was written by M.F.