Snorkeling involves observing the underwater depths with the aid of a diving mask, a snorkel and, usually, swim fins. Snorkelling in the Maldives does not require you to possess any specific qualification. Snorkelling is perfect for exploring the house reefs of resorts at a leisurely pace. Maldives offer a fantastic visibility and have some of the clearest waters on Earth with all year round water temperature at 20°- 30°C (68°- 86°F), and lagoons often reaching 32°C (90°F).
The wonder of the underwater will surprise you. Dolphins, beautiful anemonefish, hawksbill turtles, colorful giant clams, blacktip and whitetip reef sharks, whale sharks, eagle rays, massive schools of fusiliers, clown triggerfish, various interesting butterflyfish and bannerfish, many octopus, stunning coral plates, morays, napoleons, reef fish of all colours and sizes, alone or in groups, micro creatures, squids and a lot more to see while snorkeling.
The dive centres also provide boat trips to different spots if you want to see and explore different sites. Liveaboards, apart from offering dive and surf packages, also offer snorkelling trips, so check with your tour operator/ travel agent for rates, timings and other details.