06 Juli 2011

Maldives Marine Life – a deep-sea experience

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These deep waters contain around three hundred species of fish with around four hundred more that are yet to be documented, and about two hundred species of coral. Angelfish, Barracudas, Blue Lined Snapper, Butterfly fish, Clownfish, Eagle Rays, Grey Reef Sharks, the popular Manta Rays, Parrotfish, Sting Ray and Whale Sharks prowl these underwater avenues.

You have the chance to watch these beautiful creatures make their way through the supple seaweed and coral that line the edges of sea rock. Indulge yourself in an hour of snorkeling as you wade your way through the salt waters. With its turquoise clear waters and the sandiest beaches in the area, Maldives offers a great range of activities that you might want to add to your list. Scuba diving, snorkeling and underwater photography are attractive options for tourists who are hoping to experience a heavenly holiday.

Maldives also introduces the German Whale Submarine, the newest addition to your underwater excursion list. If you prefer not getting yourself wet, or stepping into the cool waters, that’s okay. You can still observe the coral reefs that stand grandly amidst the thousands of other species. The Whale Submarine, a creation by Germans is the largest deep diving submarine. It can carry fifty passengers at a time and go as deep as 150 meters. There’ll be a lot to say when you get back home after an air-conditioned underwater submarine trip, complete with trained staff and food and water supply.

If you are specific about what you want to see, like sharks, for instance, the Ministry of Tourism in cooperation with the Maldives Tourism Promotion Board, Marine Research Center, Dive Centers, Tourist Resorts and the International Dive Association in Industry formed the Maldives Shark Watch Program. This was created with the objective of creating awareness among tourists about shark species and to create the understanding and responsibility of preserving these animals and their habitats.

There still exists many extravagant species which may not be seen in daylight and for this Maldives offers the alternative of night diving. This thrilling experience is recommended for passionate divers. The best zones for night diving are around the borders of the reefs or islets where the most vivacious marine species occupy the salty seas.

How should you plan your trip? Just the trip to tropical islands will surely not suffice; you can reserve accommodations at Naladhu, Maldives. From December to April are the best time to swim among the marine life as the sea is calmer and clearer. If you’d prefer to spend your time with Manta Rays and Whale Sharks, book your stay at Maldives Hotel or Maldives Island Resorts between July and November. Map your schedules to cover the best for your holiday.