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Whales and dolphins that can be found in the Maldives – The Majestic Marine Creatures of the Maldives

Just as the Maldives is famous for its sandy beaches of immeasurable beauty, it is also renowned as one of the top five destinations to view dolphins and whales.


The acrobatic Spinner Dolphins

The spinner dolphins should be the most viewed species in the Maldives. Commonly seen more than any other marine mammal that thrives in the waters surrounding the many islands in the Maldives, the spinner dolphins are famous for their acrobatic stunts in and out of the water. These adorable creatures tend to have a daily routine on their own. They are used to feeding in the offshore regions during the night, returning to the atolls in the dawn and leaving once again to the deep seas during early evenings. All this means the dolphin enthusiasts visiting the Maldives have the opportunity to view the Spinner Dolphins several times a day. Those interested will be able to include dolphin excursions in their checklist whether they are based in Maldives water villa resorts or any other accommodation option.
Apart from the Spinner Dolphins, other varieties of dolphins the likes of Bottlenose, Spotted, Risso's and Rough Toothed have been observed in the Maldives.


Whale watching in the Maldives

Away from the gently swaying palm trees are the deep waters where the biggest mammals in the ocean thrive. There is nothing like embarking on a whale watching excursion when you are vacationing in the most exotic travel destination in the world. Popular resorts such as Adaaran Prestige Vadoo offer whale submarine adventures for the lovers of nature's few of the most wonderful creatures.


Blue whale sightings in the Maldives

Although somewhat rare, blue whale sightings also have been reported in the Maldives. This is one of the most exciting experiences anyone visiting the Maldives should cross off their bucket list. Known as the largest animal on earth, blue whales are around 100 feet long and these creatures weigh around 200 tons. These magnificent creatures are also carnivorous mammals with a lifespan of around 80 to 90 years.


Sperm Whales

Popular as one of the rarest varieties of whales, Sperm Whales are hardly ever sighted by the enthusiasts due to their tendency to spend such little time on the surface. These magnificent creatures develop up to 20 meters in length and they visit the Maldives in order to feed their young ones until they are grown enough to get into the water. Those who are visiting the Maldives are occasionally blessed with magical moments where the whales take a spin or two around the islands in the Maldives.


Pilot Whales

The Pilot Whales are known for their playful demeanour. Famous for their familiarity with humans, a group of Pilot Whales swimming around in the tepid waters around the Maldives as the sun rises is a sight not to miss. The pristine and warm waters are ideal for these whales to swim in and those who are visiting this paradisiac vacation destination should not miss the chance to include an exciting whale watching excursion in their itinerary.