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05 Fun Ways to Experience the Marine Turtles of Maldives – Ancient Sea Creatures

The beautiful Maldivian archipelago spread across the Indian Ocean is where one can experience over 500 varieties of marine life. Amongst the marine life are the sea turtles, fascinating to observe these ancient creatures are spellbinding to witness. Listed are top sea turtle adventures in the Maldives.


The Green and Hawksbill Sea Turtles

Head over to Komandoo Island, there you can explore the waters which often host to two varieties of sea turtle, the Hawksbill and Green sea turtles. Enjoy encounters with the creatures as you savour the warm waters of the Maldives. Diving around some of the top resorts in Maldives often treats guests to encounters with sea turtles, in addition to many other varieties of marine life. In fact, places like The Nautilus Maldives, located within the Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere, is surrounded by a sea teeming with exotic marine creatures amongst which are the gentle sea turtles. There, a simple snorkelling tour from the sandy beach to the closest reef, will, in fact, treat to you marvellous underwater sights, and if you're lucky a sea turtle may just decide to swim beside you.


Diving in Kuredu Caves

Join the sea turtle discovery course and explore the Kuredu Caves. You will be treated to sights of the Green Sea Turtle, noted as gentle creatures and some of the oceans toughest survivors. The location, the Lhaviyani Atoll is a known ground for one of the world's largest Green Sea Turtle communities, with the highest concentration located around Kuredu.


Explore Turtle Reef

This is the best location in the Maldives to spot turtles. There are a number of Turtle Reef tours to choose from; check out the Turtle Reef on a Yacht tour which is tipped to be a pretty awesome experience. Excursions take place every Tuesday and Saturday.


Velingadu East

The dive site located at Velingadu East is a 10-minute boat ride from the main island and is a super location for spotting the gentle sea turtles. The Maldives is home to 5 of the sea turtle species located across the world; there are 7 in total. Most spotted species include the Loggerhead, Olive Ridley, Leatherback and Green.


Take the Sub from Male

The submarine tour offered on Male, the capital island, is another fine way to encounter the sea turtles of Maldives. The tour which generally lasts about 45 minutes can be booked via your hotel in the Maldives. Tours take place to a schedule. The submarine accommodates around 50 persons and is the best way to explore the beautiful underwater world of Maldives, without getting wet. The vessel dives to depths of 40 metres; and with the inclusion of large portholes, you have a chance to snap up some amazing pics of the underwater life-forms, including the turtles that occasionally amble by. The submarine tours are very popular, hence booking your tour early is recommended to avoid disappointment.

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