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Facts about Dolphin Watching in the Maldives - The Magnificent Marine Creatures

Dolphin watching is an amazing thing to do while you are holidaying in the Maldives. To know a few facts about this activity, read on.


About dolphin watching in the Maldives

Many a Maldives luxury hotel the likes of Naladhu Private Island Maldives will be able to provide a dolphin watching trip or at least guide you to the correct place so you can book yourself one. Dolphin watching is one of the most popular excursions for tourists who are holidaying in the Maldives. There is a catch. Though you will be able to book yourself a trip and head out to the waters to spot the dolphins, there is no sure guaranty that you will, in fact, look at them by the time you get back to land. Depending on the season and the conditions of the weather, it is only a matter of chance. If you want to be sure about spotting dolphins in the Maldives you must do some research before your trip and find the best centres that provide such excursions.


The Muli channel

This channel is rarely talked about and is not as popular as the other spots people head out to. But if you must know, this is known as one of the best dolphins watching areas in the Maldives. The success rate of actually watching dolphins in this part of Maldives is more than 80% throughout the year. Even if you are planning on heading to this spot, it is better to take a look at the weather first.


What to expect

Most dolphins found in this part of the world are extremely friendly and usually follow your boat and perform for you if you cheer them on. These beautiful marine creatures may not understand your language but they certainly pick up on your enthusiasm. The water in some parts of the country will be different when you compare it to the other parts of the world. Since the water is shallow here, the blue you see will be more vivid and brighter which is just perfect for watching the dolphins.


The best time to see dolphins

If you are planning on heading out for dolphin watching excursions, the best time is between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 in the morning. If you are not a morning person then you must head out to the waters from 3:30 in the afternoon and until 5:00 p.m. Compared to the morning, there a higher chance of spotting dolphins in the afternoon. There is no clear reason as to this behaviour of the dolphins but people have noticed that they are friendlier in the afternoon and tend to swim away in the mornings. Maybe the dolphins are not morning creatures either.


How to behave

You do not have to feed or do anything while you are on a dolphin-watching excursion. All you have to do is applaud these marine creatures and cheer them on as they follow you and perform for you.