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Top 10 Snorkeling Sites in Maldives

Snorkeling and diving in Maldives are the 2 most popular activities that help one truly appreciate the underwater Eden that this holiday destination is so famously known for. In general Maldives is an excellent location for snorkeling; however, not all islands have the natural setting demanded by the ideal coral reef. Here are few of the best resorts that are known to be surrounded by a coastline with house reefs perfect for snorkeling.

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Fihalhohi Island Resort

Fihalhohi Island Resort

Located in very close proximity to the shore, the Fihalhohi's house reef is quite easy to find. This spot is more renowned for it 16 feet depth than the coral collection. If you like some underwater thrill, Fihalholu might just be your favorite snorkeling site since it is known to be frequented by Eels, sharks, and rays.

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Angsana Ihuru Resort

Angsana Ihuru Resort

According to the locals the Angsana Ihuru has the finest house reef in the entire Maldives archipelago. In fact, the reef even has its very own Rannamaari ship wreck that is now completely enveloped by heavy coral growth that boast a myriad of colors even further adding to its attractiveness. It is one location where you may even catch a glimpse of a shark or a Manta Ray during your snorkeling expedition.

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Biyadhoo

Biyadhoo

The house reef of Biyadhoo surrounds the entire island enabling quick and convenient access. Through the coral stalagmites that make up this house reef, 7 different entry passages can be found. The site features a number of fascinating caves that is popularly visited by nudi branches and several other unique residents of the deep.

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Filitheyo

Filitheyo

Although more famously known for its diving opportunities thanks to some of its precipitous drop offs in the Maldives, there is a rich house reef within the area as well. There is a total of 7 entry points around the lagoon that provides access to the house reefs. Embellished with 2 sunken ships, this is one fascinating snorkeling site in the Maldives.

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Kandholhu

Kandholhu

Arguably Kandholhu is the best snorkeling site in the Maldives. Untouched by the toils of nature Kondholhu still retains intact with the large and vibrantly colored corals that have always adorned these reefs. In addition to the profusion of beautiful colors, plenty of Soldierfish, Groupers and oriental sweet lips hover among these magnificent corals.

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Vilamendhoo

Vilamendhoo

If you do not want to swim too deep into sea, Vilamedhoo has a house reef just by the side of the shore. However, current are rather strong along the reef especially on the north of the island so caution must be exercised before swimming over to the house reef. The location is also best accessed without the foot flippers.

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Baros

Baros

Baros Maldives is one resort that is adorned by some of the most perfect spots for snorkeling throughout the lagoon that it is situated in. Here you can rent all the necessary gear for both day and night snorkeling to enjoy an unparalleled snorkeling experience.

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Robinson Club

Robinson Club

Robinson Club is also another handpicked island resort that snorkeling lovers are drawn to by the hundreds. In addition to the underwater wonders, the perfect white sanded beaches make this island a paradise in the Maldives.