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Top 10 Snorkeling Sites in Maldives

Since Maldives boasts a rich underwater paradise, snorkeling and diving in Maldives are quite obviously the 2 most popular activities in this destination. If you love your snorkeling try exploring some of the exquisite sites mentioned below;

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Angsana Ihuru Resort

Angsana Ihuru Resort

The Angsana Ihuru according to the locals has the richest house reef in all of the Maldives islands. The Reef with its very own Rannamaari ship wreck completely enveloped by heavy coral growth boasting a myriad of vibrant colors is breathtaking to look at. If you are lucky, in this location you may even catch a glimpse of a shark or a Manta Ray during your exploration.

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Biyadhoo

Biyadhoo

Since this house reef surrounds an entire island, it can be accessed rather conveniently. 7 different entry passages can be found through the coral stalagmites that make up this house reef. Among the many features of this site are a set of intriguing caves that are popularly visited by nudi branches and several other unusual residents of the deep end of the Maldivian Ocean.

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Fihalhohi Island Resort

This Fihalhohi's house reef is quite easy to locate since it found in close proximity to the shore. Boasting a depth of 16 feet, this is in fact a more popular feature of this spot than the coral collection. The spot frequented by Eels, sharks, and rays is popular among those who seek some thrill under the waters of Maldives.

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Filitheyo

Filitheyo

Thanks to some of its precipitous drop offs in the Maldives, this site is very famously known for its array of diving opportunities. However a rich house reef is also in existence within this area.. A total of 7 entry points around the lagoon provides access to these absolutely gorgeous house reefs. The 2 sunken ships found in this location adds a touch of mystery to this already beautiful snorkeling site.

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Kandholhu

Kandholhu

Many believe that the Kandholhu is the best site to snorkel in the Maldives. Since it is still largely untouched by the toils of nature, Kondholhu still boasts a collection of large and vibrantly colored corals that are still very much intact and undisturbed. In addition to the array of rich colors, there are plenty of Groupers, Soldierfish, and oriental sweet lips hovering in this area.

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Vilamendhoo

Vilamendhoo

Vilamedhoo is famous for its house reef located just by the side of the shore. However since currents are rather strong significant caution must be exercised before exploring this snorkeling site. Avoid foot flippers while swimming into this region.

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Baros

Baros

Baros Maldives is one beautiful resort that is surrounded by some exquisite snorkeling spots throughout the lagoon that it is situated in. In this resort all necessary snorkeling gear can be rented enabling snorkeling in these waters by both night and day.

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Robinson Club

Robinson Club

Robinson Club is also one other handpicked island resort that is ideal for all those who love to snorkel. In addition to the underwater wonders, the perfect white sanded beaches make this island an absolute paradise in the Maldives.