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Top Snorkeling areas in Maldives – underworld, another world

If you are water-passionate, Maldives is a country you should not miss visiting. Snorkelling is such a popular water sports in this small island surrounded by azure waters and sugary beaches. There could be other snorkelling hotspots in the world, but whether they could outsmart Maldives or not is highly doubtful.
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Angsana Ihuru Resort

Angsana Ihuru Resort
If you fancy sighting a shark or a manta ray, Angsana Ihuru Resort is the ideal place. But that is not the most striking feature here. If you care to snorkel a little deeper, you will not be disappointed. You will come across a shipwreck, which is now covered by a heavy coral growth. Forget about the corals, the shipwreck is still there as if it needs you to probe into its interior. The locals will tell you this is the finest place of all the other islands in the archipelago. Once being here, you will want to visit here once again.
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Biyadhoo

Biyadhoo
The good thing about this place is that you can reach here conveniently. You will be coming across seven different entry passages that makes up the reef here. The caves here are a good reason for your visit. Take your time and feel the wonder of those caves. It will bring you to another world, unexplored in the explored world.
Cocoa Island by COMO
This is one of the Maldives Island Resorts, to which many tourists frequently fly down. The place is known for its underwater wonders. Many snorkel-freaks have fallen in love with this place. They will make all the way down here just to have a memorable snorkelling experience.
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Fihalhohi Island Resort

Fihalhohi Island Resort
Another house reef that is easy to locate! Just try to re-imagine that coral collection lying 16 feet deep down. And it is just the place, if you fancy some underwater thrill. The resorts bonus feature is if you are lucky to spot eels, sharks and rays.
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Filitheyo

Filitheyo
Filitheyo is more known for its diving location. But you need to be careful somewhat considering its precipitous state. Like any other resort, this too features a good house reef. You can enter this area by seven access points. And at the centre lie two sunken ships, which call for your attention. The area is good for both diving and snorkelling.
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Kandholhu

Kandholhu
Its multi-hued corals are quite inviting and warm. Everything around Kandholhu is just colourful. You won't feel like leaving it at any cost. Besides, those soldierfish, groupers and other oriental schools of fish are a fascinating sight. With magnificent corals to boot, what more will you need? The beauty of the moment is lying right there.
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Vilamendhoo

Vilamendhoo
If you are not that much into swimming, Vilamendhoo is good news. It is located close to the shore. You can just satisfy yourself by taking a light swim close to the resort. But you need to be vigilant about the currents, as they might turn out strong at unexpected times. And feel the sandy earth without putting on the flippers.
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Baros

Baros
Yet another convenient snorkelling area with diving gear available for hire close by. Since many tourists frequent here, you will find many small outlets ready to hire diving gear. Yes, it is a good opportunity to give it a try. With all that gear, you are in for a memorable snorkelling experience.