Maldives Sun and Snorkel
Highlights / General details
Your Maldives snorkel tour will begin with a safety briefing at the jetty, before we board the speedboat that will take us out onto the water. (Life jackets will be available onboard.)
We’ll leave Hulhumale lagoon behind and head to our first stop, a coral reef where, just two meters below the surface there, you’ll find young and delicate hard coral, as well as a multitude of reef fish. Your guide will give you tips on how to snorkel without causing damage to the coral, as well as talk you through the key points for using snorkel equipment, remaining calm in the water, and protecting marine life. You’ll also get a mini marine life lesson, so that you can put names to many of the colorful fish you’ll see.
From there, we’ll travel to Kandu Oiy Giri island, where, just beyond the harbor wall, we might spy the many stingrays and moray eels that come to feast on the fish scraps thrown back into the water by the local tuna fish processing plant.
Afterward, we’ll head to a sandbank where you can swim and snorkel some more, or just relax on the beach. We’ll enjoy a traditional Maldivian tea accompanied with fresh coconut, and get the chance to chat with our boat crew. We’ll snack on bite-size sweet and savory delights — the savory ones filled with vegetables, tuna, egg, and chili, the sweet ones with coconut, banana, or sponge cake.
As the afternoon comes to a close, your Maldives tour will take you back to Hulhumale, where you will be able to catch a ferry to return to Malé or a taxi to your Hulhumale guesthouse.
Local English-speaking snorkel guide; snorkeling equipment; Transportation by speed boat; Maldivian afternoon tea; 500ml bottle of water.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Food and beverages; Items of a personal nature; Gratuities.
Hours of operation
Available daily; Departs at 1:00pm.
Approximately 3 hours.
Public jetty adjacent to Hulhumale Ferry Terminal, Hulhumale.
Please wear swimwear, a rash vest (swim shirt), and/or t-shirt, and bring sunscreen, a hat, and beach towel. We recommend you leave your valuables such as passports and credit cards in the hotel and only bring a small amount of spending cash. Note that the Maldives is a Muslim country, therefore please ensure you dress modestly whilst travelling to and from the meeting point.
Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
We are unable to accept non-swimmers on this tour. Departures are subject to weather conditions — for safety reasons, we do not operate this tour during storms or excessively roughs seas.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**