Snorkel to your heart’s content
Coral reefs rich in fish and other species make the Maldives a dream come true for snorkelling aficionados. For the best snorkelling experience, snorkellers are advised to choose an island with a house reef. Islands fully surrounded by a coral reef, such as Bathala, Bandos, Emboodhoo (Embudu) or Ellaidhoo, are ideal. Snorkellers can expect to see myriad fish in all the colours of the rainbow, as well as sea turtles, rays and even sharks. Most of the islands’ house reefs can be reached via a jetty. To protect the reefs, they should never be touched or entered. Snorkellers need to be particularly careful at low tide in order to avoid contact with the corals and to prevent injuries. The small island of Emboodhoo, also known as Embudu, is a popular snorkellers’ choice. Accommodation is available in the Embudu Village, and Diverland is the go-to for all your snorkelling needs.