The warm, blue waters of the Maldives invite snorkelers into a beautiful undersea world with colourful coral and an abundance of marine life. Most of the islands and atolls are surrounded by a reef that slopes into deeper water. This is often known as the 'house reef' and features many interesting caves and terraces that are home to an amazing array of marine life. The water in the Maldives offers great visibility and the exotic tropical fish are bound to capture the attention of underwater visitors.
Snorkelling equipment is available from most hotels and visitors are able to travel directly from the beach to the reef. Chartered tours are often available at a cost allowing visitors to explore the nearby islands as well.