Snorkeling in Male

The capital city of Male in Maldives, is located upon a small island. Male offers snorkelling and diving opportunities to divers from all levels. Open water snorkelling tours in the warm waters where sometime one gets to witness thousands of colourful fishes circling the reefs, that sight is a fulfilling experience. Snorkelling tours in Male is undoubtedly an activity of absolute pleasure, which is rich in biodiversity and on some of the best diving sites one can spot exotic underwater species.


Snorkelers occasionally spot parrotfish, sea turtles, barracudas, clown fish, sailfish and sponges. The most popular dive sites in Male are Kuda Haa, Manta Point, Banana Reef and the Maldives Victory Wreck. The small island city of Male is one of the most populous cities in the world and looks distinctly different from the rest of the places in Maldives. The city is characterised by its vibrant streets, colourful buildings and historic mosques. This overtly populated city draws thousands of tourists towards its direction every year. Male is a core island situated upon the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and it boasts of gorgeous coral reefs, sun swept beaches, current swept channels and surreal wrecks.


Male is a scenic island that has over the years become a snorkelling hotspot and thousands of divers visit Male to indulge in one of the best diving experience in the world. The pristine waters surrounding this little island are home to pretty and vibrant looking corals making it a pretty sought after open water snorkel site. We have selected the best snorkeling tours in Male for a unique and fulfilling experience on your vacation here.

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Male Snorkeling FAQs

Dos and Don'ts while doing snorkeling in Maldives?

- It is suggested to wear a rash vest during Maldives Snorkeling.
- You should put sunblock on the back of the knees to protect them from getting burnt.
- You should purchase your own mask, snorkel, and fins in order to make sure that they perfectly fit your body.
- You should make sure that you must spend time learning the moves of snorkeling in Maldives from the expert snorkelers.
- You should also learn about all the safety and survival tips from them to make you dont panic in case of any issue.

- Don't disturb the marine ecosystem.
- You should not indulge in destroying the rich coral ridges.
- You should make sure that your Maldives Snorkeling outfit is not leaking.
- Don’t stand or sit on coral ridges.
- Don’t go deep into the ocean waters on your own.

Is it dangerous to swim in the Maldives?

It cannot be termed as dangerous to swim in Maldives but you need to be very careful when taking part in swimming activities. Maldives is known to have strong tidal currents which can be dangerous if visitors are not aware about how to deal with such currents. It is at all times recommended to get in touch with guides before diving into the azure blue waters of Indian Ocean.

What is the best time for Snorkeling In Maldives?

The best time for snorkelling in Maldives would be from the month of January to the month of April. It is considered the best time for all water based activities in Maldives. You will surely experience the best weather as well as clearest waters, which will give you an unforgettable snorkelling experience.

Is snorkeling safe in the Maldives?

Maldives is considered to be one of the safest places in the world for snorkelling activities and many other water based adventure activities. You will be assisted by expert guides and butlers to help you out with the thrilling activities as well as provide you with quality equipment for better experience and safe activity.

What is the cheapest time to go to the Maldives?

The cheapest time to go to Maldives would be in the course of the off season which is from the month of May to the month of October. This time of the year in Maldives experiences monsoon season which is accompanied by heavy rainfall.

Moving out of your resort to visit sightseeing places and taking part in the activities would be difficult for you. Due to all these reasons, very few tourists think of visiting the tropical destination and hence the prices of the tour package remain less as compared to the high season.

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