Maldives is really a paradise for underwater lovers

Maldives is understood to many as heaven on Earth and it’s not onerous to see why. It’s such an exquisite place and its sea life is magnificent too.

My spouse and I went there just lately; particularly to Maafushi Island. It’s a 45-minute boat experience to the island from the worldwide airport at Male.

The climate was good once we arrived at Maafushi, which is a small place of about 1km each in width and size. Our resort provided water actions like snorkelling and diving to friends, so I rapidly booked a session for the subsequent day.

Our first snorkelling session was at a shallow (1m to 3m in depth) space in the midst of the ocean. There have been plenty of vibrant fishes of varied shapes and sizes simply swimming round us. It was actually a marvellous place to snorkel.

We moved to a different spot to see turtles and swordfish. Shortly after that, the boatman took us to a sandbank in the midst of the ocean for lunch. It was such a surreal expertise.

Unicorn fish swimming past the writer at a shallow snorkelling spot.Unicorn fish swimming previous the author at a shallow snorkelling spot.

I went on a diving journey on my own the subsequent day. The boatman took me to a spot the place I used to be capable of descend 30m underwater, even with heavy undercurrents. Fortunately, visibility was good.

There have been so many large sharks swimming round me that day – what an expertise! Later, a college of eagle rays got here swimming previous me. I used to be taken to a spot the place there have been presupposed to be loads of Manta rays, however sadly there have been none that day.

We moved to a different location and I noticed some child sharks after diving 25m down.

I had a lot enjoyable diving that I booked an evening dive session on the identical day. We began our journey at 7.30pm and headed to a coral reef and shipwreck space. We managed to see some coral, plankton and different sea creatures like mantis prawns, octopus, eel and crab. It was a feast for the eyes!

When you go for a night dive in Maldives, you may just come across some Mantis prawns. Whenever you go for an evening dive in Maldives, you could simply come throughout some Mantis prawns.

On our final day, we tried our luck once more with the Manta rays and this time, an enormous one swam previous us. Its motion was so swish – it was such a delight to see.

We spent one other half an hour trying to find extra however we couldn’t discover any. We climbed again into our boat and lo and behold, we noticed a couple of Manta rays and colleges of yellow fishes on the floor of the water. We have been so completely satisfied.

Later within the day I noticed much more vibrant fishes, a unicorn-shaped fish and octopus too. It was the right ending to my diving journey and vacation.

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