The hundreds of islands and atolls dispersed over the four corners of the Maldives make it an archipelago that is unique in the world. Their coral reefs, where manta rays and sharks co-exist in the midst of multi-colored fish, are truly exceptional. With over 200 inhabited islands, you are spoiled for choice. We all have our own definition of paradise on earth, but if one exists under the sea, then it may be in the Maldives.

Snorkeling destinations in the Maldives

Ari Atoll
Ari, with its thin ring-shaped atolls rising from the deep blue waters of the Indian Ocean, is recognized as one of the best atolls in the Maldives for snorkeling. Most of the 82 islands composing Ari atoll offer shallow turquoise lagoons and dramatic coral walls, accessible only a few swim fins kic...