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

Lhaviyani Atoll

(1 spot online)

Considered one of the top snorkeling destination in the Maldives, Lhaviyani Atoll’s underwater world is something you don't want to miss. Located just north to Malé Atolls, it hosts some stunning and pristine snorkeling spots. From reef sharks, eagle rays and sea turtles sightings, to displays of co (...)
Male Atolls

(6 spots online)

North and South Male atolls consists of more than 80 low coral islands, some 13 of which are inhabited and more than 40 are resort islands. Each island is a snorkeling spot on its own, most of them being fringed by house reefs, reef drop-off or lagoons, and readily accessible from the shore. With cr (...)
Ari Atoll

(5 spots online)

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 (...)