We had an excellent experience taking the snorkelling tour with secret paradise. We were lucky enough to see dolphins swimming in the sea. Mash, our tour guide was great and helpful, thanks for the wonderful memories, we are highly recommend to join this tour!
Guided By Experts
Morning & Afternoon Departures
Eco-Friendly Snorkeling Tour
See an Array of Tropical Sea Life on this Responsible Snorkeling Tour
Delve into the vibrant and colorful underwater world where you’ll have the chance to see turtles, clownfish, reef sharks, and even stingrays. Learn how to snorkel responsibly and how to respect this underwater community. Your expert local guide will make sure you don’t miss a thing!
- From USD 100 per person
- Daily 9:30-12:00 or 14:00 -16:30
- Westside jetty Hulhumale (adjacent to the ferry terminal).
- Collection from the airport, hotels in Malé, Hulhumale or the cruise tender jetty available upon request and is offered free of charge.
We are only able to collect from private resort islands in North and South Male Atolls. Permission must be gained from the resort to enable us to use their private jetty. Not all resorts will allow this service so please do confirm with the resort prior to booking. Charges for return transfer will be based on the distance the resort is located from Male.
- 2.5 hours
- Maximum 8 persons
- This is an ideal activity for beginners and more experienced snorkelers.
- Be sure to share your shoe size so we can have the correct fin sizes available for you.
- Snorkeling equipment/fish ID card
- Buoyancy aid
- Water and fresh fruit
- Secret Paradise snorkeling guide
- Local tax (10% service charge and 16% GST)
We do provide snorkeling equipment on all our tours but please feel free to bring along your own mask and snorkel. Not only will you be assured your mask fits your face properly and is comfortable and less likely to have leakage, it will also lower any health associated risks. We find that peace of mind goes a long way.
What to bring
- Hand Sanitizer, Refillable water bottle, beach towel, sun glasses, sun hat, water resistant reef friendly sunscreen, underwater camera, snacks, money for personal expenditure.
We recommend the use of a rash guard or t-shirt whilst snorkeling.
For all water based activities we would advise wherever possible for your belongings to be in a ‘dry bag’ and to bring only the minimum requirement. It is also advisable if you intend to take a taxi or bus following your tour to carry a set of dry clothing.
About your guide
One of our experienced and professionally trained Maldivian tour guides will accompany you for the duration of the activity. All our guides hold First Aid and Lifeguard qualifications and have completed COVID-19 safety awareness training.
Explore the Maldives’ stunning array of marine life and corals on this snorkeling safari.
Keep your eyes peeled to spot sea turtles, reef sharks, and rays.
Forget about safety concerns with our certified briefings and guides accompanying you.
What to Expect
Following a safety briefing on responsible snorkeling, put on your provided fins, mask, and snorkel and jump into the warm, azure waters of the Indian Ocean. Keep your eyes open for sea turtles, reef sharks, and rays to which the Maldives is home; youngsters will want to be on the lookout for Nemo (aka clownfish).
Your snorkel guide will provide a safety briefing and highlight how to protect the reefs by being a responsible snorkeler, they will also act as your ‘spotter’ pointing out marine life that may not have caught your eye. They will assist less confident or inexperienced snorkelers, ensuring your equipment is comfortable and you feel safe in the water.
Sites vary depending on weather and current conditions but may include Coral Garden, Kurumba House Reef, Stingray City, and Kandu Giri. Our guides will do their best to spot the marine life you have at the top of your list to encounter but you can be guaranteed an abundance of colorful tropical fish and coral life.
Don’t swim? Don’t worry we provide buoyancy aids for all non-swimmers and our guides will provide instruction and coaching on how to float, snorkel and utilize the equipment. Our guide will assess your confidence and ability in the water to ensure it is safe to proceed to a coral reef area for your first snorkel encounter.
Hear From Our Previous Guests
Attentive and personalized snorkeling tour that is close to Male gets you in the sea and enjoying marine life quickly.
Easy access to three close by reefs and able to see amazing fish for 2.5 hours. Only four people in our group and personalized attention.
Had a great snorkelling trip with Mash in Feb 2023. He met us at the Westside Jetty in Hulhumale and it turned out that we were the only couple on the trip.
Mash was able to accommodate our request on a specific finishing time so we can meet the ferry schedule back to Male.
We had a great trip, starting as soon as we left the jetty as we were welcomed by a large pod of dolphins swimming along with us and jumping from the water.
Overall it was a great experience and a great way to spend a morning in Male/Hulhumale if your timing allows.
I had a super fun snorkeling adventure with Mash, he was really both knowledgable and humorous. While the weather wasn’t in our favor, I appreciated everyone’s efforts to still make it an fabulous time, including the small sharks on one of the reefs!
Had the best snorkeling experience with M. Shark! Ive snorkeled in Hawaii, FL, South Africa and this was phenomenal! Saw black tooth sharks, turtles, thousands of fish!
I had an interesting day with colorful fishes, gentle sharks, friendly rays. Beside, I visited damaged coral reefs and living coral reefs to understand what it means to protect the natural environment.
Ruth, UB and the entire Secret Paradise team were fantastic. Extremely helpful and accommodating in booking a last minute trip and took me out to some great spots to snorkel and see some beautiful sea life. Had a very fun time!
The guides were really entertaining and well informed which in addition to the efficient and clear organising information gave a strong impression. Absolutely loved the flexibility and guidance of the guides including Shar who made the trips so much fun!
Within a minute of entering the water, we saw a Mobula ray, which was fantastic, as well as blacktip reef sharks and a myriad of reef fishes. There is loads to see!
We were really blown away by the variety of fish and we had a great time. Their representative was professional, caring and the trip in itself exceeding our expectations.