Thanks to the entire Secret Paradise team for giving us the opportunity to enjoy the Maldives and the ocean in a very sustainable manner. Ruth was very kind and helpful in organizing this excursion. The guide Mash and the team are really experienced, and dedicated, and shared all the information about marine life.
All Equipment Included
Explore White Sand Beaches & Snorkel in Crystal-Clear Waters
This is an ocean adventure not to be missed! Head over to the sun-bleached white sandbanks nestled in blue lagoons where you can relax on the sand or snorkel around reefs to spot colorful, tropical fish. Visit some of the best snorkeling spots close to Male, spot dolphins in their natural environment, and be amazed by the colors of a Maldives sunset.
- From USD 155 per person
- Daily 14:00 – 18:00
- 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.
- 4 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
- Sun umbrella
- Water & 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, insect repellent, camera, snacks, money for personal expenditure.
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.
Escape the bustle of city life and relax on a beautiful sandbank.
Snorkel two spectacular locations to discover the Maldives’ unique marine ecosystem.
Keep your eyes open to spot turtles, reef sharks, stingrays, and more.
You’ll be in safe hands with our certified briefings and guides accompanying you.
Enjoy the sunset with a chance to spot dolphins.
What to Expect
We head south to a beautiful sandbank set in a blue lagoon approximately 40 minutes from the capital. Relax on the sands under the shade of a sun umbrella, swim in the warm waters, or snorkel the house reef. An ideal location to learn to snorkel with your guide or refresh your skills.
Leaving the sandbank visit two of the best snorkeling points close to Malé. Sites vary, depending on weather and current conditions, but you can be guaranteed an abundance of colorful tropical fish and coral life.
Following a safety briefing and advice on how to be a responsible snorkeler, 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 — youngsters will want to be on the lookout for Nemo (aka clownfish).
Your snorkel guide will not only act as your ‘spotter’ to point out marine life that may not have caught your eye but will also assist less confident or inexperienced snorkelers, ensuring your equipment is comfortable and you feel safe in the water.
As the sun begins to set, turning the sky to a blaze of color, your boat captain will head to the east of Hulhumale to a channel where there is a high probability of encountering dolphins. As magical marine creatures in their natural habitat, there is never a guarantee of sightings but when we are lucky we can watch them jump and perform!
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
Right from the beginning though it was fun. The boat ride was great and they took us to the sandbank which was a pleasant surprise in the middle of nowhere. Marsh is a superb guide and took time to guide me along the slope where one can see the maximum marine life.
We are very happy about our excursion with Secret Paradise! Both Ruth and Kokko are SO professional and kind, we got more than what we expected! The price was worth the excursion and we felt everybody was really taking care of us! Totally satisfied with the service!
Easily the best tour operator for Maldives. Prompt responses, good rates, and excellent service. Would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Maldives.
The trip itself was amazing. A beautiful sandbank, snorkelling at Kurumba and at Stingray city/fish tank is something not to be missed! Our guide Mash was really attentive and made sure he pointed out all the different species of fish, sharks and rays.
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