Top 5 Snorkelling Experiences Not To Miss
Admit it—you’re grinning already! Months before your long-anticipated holiday, images of Kuredu’s velvety sand beaches are stealing your thoughts. Looking at the webcam each morning, you may even have dibs on a particular sun lounger by the pool.
With the abundance of relaxation options, nested in the Maldives’ iconic paradise-like surroundings, Kuredu is quite the holiday nirvana. Yet with all that the resort has to offer, you may be wondering where to start.
We’ve got you covered with our picks for the top 10 things to do on Kuredu, and to boost your pre-Kuredu excitement just some more, these are the ultimate snorkelling experiences worth diving into:
1. Meet the Manta Rays
The Lhaviyani Atoll is renowned for its breathtaking Manta Ray encounters. As of today, Prodivers’ team members and guests have identified 300 individuals that are commonly seen in our Atoll. The joy of snorkelling with these gentle giants is difficult to surpass, and to cherish the experience even more, the Dive Center offers a specialty course so you can find out more about the Mantas and learn why our guides keep snapping away at the Mantas’ bellies.
2. Snorkel with Sea Turtles
Kuredu is proud to be home to a large Sea Turtle population. According to the latest research, there are 46 Turtles living and nesting around the island. These are an absolute must-see, and can be spotted at several snorkel sites that can be reached by boat, as well as in the lagoon area where the Turtles graze on sea grass, totally un-bothered by snorkellers’ presence.
3. Explore the House Reef Shipwreck
The easily accessible House Reef offers a huge variety of fish life—and even a shipwreck! The sunken ship has become an artificial reef, providing a platform for coral growth and a shelter for several fish species. During the day, schools of Bat Fish can be seen hanging around the wreck, and as night falls, even the the coral-chowing bulldozers, aka the Humpback Parrotfish often make an appearance.
4. Visit ‘Turtle Airport’
Kuredu Caves is one of a kind! The reef is shaped like IKEA’s PS 2012 chest of drawers, allowing the Turtles plenty of room to keep their hierarchical community organized. As Turtles breathe air, you can see them venturing out from their overhangs, taking a gulp of air and swimming back down again – just as if airplanes were taking off and landing! Additionally, at Caves, the odds are good to see Reef Sharks, Napoleon Wrasse and Eagle Rays.
5. Be Wowed by the Coral
Coral reefs are what put the Maldives on the world map in the first place, and the Lhaviyani Atoll offers a bustling underwater metropolis to see first-hand what others only dream about! Coral comes in different shapes, sizes, in a kaleidoscope of colours.