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Snorkelling Adventures to Turtle Airport

Snorkelling Adventures to Turtle Airport

23 May 2024

Whilst all of the snorkelling sites around the Lhaviyani spoil Kuredu Resort & Spa Maldives’ snorkellers with beautiful sights, one of the best and one which is always cited as a favourite with a wow factor, is found on the reefs of Kuredu’s north side – Kuredu Caves, a.k.a.’Turtle Airport’.

Kuredu Caves is an incredible snorkel site and it provides some of the best snorkelling to be found anywhere. Advertised as one of Prodivers’ ‘big fish spots’ throughout the year, Caves is a good place to see turtles with the Maldives’ largest community of green sea turtles residing in the cave and overhang structure of the reef and feasting on meadows of seagrass in the lagoons. We know the turtles are the main attraction but there are many other marine creatures to be found here – sleepy sting rays and squadrons of eagle rays are also frequently sighted. Black tip reef sharks and lemon sharks patrol the shallow top reefs, and the clear waters allow snorkelers to witness grey reef and silver tip sharks as they cruise in the deeper waters. Bumphead parrot fish and napoleon wrasse take advantage of the multitude of cleaning stations located around the site, and giant trevallies enjoy balling the large colourful schools of fusiliers whilst barracuda and tuna lurk at the edges. Large schools of humpback and red snappers are dotted along the reef, whilst banner fish and red-tooth trigger fish seem to entirely coat the reef!

On the way to and from the dive site guests are sometimes lucky with dolphin sightings so keep your cameras ready.

If you will be staying at with us at Kuredu, make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to sign up to for one of the half-day Caves boat trips to be wowed by what lies on Kuredu’s outreef! The Snorkel Team at Kuredu have a full program of activities catering to all experience levels so pop into the Dive Center and find out which activities will be most suitable for you during your holiday – but don’t leave it until near the end of your stay as you won’t want to miss out on seeing the very best of the Maldives – it’s underwater! You can download the Kuredu mobile app or visit to see some of the snorkelling activities available.