Snorkelling


Family snorkelling in crystal clear waters

Family snorkelling in crystal clear waters

Snorkelling

We take great pleasure in providing unforgettable snorkeling experiences for our guests. There are several excellent snorkelling spots around our island and within the atoll. We visit these wonderful coral gardens regularly and make sure we visit different ones so that our guests can see a variety of these seascapes.

You can borrow snorkelling equipment, which are available free of charge to our guests.
However, if you already have your own equipment, you may wish to bring it along with you for your comfort and convenience.

It is our policy to assess the confidence level of our guests at snorkelling before we head off to explore both near and distant reef locations. Our guided and assisted snorkelling trips are designed to provide information about various species of fish and reef life to those with a keen interest in learning more about the precious coral reef ecosystem and the underwater wildlife which surrounds us.

Although our lagoon looks wonderfully calm for much of the time, it is very important for our guests to know that the waters around us are subject to tidal changes and can have very strong currents at different times of day. Our highest priority is the safety of our guests and we urge every guest to pay particular attention to safety matters in the lagoon, reef and the ocean.

Our snorkelling trips generally contain a maximum of 6 – 8 persons. This means that we are able to explore the coral gardens without disturbing the wildlife, making it possible for us to spot some of the more reclusive and shy sea creatures that live in our ocean. It takes patience and sometimes good luck, to spot some of the rarer creatures, such as a whale shark, an endangered sea turtle or a giant manta ray. However, the rich and colourful fish and coral of the reef never fail to make every snorkelling adventure worthwhile.

The waters of the reef are a pleasant temperature throughout the year, at about 29 – 30 degrees celsius. This means that regular board-shorts or a short sleeved wet-suit may be suitable clothing for snorkelling.

An additional charge is payable for half day snorkelling trips, which require the hire of a boat.
Any loss of the borrowed snorkelling equipment will also be charged for the purpose of replacement.