Marine Life in Maldives


The richness and variety of Marine life in Maldives has to be seen to be believed. There are over 700 varieties of fish that have been seen swimming around the lovely coral reefs and atolls of the Maldives.

The system of coral atolls and reefs can be described as an underwater city, where coral reefs interspersed with aquatic plants provide fish and other marine life in Maldives, a viable environment to live in and flourish. In the open sea, tourists can see the stunning sight of sharks, whales, whale sharks and manta rays.

Fish in the Maldives:
Nearer the reefs in Maldives where it is safe to swim, tourists can see turtles, sea anemones, octopus and eels. There are numerous species of fish that make up the marine life in Maldives. Some of the fish you can see in Maldives are Skipjack, also called Maldives Fish, Dogtooth Tuna, Butterfly fish, Sweetlips, and Fusiliers.

The Maldives are considered one of the best places in the world for underwater photography. Sights such as schools of 10,000 to 100,000 fish or groups of 30 to 30 manta rays or eagle rays are frequently seen in and around the Maldives. Marine life in Maldives is full of unexpected surprises and sights.

Best Time to Visit:
December to April, when the sea is calm and clear is the best time to view the marine life of the Maldives. To see Manta Rays and Whale Sharks, the best time is July to November. Travel to the Maldives and enter a wonderful underwater world of spectacular sights.