Go under the sea and swim with tropical fish on an afternoon snorkelling adventure Learn to identify the marine life of the Maldives Sun yourself on a sandbank as you take a break from the water Enjoy a traditional Maldivian afternoon tea with savoury treats and sweet desserts
Your Maldives snorkel tour will begin with a safety briefing at the jetty, before we board the speedboat that will take us out onto the water. (Life jackets will be available onboard.) We’ll leave Hulhumale lagoon behind and head to our first stop, a coral reef where, just two metres below the surface there, you’ll find young and delicate hard coral, as well as a multitude of reef fish. Your guide will give you tips on how to snorkel without causing damage to the coral, as well as talk you through the key points for using snorkel equipment, remaining calm in the water, and protecting marine life. You’ll also get a mini marine life lesson, so that you can put names to many of the colourful fish you’ll see. From there, we’ll travel to Kandu Oiy Giri island, where, just beyond the harbour wall, we might spy the many stingrays and moray eels that come to feast on the fish scraps thrown back into the water by the local tuna fish processing plant. Afterward, we’ll head to a sandbank where you can swim and snorkel some more, or just relax on the beach. We’ll enjoy a traditional Maldivian tea accompanied with fresh coconut, and get the chance to chat with our boat crew. We’ll snack on bite-size sweet and savoury delights — the savoury ones filled with vegetables, tuna, egg, and chili, the sweet ones with coconut, banana, or sponge cake. As the afternoon comes to a close, your Maldives tour will take you back to Hulhumale, where you will be able to catch a ferry to return to Malé or a taxi to your Hulhumale guesthouse. Important Note: If you are NOT staying in MALE or HULHUMALE you will be required to arrange return transfer to Male at your own expense. Dependent on the geographical location of the island where you will be staying this could be by speedboat, domestic flight or seaplane. For guests staying on private resortislandswe would suggest taking advice from the resort as to if this journey is practical and the costs involved. Private tours can be arranged to meet flight time requirements on arrival/departure days. Please get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (Maldives business hours only) on your voucher
Local English-speaking snorkel guide, snorkelling equipment, transportation by speed boat, Maldivian afternoon tea, 500ml bottle of water.
Additional food and drink, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, tips and gratuities for your guide
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour
We are unable to accept non-swimmers on this tour. Departures are subject to weather conditions — for safety reasons, we do not operate this tour during storms or excessively roughs seas.
Note if you are staying on a resort island you will be required to arrange your transfer to Male with the resort transfer service. For guests staying on a resort outside of the Male Atolls, where transfer is by seaplane or domestic flight, we would advise taking the tour on your arrival/departure day whilst in the capital area. Private tours can be arranged to meet flight time requirements.
Important Note: If you are NOT staying in MALE or HULHUMALE you will be required to arrange return transfer to Male at your own expense. Dependent on the geographical location of the island where you will be staying this could be by speedboat, domestic flight or seaplane. For guests staying on private resort islands we would suggest taking advice from the resort as to if this journey is practical and the costs involved. Private tours can be arranged to meet flight time requirements on arrival/departure days. Please get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (Maldives business hours only) on your voucher
For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 8 people.
Please wear swimwear, a rash vest (swim shirt), and/or t-shirt, and bring sunscreen, a hat, and beach towel. We recommend you leave your valuables such as passports and credit cards in the hotel and only bring a small amount of spending cash. Note that the Maldives is a Muslim country, therefore please ensure you dress modestly whilst travelling to and from the meeting point.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip — though not compulsory — is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above providing they are able to swim. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour. All children will be expected to wear a life jacket whilst on the speedboat and in the water.
Public jetty adjacent to Hulhumale Ferry Terminal, Hulhumale. Please note that if you are staying on a private island resort, you will need to arrange return transfer with the resort to and from Male.
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Public jetty adjacent to Hulhumale Ferry Terminal, Hulhumale
Snorkeling tour, Beyond the city (i.e. the tour leaves the city to explore other areas)
01/01/2017 to 31/01/2019
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