Snapshot Monday ~ Atoll Reefs in the Maldives
One of the highlights of my time in the Maldives was jumping off the balcony of my over water villa and snorkeling the reefs surrounding the resorts. I was amazed at the variety of fishes that called these reefs home. It was an amazing experience I won’t soon forget. Enjoy this week’s installment of Snapshot Monday ~ Atoll Reefs in the Maldives.
Atoll Reefs in the Maldives
The Maldives is a tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean. Comprised of 26 coral atolls consisting of hundreds of islands, the Maldives is best known for its remarkable beaches, azure waters and endless reefs. The capital, Malé, is home to a 17th century mosque known as Old Friday Mosque made of coral. The Maldives is quickly growing as more and more people become aware of the immense beauty this part of the world has to offer and as companies make it cheaper for people to visit.
As you know I do a lot of traveling. I’ve seen some amazing places in this great big world but none have impressed me more than the Maldives. True to all the hype, the white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and near perfect year round weather is an experience that anyone who loves the tropics should experience.
One of my favorite activities while traveling is not just enjoying beaches, but scuba and snorkeling the amazing waters of our world’s oceans. The Maldives is made up of Atolls, ring shaped reefs teaming with marine life.
With waters rich in nutrients and perfect water temperatures, the atolls attract innumerable sea life. During my visit I was lucky enough to witness small fishes like clown fish and sea anemones to large creatures like whale sharks and manta rays.
Have you been to the Maldives? Where did you stay? Share your experiences with us.