Maldives Snorkelling Safety

by Mary
(UK)



We are planning to holiday in Maldives Ari Atoll (Sun Island) in March. We love to snorkel but should we be concerned about the sharks in Maldives.

Whilst Snorkelling in the Barrier Reef, the white tip reef sharks were quite a way beneath us and didn't seem to be close enough to be a worry. With the shallow waters of the Maldives Islands, would they be close enough to be a worry?

Thanks for any responses, Mary.

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Oct 11, 2008
Sharks in the Maldives
by: Mary too

Dear Mary

We have visited the Barrier Reef and the Maldives. We also saw the white tip reef sharks in the barrier reef way beneath us. There are sharks in the Maldives, but we only saw very small ones, usually at night when they have the feeding demonstrations. We were told because of the plentiful tasty fish there, sharks aren't interested in us. Good luck, Mary.

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