How exciting or scary is snorkelling at night?
It is not everywhere in the world where you actually can go snorkelling at night and the reefs of the Maldives certainly offer the perfect surrounding with water temperatures of 28 degrees all year round and an abundance of marine life.
Snorkelling at night is also a perfect introduction if you are planning to do your first night dive and you are a little worried about it. Start with snorkelling at night and it will take away your anxiety. As with the night dive we start with an explanation of the marine life you are about to encounter and of course their behaviour at night. While puffer fish and parrot fish sleep at night, lion fish, lobster, moray eels and even the starfish come out of their crevices to hunt for prey along the reef. Jack fish will swim alongside of you and will try to catch the little fish that stay motion less like a dear caught in the headlights of a car. Hermit crabs will take a walk along the reef scavenging for left overs. Colourful feather stars that are closed during the day will unfold and open up at night to filter plankton. Take a closer look at them sometimes small shrimp hide inside the feather star and if the feather star is red the shrimp will be red if it is yellow the shrimp will be yellow too. So many mysteries to uncover during snorkelling at night. I am sure you must be curious right now and ready to sign up for our next night snorkelling adventure here at Kihaa Maldives Resort in the UNESCO biosphere reserve of the Baa Atoll. And for some more amazing underwater images have a look at our photo gallery on our website.