House Reef Snorkel Guide

The Maldives is famous for it’s incredible marine life and appears on the bucket list of many scuba diving enthusiasts, but you don’t have to learn to dive to experience the underwater wonderland, the snorkelling is amazing too! Just a few steps from your villa at Komandoo Maldives Resort, lie the sparkling lagoon and house reef just waiting to be explored.

The reef surrounding Komandoo is shallow and very close to the shore, making it easily accessible and perfect for adventures whenever you like. An abundance of marine life awaits all those who don a mask, fins and snorkel to take a peek below the surface. Delicate butterflyfish dance between the coral blocks, while colourful parrotfish maraud along the reef, feasting as they go. Large schools of snappers are mesmerising to watch as they move as one and snorkelers sometimes get an extra special treat with appearances by eagle rays, stingrays, barracuda and giant trevally. The stars of the show though, are the hawksbill turtles that can be spotted on almost every occasion, either feeding, swimming or resting on the reef.

Those looking for even more adventure can explore the house reef at night and watch as the nocturnal creatures awaken and transform the reef into a magical realm seen only by torchlight.

The team at the dive center will be happy to assist you with snorkelling equipment and will also give you an orientation so you know the best places on the reef to snorkel. Regular snorkel excursions are available to a variety of reefs by boat too.