Snorkelling for Beginners

If you’ve never tried snorkelling before, or perhaps have but didn’t have much confidence, Komandoo Maldives is a great place to give it a try and build your confidence – the marine life is one of the Maldives’ greatest treasures and it would be a huge shame to miss it! Snorkelling is one of the easiest, safest and most pleasant ways to explore the underwater world.

Warm, sparkling lagoons that are shallow and sandy are perfect for practicing using the equipment. It can feel a little strange at first and some people struggle with the sensation of their nose being covered by the mask but once you’ve overcome this, you’ll never look back and be craving more time in the ocean.

We invite you to take part in our information session, followed by a snorkelling lesson with the team from Prodivers. During the lesson you will learn the basic skills for snorkelling, we will help build your confidence in the water and give you some general safety tips. You will need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim. Fins must be worn and full-face masks are not recommended. This activity is complimentary for all-inclusive guests and can be booked using the Komandoo App or directly at the dive center once at the resort.

After a successful lesson and more practice if needed, the next adventure is the guided house reef snorkel tour. The experienced guide will show you Komandoo’s amazing reef where countless marine creatures live, you might even get lucky and spot one of the resident turtles. Our snorkel guides will offer you advice on where the best places to snorkel around the island are, tell you where to find turtles and much more. This is just the start of incredible marine adventures – many more await!

Top Tip – If you find a mask and snorkel a little difficult to master, take them to the lagoon for a few times and practice breathing with them while sitting in the shallows, the rewards will be worth it! Alternatively, if you’re still at home and have a mask and snorkel, practice in the bath tub!

Golden rule of snorkelling – never go without fins or a snorkel buddy!