Responsible and Sustainable Sea Turtle Encounters

Here at Komandoo Maldives, we love turtles and are very fortunate to have resident Hawksbill sea turtles on our house reef, delighting our guests with regular sightings while swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. Although seeing turtles here is commonplace, worldwide six out of the seven species are listed as ‘Endangered’ and we need your help to ensure encounters are responsible and sustainable.

When encountering sea turtles during your holiday, either by swimming, during the Turtle Tour, snorkelling or scuba diving, it is extremely important to be respectful and not to threaten their natural behaviour in any way, you will have a much more rewarding experience if you keep your distance and allow the turtle to simply do what turtles do – feed, rest and breathe!

Please familiarise yourself with the Olive Ridley Project’s Code of Conduct for how to swim with sea turtles.

Olive Ridley Project Turtles