Whale and Dolphin watching in Maldives
Maldives is an archipelagic nation of picturesque islands with pristine beaches fringed by palm trees and a turquoise lagoon with a hidden underwater beauty. By now everyone around the globe has heard of this paradise on earth and thousands visit the luxurious resorts to have their dream holiday. However, apart from lazing on the coral islands or exploring the underwater treasures, Whale and Dolphin watching in Maldives is a famous and unique activity enjoyed by tourists.
Maldives, often known as ‘Sunny Side of Life’ is home to about 20 different types of diverse species and amongst them are a range of Whales and thousands of Dolphins. Over 23 species of these underwater mammals have been recorded of being found in the Maldives. The most common species are known to be Spinner Dolphins and are found in tens of thousands. These Spinner Dolphins have a routine of feeding offshore during night, coming to the atolls in early morning and leaving for the open ocean in the late afternoon. Because of their routine schedule, it is very easy to spot them at certain times of the day and as a result the Maldivian resorts offer dolphin excursions mainly during the day time. Apart from the spinners, you will be able to spot bottlenose, spotted, striped, risso’s, Fraser’s and rough toothed dolphins.
Whilst on a special whale watching safari in the Maldives, you will be able to find Blue whale, Sperm Whale, Dwarf Sperm Whale, Pilot Whale, Melon-headed Whale, and Tropical Bottlenose Whale which is considered to the rarest whale in the world but now a Maldives resident. Even though Killer Whales (Orcas) are said to live only in cold waters, you will find a pod of them here in the Maldives if you are lucky enough.
This amazing holiday destination has now been ranked as one of the top five places on earth for Whale and Dolphin watching. Plenty of tourists from around the world visit this tropical paradise throughout the year for a number of reasons and this exhilarating activity of searching for wildlife that occupies the Indian Ocean is one of them. Whether you are on a luxury cruise or scuba diving, you will have the best chance of encountering these mammals of the water in their natural environment in paradise on earth.
To have your dream vacation and go Whale and Dolphin watching in Maldives, contact Budget Resorts Maldives. We will help you find the best resorts at reasonable rates depending on your preferences