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The Best Indian Ocean Snorkeling Destinations

The top Indian Ocean snorkeling destinations are best known far having rare marine life species and the world's longest coral reef system.

Indian Ocean Snorkeling

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Maldives
Located south of Sri Lanka, the Maldives offers Snorkelers the presence of rare marine life species like the giant Napoleon Wrasse. Warm water, a terrific diversity of marine life and clear make the Maldives a top snorkeling destination. Mantas and whale sharks can be seen in late summer and early fall. For the more advanced snorkeler, boat excusions to deeper reefs are available.
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Mirihi Island Resort
Mirihi Island, Maldives
Located on a secluded tropical island in the South Ari Atoll, approximately 85 kilometres south of the capital Male'. A picturesque and breathtaking 30 minute seaplane ride from Male will bring you here. This emerald gem is just 350 meters long and 50 meters wide with a sparkling palm-fringed beach of fine white sand. Walk barefoot if you choose, this is as close to nature as you can get Blessed with white talc beaches, turquoise blue waters and one of the most amazing house-reefs, it is truly a vision of paradise on earth.


Andaman Islands (Bay of Bengal)
The Andaman Islands have some of the rarest types of corals, beautiful steep slopes and shallow reefs, making this site popular for snorkelers.
The best places for snorkeling in the Andaman Islands are the Wandoor National Park-Jolly Bouy, Red Skin Islands, Corbyn's Cove Tourism Complex, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, and Havelock.
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Silver Sand Havelock
Havelock Island
Get away from the crowds and see the nature as it should be. The way it used to be. From cottages to bungalows , our resort features newly constructed and beautifully decorated guest rooms in a breathtaking resort environment. We offer deluxe room settings for leisure travelers, business travelers, meeting attendees, honeymooners, small or large families, for groups and persons with special needs. Andaman and Nicobar islands are fringed with coconut palm beaches, covered with tropical jungle and flat stretches of crescent shaped beaches far better than any other beaches in India. Adventure in Andaman like trekking, Island camping, snorkeling, scuba-diving etc. are the real attractions for the Indian and foreign toruist.


Seychelles Islands
The Seychelles are located in the Indian Ocean and cover over 150,000 square miles. The coastal waters are home to over 100 species of coral and over 900 species of fish. Snorkeling is popular, with many snorkeling sites steps away from the beaches. Most of the larger hotels have snorkeling equipment available. A favorite location for snorkeling is St Anne National Marine Park off the coast of Mahé, the capital city and the location of the international airport. The main island in the Almirantes Group, Desroches, has excellent snorkeling with colorful coral reefs, and an abundance of marine life. Visibility for Snorkeling is best in April and May and October and November.
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Desroches Island Resort
Desroches Island
This is an elegant island retreat on a private beach, by the ocean and within easy reach of snorkeling and surfing/boogie boarding.


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