Need Snorkeling Maldives Information
More Maldives snorkeling information wanted, please. I've been combing through the rest of the posts under "world's best" etc, and gleaned a bit of information here and there. Thanks much to all who've posted!
By the time we settled on the Maldives as a destination for our 30th anniversary trip, we were too late to book with Wendy to get on an early 2016 excursion. Therefore, we've booked our own and will be staying at the following resorts in March 2016: the Conrad Rangali, the Vilamendhoo, and the Vakarufalhi. Woohoo! Though the part of getting from each island to the next is not arranged, they seem to be less than 10 miles apart. Sort of.
In preparation I've found a 'full body swimsuit' for sun protection. And will take Nicole's suggestion of a swim cap, so I don't burn my scalp.
My book "Reef Fish Identification - Tropical Pacific" by Allen, Steene, Humann, Deloach will not really cover the Indian Ocean, I probably need one specific to Indian Ocean especially if internet connection isn't good in the bungalows. Any suggestions?
I'd like to know as much as possible about currents and anything else we should know about these lovely atolls. Of course we'll ask about currents at the hotel. I am thinking that once you get near the edge it gets strong? I don't really know what to expect as it is not a proper 'lagoon' at most of these places. I know most of these places are wanting you to relax and have fun, so don't really point out the safety information. I need safety information in order to relax!
Is it best to snorkel in early morning and does it get windy in the afternoon?
I do know enough to steer clear of the large triggerfish!
Anyone have something to share on any of these places, or on Maldives in general?
We're super excited, and are trying to pack very light and still bring what we'll need: mask, snorkel, sun-suits, sunglasses, fish ID books, cameras and chargers.
Does anyone know about getting a sim card for your phone in Male?