Snorkeling Komandoo Maldives

By Christine Pacione

Here are some pictures I took while snorkeling Komandoo Maldives.

Clown Triggerfish I saw while snorkeling Komandoo Maldives
Clown Triggerfish

My husband and I have been visiting the Maldives since 2001. We have stayed at a number of different resorts but our favorite is Komandoo. This year (2023) was our 10th visit to the island.

Porcupine Ray Komandoo House Reef
Porcupine Ray
Black Pyramid Butterflyfish, Red-tooth Triggerfish and snappers on the Komandoo Resort House Reef
Black Pyramid Butterflyfish

When my husband dives I snorkel on the magnificent house reef. I have photographed many different types of fish (113 this year) and have watched some interesting behavior, including a moray eel hunting with a lyre-tailed coral grouper.

Porcupinefish Komandoo Maldives
Oriental Sweetlips, Humpback Snapper, and Powderblue Surgeonfish in the background at Komandoo
Oriental Sweetlips and Humpback Snapper


  1. Hi! We’re trying to pick an island for our Maldives trip and would like to know, does this island still have beautiful reef that has not been badly bleached? From the pictures you taken, the reef seems still alive. Are there lots of colorful fish around?


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