Coral reefs support a vast array of marine life and contribute to the livelihood of millions of people worldwide. As a nursery, home and supermarket for fish of all shapes and sizes, reefs are an important resource to protect for the future health of the ocean. These living barriers also act as a natural defence against beach erosion and wave destruction. Without reefs, island archipelagos like the South Male Atoll would eventually disappear.
Experience the rich biodiversity of these undersea habitats with a visit to Anantara Dhigu, Anantara Veli and Naladhu Maldives. Swim, snorkel or kayak above reefs that shelter large-mouthed groupers, brightly-coloured parrotfish and the occasional moray eel. As you glide through their aquatic environment, watch closely for the unmistakable shape of the spotted eagle ray or try to spot a giant clam, the world’s largest bivalve.
Count the anemones, starfish and sea urchins. Look for butterflyfish nibbling on coral. Chase a school of brightly-coloured damselfish across the reef. Step into the crystal-clear water from your Over Water Suite and let the ocean’s current carry you to countless new discoveries.