There’s nothing more inviting than the warm, crystal clear waters surrounding Innahura Maldives Resort and they provide the ultimate playground for water babies of all ages. Whether it’s a quick refreshing dip after basking in the sun, a family game with lots of splashing, or getting familiar with snorkel equipment in the lagoon before joining an excursion to the reefs – you’ll probably be spending quite a bit of time in the ocean. Before you go swimming and snorkelling, please note the following safety tips to ensure your adventures in the ocean are both fun and safe:
- Fins are a must if snorkelling and advised if swimming out of your depth. You may encounter ocean currents and fins will make it much easier to swim in the desired direction.
- Never snorkel alone – for your safety, find a snorkel buddy or join our guided activities.
- Keep an eye on the shore to ensure you’re not drifting too far away.
- Join the snorkelling course for beginners
- If you’re going for a swim, stay close to shore, ensure your feet can touch the bottom and have a buddy onshore looking out for you.
- Do not go for a late night dip on your way back from the bar – it might seem like a great idea at the time but judgement might be impaired by the darkness…and perhaps the cocktails!
- Don’t pick anything up from the sandy bottom or the coral reef – it’s safer for you, and whatever you’ve seen to simply look and admire.
- Wear sun protection – the sun is very strong when you’re this close to the Equator and you won’t realise you’re burning while in the water. We recommend ‘Reef Safe’ sunscreen to help look after the health of our oceans, sun protective swimwear and rash guards are a great way of reducing the need for sunscreen too.
- Pop along to the Dive Centre and find out about the local conditions and you’ll get some really good advice on the places to swim and practice snorkelling, as well as any areas to avoid due to the potential for strong currents.
- Marine life in the Maldives is incredible with not only an abundance of colourful fish to watch but turtles, sharks and rays too. There’s no need to be afraid of any of it – the sharks are not interested in humans and stingrays actively move away if they sense you getting too close, in fact you’ll have to purposefully sneak up on them if you want a good picture!
Most importantly…enjoy and have fun!
There are lots of guided snorkelling activities available at Innahura and by joining the snorkel guides you’ll not only have the peace of mind that you’re in safe hands, you’ll also get to see some incredible marine life too! Download the Innahura App and book activities online once you have a confirmed reservation.