Snorkelling in the Maldives into Thudufushi lagoon

March 2004 

Underwater pictures about marine life found in the lagoon of Thudufushi, under just a few feet of water, not far away from the bungalows. Athough the underwater pictures in this page are from Thudufushi, you may get an idea about also the other islands in the Maldives offer in terms of fish and corals.

Underwater picture from Thudufushi, taken while snorkeling in the lagoon.
Surgeon fish, Ari atoll, Maldives Surgeon fish, Ari atoll, Maldives
Surgeon fish, Ari atoll, Maldives Surgeon fish, Ari atoll, Maldives
Surgeon fish, Ari atoll, Maldives Surgeon fish, Ari atoll, Maldives
Pictures of surgeon fish. Blue surgeon fish (Acanthurus leucosternon) and striped surgeon fish (Acanthurus lineatus) are frequent encounters while snorkelling in the Maldives.
Moorish idol, Ari atoll, Maldives
Photo of Moorish idol (Zanclus cornutus)
Striped triggerfish, Ari atoll, Maldives Striped triggerfish, Ari atoll, Maldives
Striped triggerfish, Ari atoll, Maldives


Pictures of triggerfish, to be precise, a Striped triggerfish (Balistapus undulatus).
Parrot fish, Ari atoll, Maldives
Peacock grouper, Ari atoll, Maldives Peacock grouper, Ari atoll, Maldives
Picture of Peacock grouper (Cephalopolis argus)
Snorkeling Thudufushi island lagoon, Indian ocean
Schools of fish just below few inches of water, seen while snorkelling in Thudufushi.
Snorkeling Thudufushi island lagoon, Indian ocean
A living coral with many fishes. Although the effects of warm El Nino current that stroke most tropical paradises in late '90, corals in Thudufushi were already recovering in 2004.
Surgeon fish, Indian ocean Surgeon fish, Indian ocean
Surgeon fish, Indian ocean


Another type of surgeon fish (Acanthurus nigricaudus)
Parrot fishes, Thudufushi, Maldives Parrot fishes, Thudufushi, Maldives
Parrot fishes, Thudufushi, Maldives


Pictures of parrot fishes.
An octopus... can you see it?
Black-blotch triggerfish, Thudufushi, Maldives Black-blotch triggerfish, Thudufushi, Maldives
Photo of Black-blotch triggerfish (Rhinecanthus verrucosus)
Honeycomb grouper, Maldives Honeycomb grouper, Maldives
Honeycomb grouper (Epinephleus merra)
Snorkeling Thudufushi island lagoon, Indian ocean
Snorkeling Thudufushi island lagoon, Indian ocean Snorkeling Thudufushi island lagoon, Indian ocean
Snorkelling in Thudufushi.
A nice living coral.
Corals, Thudufushi island lagoon, Ari atoll Corals, Thudufushi island lagoon, Maldives
Corals, Thudufushi island lagoon, Indian ocean


Small fishes swimming between the corals.
Stingray, Thudufushi island lagoon, Indian ocean Stingray, Thudufushi island lagoon, Maldives
A stingray.
Photo of soldier fish.

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