Thudufushi reef snorkeling

March 2004

Thudufushi has a reef that can be easily explored for about 2/3 of the island's circumference and it can be approached with a short swim directly from the beach, through a couple of passes (a pass is a natural or artificial channel dug into the reef, putting in communication the island's lagoon with the open sea). In this page, you may get an idea about the Maldives coralline barrier and the Maldives reef that can be found snorkelling around most islands.

Turtle, Thudufushi reef, Maldives Turtle, Thudufushi reef, Maldives
Snorkelling on Thudufushi reef, the first encounter is a nice turtle... just few metres away from the beach!

 

Surgeon fish, Ari atoll, Maldives
Photo of Striped surgeon fish (Acanthurus lineatus)

 

Coralline barrier in the Maldives islands Coralline barrier in the Maldives islands
Coralline barrier in the Maldives islands Coralline barrier in the Maldives islands
Photos of corals seen while snorkeling along Thudufushi island reef (which is actually the Ari atoll reef). At 2004, the corals were slowly recovering after the damages made by El Nino in late '90s.

 

Anemone and clown fish, Thudufushi, Maldives
Thudufushi snorkeling. A nice anemon, with "traditional" clown fishes and black clown fishes.

 

Coralline barrier in the Maldives islands
Photos of Thudufushi reef.

 

Snorkeling in the Maldives

 

Killer shell, Ari atoll, Maldives
Photo of giant clam and sea star.

 

Coralline barrier in the Maldives islands
Colorful fish around Thudufushi's outer reef.

 

Thudufushi snorkeling, Maldives, Indian ocean Thudufushi snorkeling, Maldives, Indian ocean
More underwater pictures of Thudufushi reef.

 

Thudufushi snorkeling, Maldives, Indian ocean

 

Thudufushi snorkeling, Maldives, Indian ocean

 

Thudufushi snorkeling, Maldives, Indian ocean Thudufushi fishes, the white/yellow fish is probably a Plectorhinchus vittatus.

 

Maldives reef, Ari atoll, Indian ocean Maldives reef, Ari atoll, Indian ocean
On the left picture there is a fish above the green coral... can you see it?

 

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