You don't need to take a PADI dive course in order to enjoy the amazing underwater scenery of the Maldives. Most resort islands have coral reefs that are sufficiently close to the shore and shallow enough for you to paddle across them in snorkel and mask. You may not experience swimming with Manta Rays or some of the other offshore dive wonders, but balance this with the knowledge that the shallower reefs are altogether more colorful and intense as they are flooded with more tropical sunlight.
- Cost: Free at all resorts
- Location: Maldives
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