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3 Point Snorkeling Safari provided by Secret Paradise Maldives

3 Point Snorkeling Safari
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from $99.00 per adult
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Last updated: Jan 11, 2021
A note from 3 Point Snorkeling Safari
All our guide team are: * Have been trained on HPA (Maldives Health Protection Agency) How to Identify & Manage Suspected cases of COVID19 for Tourist Operations. * Emergency First Responder Certified * Level Three International Life Guard Certified
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Visit three top snorkeling spots in the Maldives with a captain and crew to lead the way with this tour from Malé. You'll be outfitted with masks, fins, and snorkels before heading out to sea. Expect to see a variety of creatures, from rays to reef sharks, and even sea turtles.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
A local snorkeling guide will be on hand to ensure your safety
Buoyancy aids and snorkel equipment will be provided
Bottled water is included
Enjoy round-trip transfers by speedboat from the Hulhuale Jetty to your snorkeling spots
What to expect
At your chosen departure time, find your way to Hulhumale Jetty in Malé or opt for hotel pickup. Meet your captain and crew, then board a speedboat bound for some of the Maldives' best snorkeling spots. The day's sites will be chosen with consideration for weather and ocean conditions. During the trip, enjoy the scenery and get fitted with a mask, fins, and snorkel. Buoyancy aids are also available, but snorkeling is only appropriate for those who can swim unassisted. Once you arrive at the first site, listen to an orientation on responsible, respectful snorkeling, then hop into the Indian Ocean with your guide and group and start exploring. As you float around, keep watch for rays, reef sharks, and sea turtles. Your guide will remain with the group to ensure your comfort and safety.  End your tour back at your original departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9221P5
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Local accredited and experienced snorkeling guide • Buoyancy aids • Snorkel equipment • 50ml water bottle/Fresh Fruit • Round-trip shared speedboat transfer • Fish ID Card • All Fees and Taxes
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks not listed • Guest's joining from Male or Male International Airport or vice versa addt'l charge of $30 for 2 pax
Duration
3h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Rates are reflective of guests joining at Hulhumale meeting point. For guest’s joining from Male or Male International Airport who require to be met by a guide for return transfer to and from Airport or Male by taxi there is an additional charge. Due to the Maldives Safe Tourism Guidelines we are currently unable to offer day tours to guest's staying on other local islands or private resorts islands. The guidelines also prevent guests who are staying in the Greater Male area from visiting resorts or other local islands for day visits.
Hulhumale Jetty, Laccadive Sea, Maldives Adjacent to the main ferry terminal Hulhumale
Airports:
Velana International Airport, Airport Main Rd, 22000, Maldives
Ports:
Male
Inclusions
Local accredited and experienced snorkeling guide • Buoyancy aids • Snorkel equipment • 50ml water bottle/Fresh Fruit • Round-trip shared speedboat transfer • Fish ID Card • All Fees and Taxes
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks not listed • Guest's joining from Male or Male International Airport or vice versa addt'l charge of $30 for 2 pax
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Rates are reflective of guests joining at Hulhumale meeting point. For guest’s joining from Male or Male International Airport who require to be met by a guide for return transfer to and from Airport or Male by taxi there is an additional charge. Due to the Maldives Safe Tourism Guidelines we are currently unable to offer day tours to guest's staying on other local islands or private resorts islands. The guidelines also prevent guests who are staying in the Greater Male area from visiting resorts or other local islands for day visits.
Hulhumale Jetty, Laccadive Sea, Maldives Adjacent to the main ferry terminal Hulhumale
Airports:
Velana International Airport, Airport Main Rd, 22000, Maldives
Ports:
Male
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
We do provide snorkeling equipment on all our tours but please feel free to bring along your own mask and snorkel. Not only will you be assured your mask fits your face properly and is comfortable and less likely to have leakage, it will also lower any health associated risks. We find that peace of mind goes a long way.
Things to bring: Face Mask, Dry bag, beach towel, sunscreen, water, snacks, camera
What to wear: Swimwear, loose lightweight clothing, sunglasses, sun hat
Private tours available
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Safety has always been important to our business, this is why our guides are Emergency First Responders & Life Guard Certified. We are pleased to offer safe travel and hygiene standards as required by the World Travel & Tourism Council and Maldives Safe Tourism Guidelines.
Our guide will conduct a health screening questionnaire and check your temperature at time of meeting.
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
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Quijanotango
london7 contributions
Private snorkeling safari
Feb 2020
Ruth was most helpful at arranging our private snorkeling safari trip at such short notice. After spending 6 days at resort with not-so-amazing house reef, we decided to spend our last few hour before catching our flight back home snorkeling three different spots close to the airport.
We were greeted by Secret Paradise's representative (I'm really sorry but we're really bad with names and we have forgotten!) at the airport and after a short taxi trip to Hulhumale's port, we started our snorkeling trip which lasted round 2.5 hours. We were really blown away by the variety of fish and we had a great time. Their representative was professional, caring and the trip in itself exceeding our expectations. The speedboat was basic but fit for purpose. Please note that it will be very difficult to get changed in the boat hence I suggest you wear your swimming suit under your clothes before you board the boat. I got sea sick (nothing to do with Secret Paradise) and their representative was most attentive and caring. I would strongly advice you to take strong sea sick tablets if you tend to get sick.
In summary, I would use and recommend the services of Secret Paradise again, hopefully in the near future! For a group of 3, it was not a cheap trip though...
Thank you to Ruth and her team!
Written February 22, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to write your review. Great to hear that you ended your holiday on a high with us and that Mash provided a memorable snorkeling experience. I still can't believe that you flew in from your resort at 07:00, joined Mash for snorkeling at 08:00 and were then checking in for your departure flight at 11:30, just goes to show where there is a will there is a way! We appreciate we are not a cheap tour option, however, our rates are reflective of our level of communication, guide service, safety standards and the experience all our guests receive, whether they book a private tour like yourselves or join a scheduled trip and it's evident from your review that we delivered :-) Sorry to hear you suffered from sea sickness, it has been unusually breezy for this time of year and that does impact the swells on the ocean. As you mention anyone who has a tendency to suffer from motion sickness (myself included!!) should consider sea sickness tablets, they do make a difference. Thanks again for your review which I will be sure to share with Mash. We hope we can welcome you again in the future. Kind Regards Ruth
Written February 22, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Anjali C
Colombo, Sri Lanka17 contributions
It's the island for snorkeling
Nov 2019
Maldives is the ideal island for snorkeling. We went for snorkeling from maafushi islands.The snorkeling safaris are provided by any tourist island. But what offers from Male and Hulhumale are expensive as I believe they are bit far away from snorkeling locations. So better visit an island and seek for snorkeling safaris, usually the hotels also have their own services. My husband and I were at White Sands in Maafushi and they arranged the half day snorkeling for us, Full day is also available.

It was a nice experience, we are not swimmers the guide who rode the boat gave an excellent service, with also taking underwater photos of ours.. It's 1000 per cent safe with him, ' Sea Tour' (+9607912188) .He spent more time than the scheduled programme to show our team the turtles, corals and variety of sea animals.
Written December 22, 2019
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Hi Anjali Whilst we have advised TripAdvisor that your review has been placed in the wrong location, it has not yet (2 months later) been adjusted. The comments provided are for White Sands Hotel in Maafushi and Sea Tour who sound like they provided you a great snorkeling excursion! Kind Regards Ruth
Written February 22, 2020
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Cynthia
12 contributions
5* Private Snorkelling/ Freediving Safari
Aug 2019
Much thanks to Ruth, Shaa and team for the amazing half day private snorkelling tour! Ruth was very responsive and helpful to my last minute inquiry, and Shaa was a super cheerful and experienced tour guide who went over and beyond to make it a 5* trip. I am a recreational freediver (brought along my own fins) and the team took me to various spectacular coral spots with buzzling marine life. Shaa also shared some incredible tips on improving my freediving skills, very grateful for the experience and would definitely recommend and do it all over again on my next trip to the Maldives! :)
Written October 17, 2019
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Hi Cynie Thanks so much for your review. Great to hear you enjoyed your snorkeling tour with Shaa and that you also managed to pick up some tips on improving your free diving skills. Very jealous as this is something I seem unable to get to grips with! I will be sure to share your comments with the team. Thanks again and hope to see you back in the water again soon. Kind regards Ruth
Written October 17, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tom Burd
18 contributions
Great snorkel trip with well organised and very friendly company.
Aug 2019 • Solo
I had a fantastic morning snorkelling with Mash on the speedboat. I booked last minute after discussing the options with Ruth, who went out of her way to reply even whilst out on the water.

In the end I decided to do a morning local snorkel trip to three different spots not far from Huhlumale. It turned out I was alone on the boat which was lovely and relaxing. Mash picked me up at my hotel and is extremely friendly, polite and knowledgable, so we had really good fun freediving together.

The reefs around Male have the extra difficulty of being affected by local construction work and island reclamation, in addition to severe coral bleaching due to global warming (similar to much of the Maldives). Ruth was completely honest with me about this when I enquired to the status of the reefs we would visit, which I very much appreciated and did not put me off booking. Indeed there are small patches of coral recovery, but the general outlook for the coral is bleak. Nevertheless as Ruth mentioned to me, there is an exceedingly good amount of fish life in the area still. Within a minute of entering the water we saw a mobula ray, which was fantastic, as well as blacktip reef sharks and a myriad of reef fishes. There is still loads to see and it was nice to freedive down the wall drop off and check out the overhangs!

From my brief trip, I would highly recommend the company, which is very friendly and treats their staff well. My only small suggestion would be to improve the cleanliness of the toilet facilities near the office in case guests use them.

Thanks for a great morning guys!
Written August 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Thomas Thanks for your review and great to hear you enjoyed your morning snorkelling with Mash. We pride ourselves on our integrity as I see no point in not being open and honest as this only leads to dissatisfied or disappointed guests so in my mind far better to set expectations from the outset. As you discovered whilst coral is not in it's prime we are not short on marine life and you certainly struck lucky encountering a mobula ray as soon as you hit the water! Have noted your comments regarding the toilet facilities and will review to see what improvements can be made, maybe they just needed a woman's touch after I had been out the office for the weekend :-) Thanks again for your review which I will share with the team. Enjoy the rest of your trip! Kind Regards Ruth
Written August 27, 2019
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Pauli_On_the_Road
Bengaluru, India9 contributions
My Luckest Snorkel ever!
Jul 2019
Ruth, who ran the operations, was super-efficient. I got all the options via email within a few minutes & I was able to pick what suited my needs and had booked my safari. The next morning the staff was prompt and very professional. The best part is the team knows the water all too well & they take you to the spots where you can get to experience the diversity of marine life in and around Maldives.

Thanks to the team & their experience, I spotted Sharks (Black & Sliver Tips), Turtles, Manta Rays, Moray Eels (Honeycomb & Black), school of dolphins & much more!

I strongly recommend Secret Paradise for their professionalism and there understanding of the waters.
Written August 9, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Paul Thanks for writing your review, it is appreciated. Great to hear you enjoyed your snorkelling trip with Shaa and the team you certainly encountered some amazing marine life with the bonus of dolphins! As you mention our guides know the water and understand which will be the best sites for the day based on weather and ocean conditions as well as ensuring your safety and comfort. I hope you captured some great images. Thanks for travelling with us and I hope we can welcome you again int he future. Kind Regards Ruth
Written August 11, 2019
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drzeenat s
Mumbai, India3 contributions
Great experience
The secret Paradise are very much professional,they have provided all the details before our arrival,the trip was amazing.
Written April 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Zeenat, Thank you for taking time to write your review. Great to hear that you had all the necessary information prior to the tour and that you enjoyed your morning snorkeling with the team. I hope we can welcome you again in the future, Kind Regards Ruth
Written April 13, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

gingerlee13
Edmond, OK426 contributions
Very professional snorkeling operation
Feb 2019 • Couples
We booked a half day snorkeling trip with Secret Paradise and we were very pleased. Before we left we received a safety briefing and the boat provided equipment and life preservers for those who wanted them. They took us to three spots to snorkel. The first one was a little disappointing; some fish but mostly bleached coral. The second stop was outside the reef surrounding a resort and was much more fun. The area had many varieties of fish of all sizes, the water was clearer, and the coral was healthier. The last stop was the best. They took us to another atoll where (unfortunately) the residents feed the rays. The result was scores of large rays swimming in circles around the site. Huge eels and schools of fish were there too. Amazing. In terms of safety, there were always four staff in the water with us at all times (about 12 of us). A very professional group. Thanks!
Written March 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Good Morning, Thank you for your review, great to hear that you enjoyed your snorkeling experience with the team. The safety and comfort of our guests is important to us and therefore the number of guides is always proportionate to the number of guests in a group, so it is good to hear that this was recognised and welcomed by you. With regard to the snorkel point where you encountered the sting rays, this is actually adjacent to a fish production factory island as opposed to an inhabited island. It is the discards that are thrown into the ocean from production. We do not condone or support fish feeding in order to attract marine life for the benefit of tourists, however, in this instance the practice of discarding has been used by fisherman for centuries and currently there is not as yet a strong fish by-product industry in the Maldives. Perhaps an opportunity for someone reading my review response! Thanks again for taking time to place your review and I will be sure to share it with the team. Kind Regards Ruth
Written March 19, 2019
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Gregory K
Port Saint Lucie, FL68 contributions
No Show
What more can I say. We were at the jetty at 0800 for a 0830 pickup. We waited until 0845 and then we went with another operator. Several operators offered us tours but Secret Paradise was not one of them. We called the guide and the service said the phone was out of area or off. We had confirmed the tour 2 days prior.
Written March 15, 2019
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Dear Gregory Thank you for your review and also your email which was in response to my email which I had sent you at 9am when our guide had failed to connect with you. As confirmed our guide was at the jetty. He called me at 8.15 to advise that the tenders were being moored at jetty one the Presidents Jetty and not at the Fisherman's Park Jetty, which is where they have been mooring this year for previous cruises and advised me he had let our other guides know who were due to meet guests at 9.00am and 9.30am respectively. As I mentioned he assisted a guest who had enquired where the nearest ATM was and during this time he received a call which on his screen shot shows 8.37 to which he then returned the time of the call showing at 8.38. Another guide arrived at 8.45 and he remained at the jetty whilst your guide Mashir walked down to jetty 6 and across to Republic Square. As you say as a group of 8 you should have been easy to identify. Mashir's phone could not have been off as he spoke with me, the other guides and the person who identified his call as a wrong number. This is the first occasion in 7 years of business that we have not connected with a guest, be they from a cruise liner or elsewhere and I apologise that this was the case. Given that we have been in communication since December 2017 and as you mention I emailed to reconfirm arrangements only a couple of days ago there is no reason for us to not be there to meet with you and certainly it is not in the interest of our business to let guests down. It just appears to be an unfortunate situation for which I apologise. Kind Regards  Ruth
Written March 15, 2019
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miren salsamendi
3 contributions
Excellent team and great snorkeling experience
Jan 2019 • Couples
The Snorkeling Safari was great. The team was proactive in communicationg with us prior to the tour date to make sure things were smooth. Fairoo, our guide, was at the pier on time. The weather was great. We went to 3 snorkel spots where I had the chance to see reef sharks, sting rays and a variety of other fish. Fairoo joined me and he was very professional and pleasant. The crew was also excellent, offered my hiusband, who does not snorkel some food and in the way back to the peer they saw a school of dolphins and we follow them for a few minutes. Great overall experience. A great way to spend our time at the Maldives. Strongly recommend it.
Written March 5, 2019
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Dear Miren Thank you for taking time to write your review, great to hear that you enjoyed your snorkelling tour with Fairuh. So pleased you encountered dolphins a real bonus for your husband. It was our pleasure to welcome you to the Maldives albeit on this occassion a short visit. Maybe we have tempted you to come back in the future for longer? Enjoy the rest of your cruise. Kind Regards Ruth
Written March 8, 2019
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agelosone
1 contribution
Very fast response, very friendly staff, Great experience.
Feb 2019 • Solo
Great and flexible Team!
Although my request was submitted mid day, Thanks to Ruth's administration and Koko's professional and same time fun character I had a fantastic snorkeling experience!
See you again guys!
Written February 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Agelos, Always a good feeling when we can organise a last minute tour! Great to hear that you had a fantastic snorkeling afternoon with Kokko, I gather you encountered a wide range of marine life including eagle rays and turtles. Thank you for taking time to write your review I will be sure to share with Kokko and the team. Look forward to you travelling with us again in the future. Kind Regards Ruth
Written February 26, 2019
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