Hurawalhi Maldives celebrated its first Snorkelling Day on 30th July 2017. Weather and ocean conditions were as perfect as they get, allowing the resort’s guests and team members to have a fun-filled Sunday on the ocean.
The day started off with big smiles on our colleagues’ faces as they were invited to go snorkelling to the famous Kuredu Caves, a.k.a. Turtle Airport. This spectacular site, which is suitable for snorkelling as well as diving, never fails to impress, and our team were rewarded with five green sea turtles sightings; among them were two small juveniles, both quite shy and obviously taking an easy Sunday morning pace.
In the afternoon, we headed back in the direction of Kuredu, this time stopping on its house reef. After swimming with a multitude of different fish, we encountered on of the familiar, resident green sea turtles, Zippy. While sea turtles can hold their breath for several hours, Zippy appeared to be quite inquisitive and popped its head through the surface to take a look at our group twice.
One snorkelling session later we returned to the lagoon and were pleased to find out that among the four turtles that greeted our guests there was even a newly identified juvenile green sea turtle – for the time being, we refer to it as GRNew36.
The Turtle Tour is one of the most popular snorkelling excursions at Hurawalhi and it’s easy to see why. It’s a half-day trip that offers a unique chance to snorkel alongside both species of turtles commonly found around Hurawalhi.