The abundance of marine life is a source of attraction for not only divers , but also for passionate snokelers. Different species of colorful coral reefs make up the flora of this underwater city with more than 700 species of fishes and other aqua marine life. Large pelagic or fishes that live in open ocean flourish in the crystal clear water of the lagoons where the tides moves in and out. While snorkeling in Maldives, you can also see sharks, turtles, and anemones, schools of sweetlips, eels, octopus and rays. In the late summer and during the fall, those participating in snorkeling can see mantas and whale sharks which are a very impressive and interesting sights.