Featured Snorkelling Site: Kuredu Caves01 Mar 2016
With near-perfect conditions, February, March and April are a fantastic time for our guests to experience the true wonders the reefs around Kuredu offer. At this time of the year, the sea goes flat and the visibility just goes on and on and on. And while most of the snorkelling sites around the Lhaviyani spoil our snorkellers with beautiful sights, there is one particular site that stands out: Kuredu Caves.
Kuredu Caves is a great snorkel spot for most of the time, but when the sea goes flat and you can see all the way down into the abyss, this site becomes something different – it becomes absolutely incredible. Advertised as one of our “big fish spots”, throughout the year, Caves is good place to see turtles, eagle rays and large schools of snappers, but recently there has been so much more.
Over the last few weeks, Caves has provided some of the best snorkelling to be found anywhere. Schools of eagle rays, majestic manta rays, and sleepy sting rays can be found moving around the reef edge. Black tip reef sharks and lemon sharks patrolling the shallow top reefs, and the clear waters allow snorkelers to witness grey reef and silver tip sharks as they cruise in the deeper waters. Bumphead parrot fish and napoleon wrasse take advantage of the multitude of cleaning stations located around the site, and giant travallies enjoy balling the large colourful schools of fusiliers whilst barracuda and tuna lurk at the edges.
All of that is on top of the usual abundance of green sea turtles, large schools of humpback and red snappers and of course the walls of banner fish and red-tooth trigger fish that seem to coat the reef.
Oh, we have also had dolphins playing with us in the water too, and pods of whales sighted nearby to enjoy from the boat!
So if you are looking at coming out to Kuredu in the next few months, make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to sign up to for one of the half-day Caves boat trips to be wowed by what lies on Kuredu’s outreef!