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Snorkeling and water sports at the Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru in the Maldives

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New account of blogtrip to the Maldives that the Fashion Travel Bloggers we did in November 2016. In this story we spent our last day in the Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru doing snorkel and water sports.

We start the day gathering strength with the super breakfast from the hotel and then we launch into the turquoise waters. Yes, we were going to do snorkel. Maybe you are reading this and you think this snorkel It is a very strong obsession that we have, but no, it is that it hooks a lot. And there are few places as good to contemplate underwater fauna and flora as in the Maldives, so you had to take the opportunity.

This time we wanted to travel half of the Coral reef that we needed to explore. So, from the «marine center» we went to the right following the outer edge of the reef. The hotel instructor had already told us that we were going to swim against the current, but that was very slight. I love it when you go swimming and approach the outer edge of the coral reef that surrounds the island. Suddenly, the seabed rushes to the darkest blue of the far depths and it seems as if you were taking off and flying high.

On this occasion we saw a tortoise That swam calmly under our feet. Then she slowly climbed in the direction of the surface, moving slightly away from us, and the sun's rays that sank in the water surrounded her as if she were the star of a show. Later, I detected a red shape that moved over the corals. Was a octopus Dark red with a shrill white stripe. He used the tentacles to perch on a coral and stood there still. Despite its bright colors, it was difficult to perceive it because all its skin had the same rough and pointed texture as coral. They only betrayed his eyes and the movement of his lateral siphons.

The perimeter of the other half of the coral reef was longer and swimming against the current made it heavy, so at one point, we decided to turn around. As we did, we watched a shark about fifteen meters away to our left and at our same height, swimming quickly in the opposite direction. I froze, but then I moved on. In the session of snorkel what did we do in the Angsana Ihuru, we had already crossed with sharks and nothing had happened absolutely. They are reef sharks, they don't eat people. And besides, the instructor of the aquatic activities center had accompanied us. Although we were alone that day, we felt much safer having that experience. In fact, and just like that other day, the shark He didn't pay us the slightest attention. It seemed he was in a hurry to run errands.

Finally, we returned to the beach and commented on the whole play. Returning to the starting point had been much easier by going in the same direction as the sea current. And it was also a good session of snorkel. Then we asked the employee of the «marine center» if he could lend us the board and the shovel to do «paddle board». Unlike in the hotel Angsana Velavaru, here they only had one table because they were evaluating if there was enough demand to have more. But we didn't care and we took turns using it.

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