Maldives Baby! Kandooma Fushi Island, South Malé Atoll – Day I – Our First Snorkel!

Supplied with free snorkeling gear from the hotel, we headed to the South Beach to snorkel!! The water was actually cool! I was shocked! As well, visibility was poor because of the recent rains. The best snorkeling, we were told, was near and under the overwater villas. However, the current there was strong – making it very difficult to snorkel.

Our underwater pictures are taken with a GoPro 4 Black. We are still getting used to it, because it does not have a view screen!

I purchased a basic Fishes of the Maldives guide at the gift shop. If a fish is not identified here in my blog – it is because it’s not in the guide and/or I wasn’t able to find it on the internet!


Coral. There wasn’t much color to it, because of coral bleaching. We were told at the water sports centre that the coral is bleaching because of El Nino – warming the waters that results in the coral expelling the organisms inside it that give it color.


I’m not sure what this fish is? Maybe a wrasse or goby of some kind?


Following a pair of double-saddle butterflyfish that meet up with convict surgeonfish!

A titan triggerfish!DCIM100GOPROGOPR0279.DCIM100GOPROGOPR0280.DCIM100GOPROGOPR0282.

Convict surgeonfish!


A very territorial lagoon triggerfish!

Maybe a type of goby fish? They are two – both white with a single black dot. Can you “spot” them!!?  🙂


Looking for more fish!DCIM100GOPROGOPR0307.

Humbug damselfish and a wrasse!DCIM100GOPROGOPR0312.DCIM100GOPROGOPR0319.DCIM100GOPROGOPR0320.

Yellow pufferfish!


Two angelfish and a bannerfish!




More humbug damselfish!


One happy snorkeler!!!



Exhausted from swimming against the current, I swam back into the little beach lagoon and called it a day!


S, 🙂

2 Comments Add yours

  1. mama says:

    One happy snorkeler!!! 🏊‍♀️😍 Wish i was with you to make it two 🏊‍♀️🏊‍♀️😍xoxoxo

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Maybe someday we can snorkel together!!! xoxoxo


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