Its very common in Maldives to have special dive points for a specific type of fish and in this case its a turtle point. There are many snorkeling points near HolidayInn Kandooma and some of them gives you a high chance of seeing turtles in your first snorkeling trip. Often unperturbed by snorkelers and divers, many guests at HolidayInn Kandooma have experienced swimming alongside one of these amazing animals.
Sea turtles are marine reptiles that that inhabit all of the world's oceans except the Arctic. Like all reptiles, they are cold-blooded, breathe air and lay eggs. It takes decades for a sea turtle to reach reproductive maturity. After mating, female sea turtles return to beaches to nest. After leaving the nest, male sea turtles never return to land! Turtles can rest or sleep underwater for several hours at a time.
The Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricate) has a sharp beak-like mouth which allows them to munch on sponges, algae, jellyfish and anemones. These turtles grow up to 1 metre in shell length and can weigh up to 80kg.