Are There Any Dangerous Fish In The Maldives



Are there dangerous sea creatures Maldives?

When you talk about dangerous wildlife in Maldives, the Lionfish, Stonefish, Barracuda, Bluestripe Snapper, Spotted Tornado, Moray Eels, Giant Triggerfish (especially if you go near their nests), Surgeonfish, Squirrelfish and Brown-spotted Spinefoot should be mentioned for their aggressiveness whenever you go too close …

Are sting rays dangerous in Maldives?

Stingray. Stingrays are also very common in the Maldives, especially at the resorts. They have a deadly weapon on the tail. But they would sting only on self-defense and when they do they would often go for critical parts of the body such as chest or neck.

Are there crocodiles in the Maldives?

Crocodiles are certainly not common in the Maldives, but due to the proximity to India, several have been found especially during North-East Monsoon. The saltwater croc is known from India, Philippines, Indonesia, New Guinea, Salomon Islands and North Australia.

Why you shouldn’t go to Maldives?

Tsunamis are the biggest natural threats in the Maldives. The Tsunami of 26 December 2004 caused extensive damage to the Maldives. More than 90 people were killed and there was serious damage to a number of islands, including 19 resort islands.

Is it dangerous to swim in the Maldives?

How safe is swimming in the Maldives? Swimming in the Maldives water is one of the safest activities you can engage in. You can usually walk on the seabed in white sand beaches for about 20 metres – most islands have shallow water around them.

Can a tsunami hit Maldives?

Tsunamis in Maldives and is there a season for Tsunamis Yes, the Maldives have already experienced a Tsunami after the giant 2004 Sumatra earthquake but the islands are not located on a fault or any other geological system at risk known to date.

Are there any snakes in Maldives?

Even though there isn’t a lot of land-based species, a few will definitely catch your eyes. The Maldives has the flying fox, gecko, and snakes – all not-so-cuddly animals. But they are a part of this island country.

Are there octopus in the Maldives?

The House Reef at Kuredu Resort Maldives is home to quite a gathering of Common Octopuses – we regularly see them whilst diving and snorkelling the reef.

Are there sharks at Maldives?

With over 20 species of sharks in this archipelago from the abundant blacktip reef sharks to rare great hammerheads, get to know some of the common species here and even spot them when you visit for a snorkelling or scuba diving trip!

Are there scorpions in Maldives?

There are several species of land-based arthropods (an invertebrate animal with an exoskeleton (external skeleton), a segmented body, and paired jointed appendages) in the Maldives, namely centipedes, millipedes, scorpions, and spiders.