Snorkelling Oblu by Atmosphere at Helengeli

Whilst Helengeli was known as an island for divers before it was taken over by Atmosphere it also has fantastic house reefs on both the north and south sides of the island. As both of these reefs are in channels that lead from the open sea to the inside of the atoll there are always currents which are some times stronger than others, can be going in different directions on the same side of the island and can also reverse very quickly.

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There is an issue with sand deposits on all reefs around this area which is mainly due to the construction of a mega island by the Chinese who are joining up 3 islands and this certainly impacts on the diving and to a certain extent the snorkeling.

That being said the snorkeling was brilliant and every trip out included the following:

White tip sharks, Turtles, Tuna, Jacks and all usual reef life

On several outings we saw:

Octopus, Morays, Napoleon Wrass, Squid and Barracuda.

Whilst dining during at the restaurant it was very rare to not see white tip sharks and stingray.

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Feel free to browse the videos and decide which was best the snorkeling or the diving.

You can view the diving videos by clicking this link.

Videos of the snorkelling Paul and Lynn did are below

06-02-17 A couple of Amorous octopus

06-02-17 Helengeli turtles

06-02-17 A compilation of snorkelling trips