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Would you like to swim with sea turtles? Here are five places where you can do it

One of the greatest desires for many fans of exotic destinations is to spend time in the water snorkelling and swimming with sea turtles, one of the most fascinating and graceful inhabitants of the sea.

Sea turtles have existed for over 150 million years, long enough to witness the extinction of the dinosaurs. Like marine reptiles, they have adapted their bodies to live in the ocean and spend about 90% of their lives in the sea. Females reach the beaches to lay their eggs, while some species rest on the shore. 

Sea turtles are skilled navigators and often migrate long distances in search of feeding areas and nesting beaches.

Here are five places where you are most likely to swim with sea turtles in their natural habitat.

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Places where you can swim with sea turtles
One of the greatest desires for many fans of exotic destinations is to spend time in the water snorkelling and swimming with sea turtles, one of the most fascinating and graceful inhabitants of the sea. Sea turtles are skilled navigators and often migrate long distances in search of feeding grounds and nesting beaches. Here are five places where you have the best chance of swimming with sea turtles in their natural habitat. (Source: offerteviaggibello.com)
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Sea turtles have existed for more than 150 million years
Sea turtles have existed for over 150 million years, long enough to witness the extinction of the dinosaurs. Like marine reptiles, they have adapted their bodies to live in the ocean and spend about 90% of their lives in the sea. Females reach the beaches to lay their eggs, while some species rest on the shore.
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Ari Atolls (Maldives)
The Ari Atoll is considered an ideal place to observe them, as numerous hawksbill turtles can be spotted here, swimming together with green turtles and even Ridley sea turtles.
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Ari Atoll (Maldives)
It is very rare to find turtles nesting elsewhere in the Maldives. Villingili is one of the few places where they come to nest and lay their eggs.
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Akumal (Mexico)
Akumal, on the Riviera Maya, means 'place of the turtles' in the Mayan language. In this wonderful place, you can observe hundreds of green and loggerhead turtles feeding on abundant sea grass. The bay is shallow and protected, with a fascinating coral reef and varied marine life.
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Akumal (Mexico)
You can snorkel with a guide to explore this underwater beauty. Even beginners can venture out on their own, as the water reaches a maximum depth of 5 metres and is protected by the bay. The probability of swimming alongside these fascinating creatures is very high.
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Maui (Hawaii)
On the south coast of Maui, you will find Turtle Town, a great place to observe the Hawaiian green sea turtle, the most common species in these areas. However, it is also possible to encounter a blue sea turtle in the Hawaiian Sea.
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Maui (Hawaii)
This fantastic snorkelling area is located along the south coast, in the general area between Nahuna Point and Black Sand Beach.
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Madagascar (Nosy Be Island)
Its warm waters make Nosy Be, an island in the north-west of Madagascar, a popular destination for snorkelling or turtle diving.
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Madagascar (Nosy Be Island)
Other islands such as Nosy Tanikely or Nosy Sakatia offer the possibility of admiring green and hawksbill turtles, which choose Nosy Be as their nesting place.
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Barbados (Barbados)
In Barbados, you will find a wide selection of quiet bays where you can admire coral reefs covered with abundant seagrass beds, sponges and seaweed, which form the staple diet of sea turtles. The warm waters here ensure a high probability of spotting many of these wonderful creatures.
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Barbados (Barbados)
The warm waters here ensure a high probability of spotting many of these wonderful creatures.
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