My husband and I are considering going to the Maldives in early March. While I'm certain we would enjoy the trip regardless, one of the things I would like to try to do would be snorkel with the whale sharks that inhabit the area. We're both avid snorkelers and this would be a very cool experience.
My question is - where should we base ourselves to be able to maximize the possibility of doing so at this time of the year? Or is it even possible? We have no budget and would happily spend $$$ to get a chance to do this, so I'm open to any/all suggestions.
If whale shark snorkeling isn't possible, then where would you recommend for a more "active" destination. We are planning on 5-6 nights in the Maldives following 2 weeks in SE Asia, and while we might want to relax one day or so, we're still going to want to be snorkeling, boating, etc., as we're not really a "lay on the beach" type of couple.
Any advice is appreciated. Thanks much!