The tropical blue gem of Maldives is where travellers go for some serious relaxation and tranquility. Lounging on the hammocks, sipping cocktails with a sunset or indulging in therapeutic massages, is a given. But apart from some fantastic lazy days, Maldives offers a range of thrilling water based activities for those who seek an adventure on its shores.
Most of the resorts offer water-sports, but with the diverse options, picking the right one may be difficult. So, here are top five water-based activities in Maldives for you to enjoy!
Take a deep dive
Maldives ranks top in the world’s best scuba diving destinations. The warm glistening waters provide the right conditions for marine life to thrive including turtles, manta rays, dolphins and some gorgeous coral reefs.
From offering PADI certified programs to those who have never dived, various courses are available in most of the large resorts on the island. Night dives to wreck dives, Maldives is home to pristine marine life that shall take your breath away.
If you are not confident about scuba diving, but still wish to see some tropical fish, snorkelling is the way to go. All major resorts provide the snorkelling equipment for you to enjoy this activity. From islands offering in-house reefs where you can go snorkelling directly from the beach to a prearranged boat trip, anywhere you go, you will be mesmerised at the sights underwater.
Master the waves
Maldives swells are hard to beat. A brilliant combination of user-friendly waves, paradise locale and luxurious views, a surfing vacation here is a perfect adventure.
Though it might not provide higher waves, it offers long fun waves apt for both advanced and intermediate surfers. The waves in the Maldives were discovered in the 1970s by Tony Hussein Hinde and today surf resorts cater to many happy surfers that visit the island to catch a wave.
Find your flow
As you paddle around with your kayak, witness the lovely palm trees, glass bottom ocean floor and splendid views of the magical island of Maldives.
Kayaking allows you to explore the ocean at your own whim and take a glimpse of the marine world below. Along with the guidance of an expert (in case you need), you will also be provided with gear, equipment, and a life jacket while you go for this soulful water sport.
Dash through the waters
Add to your already amazing experience in Maldives with a wakeboard adventure.
With this sport, you can whizz through the tranquil azure lagoons and bump into the warm waves of the ocean. Learn the basic or master some advanced tricks as you feel the adrenaline rush setting in. With a team of professionals to guide you, they will ease you into the activity so that you go back mastering a new sport.