In the tropical paradise that is the Maldives, there’s more than just lazing away on sun-kissed beaches and enjoying luxurious pampering to look forward to; if you are a water sports enthusiast, this exotic haven offers an array of rewarding activities both on and below the waves!
Snorkelling and Diving
Snorkelling and diving in Maldives offer a portal into a mesmerising underwater world with many marine treasures to discover. To make the most of this, choose a resort in the South Male Atoll such as OZEN LIFE MAADHOO that offers an all-inclusive plan with complimentary snorkelling equipment and unlimited snorkelling excursions; additionally, such properties feature a PADI-certified dive school so you can get the needed training and certification for diving excursions. Soon, you will see vibrant coral and get the chance to swim next to colourful reef fish, sea turtles, sharks, manta rays and more!
Kayaking and Stand-up Paddleboarding
If you prefer laidback exploration, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding are ideal options in the Maldives. 5 star resorts can include such non-motorised water sports in their all-inclusive plans as well giving you plenty of opportunities to try them both. Paddle across calm, pristine lagoons, admiring the unrivalled beauty of this destination from a unique vantage point. As you glide serenely along the azure waters, you will feel the gentle breeze on your skin and island tranquillity soothing your soul. Of course, it’s not just about soaking in the views; these activities also provide a fantastic cardio workout!
Jet Skiing and Water Skiing
For those who crave an adrenaline rush, the Maldives offers the thrilling speeds of jet skiing and water skiing with the open sea providing a seemingly unending playground. You will get the opportunity to fulfil your need for speed as you zip across the surface of the Indian Ocean, feeling the wind whip through your hair as you leave waves in your wake. These water sports are a heart-pounding experience, perfect for adventure seekers looking to add a splash of excitement to their tropical getaway. So, get ready to unleash your inner speed demon and conquer the waves in style!
Seabobs and Flyboarding
In the Maldives, water sports do not just stop at the classics, and travellers can experience relatively newer activities which are considered the ‘new kids on the block’ – Seabob experiences and flyboarding. A Seabob can be termed as a state-of-the-art underwater jet ski that you can use to travel up to 22 km/h in the water and dive up to 40 metres. Meanwhile, flyboarding utilises water-propelled jets to lift you high above the water to enjoy a unique perspective; those who have mastered it can effortlessly dive in and out of the waves and soar above too for the ultimate superhero-like feeling!