Looking to add some exhilarating experiences to your beachside bliss in the Maldives? Don’t fret, there are plenty of water sports to choose from and here’s more on what to expect.
One of the most popular water sports here, snorkelling requires no prior experience and can be enjoyed by the whole family. Resorts such as OBLU Nature Helengeli are ideal for this activity since it has a thriving house reef with coral and marine life as well as offering complimentary use of snorkelling gear. Special snorkelling excursions to spot manta rays or turtles as well as night-time trips add to the excitement.
Those looking to delve deeper beneath the waves can try scuba diving, one of the best water sports in Maldives. Ideally, stay at a resort in the North Male Atoll that has a dive centre with SSI and PADI courses and which provides exciting channel diving nearby. As you venture to the ocean depths, you can encounter reef fish, manta rays, octopuses, turtles, sharks and more, while night diving offers a whole new perspective too.
Other Non-Motorised Water Sports
The tranquil lagoon and ocean waters provide the perfect settings for other non-motorised water sports as well; in fact, some all-inclusive resorts provide these activities on a complimentary basis so look to stay at such properties. These activities can include kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding that provide captivating exploration and an effective cardio workout too! You can additionally try pedalos for more family fun.
Motorised Water Sports
Of course, if you prefer to add some adrenaline-pumping action to your holiday, you won’t be disappointed either. Stay at resorts in Maldives that have a full range of motorised water sports that will have you screaming in delight! Jet-skiing is a perennial favourite, while water-skiing, wakeboarding and knee-boarding are also worth trying. Activities like flyboarding and parasailing are not to be missed either and will take you soaring up above.