If you crave a holiday with unforgettable adventures and speed-filled activities, then head to the Maldives; water sports abound here and these are some of the best.
The crystal-clear waters that surround the islands are perfect for snorkelling with stunning views of marine and coral life. Resorts like Velassaru Maldives also offer special experiences to make this activity more memorable; these include night snorkelling and guided excursions with a marine biologist for encounters with manta rays, turtles or sharks.
You can also enjoy deeper ocean exploration while at a luxury hotel; Maldives diving excursions in places such as the South Male Atoll are ideal for such underwater escapades. Some resorts offer dive centres with PADI courses as well as trips to key dive sites to see Napoleon wrasse, barracudas, eagle rays, dolphins, mantas and more.
For those who enjoy speed, it’s hard to recommend just one water sport since there are so many to choose from! Powered by a speedboat, activities such as kneeboarding, wakeboarding, water-skiing, mono-skiing and fun tube rides are worth trying. You can also zip along on WaveRunners / jet-skis or the unique Seabob Cayago water rocket.
Though it may not feature speed, fishing is amongst the equally exciting water sports in Maldives. Some resorts offer full-day big game fishing excursions in waters home to wahoo, dorado, trevally and sailfish. For a more traditional experience, you can try sunset fishing that includes having the reef fish you catch being cooked for dinner!