The Maldives is often recognised as one of the premier travel destinations in the world. Its pristine white sandy beaches are bordered by the calm azure blue waters of the Indian Ocean, a setting which is perfect for an array of exciting water sports!
Along the Maldives’ coastal water, right below the surface are thriving coral reefs that are home to a menagerie of exciting different species. A snorkelling session is the best way to get up close and personal with the fantastic creatures that inhabit the reef. Certain Maldives beach resort establishments even let you book guided snorkelling sessions, like the Faarufushi Maldives for instance.
If you’re more of the thrill-seeking type, consider the exciting sport of parasailing. Essentially, you’ll be floating in the air with a parachute while being tugged forward by a speeding motorboat. This way you’ll get a bird’s eye view of the majestic Indian Ocean while being doused in a healthy dose of adrenaline – and you don’t even have to get wet!
Perhaps the most popular water sport in the Maldives, jet skiing is perfect for all the speed demons out there. Race across crystal blue waters at breakneck speeds either by yourself or with a friend. You can also hire an instructor to ride along with you if you feel a little skittish at first.
Big Game Fishing
While fishing sounds more like a relaxing activity, big game fishing is anything but. Here you’re not trying to reel in little minnows with worm bait; you’re going after oceanic giants like sailfish and tuna! This water sport can be quite taxing, as battles with your quarry can last hours, but at the same time, it is often the most rewarding.