Ranked among the top water sports hotspots on the planet, the Maldives offers fantastic conditions for a host of water-bound activities. Here are some of the top water sports to enjoy in the country.
With iconic diving sites the likes of Banana Reef, Manta Point and HP Reef within its confines, the Maldives is a dream destination for scuba divers. The sheer variety of marine species occupying its waters makes diving in the archipelago a treat that’s not just reserved for wreck divers. A large number of diving schools in the country also makes it a great place to get a PADI certification.
Often compared to riding a motorbike on the ocean’s surface, jet skiing is an adrenaline-pumping water sports activity that’s accessible to any visitor. Whether one is based at The Nautilus Maldives or any other resort hub, jet-skiing tours are always accessible through private tour operators and hotels. Just make sure you don’t hop on the Jet Ski after a hearty meal at a Maldives restaurant because the bumpy ride should not be enjoyed on a full stomach.
As one of the few water sports activities that can be enjoyed as a group, banana boating includes bobbing along the ocean on an inflated boat in the shape of a banana. No swimming skills are required for this wet and wild ride where participants are required to wear life jackets.
Propelling tourists into the air, flyboarding allows one to literally fly above the water. Connected to a watercraft by a stealthy hose, this gravity-defying activity is not for the faint of heart.