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5 Exciting Water Sports to do in Maldives

A thousand islands, picture-perfect beaches and luxurious resorts make Maldives one of the top destinations on your travel list. Here are 5 exciting water sports to that will enrich your holiday:

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Surfing

Surfing

Maldives is a top destination for surf enthusiasts, thanks to its three atolls. Between the months of March and October, the Northern and Central atolls set the stage for a minimum of fifteen breaks. In March and April, the Southern atoll serves up at least 23 breaks and is popular with professional surfers! The best part is that you do not have to be a surfing pro to experience the excitement. Most of the surf spots in Maldives are great for beginners and intermediate level surfers. Some of the best hotels in Maldives, such as Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa Maldives, work in sync with a range of service providers or even have their own surf schools set up for your convenience.

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Diving

Diving

Undoubtedly one of the most popular water sports in Maldives, diving is an absolute must-try! The entire region showcases safe currents, crystal clear waters and gorgeous coral reefs making it one of the most sought after diving locations in the world. The best in the region are the North Male Atoll, South Male Atoll, Ari Atoll and Addu Atoll. A typical dive expedition will take you underwater to check out an array of sea creatures such as whale sharks, reef sharks, tiger sharks, hammerhead sharks, manta rays and smaller, colourful schools of fish. Other attractions include shipwrecks such as the British Royalty. If you are staying at a resort such as Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa Maldives, speak to the reception to get their help organising an unforgettable diving experience for your friends/family. Oh, and if you are beginner fear not! Fully qualified, PADI certified instructors are at hand to help you get accustomed with all techniques, equipment and underwater communications before you get started.

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Jet skiing

Jet skiing

Did you know that some of the best locations in Maldives are accessible via Jet Ski only? Witness some of the most gorgeous sceneries and beaches among hidden islets as you speed through the clear waters. Another interesting aspect of you jet skiing expedition is the fact that you get to step at specific locations to hop and off and venture beneath the surface. Yes, you get to go snorkelling to observe some of the most spectacular coral reefs seen by man.

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Snorkelling

Snorkelling

When you sign up for a snorkelling experience, you get to check out various aspects of the country's ample marine life that mat is made up of over 700 species of fish and 70 types of coral reefs. Some of the sea creatures you see are dolphins, Reef Sharks, manta rays, Morays, Hawksbill Turtles, squids and a plethora of colourful reef fishes.

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Dhoni Cruise

Dhoni Cruise

Although not an "exciting" water sport, the Maldives Dhoni Cruise allows you to enjoy the gorgeous sceneries of the country from a different, relaxed perspective. You have got to experience it to realise why it one of the most popular water-based expeditions in the country. A typical cruise will take you past unblemished beaches, islands fit for postcards, tiny fishing villages and amazing coral reefs. Adding to it all, the crew will even let you pick your course for a customised expedition.