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Water Sports in Maldives – Fun Diversions for the Active Visitor

The lovely Maldives Islands have secured a reputation as a premier holiday destination. In the Maldives, you will have the opportunity to indulge in a number of enjoyable water sports.



The clear shimmering Maldivian waters are always a delightful environment for snorkelling. You will see that the alluring reefs which can even be found in relatively shallow waters in the Maldives are an outstanding setting for snorkelling. As you snorkel around the translucent waters you will encounter many kinds of corals as well as numerous other kinds of attractive marine creatures. For beginners and children snorkelling with a guide will be a good option. Since only very simple equipment is needed for snorkelling you can readily hire the gear needed from your chosen Maldives resort. The alluring underwater world of the Maldives is sure to capture the imagination of the snorkeler.


Scuba Diving

The Maldives Islands are renowned as an outstanding location for scuba diving. In the local waters, you will find many excellent dive sites that are sure to appeal to the avid scuba diver. As you dive in the Maldives you will encounter such natural features as coral gardens, overhangs, underwater caves, and pinnacles. Divers will be enthralled by a host of exotic marine creatures such as turtles, whale sharks, Napoleon wrasses, grey reef sharks, manta rays, spotted eagle rays, blacktip reef sharks, whitetip reef sharks, hammerhead sharks and moray eels. Since there are many outstanding dive sites in the Maldives you will never tire of the islands' undersea attractions.


Kayaking and Canoeing

Kayaking and canoeing will be great ways to involve yourself in water sports activities in the Maldives. Both of these sports are enjoyable and comparatively undemanding activities that are greatly rewarding for the visitor. By going kayaking with your partner you will have the opportunity to spend quality time with only the tropical sun, ocean waters and sea breezes for company. Another great option would be hiring a glass kayak which will allow you to observe the mesmerizing marine environment below you. Similarly, canoeing is a good form of gentle exercise and you will usually have the option of selecting a double, single or even triple canoe.


Jet Skiing

What could be more enjoyable than climbing aboard your powerful jet ski and venturing forth into the expanses of the Indian Ocean? The Maldives is a great place for jet skiing as you will encounter sunny weather, delightful scenery and plenty of room in which to race around in your personal craft. You may choose to cruise serenely or perhaps if you have more experience, try out daring speeds and manoeuvres. Your obedient water stallion will obey your every command, providing you with a truly memorable experience. These exciting water sports can be enjoyed at one of the resorts in Maldives like the island getaway of PER AQUUM Niyama Maldives which offers a range of water activities.



There is nothing quite like the exhilarating water sport of waterskiing to quicken the pulse and get the adrenaline flowing. Although it is not perhaps the easiest water sport to learn, waterskiing is a thrilling and greatly rewarding pastime that provides an addictive experience which will have you hooked in no time. There can be no better location in the world for waterskiing than the Maldives Islands with its inviting waters, sunny climate, and appealing surroundings. As you water-ski behind your powerful motorboat you will be inundated with sensation, gliding over the water at a speed of your choosing. In no time you will be performing tricks and stunts, taking your waterskiing experience to the next level.