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05 Exciting Water Sports in Maldives – Thrills on the Indian Ocean

The Maldives which is predominantly water is any sun worshiper's paradise for enjoying sun sand and surf. The place offers a diverse range of water sports and thrilling underwater encounters.

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Snorkelling in the Maldives

Snorkelling in the Maldives

The sport that requires the least amount of fuss in the Maldives is snorkelling. Gear is just the basics while the only skills required are swimming; as such it is no surprise to find loads of family holidaymakers setting off on snorkelling tours. It is no fuss mainly due to the activity taking place right from the shores of any sun-kissed beach resort Maldives offers. All you need to check is whether your chosen Maldives hotel or resort has a house reef and how far off it is. If there is no house reef, simply book yourself a snorkelling tour and join other happy snorkelers as they island hop to some of the best snorkel sites across the archipelago.

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Diving in Maldives

Diving in Maldives

Maldives is categorised as one of the world's top dive destination and quite rightfully the place is an endless source of underwater wonders. Head over to the more famous reefs such as Banana Reef and you will be amazed at the huge collection of marine life, from the tiniest reef fish to larger sharks, sting rays and lazy turtles. Spotting the elusive whale shark is one of the thrills of diving in Maldives while underwater caves, cliffs and overhangs, add to the thrill. You can indulge in wreck diving around some of the atolls and even take on a live aboard dive tour which is a few days cruise upon a luxury yacht, sailing to the best dive sites around the islands. The best part of this adventure is that even amateurs are encouraged and given the chance to experience the depths of the Indian Ocean with PADI certification and dive courses for kids being offered at most of the islands resorts including Kuramathi Island Resort.

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Catamaran Sailing in the Maldives

Catamaran Sailing in the Maldives

Catamaran sailing is quite rewarding, it is the best way to enjoy the beautiful surroundings while being one with nature. Catamarans are available for rent across the islands and November to April is deemed the best times to enjoy this sailing fun – take along the cameras folks.

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Kayaking in the Maldives

Kayaking in the Maldives

Enjoy the solitary thrills of cruising the coast in your kayak. Single or tandem kayaks are available for you to hire. Relish the thrills of paddling your own boat along the huge Indian Ocean, discover hidden bays and marvel at sights of palm fringed coasts from your perch in the sea. Kayaking group tours are available for visitors unsure of setting off alone while the best season to visit the country for kayaking is April to October.

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Kite Surfing in Maldives

Kite Surfing in Maldives

This is a thrilling sport for all adrenaline junkies. There are plenty of experienced instructors so you do not need to be a pro to enjoy the immense thrills of soaring over the glistening blue Indian Ocean. A very satisfying sport for the adventure-hungry tourist Kite surfing is available across the archipelago.

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