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10 Exciting Water Sports in Maldives – An Archipelago of Adventure

Beautiful Maldives islands scattered across the Indian Ocean offer holidaymaker's loads of fun water activities. Make the most of sun, surf and fun as you indulge in some of the best water sports.

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Catamaran Sailing

Catamaran Sailing

Sailing along the gorgeous Indian Ocean is truly a rewarding experience. This is the very reason that many Maldives resorts offer facilities of catamaran rentals to guests. The feeling of freedom as you sail across the ocean with nothing but the lull of the waves and sights of the islands to soothe you is quite remarkable. The best time for some catamaran sailing in the Maldives is from November to April. Swimming skills are not a requisite but it is necessary to take along your cameras for capturing the stunning scenery and magical sunsets.

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Kayaking in the Maldives

Kayaking in the Maldives

Paddling along the coasts of nearby islands is quite a treat. You can easily rent solo or tandem kayaks for enjoying some solitary time on the ocean. Paddling your own craft along the huge ocean is quite an experience; especially when rewarded with sights of sandy shores and swaying palms. April to October is the best season for kayaking in Maldives and swimming skills are an advantage. You may be interested in the Molokini transparent kayak from Baros Maldives. This craft is transparent all around allowing you to enjoy the same pleasures of snorkelling while paddling your way across the ocean.

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Snorkelling in Maldives

Snorkelling in Maldives

Snorkelling does not require certified diving skills; instead, it's a sport that just about anyone can enjoy. In the Maldives, snorkelling is a real treat as the reefs are teeming with all manner of tropical fish. Getting to the nearest reef is as easy as swimming in it. July to September is the best season for enjoying a snorkelling tour and the only skills required are the ability to float and paddle your way across the ocean.

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Kitesurfing

Kitesurfing

This is quite an adrenaline pumping sport and can be learnt in next to no time. There are kitesurfing schools that offer the help of experienced instructors who know just how to get you whizzing across the ocean.

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Riding in Glass Bottomed Boats

Riding in Glass Bottomed Boats

This is the best way to enjoy the splendours of the ocean without getting wet. The glass bottomed boats of Maldives are equipped with glass panels at the base which allows passengers to observe the activity and coral life below the surface. April to October is the best season for this activity.

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Jet Skiing

Jet Skiing

Ideal for all adrenaline junkies a Jet Ski that whizzes across the ocean at high speeds is quite a treat. Instructors accompany those of you who are not experienced with riding the jet skis while all safety measures are adhered to when you book the activity through a reputed sports club or luxury Maldives hotel.

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Scuba Diving in Maldives

Scuba Diving in Maldives

The archipelago is home to some of the world's best dive spots and the sport is truly enjoyable around the many atolls. Many resorts offer facilities of a dive centre and a marine centre for the ultimate experience.

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Big Game Fishing in Maldives

Big Game Fishing in Maldives

Big game fishing is quite the sport in a country where fishing is a staple livelihood. You can charter a fishing expedition and head out to sea teeming with all manner of fish. Amateurs too are encouraged to indulge in the sport with the aid of expert instructors.

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Banana Boat Rides

Banana Boat Rides

Enjoy the ocean to your heart's content as you ride a fun banana boat across the Indian Ocean. Ideal family fun the boats are operated across the many resorts for loads of fun in the sun.

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Underwater Walking

Underwater Walking

Walking along the immense ocean is quite exciting making this sport one of the most popular in Maldives. The aid of special breathing equipment helps you to walk across the floor of the ocean as the marine life swim around and colourful coral light up the path.

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