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05 Water Adventures to do in Maldives – Enjoy the Surf

The Maldives beckons you with promises of endless fun across the 26 coral atolls; look forward to the best adventures across the Indian Ocean as you indulge in some mind blowing water sports.

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Snorkelling is a treat in the Maldives

There is no end to the number of water activities one can indulge in, of these snorkelling and scuba diving are the most prominent. Snorkelling requires next to no skills; if you can swim, wear a mask and breathe through a snorkel your good to go. As the country is made up of 26 coral atolls, the activity of snorkelling in the Maldives is merely begun by swimming out to the nearest reef from your resort's beach. Of course for a more comprehensive tour, you could hook up with one of the snorkelling safaris that take you on an island hopping tour to swim and admire some of the most beautiful coral formations and marine life.

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Enjoy the Best Scuba Diving

Maldives is well established as one of the world's best scuba diving locations. There are fantastic reefs, thilas, underwater caves, tunnels and ridges to explore. There are shipwrecks, astounding coral formations and tropical fish that will take your breath away. Swim amongst giant manta rays, admire the elusive whale shark and watch in amazement at the antics of dolphins. A huge turtle will pass amongst the reef while beautiful fan coral and other anemones will glow and dazzle in myriad hues. Best of all this wonder is no longer reserved for the professional diver; once in the Maldives, even children as young as 10 years can get a PADI diving certificate under the expert guidance of top instructors. Like the dive school at Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa Maldives, there are many spread across the archipelago.

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Wind Surfing and Kite Surfing is Loads of Fun

The lagoons are best for these sports; the weather is just right and the water a shimmering mirror with low waves. You will encounter a myriad of wildlife in the process and find yourself rubbing shoulders with experienced windsurfers who simply cannot resist the excellent conditions on the lagoons. Most private luxury resorts in the Maldives boasts a house lagoon ideal for some solitude and lessons for first timers. If you are considering budget remember to check for Maldives resort deals that cover room rates, sports and a whole host of other benefits. By the way, most of these private resorts offer lessons and services of expert teachers for all amateurs to learn the art of wind or kite surfing.

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Night Fishing in the Maldives

Maldives is the perfect destination for deep sea fishing and indeed many tourists end up taking on very rewarding fishing tours on the Indian Ocean. Night fishing is quite a fascinating concept where you are taken out to sea under a setting sun. There once the stars are out you cast your lines to catch the silvery fish by the light of the moon.

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Surfing in the Maldives

The Maldives is well noted for its good surfing breaks and many a serious surfer will take on a surfing safari to scour the archipelago in search of the perfect break. You will find many isolated and beautiful spots to surf, on these fabulous adventures.

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