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Things to do in the Blue Waters of Maldives – Fun Thrills Galore!

When it comes to water sports, few places can compare with what the Maldives has to offer be it on the surface of the ocean or below. Here are some of the many activities you can enjoy in the water.

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Snorkelling

An activity that can be enjoyed by young and old alike, snorkelling amidst the crystal clear water that surrounds the Maldives is one of the most popular activities here. No prior experience is required and with house reefs and fish species found relatively close to shore, one can easily explore the waters in search of vibrant corals and fish that are a part of the underwater scenery.

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Diving

When it comes to diving in Maldives, one has the chance to explore a truly unforgettable underwater world where dreamlike landscapes and intriguing marine animals swim around unperturbed by these strange human visitors. Do remember you need dive certification to go on such excursions. You do get island resorts like Maafushivaru Maldives that have their own PADI dive centres where one can get the needed training and certification as well as sign up for dive tours.

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Banana Boat Ride

A thrilling activity that kids are particular fond of, banana boat rides are a great way to get that quick adrenaline rush. The banana shaped inflatable device is dragged along by a speed boat and all one has to do is hold on tight and enjoy the ride. Note; screaming optional!

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Surfing

Surfing in Maldives has become one of the most popular water sports, offering one the chance to not only test your skills on diverse waves, but also take in the breathtaking scenery at each location. If you hear the phrases "Chickens", "Cokes" and "Pasta Point" in reference to the Maldives, you would be mistaken into thinking the conversation is regarding dinner; rather these are just some of the popular surfing points you will find here!

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Jet Skiing

Have you ever wanted to take to the road in a vehicle and just enjoy an all out speed fest, but sadly have never been able to? Well then, jet skiing is one water sport where you can enjoy such a feeling! With plenty of open water all around you, you can feel the need for speed and adrenaline pumping action as you race this way and that on your speedy water-mobile.

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Fishing

If you love to fish, then the Maldives has plenty to offer as well. With marlin, sailfish and wahoo among the species to be found here, fishing offers a fun and challenging day out at sea. Gear can be rented out on a fishing expedition and certain tours even give you the option of having your catch prepared for you for dinner.

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Sunset Cruise

Not all activities in the waters surrounding the Maldives have to be action packed. In fact, the gorgeous coastal setting and mile upon mile of azure also offers the perfect backdrop for something more relaxing and romantic. Taking a cruise be it on a traditional boat known as a dhoni or a luxury yacht is the perfect way to enjoy something the country is also famed for; glorious sunsets.

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