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Top 05 Water Sports in Maldives – Get There and Live on the Ocean

Maldives is an archipelago made up of scattered little islands dotting the Indian Ocean. It is quite natural for tourists to spend all their time relishing the wonders of the ocean. Listed below are top water sports.

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Diving in the Maldives

Diving in the Maldives

Diving is one of the biggest thrills in the Maldives. Experiences are absolutely mind boggling and stunning. The warm waters of the Indian Ocean entice an immeasurable amount of marine life while the gorgeous coral reefs in all shapes and hues is a marvelous sanctuary for shy coral fish, moray eels and other fascinating critters of the ocean. Dive amongst underwater reefs, tunnels and swim throughs; experience encounters with the elusive whale sharks and watches in amazement as huge manta rays pass overhead. Friendly dolphins will swim up to you while lazy sea turtles paddle amongst the reefs. Choices are endless as are the experiences. Best of all with so many Maldives resorts offering PADI diving certifications visitors as young as ten years are encouraged to traverse the depth of the ocean. You will find internationally famous Euro Divers are based at many of the resorts including Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives.

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Snorkelling in Maldives

Snorkelling in Maldives

Snorkelling requires no special skill and anyone with the ability to swim and wear a snorkel can do so in the Maldives. It is a water sport that can be indulged in right from the terrace of over water Maldives villas. All you need do is jump in and swim up to the nearest reef. The ocean surrounding the archipelago boasts the clearest water with some places offering visibility up to 50 metres; hence one is treated to fine visions of life below the waves. Watch in fascination as turtles and fish swim towards you and enjoy the experience as a family.

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Surfing in the Maldives

Surfing in the Maldives

Maldives is home to some of the world's finest surfing locations. Offering breaks that are conducive to professional and amateur surfers there are many fine well known and secret surf locations there. Hook up with a surfing safari and you will be able to enjoy surfing around some of the lesser known but gorgeous regions of the Maldives. Relish the isolated beaches and experience the tropical waters like never before.

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Island Hopping

Island Hopping

Catamaran sailing is quite popular in the Maldives; enjoy a sunset cruise or half a day island hopping tour where you can look forward to visiting isolated islands, picnics on sun-bleached sand bars and swimming in hidden coves. Like the liveaboard dive tours and snorkelling safaris, these island hopping boat tours offer a marvellous insight to the archipelagos charms and attractions. You will also have a chance to visit one of the local islands where laid back locals will indulge in traditions as old as time and maybe invite you in for a meal of delicious home cooked meal.

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Kayaking in the Maldives

Kayaking in the Maldives

Kayaking is a wholly rewarding sport in the Maldives; enjoy a solo tour or join a group. Alternatively, you could get yourself a tandem kayak and set off with a friend or partner. Either way, this is the best way to appreciate the stunning views of palm fringed beaches around the islands as well as to stumble upon hidden coves and waterlogged caves. Do remember to take along cover from the sun and plenty of liquids.