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4 of the Best Water Sports to try in Maldives – Thrills On the Indian Ocean

Maldives is well famed for its image as a fine holiday destination. The ample amount of sea around every island means that the country also has plenty of water sports for visitors to indulge in.


Snorkelling and Diving

Relatively easy to try out, snorkelling is a wonderful experience that deserves a try. The unpolluted Indian Ocean makes it easy to view the diverse marine life underwater. Every surface of the reef is covered with corals which are home to a vast number of sea creatures. On the side of diving, the Maldives is well equipped to say the least. The popularity of diving can be seen by how easy it is to find a Maldives diving resort, such as resorts like Velassaru Maldives. The country has a wide range of diving sites and even ship wrecks that make scuba-diving a wonderful experience. If that's not enough to tempt you, the underwater caves and channels, as well as the exotic fish that inhabit these spaces, are sure to entice you. If you are new to diving, you can join one of the many diving centres who can give you a lesson on the sport.



Waterskiing is one of those sports that instantly get your adrenaline going. While quite challenging, this exhilarating sport is well worth the effort and is sure to appeal to the extreme adrenaline junkies. The tropical climate of the archipelago and the soft sea breeze ensures that you have the perfect setting to engage in this sport. While it is challenging, there are plenty of instructors who will be more than happy to show you the ropes, so experienced or inexperienced, the Maldives will not let you down here!



While surfing is popular all around the world, it only recently took off in the Maldives. Surfers of all skill-levels are gradually turning to the country due to its newly found water conditions. What makes surfing here such a fantastic affair is the sheer choice available to a surfer. Each surfing point is unique and has its own characteristics so even a newcomer to the surfing world can find a surfing point that suits his skill level and ability. Many of the resorts around rent out surfing equipment so you do not have to bother bringing your own. All in all, surfing in the Maldives is a memorable event to try out.


Jet Skiing

Jet skiing is one of those sports that never went out of style. It was the thing during the nineties and decades later, it is still one of the most exciting events to try out. Add in the postcard-esque environment of the Maldives and you are set for a heavenly ride. I mean, what could be more exciting than skimping the turquoise waters of the country at top speeds in your own water machine? Jet skis are easy to get the hang of so even novices can be up and zipping in no time. Moreover, you can also visit nearby islands and other attractions. With plenty of hidden reefs and uninhabited islands around, there is plenty to explore.