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5 Best Water Sports in Maldives – Calling out your inner adrenaline junkie!

With the Indian Ocean on all sides, there is no shortage of water sports in the Maldives. However, too many choices can make it difficult to choose the best few, so let us do the hard work for you!

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Snorkeling and Diving

I don't think I need to remind you that the Maldives is known to hide some of the best diving and snorkelling sites in the world. The reefs that surround the islands house numerous corals in multiple shades. These colourful corals are teeming with marine life and regularly attract rare species like sharks, manta rays and even turtles. For those just starting out with diving, the country has many diving centres spread out over the islands where you can learn the process. Once you are certified, there is nothing stopping you from heading out to the many diving spots and shipwrecks hidden in the seas. For those who are going on holidays to Maldives just for the diving excursions, there are plenty of travel firms like Vacation Maldives that organize diving tours.

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Stand Up Paddleboarding

Stand up paddle boarding is a dreamlike experience here in the Maldives. The reefs and corals provide great protection against the swell, which means you are treated to flat water that is crystal clear. From a standing position, you can easily see right to the bottom of the ocean and its array of eye catching corals. Manta rays, reef sharks, turtles and schools of other fishes are a common sight in the Maldives' reef.

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Jet Skiing

Jet skiing is one of the most well known water sports. However, while most of us are familiar with jet skiing on muddy and polluted waterways, it is a very different experience in the Maldives. The clean waters certainly contribute to the element while the all year round tropical climate makes it much more enjoyable. You do not even have to be a swimmer to try jet skiing out. The instructors will kit you up with a life jacket so even if you fall in; you just have to bob around on the water until one of the many keen eyed coast guards rescue you.

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Banana Boat Rides

One of the quirkiest activities on this list, Banana boat rides are a fun ride to embark on with your friends or family. It is a boat that is shaped like a... wait for it... banana! Once you get on the boat, you are fastened to it so you do not fall. When that's done you are set to cruise around the sea in a banana!!

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Game fishing

If I have not made it clear already, the seas off the Maldives house a range of rare game fish, making it a perfect spot for a bit of game fishing. Marlins, tunas and sailfish can be easily caught while the tropical climate means you can get game fish at any point in the year, not just a particular season. Finding a company to organize a fishing charter is not a difficult task as it's a growing sport.

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