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Top 05 Exciting Water Sports in the Maldives – Let the Fun Begin

The Maldivian archipelago is made up of 26 coral atolls and over 1,000 little islands. Be prepared to enjoy a holiday more on, and in, the sea, than dry land as you indulge in water sports galore.

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Scuba Diving in Maldives

Undoubtedly one of the top scuba diving destinations in the world, the Maldives offers variety and thrills, when it comes to exploring the depths of the Indian Ocean. Just about everyone who visits the islands are enticed by the thrills of scuba diving; hence resorts like Kurumba Maldives offer PADI diving certification and training while being within easy reach of top sites for wreck diving, drift diving and areas rich in biodiversity like Manta Point for exploring the exotic marine life.

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Snorkelling in Maldives

Snorkelling is probably the number one water sports in Maldives; an action which requires next to no skills, apart from swimming, snorkelling is your best bet for exploring the wonders below the waves. All you need are snorkel, mask and fins to set-off on a marvellous adventure. A sport for the entire family, snorkelling can be undertaken right from the beach of your Maldives resort, provided the place has a house reef. Snorkelling amongst the beautiful coral beds will treat you to sights of little tropical fish, turtles swimming by and even a huge Manta Ray, floating along lazily. The coral formations are varied and beautiful; some grow to reach the surface while others are attached to walls, crags and crevices. Because the waters surrounding the Maldives are very clear, offering visibility up to 30 meters or more in some places, snorkelling is quite rewarding.

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Deep Sea Fishing

A nation that relies on fishing as its main income, the Maldives knows a thing or two about deep sea fishing. The tours are always successful and return with even amateurs, transformed into successful fishermen and women. The tours are always accompanied by experienced instructors who know the art of teaching anyone to fish. Besides, the sea in this region is teeming with all manner of big game fish, making it the ideal playground for the sport. Favourites to fish for include the Giant Trevally, Tuna, Swordfish, Jack, Mackerels and more. You can even take on a night fishing expedition offered by most Maldives luxury resorts, where you set off into the sunset and fish under the silvery light of the moon.

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Kayaking in the Maldives

Kayaks can be easily rented from your Maldives hotel or nearest sports club, tandem kayaks let friends or partners set off on a tour together, while the kayak tours are perfect for exploring hidden bays, and discovering some of the most scenic coasts. You must remember to take along cover from the sun and plenty of hydration.

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Island Hopping in the Maldives

The Maldives, home to over a 1000 islands, has much to explore. Take on an island hopping tour and you can enjoy exploring the nearest atoll. Visit the uninhabited islands, explore the verdant jungles and enjoy a picnic on an isolated beach. Next set off to the local islands where culture and friendly locals await.