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Top 5 things to do in the Maldives – More to do than just lazing around

Snorkelling, deep sea diving, sailing and Jet Skis... Here are 5 things you can do in the Maldives rather than getting a relaxing massage and sunbathing on the beach.



The sunset looks amazing from the shores of the Maldives, sure, but seeing the sunset from the middle of the ocean is an entirely different experience altogether. Venture into the ocean on a sailboat and feel the cool breeze in your hair, taste the salt on your lips and listen to the sound of the waves and enjoy the solitude as you gaze into the horizon.


Deep sea diving

Whether it's your first time diving or you're an experienced diver the underwater beauty of the Maldives will leave you in awe. Dive between the fish and corals and witness the diversity of flora and creatures that live underwater. Make sure to take a camera that can take pictures underwater to relive the magnificent underwater beauty that the Maldives has to offer. Laaum Atoll which has few channels and greater visibility is ideal for beginners while Lhaviyani Atoll which has a steep drop-off is more suited for experienced divers.


Deep sea fishing

If the patient art of fishing is a hobby you enjoy then Deep sea fishing in the Maldives is something you definitely wouldn't want to miss. Deep sea fishing will consume about half a day and would be better if you can find like-minded people who stay at your resort or hotel to split the cost of the ride as chartering a boat to take you to the middle of the ocean can be quite costly. The best time to leave is at the crack of dawn when the fish start feeding. Some of the resorts even allow you to bring the spoils of your hard work back to the kitchen and cook it just the way you like it.



The Maldives has some of the clearest waters which make it easy to spot things. The crystal clear waters are filled with big and small sea creatures and one doesn't have to go too far or even know how to swim to experience the wonders that the Maldives offers to divers of all levels. Hard and soft corals, giant clams and Blacktip and whitetip Reef sharks are some of the wonders that can be found when snorkelling amongst the 26 atolls that the Maldives has to offer. Hotels like Maafushivaru Maldives offer snorkelling as an as an excursion but it's always best to verify that your holiday resort in Maldives offers snorkelling prior to confirming your hotel reservation.


Jet Skiing

Jet Skiing is one of the easiest and most exhilarating ways to explore the surreal beauty of the Maldives and its surrounding islands. The pure adrenaline rush you receive from riding these water machines which are easy to manoeuvre is bound to work up an appetite and leave you reeling with joy. Given that you're wearing the right protective gear Jet Skiing is safe enough engage in even with your kids. You can kill two birds with one stone by using your Jet Ski to go snorkelling on remote reefs which offer a wider variety of deep-sea flora and fauna and sea-life.