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05 Exciting Water Sports in Maldives – Where the Ocean is Hard to Resist

The Maldives is a sun-worshipers dream destination, where you may, but won't want to, spend endless days of bliss lying on a soft sand beach. You won't want to because the sea beckons, and in the Maldives, water sports are endless and thrilling. Listed are some favourites.


Enjoy Snorkelling

Snorkelling is a sport open to all ages and any skill level. Really, if you can float on water then all you need is the equipment and you are good to go. Guests at resorts similar to Adaaran Prestige Vadoo will be treated to a range of water sports activities, like reef snorkelling, overseen by experienced professionals. In the case of snorkelling, you can learn how to breathe through a snorkel, don a pair of fins and swim to the nearest coral reef for sights of colourful coral fish, a lazy turtle ambling by, huge rays and maybe even harmless baby reef sharks.


Thrilling Scuba Diving

The Maldives is home to some of the best scuba diving spots in the world. You can swim amongst gorgeous coral reefs, underwater tunnels, dive along submerged reef walls and explore caves deep in the ocean. There are some wrecks too, worth exploring, which are now home to marine creatures and various types of coral and sponges. Enjoy the varied types of coral floating with the ocean's current, huge manta rays swimming overhead, shy whale sharks swimming past you and discovering a myriad of other marine life that love the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Some Maldives luxury resorts offer guests, a diving centre where they can take on a marine life exploration tour with the aid of an experienced marine-life specialist.


Deep Sea Fishing in Maldives

Deep sea fishing on the island nation is very rewarding. You can book a tour via your Maldives resort or ask around for a reputed tour operator. Expert instructors will help you become a skilled fisherman or woman in next to no time, reaping the bounty of the Indian Ocean. Fish for jack, barracuda, giant trevally, tuna, swordfish and much more; keep in mind the Maldives has strict fishing laws, as the industry is a main economy earner, and visitors should always go out with licensed and experienced tour operators.


Whale Submarine Rides

For those of you who want to experience the wonders of the Indian Ocean without donning a wetsuit or getting wet, the Whale Submarine is a super option. Taking you on a tour across the seabed, these state-of-the-art vessels, offer you views of life below the waves consisting of beautiful coral formations and marine life in all shapes and sizes.


Parasailing in Maldives

Parasailing is very popular at the luxury resorts in Maldives. Guests who take on the sport enjoy bird's eye views of the surroundings which are quite breath-taking. You will find the expert instructors are capable of teaching you the ropes of parasailing in next to no time.