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5 must do water activities in the Maldives - A thorough guide of the essential water sports.

The go-to place for water sports is the Maldives. Being comprised of 26 atolls, and hundreds of islands, the land boasts of everything that's sunny and sandy. With it comes a range of water sports activities that you won't experience in any other parts of the world. The Maldives has made sure, that a range water sports are available for you to experience for all kinds of thrill seekers. Be it the adrenaline junk the is or others. Here are some of the five must do water sports when in the beautiful turquoise waters of Maldives.


Scuba diving

Scuba diving is a popular activity in the Maldives and the waters invite both beginners and pros alike. All are welcome to dive and discover. If you're a beginner, or even if you want to polish up some of your skills, there are plenty of professional diving schools around the coast offering some word class lessons for you to check out. Besides, with this certification from these diving the schools, you can pretty much dive in any part of the world. It' s recognised worldwide as courses are licensed by the PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors).


Water thrillers

Almost all resorts in the Maldives provide an array of jaw-dropping, adrenaline rushing water sports that will give you a once in a lifetime experience. Jet skiing, canoeing, catamaran sailing, fun tube, water skiing, banana boat towing, parasailing, wakeboarding, kayaking, windsurfing, kite surfing, snorkelling, and knee boarding are some of the popular water sports, just to mention a few! However, it isn't limited to this. With the advent of modern technology, there are some other revolutionary thrillers that you can check out in the Maldives. On top of that, Maldives is a surfer's paradise. In the Maldives, islands resorts the likes of Grand Park Kodhipparu offer a range of water sports activities you can try out.



This is a water sport enjoyed by all. Beginner, intermediary, pros, all are allowed to play their hand at snorkelling in these amazing waters and explore the underwater world. Plus, you don't need to be a pro at swimming to enjoy snorkelling. Many resorts and other places around the Maldives, have trainers who can guide you to have a fabulous experience.


Underwater spa

It is as exciting as it sounds. The first ever underwater spa in the world was built in the Republic of Maldives in a resort in the North Male Atoll. What can you expect here? Well, it is a spa, and it has got rooms. But these underwater rooms are surrounded by two glass-walled enclosures. And it has the best views of coral reefs and other colourful fish species.


Underwater scooter

Want to experience some adventure that doesn't involve diving or even swimming? Then opt for the underwater scooter. This was developed for thrill seekers to experience the adventures of a scuba diver, but without the heavy gears like the strapped tank or the weight belt. The scooter is designed with self-contained breathing compartment and can travel underwater at a speed of 2 kmph and at a depth of around 5m. With electric batteries to power it, the scooter can take one or two passengers at a time.

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