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Top 10 Water Sports to Do in the Maldives - To the Adventurous Hydrophile

The Maldives, with its beautiful blue ocean and a weather that is amazing all year round, is a great spot for a summer vacation. Here are some water sports to try to add that extra edge to your vacation.

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Kayaking

Kayaking is everyone's go-to water sport. This is because one can choose to go on some rough waves or simply kayak through calm waters. Thus, it caters to both the adrenaline junkies to the ones who want to be safer.

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Surfing

An old-school water sports that are quite addictive and remains the most popular one to-date. It helps to read about it or take up some introductory lessons. Since the Maldives is a popular destination for surfing, finding a surfing centre shouldn't be too hard.

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Parasailing

Parasailing essentially means, one is towed behind a motorboat while they are attached to a canopy, similar to a parachute. IF you want to feel like a bird soaring across the ocean at a height ranging from 600-1200 feet above sea level and get a bird's eye view of the beautiful ocean below, do not miss the opportunity. In the Maldives, luxury resorts that offer a range of water sports as a recreational activity is found in abundance. Naladhu Private Island Maldives is one such resort that caters to many activities, should you be interested.

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Scuba Diving

Contrary to popular belief that this is an activity that is hard to grasp, it is fairly easy to do this. All you need is an oxygen tank, a pair of flippers, goggles and a mouthpiece and you are set to go. Being able to swim underwater and witness the marine life in their own habitat, is a wonderful experience.

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Paddle-boarding

This is another popular sport. There are two types; kneeling paddle boarding and stand up paddle-boarding or SUP. SUP is a variation of surfing, but unlike in surfing, the rider uses a paddle which allows the rider to propel themselves through the water. It is relatively easier than surfing and could be a great way to start your journey with surfing as well.

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Jet skiing

A great sport to have fun and improve your balance and coordination skills! It is very much similar to a motorbike, but instead of revving through the rocky roads, you'll be speeding through the crashing waves and race against them!

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Water-skiing

Water-skiing is quite similar to snow skiing. However, in water skiing, you have a cord that is connected to a boat that is used to tow the rider. It was inspired by snow skiing and became a sport after 1922.

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Swimming

The most basic water-sport that requires no fancy equipment and can be practiced anywhere. Swimming tests one's endurance, especially when you swim in the ocean, which is why swimming in the ocean is much more challenging and interesting.

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Snorkelling

You don't have to be a great swimmer to do this. You just need a mask and a fin to be able to explore the secrets and beauty of the underwater world. The Maldives is known for its beautiful and colourful corals and marine life, so do not miss this opportunity.

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Sailing

Sailing isn't an activity that is reserved for the ultimate elite. In fact, many youngsters are getting onboard this activity as it can be both, a competitive sport or a relaxing activity to simply enjoy a picnic in the sea.