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5 Exciting Water Activities in the Maldives for Your Adrenaline Fix – Get your blood pumping

The tropical islands of the Maldives are a water-sports lover's paradise that offers many activities that are bound to get your heart pounding with excitement.

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Paddleboarding

Most people come to the Maldives to relax, unwind, take a break from their busy lives and sunbathe on the gorgeous beaches the Maldives has to offer. But if you're looking for something different, you could try paddle boarding; paddle boarding gives you the opportunity to sunbathe in the middle of the sea. If you're looking for a bit of excitement you can even try riding some of the waves! It's a great way to relax and everyone can take part in it as it doesn't require a lot of training. If it's your first time be sure to follow safety precautions and wear a life jacket until you get the hang of it.

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Kitesurfing

Kitesurfing is the latest sport to gain traction and popularity in the Maldives even though the wind conditions in the Maldives aren't always perfect for it. But when the island does experience favourable wind conditions it is one of the best places in the world for Kitesurfing. If the only reason you're visiting the Maldives is for the Kitesurfing then June to October is the ideal time to plan your trip. If you're a pro kitesurfer you can rent the needed gear without any hassle but if you're a beginner then you'll have to visit a kitesurfing training centre and take lessons; don't worry they'll make sure that you get the hang of it in next to no time.

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Scuba diving

If you're staying at The Residence Maldives by Cenizaro or any similar Maldives beach resort then scuba diving is an activity that should be a must on your to-do list. The seas of the Maldives are filled with a wide variety of marine life, flora and fauna and it attracts divers from all over the world. The best time for scuba diving is between January to April and if you're new to the sport then a scuba training centre can get you ready to dive within 2 hours. Even if you're a pro diver it's best you talk to an instructor and know about the conditions and avoid any dangers.

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Surfing

You'll see people from all over the world arriving in the Maldives to take part in surfing during summer; the best time of the year to enjoy the sport. The conditions are so favourable that some of the world's best surfers come to the Maldives to take part in pro surfing competitions. Even if you're not going to take part and you just want to watch then, visiting the island during summer time will let you witness the skills and dedication that it takes to be a pro surfer.

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Jet skiing

If you're looking for a water sport that will give you your adrenaline fix without having to spend time training or that you don't need any additional skills then jet skiing is something you should try out. All you need to do is hop on to the Jet Ski and step on the gas; it's so simple that anyone can do it. While visitors of all ages can take part in this activity make sure you follow the instructor's safety precautions and wear protective gear to ensure that you're safe. You can use jet skis to go island hopping or go deeper into the Indian ocean.