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List of the best water sports in the Maldives to enjoy on your trip For the thrill-seekers!!

The Maldives is well known around the world for its turquoise waters offering not only scenic coastal views but also an opportunity to partake in thrilling water sports. Here are some of the best water-based sports in this country that you can experience!


Underwater walking

Let's start this list off with something absolutely amazing. Underwater walking is an experience you might not have in many parts of the world. You must be aware, that the underwater world of the Maldives is extremely rich in biodiversity and marine life that one cannot miss out on. How best to experience it than going for a walk? On the seabed? The best time to try out this activity will be from the month of January all the way to April. If you are here during this time of the year, do not miss out on this opportunity.


Banana boat riding

If you are not in for extreme thrills but would like to have fun in the waters with your friends or family, check out the banana boat rides. The banana boat, like the name suggests, is shaped like a banana onto which you will sit on. The boat is attached to a speedboat and you will be cruising through the waters screaming on top of your lungs! Check out this boat anywhere between April and October.


Scuba Diving

Are there any other ways to explore the underwater world of the Maldives? Well, you can take part in a scuba-diving expedition. Haven't tried it before? Not to worry! Here in the Maldives, there are many PADI certified schools that can teach you all the skills required for your first dive. You are going to have the time of your life exploring and witnessing all the vibrantly coloured coral reefs and fish species that these Maldivian waters are home to. If you're looking for water sports in Maldives, you can check out a few hotels and resorts the likes of Milaidhoo Island Maldives that offer options and facilities for fun in the water.


Jet skiing

When thrilling water sports are mentioned, one's mind automatically diverts to jet skiing. This is one of the most beloved water sports that you can try out. And the Maldives is one of the best places you can experience jet skiing at its finest. The turquoise waters offer a breath-taking view, whilst you cruise at high speeds. And your adrenaline? Well, that will be pumping for sure!



If jet skiing doesn't suffice, and you're looking out for more adventurous and thrilling water sports, you must give Kitesurfing a try. You will absolutely love it. You'll be flying across the sea like kites in the skies. The sport is known to be very satisfying for the ones who are looking for the ultimate adventure. It sure is a thrilling waterspout for the adrenaline junkies! You can check out the sport anywhere between April and October for the best Kitesurfing experience of your life. It will only cost you around US$60-US$90 to kitesurf for one hour.

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