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Top Activities to do in Maldives – Thrilling Experiences Galore!

If you think a holiday to Maldives won't provide much to do other than lazing on the beach (which is also quite sublime!) then you are in for a pleasant surprise! Here are some top activities you can look forward to trying.

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Snorkelling

Starting things off is one of the most popular water sports in Maldives and for good reason; while no prior experience is required, this activity which can be enjoyed by the entire family provides plenty of opportunities to discover underwater treasures; these include a variety of coral of all shapes, sizes and colours and an equally impressive array of fish!

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Diving

For more in-depth underwater exploration one can go diving in Maldives which takes you to some of the most amazing sites to be found anywhere in the world. Resorts which offer both training / certification and diving excursions are convenient and will help you access some of the top sites; these can include Banana Reef, Girifushi Thila and the Maldives Victory wreck, while encounters with marine species such as barracudas, manta rays, whale sharks and turtles is a true treat!

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Surfing

The Maldives is also one of the most well-known surfing destinations in south Asia and provides some great conditions for those looking to ride the waves. Resorts such as Adaaran Select Hudhuran Fushi are particularly popular since they are located on islands right beside and near some of the best spots for surfing in Maldives. This activity is best between May and October at places like the North and South Male atolls where you can find waves ranging from three to eight feet.

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Fishing

If you love to fish, then there's plenty to look forward to here as well. In the Maldives, beach resort options will generally offer big game fishing excursions be it on modern vessels or more traditional boats known as dhonis. Those engaged in this activity can look forward to catching everything from swordfish and sailfish to barracuda and marlin. Another feature is the variety of fishing excursions on offer; these include fishing at sunrise or sunset fishing where what you catch can be cooked for your dinner!

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Parasailing

Sometimes you just need to take to the skies to get a whole new perspective on things and parasailing is perfect for just such an experience! While this activity may start in the water, once the speedboat (that you are attached to) reaches optimal speed, you will be lifted into the air via something similar to a parachute that will keep you above. It is an amazing way to take in the gorgeous coastal beauty that surrounds you.

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Island Hopping

This is another activity that can be enjoyed while at resorts in Maldives and gives you a chance to enjoy local culture or perfect seclusion; for some cultural experiences, one can head to inhabited islands, mingle with the locals and witness traditional livelihoods. You also have the option of visiting uninhabited islands perfect for a private family getaway or romantic escape with that special someone.