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Top 5 Water Sports to do in the Maldives – A Holiday in Paradise!

The Maldives is a paradise of beauty and gentle, turquoise seas that stretch out as far as the eye can see. It is a dream destination that is very popular especially among honeymooning couples. There are lots of things you can do in the Maldives including a plethora of watersport activities.

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Diving

One of the most popular scuba diving destinations in the world, the Maldives is a great place if you would like to learn some scuba diving with a PADI qualification if you aren't a certified diver and take part in expeditions together with others in your diving school if you aren't okay with going alone. It is advisable to go diving with a company in case some accident occurs. Thanks to the warm waters you don't need to wear a wetsuit and there is great visibility.

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Snorkelling

Thanks to the visibility you can go snorkelling anywhere in the Maldives including the resort island on which Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives resides. When you go snorkelling you can see lots of animals including sea turtles, seahorses, lobsters, eels and crab. You experience the coral reefs and the spectacular biosphere of the Indian Ocean.

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Dolphin Spotting

Staying at a beach resort in Maldives can put you within dolphin-spotting locations. You can hire out a boat and go out on a whale watching and dolphin watching trip depending on the season you are in the Maldives at. The little friendly creatures are always active and jumping about making for great photography subjects and the whales themselves are so majestic you will be frozen with awe and delight. Make sure you speak to your resort in advance about planning out a whale watching and dolphin watching tour.

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Island Hopping

Don't just spend your entire holiday in the Maldives restricted to the borders of your island resort. The best way to learn more about the Maldives is to go island hopping and exploring the inhabited islands. As these people are Muslim, you will have to adhere to proper dress and give them respect. They are all very friendly and welcoming and you will be invited for lunch in their houses and out to sea on fishing expeditions. Be respectful but engaging and you will learn a lot about Maldivian culture and heritage. You can also visit islands that are home to turtle reserves and volunteer your time learning more about these various endangered species. Island hopping is the one true way to really experience the Maldives.

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Surfing

The Maldives is known the world over as a top-notch surfing destination. As such it attracts surfers from all over the globe who want to test its waves. There are waves for every kind of surfer from beginners to pros and you will find surfing schools that will teach you the basics if you have always wanted to learn. Dhoniveli is the perfect resort to take part in some professional surfing competitions.

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