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5 Thrilling Things You Should Not Miss Out in the Maldives - Five of the Most Exciting Activities to Enjoy in the Maldiv

Often described as a honeymooner's dream destination, the Maldives is also a fantastic holiday hub for active travellers. From enjoying exciting water sports activities to catching some glorious sights, here are five unforgettable activities to spice up your getaway in the Maldives.


Scuba Diving

As the main reason most tourists head to the Maldives in the first place, no trip to the paradise archipelago would be complete without exploring the depths of its underwater gardens. Home to more coral species than any other country in the world, the diversity of marine life occupying the underwater gardens of the Maldives is what makes it an impressive diving Mecca. Shipwrecks are also part of the Maldivian seafloor so avid scuba divers will find an excursion beneath the waves a truly memorable experience. Offering excellent diving conditions all year long, the visibility and clarity of the Indian Ocean surrounding the Maldives make it the diving destination to beat in Asia.


Dolphin Watching

Described by many as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, witnessing one of the world's smartest mammals in the wild is a rare treat that's accessible to all Maldivian holidaymakers. Dolphin watching tours in the country are organised all year round although those who wish to increase their chances of spotting these friendly creatures should head to the paradise isles between November and April. It is not unusual to come across whale sharks and blue whales on a dolphin watching safari as spinner dolphins are not the only type of big fish that are visible to vessels heading out to the horizon line. Available through a plethora of local tour operators and resorts, dolphin watching is a safe family activity as well.


Sunset Cruises

Setting out in the magical hours of the early afternoon, sunset cruises allow tourists to witness the daily spectacle from an unusual vantage point. Catamarans and luxury yachts are both used for this popular cruise option that is also ranked among the most romantic things to do during a vacation in the Maldives. Sunset cruise packages are usually available through resort hubs and also include onboard refreshments such as champagne and canap├ęs.



Having been a surfing Mecca since time immemorial, wave riding is one of the best activities to do in Maldives. Whether one is based at OZEN Life Maadhoo or any other resort, the chances of being a stone's throw away from a prime surfing spot are significantly high. Surfers of varying skills and experience levels will find that there are surfing locations that are both safe and thrilling. Even if you're a beginner to surfing, you will soon find out that the Maldives is one of the best destinations to test your mettle in this adventurous sport.



As a water sport designed to literally take to you to the skies, parasailing is a great way to stay active during a getaway in the beach capital. While the entire experience may last less than 20 minutes, the adrenaline rush is unbelievable as one looks down at the shoreline while flying high above the waves like a superhero.