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5 Water Sports in the Maldives to Get Your Adrenaline Pumping – For Those In Thirst Of Adventure

The Maldives is no doubt a stunning place to holiday and has a lot to offer visitors, especially in terms of water-based activities. Here is a list of the best water sports to try your hand at during your time here in the Maldivian archipelago.



Ever imagined what standing on a wave would feel like? Then here is your chance to experience this. Wakeboarding is among the most exciting water sports to do while here and included holding onto the rope while you're pulled along on a speedboat, with balance being key. The best time to try this sport is from April to October, and will generally cost USD 70 per person for starter lessons. Most resorts including the likes of Hard Rock Hotel Maldives will arrange for a session upon the request of guests.



Flyboarding is relatively new and is only for those who have the guts to try something different. It's a rather extreme sport and involves getting on a fly board, attached to a jet ski by a hose, which is then sent up in the air. If you are a beginner, do make sure to have your safety gear on a main a sense of balance. When browsing through the Emboodhoo Lagoon Area Guide, you will come across many things to do in the area, including flyboarding lessons which will usually cost USD 150 per person and would go on for approximately 30 minutes.


Fun tubing

Fun, safe, and an ideal activity to enjoy with your family or friends in a group, fun tubing basically involves straddling an unpowered inflatable tube that will be dragged along at high speed by boat. A ride is usually 20 minutes long and will cost USD 130 for two people. If possible remember to wear your water shoes.



This is one the best water sports in the Maldives, that let you experience the feeling of breaking free and flying. Parasailing promises to offer you a bird's eye view of the island nation. One will be strapped on the parachute, attached, and towed by a motorboat. This sport is usually enjoyed from May to October. Your tour operator will check the weather patterns prior and inform you if it will be possible to try out. Do make sure to listen to your instructor and follow his or her instructions carefully, as this is a tricky activity if anything goes wrong. The activity will cost USD 90 per person for a 10-minute ride.


Jet skiing

Jet skiing is an incredibly popular water-based activity to try out and will give you that adrenaline rush that you are after. The best time to try this sport is from April to October. You will be required to wear life jackets. A bonus is that you can double up with another person for a ride as well. However, it will be advisable to go with your instructor if possible. The approximate cost for a twenty-minute ride per person can cost anywhere from 70 USD to 186 USD depending on the tour operator you are opting to go with.