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Updated by Bob Coffey on Aug 27, 2014
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Top Family Activities in Maldives

Full of action packed adventures, the Maldives is the perfect destination for a family holiday. Here are some fun facility activities one can try which are bound to leave plenty of lasting memories.

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Snorkelling

Snorkelling

Teeming with marine life and vibrant corals, the waters surrounding the Maldives provides hours of exciting snorkelling excursions. Many resorts even have house reefs near their islands, while the crystal clears ocean waters let you view a stunning array of fish species swim freely in their natural habitats.

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Diving

Diving

Diving is not necessarily for grownups only and is an activity older children can enjoy as well. Many resorts have their own dive centres that not only feature tours to well known dive sites, but also offer training and certification so beginners can also join in on the fun. One can not only look forward to seeing Maldivian marine and coral life, but also catch glimpses of more exotic creatures including sharks and manta rays.

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Water Sports

Water Sports

Surrounded by the vast blue expanse that is the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is an ideal place for one to take part in a wide range of water sports. Intrepid family members can try their hand at paragliding, jet-skiing, kayaking, waterskiing and the ever popular banana boat rides.

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Island Getaways

Island Getaways

The Maldives also gives you and your family a chance to enjoy a Robinson Crusoe like adventure on deserted islands. These secluded island escapes are ideal for having some private fun in the sun, sand and surf. You can also organise beach picnics and enjoy some quality time together.

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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Dolphin & Whale Watching

An exciting activity that will take your family on an adventure on the high seas, dolphin & whale watching tours give you a chance to catch sight of these magnificent marine mammals. From spinner and bottlenose dolphins to sperm and blue whales, these excursions take you on an incredible ride. Some resorts such as Huvafen Fushi Maldives provide their own dolphin cruises which let you enjoy an enthralling escapade at sea.

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Seaplane Flights

Seaplane Flights

Take your family to the skies on a scenic seaplane flight which will let you enjoy breathtaking vistas of this tropical paradise. These aerial views offer unique perspectives of the islands and keep your eyes open for you may even see dolphins playfully swimming in the ocean.