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How To Explore Water Sports in Maldives

Must-try activities during a tropical holiday

By Sewmini James Published about a year ago 3 min read
How To Explore Water Sports in Maldives
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The Maldives is a tropical paradise that is perfect for people who love water sports. It is famous for its crystal clear waters, sandy beaches, and diverse sea life, which make it a great place to enjoy activities like snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing, and kiteboarding. The Maldives has many top-rated dive spots, including the Ari Atoll and the North Male Atoll. The country is also a great place to surf. This guide is for anyone who wants to revel in adventure in the Maldives.


The Maldives is a haven for surfers because of the warm water and consistent waves.

The best time to surf in the Maldives is from April to October, during the southwest monsoon season when the waves are at their largest and most consistent. Some of the most popular surf spots in the Maldives can be found on the outer atolls, such as Chickens, Cokes, Honkeys, and Sultans – Pasta Point, for example, offers excellent surfing opportunities for those staying at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives. These breaks offer a variety of wave types.

The Maldives also has many surf camps and resorts that offer lessons and equipment rentals for people who are quite new to surfing.


Snorkelling is a unique and amazing opportunity to see the stunning underwater world and is among the top things to do in Maldives. This is a fun and enjoyable activity for people of all ages. You’ll find many companies and resorts that offer guided snorkelling tours for visitors to the Maldives.

The archipelago is known for having some gorgeous coral reefs and diverse marine life on the planet. The water is crystal clear, allowing you to easily see a range of beautiful fish, including parrotfish, angelfish, and butterfly fish. The reefs are also home to sea turtles and manta rays; you might even see sharks.  


Kayaking is a fun and exciting way to explore the natural beauty of the Maldives. The crystal clear waters and stunning surroundings make it a perfect place for this outdoor activity.

As you paddle through the waves, you might spot some amazing marine creatures like dolphins, manta rays, and brightly coloured fish. Many resorts and tour operators in the Maldives offer kayaking experiences, so it's easy to join in on the fun.

Just remember to wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.  


Scuba diving in the Maldives is a fun way to experience the ocean and see all kinds of marine life. You can dive in various places, like shallow coral reefs, shipwrecks, and channels, and see animals like sharks, rays, tuna, and barracudas. The Maldives is also home to lots of colourful fish, like parrotfish, angelfish, and butterflyfish.

Keep in mind that it's a good idea to go diving with a company that knows what they are doing and follows the rules because the Maldives has laws to protect both divers and the ocean.


Parasailing in the Maldives offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to take in the breathtaking beauty of the islands from above. As you are towed behind a boat while attached to a parachute, you can soar over the crystal clear waters and see the gorgeous reefs, lagoons, and sandy beaches from a new perspective.

The Maldives is an ideal place for parasailing because of its calm and shallow waters, which make it safe for people of all ages. During your parasailing adventure, you might even catch a glimpse of the diverse marine life that calls the Maldives home, and they include dolphins, manta rays, and schools of colourful fish.

If you want to bring together the excitement of flight with the beauty of the Maldives, parasailing is the perfect activity for you.

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