Water Sports in
The Maldives is the ideal location for
water sports enthusiasts. Whether you
are a novice or a professional Maldives
waters will thrill you.
Resorts and cruise vessels that cater
tourist market offers variety of water
sports activities. You can higher the
equipment and facilities for a reasonable
price in most of the resorts.
Whether you are a beginner or an enthusiast
Maldives climate and wind condition will
give you the room for getting most out
of windsurfing. Resort islands have large
lagoons where beginners can practice before
they can hit the blue waters. If you are
an enthusiast you can hit the wave and
the set your sail for the wind to get
that extra speed. Most of the resorts
have windsurfing schools where you could
take instructions and lessons. Some do
run certificate courses in windsurfing.
Surfing schools are well quipped with
trainers. So you can surf till you drop.
- water soprts activity offered
by many resorts
You don’t need to be a deep sea
diver to see what lies beneath the tropical
waters of Maldives. Sometimes you don’t
even need a mask or fins to see the beautiful
fish playing in their coral nest. The
water is so clear, that it looks as though
you are looking through a glass aquarium.
If you want get little closer then get
a mask and fins. Snorkelling over the
shallow crystal clear water of the islands
lagoon is an ideal way to explore the
underwater world. House reefs of most
of the islands are just a few meters away
from the beach.
Snorkelling equipment is available at
all the resorts and cruise boats. Mask
and fins can be rented from the diving
schools if you need them. Most of the
resorts organise regular snorkelling excursions
to give visitors a chance to experience
the diversity of marine life and reef
structures in the Maldives.
Tips for a safe enjoyable
- Choose a mask that fits snugly.
- Test this by putting it to your face
without using the strap and breathe
in through the nose. If it fits properly
it will not fall off, even when you
- Choose a pair of fins that fit your
feet comfortably and a snorkel that
fits easily in to your mouth.
- Get advice on the best snorkelling
spots and how to reach them.
- Find out the potential problems such
as waves, currents and difficult entries
- Wear a t-shirt to protect yourself
from the sun and a waterproof sunscreen
on exposed areas of your skin such as
the neck and the back of your knees.
- And finally, do not walk or step on
the corals, to protect yourself and
the corals from injury and damage.
- get closer to underwater life
Many resorts have their own speed boats
and skis which you can rent on per hour
basis. Some of the resorts have in house
instructors who can provide lessons if
Maldives waters are safe and the resort
provides life guards.
Resorts at the high end of the market
offers Para-sailing. Equipment and service
(boat and sail, and guide) for this adventurous
pastime can be hired from the resort.
Para-sailing is a fantastic sport for
those adventurous enough to go through
Through Para-sailing you can experience
the breathtaking aerial view of lush green
vegetation and clear blue waters.
If you fancy sailing towards the seen
of the sunset then this is the sport that
you will love. Catamaran sailing is a
very tranquil and refreshing sports enjoyed
by many visitors. Watching dolphins and
sailing with birds is possibility that
you will never want to miss. Get ready
to embark on a new adventure of Catamaran
sailing on the beautiful blue waters of
near Gulhi island beach - Maldives