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15 Exciting Water Sports in Maldives for a Perfect Vacation

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There is no age limit to have fun. And water is an evergreen (or should we say ever blue) medium with limitless amounts of entertainment. The majority of us stay in cities surrounded by concrete buildings. The only option for exciting and fun-filled entertainment being a trip to the nearest amusement park which has many water rides. But imagine if you are at a place that is completely surrounded by water on all sides until your eyes can reach. Isn’t it exciting!

Maldives is just the place for you. An island nation in the Indian Ocean is a paradise on Earth that is a heaven for a beachy vacation. We have heard and read a lot about all the natural wonders in the Maldives. But what meets the eyes on this gorgeous piece of land is nothing compared to what it hides below the surface of its azure waters. The colorful aquatic lives and vibrant corals are a treat for the eyes. 

There are so many adventurous activities to do in Maldives. From flyboarding to underwater deep-sea diving, and everything in between. In this article, we are listing out a few of the best water sports activities that are sure to get your adrenaline pumping and take your breath away. 

Strap on your belts and get ready for the experience of a lifetime.

1.  Jet Skiing: 

Who doesn’t want to slide over the surface of water splashing through the way while hanging on to a speeding boat? Skiing is not only restricted to the mountains of snow but has started to turn the heads of all the adventurous tourists. The thrill of meeting dolphins or turtles while on the waves is what makes this water sports a hit with all the enthusiasts. Skiing on a board is just the start of this amazing experience. To spice it up you could go jet skiing, riding a water scooter on the ocean is even more fun to experience than it looks. You could start off your water sports in Maldives with water skiing then move on to wakeboarding and then kneeboarding and so on. 

Average cost: INR 5000 per person 

Best destination: Any resort islands

Best time: April to October

 2.  Flyboarding:

A gravity-defying sport that is a must on any of the lists of adventurous sports. Invented only recently, this sport is not for the weak-hearted. If you are a person that is willing to take risks to have some fun then you are the right one for this sport. This sport has made its entry into some thrilling movie scenes as well. With its flyboard that is attached to a jet ski by a hose and that propels the rider up in the air, you need to be very precautious of your balance and safety measures as this adrenaline-filled activity also has its own risks.

Average cost: Approx INR 10,000 per person(depending on the duration you want to flyboard)

Best destination: Any resort islands

Best time: April to October

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3.  Snorkeling:

Snorkeling is like a constant on any person’s favorite water activities list in Maldives. Opposite to popular beliefs, swimming is not a required skill for this sport. All you need are an oxygen mask and a pair of fins and you are ready to go. The underwater world awaits you to explore its hidden treasures and beauty of life that is well hidden from the rest of the world.  

Average cost: Approx INR 6000 per person 

Best destination: Any resort islands

Best time: July to September

4.  Scuba Diving:

Another not-to-be-missed watersports activity one needs to try in Maldives is Scuba Diving. There is no need to know swimming for this activity. One of the most alluring water sports, it is one of the main tourist attractions due to the colorful corals and mysterious wrecks at the ocean bed. Not to mention the thousands of colorful aquatic species you get to meet and greet there.

Average cost: Approx INR 10,000 per person 

Best destination: Any resort islands

Best time: January to April

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5.  Banana Boat Ride:

An all-time favorite water ride. Doesn’t involve any real fruit, for those who are wondering what this activity is all about. Being one of the most sought after things to do in Maldives, this activity consists of an elongated, bloated yellow floater shaped like a banana to which you and three to four others will be strapped and taken on a fast and thrilling ride over the crashing blue waves. The sheer adrenaline rush is the main factor that adds glam to this activity. Just like how exciting the underwater activities are, the surface activity is also of equally thrilling experience.

Average cost: Approx INR 6000 per person 

Best destination: Any resort islands

Best time: April to October

6 . Tube Riding:

A laid back yet fast-paced water sport activity to do in Maldives. Make yourself cozy on the inflated rubber tube with your gang. A motor-powered boat will take you for a spin. Though it may sound like a normal ride, rest assured it is going to be the bumpiest ride you will ever be on in your life. And this experience is worth all your money!

Average cost: Approx INR 5000 per person 

Best destination: Any resort islands

Best time: April to October

7. Windsurfing:

This is a sport that is extremely popular among people of all age limits. This is one sport that is also a huge on-screen hit. Any movie that has a thrilling chase scene amidst the sea is bound to showcase this sport. Sail with the wind is what you will literally do in this sport along with some exercised direction guiding for which you will need a bit of basic training. Much caution and skill is required for windsurfing. Especially for beginners; it is not advisable to go solo, i.e without a guide or an instructor do not attempt windsurfing. 

Average cost: Approx INR 9000 per person 

Best destination: Any resort islands

Best time: May to October

8.  Catamaran Sailing:

A one of its kind water sport activity that is rare to find. But it is of no surprise that you get to see this in Maldives. A luxury sport, best suited for those who crave some solitude, and calm. Tourists who love some lounging time would really enjoy Catamaran sailing. To add to the charm you will be surrounded by frothy and bumbling waves all around you. Hire a catamaran and just lay back with some good wine and fall in love with the ocean all over again. It is hard to find such peace anywhere else in the world; which is much needed at current times making this one of the best activities to do in Maldives.

Average cost: Approx INR 7000 per person 

Best destination: Any resort islands

Best time: November to April

9.  Wakeboarding and Kneeboarding:

Similar to surfing and resembling water skiing this is a water sport that gets your adrenaline pumping within no time. All you have to do is just hold on to your ropes and maintain your balance on the board. You will be taken on a surface cutting ride splashing water along your sides through your path. Be it wakeboarding or kneeboarding balancing is the pivotal point of this sport. However, kneeboarding is for slightly advanced enthusiasts as it requires you to grip your rope while kneeling on your board and cut through the water surface. But it has its own advantages. Compared to wakeboarding, kneeboarding takes you closer to the oceanic surface and will expose you to some of the unforgettable memories for a lifetime. 

Average cost: Approx INR 5000 per person 

Best destination: Any resort islands

Best time: April to October

10.  Kayaking:

Popular all around the globe, this is a fun boat riding activity that is loved by everyone. Kayaking along still waters can imbibe a sense of calm that is hard to practice while leading an ever anxious city life. Paddling across the vast ocean floor, exploring the blue world all by yourself is an experience that no one should miss. One of the most exotic activities to do in Maldives, kayaking is an all-time favorite of tourists and sports enthusiasts alike. Glide along the crystal waters of the land of garlands and have your stress and tension melt away in its wake. Knowing swimming is preferred as you will be leading your kayak on your own. However, there will be onsite instructors available for some pe-training and guidance. 

Average cost: Approx INR 4000 per person 

Best destination: Any resort islands

Best time: April to October

11. Kitesurfing:

Kite surfing is an adrenaline-pumping water sport in Maldives that is twice as thrilling as all the water sports put together. You get the fun of flying(almost) and surfing at the same time. The situation is reversed here, where the kite pulls you and not the other way round. A little bit on the riskier side for people who are participating in this activity for the first time. A great deal of balancing is required for this water board game. Knowing swimming is not necessary for this sport. You, the wind, and the water are all that is involved here. Let go of all your worries and tensions and just give in to the feel of nature. Don’t miss kitesurfing! 

Average cost: Approx INR 7000 per person 

Best destination: Any resort islands

Best time: April to October

12.  Underwater Walking:

The easiest exercise of all is walking which all of us take for granted. But now, it just got a bit more interesting. You now have a new variation that makes this even more interesting. You can now walk next to swimming fishes and squishing turtles. Underwater walking is currently a trending thing to do in Maldives. There is literally no need to be acquainted with any swimming skills. All you have to do is, just wear an oxygen mask and go for it right at the depths of the ocean floor and watch the mesmerizing aquatic creatures right in their habitat. 

Average cost: Approx INR 10,000 per person 

Best destination: Any resort islands

Best time: January to April

13. Underwater Scooters:

Riding scooters in the cities are getting stressed due to the multiple traffic jams. Gone are the days where we used to enjoy the wind through our hair while riding. 

However, what do you think of water through your hair while riding? Nope, we are not talking about the rains!

We would have only seen scenes like riding a bike on the water surface in movies, imagine if you can really ride a scooter underwater. Isn’t that fascinating? This is a unique water sport in Maldives that allows its riders to use a motorized scooter to explore the underwater ecosystem. You will also be provided with a big bubble helmet which will keep your hair dry and also allows you to wear glasses. 

Average cost: Approx INR 13,000 per person 

Best destination: Maafushi Island, Male, Hulhumale, Baa Atoll 

Best time: December to March

14.  Stand Up Paddling:

Getting some good work out while having a great adventurous experience is like hitting a double bumper jackpot, isn’t it? Yup, that’s right. Stand Up Paddling is one such activity that needs a lot of expertise to begin with. A sport that gives you the thrills of two of the most popular and favorite ones, i.e surfing, and a soothing boat ride. 

You can paddle along leisurely, and soak in the beauty of the serene ocean and also catch waves and get your heart rates pumping!

Average cost: Approx INR 3000 per person 

Best destination: Any beach but under the guidance of an instructor

Best time: March to May, September to November

15.  Parasailing:

The list will not be complete without this adrenaline-filled sport. Sailing parallel to the waves and having a bird’s eye view of the blue ocean is one of the most beautiful experiences that one should never miss, especially when you are in Maldives. Towed by a motorboat this is a must-do activity on most of the tourist’s lists. 

Average cost: Approx INR 6000 per person 

Best destination: Any resort island

Best time:  April to October

Final Thoughts!

The list of exciting water sports in Maldives goes on and on. There are limitless possibilities in this island heaven. How excited are you to try out these activities? A small vacation is definitely not enough to try out all these adventurous activities in Maldives. Allow us to plan a wonderful and memorable vacation for you. With deals that cannot be denied, we- Dimaak offer you some of the most exclusive and personalized international tours at the cheapest of rates!

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