Water Sports in Maldives – Thrills Galore!

If you have a need for speed as it were and want something different than driving fast cars, doing the “loop-the-loop” on countless roller-coasters or even bungee jumping, then maybe it’s time to for some thrilling water sports! Sure, it may not sound like something that will get your adrenaline pumping, but you would be quite wrong to make such an assumption. When it comes to water sports action, the Maldives is undoubtedly one of the best spots in the world to enjoy all the thrills and spills these activities have on offer. For pure convenience and fun, look to stay at Maldives luxury resorts that offer the full range of water sports so you can get straight into the action. PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi is an ideal option in this regard.

So where to start in the wide ranging smorgasbord that is water sports in Maldives? Perhaps begin with something simple, like snorkelling, so as to get a “lay of the land” as it were! Yes it is slow paced, but then again, don’t pass up on the chance to witness some of the most spectacular underwater sceneries in the world, be it vibrant coral or fascinating schools of fish. As any serious underwater explorer will tell you, there is more to discover the deeper you go and diving excursions provide the perfect platform to feel that rush of adrenaline as you discover a whole new world beneath the waves.

However, there is no substitute for speed and the wonderful playground that is the Indian Ocean provides the perfect place to try water sports that will certainly have your heart racing. Jet skiing, wakeboarding and waterskiing are all on offer as are banana boat rides that are a particular favourite with younger visitors. Of course Mother Nature also provides her own elements for some excitement on the water; windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing are also equally as exhilarating as motorised water sports.

You can always opt to slow things down a bit after a heady morning and afternoon of fun in the surf. Kayaking out in the open sea does offer pure adventure especially during sunset, while this is also the ideal time to engage in a bit of fishing, as you cast your line out to sea in wait for that tug which signals the beginning of a “battle” on the waters.

Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.


Water Skiing & Jet Skiing in Maldives – Push up the Adrenaline

Maldives is one of the most picturesque islands on the Indian Ocean and has been a major magnet for tourist in the past years. Having been blessed with one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, the island boast of many world class accommodations, Maldives Resort has been key highlights of holidays for many. One of the highly recommended options among them is Anantara Veli Maldives Resort & Spa. A perfect place to unwind and relax, the resort is set among perfect tropical settings and soft white sands and offers lavish luxury.

Being an island, Maldives uses its resources wisely. No doubt there are many water related activities to engage in while on the island. If you are after some adrenaline rush this is something not to be missed. The waters around Maldives are excellent places to go Water skiing and Jet skiing. Water skiing essentially involves a cable tied on to a boat where an individual is dragged over a body of water. Jet skiing on the other hand involves a personal water craft that is used as a recreational activity. Maldives has many aquatic sports centers that offer these services. There are trained locals who also provide lessons to engage in these water sports. There are lessons targeted for different competency levels.

There are also other water related activities such as, scuba diving, snorkelling, wakeboarding, parasailing, paragliding, as well as kite surfing among many others. There are also activities such as banana boats and rings as well. There are also mini safer less risky activities designed for kids.

Most resorts also make it a point to have some sort of water leisure activity for its guests and organize these on a routine basis.

So to complete your Maldivian adventure it’s essential to tick off at least one or some of these activities.


Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.




Surfing in Maldives – Skimming the waves in a Surfers’ Shangri La

Maldives is an Indian Ocean tropical paradise where tourism is booming. The islands are ideal for all aqua sports. The seas around the Maldivian archipelago are ideal for surfing – it has some of the world’s best waves and endless surf breaks. The swell is very consistent in the seas around Maldives providing super surfing consistently. The Maldivian surfing season is dependent on the Atolls but much of the archipelago has good surfing conditions from April to October. March and November are best to surf. Maldives resort means the ultimate in comfort. The over the water luxury and deluxe villas at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort and Spa will cushion surfing enthusiasts in chic comfort while providing all facilities for safe and happy surfing for all ages.

Maldivian Resorts are fully equipped to give surfers the best and most are kid friendly and will have programs for kids to learn surfing in the safe waters around the Maldive islands.

The entire Maldivian Archipelago can be divided into three different surf areas, namely Male Atolls, Central and South Atolls. The best breaks for surfing are on the southeaster n sides of the atolls. Many of the surfing spots are close to each other and the best way to reach them is by boat. The Male Atoll can be quite well populated but the Central and South Atolls will give you more privacy as they are not crowded like Male Atoll.

Male Atoll has many surfing spots which are fairly consistent and this is especially so in the prime summer months April – October. March and November can be extremely good for surfing even though they are considered to be transitional months. Chickens, Coke, Honkys and Gurus are some of the great surfing spots in the Male Atoll.

The Maldivian South Atolls are still the last frontier for surfers. The surf spots can be accessed only by charter boats. The Southern Atolls have an extended surfing season from February to November. Special government permits are required for boats to travel to this area. Antiques, Beacons and Castaways are three of the best surfing spots here.

The Central Atolls have a number of world class breaks and Muli, Adonis and Mikado are excellent surf spots in this area.

For top class surfing Maldives- Surfers’ Shangri La is hard to beat!

Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.

Best Diving Spots in Maldives – An enthusiast’s dream

The idyllic Maldive Islands are a great vacation destination offering a multitude of attractions for the visitor. If you are interested in water sports in Maldives an excellent accommodation choice would be the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. This attractive resort is well-reputed for its well-appointed rooms and welcoming hospitality.

The Maldives has secured a reputation as an outstanding environment for divers. You will find a host of appealing dive locations amongst the islands which will delight and satisfy the expectations of enthusiasts.

One of the finest dive locations in the islands is the attractive Kuredu Express on Lhaviyani Atoll. Here you will find a number of terraces situated at varying depths where divers will have the opportunity to observe marine denizens like eagle rays, reef sharks, stingrays, barracuda and tuna as they pass by.

Another splendid diving spot is Fotteyo Kandu which boasts many attractions including beautiful coral formations and many kinds of fish. You will encounter overhangs, caves and channels as well as creatures like jack, tuna, reef sharks and snappers.

Meanwhile Kandooma Thila is another well-reputed dive site offering favourable conditions for enthusiasts. This distinctively formed pinnacle offers picturesque scenery and an abundance of different kinds of fish. The undersea walls are encrusted with corals and frequented by schools of trevally as well as red bass. You may also encounter white tip sharks, eagle rays and gray sharks.

Not to be missed is Okobe Thila which features three major pinnacle formations and is frequented by reef sharks, bannerfish and tuna. Divers will also be enthralled by South Ari Atoll’s Broken Rock which contains a picturesque canyon well-known for its attractive fan corals. Nearby you will find turtles, Napoleon wrasse, moray eels, scorpion fish and other creatures. With so many intriguing dive sites on offer, diving aficionados will be spoilt for choice in the Maldive Islands, one of the most alluring and picturesque locations in the world.

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