Water Sports Safari in the Maldives

Date : 13 May 2021
Categories: Maldives Islands

If you are always ready for an adventure and excited to explore what our wonderful planet has to offer, then trying your hands at various water sports in the Maldives sound perfect for you. While discovering the incredible marine life and the natural charm of the archipelago, you will challenge yourself at so many levels you wouldn’t have even imagined—both physically and mentally. Your experience will boost all your senses and open your eyes to a whole new magical world! That’s why, we would suggest you to get yourself a water sports safari package in the Maldives and go for several wonderful activities as soon as you can.

If you are still doubtful whether this is something for which you should spend your time, efforts, and money, then we present here the top water sports in the Maldives that you should try when you are vacationing in the island nation.

Water Skiing

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Skiing is not limited to snow-clad mountains only. In the Maldives, you can try your hands at water skiing on its azure waters. While doing it, you can meet dolphins or turtles as well. This water sport is easier than wakeboarding. Go water skiing first, then wakeboarding, and then kneeboarding. In water skiing, you have to use a ski on each leg while gliding over the strong waves. The best time to go for it is from April to October. All resort islands, especially Malé, Ari Atoll, and Hulumalé provide this activity to their guests. A little bit of swimming proficiency is required for water skiing.

Wakeboarding

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This thrilling and adventurous water sport is a gateway into kitesurfing. In this, you need to hold onto a tether as you try to stand on a wave. Before going for kneeboarding, you can try wakeboarding. Both sports require you to understand your centre of gravity so that you are able to balance on the board. Travel to the Maldives between April and October to try wakeboarding as this is the best time. The best locations are Malé, Hulumalé, and Ari Atoll. It would be good if you know swimming.

Kneeboarding

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A little bit challenging for beginners, Kneeboarding is a more complex water sport than water skiing. But in all ways, the thrill is totally worth it. To do this, you have to hold on to a tether while you are on your knees on a board. All this, while you are zipping through the ocean. Kneeboarding leaves you immersed in a sea of memories by giving you a much closer experience of the Maldivian waters. March to October is the best time to do this. All resort islands offer this but the best locations are Malé, Hulumalé, and Kaafu Atoll. It would be good if you know swimming.

Underwater Scooters

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Going for an underwater scooter activity is the coolest thing to do in the Maldives. Due to advancements in science and technology, now you can ride a scooter under the water. Sounds interesting, isn’t it? You can explore the deep blue ocean from the comfort of a scooter. Swim with turtles and wave to colorful fishes while riding. There will be a bubble over you that will keep your head dry. So you can wear glasses as well when you are inside the water. When we speak of unique water sports in the Maldives, underwater scooters hold a special place. The best time to go for it is between December and March. The best locations are Maafushi Island, Malé, Hulumalé, and Baa Atoll. Knowing swimming is not required to do this activity.

Stand Up Paddling

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To explore the island at your own pace, stand up paddling is the most sought-after activity. It is a great workout activity too. A gateway to surfing, you can absorb the beauty of the gorgeous Maldives while doing this. Enjoy the excitement of surfing combined with the comfort of a boat while trying stand up paddling. The best time to go for it would be from March to May and from September to November. You can enjoy it at any beach with an instructor. However, the best wakes are in Baa Atoll and Thulusdhoo Islands. Also, you don’t need to know swimming to try your hands at this enthralling sport.

Snorkeling

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If you are always ready for an adventure and excited to explore what our wonderful planet has to offer, then snorkeling in Maldives sounds like a perfect activity for you. While discovering the incredible marine life, you will challenge yourself at so many levels you wouldn’t have even imagined—both physically and mentally. Your underwater experience will boost all your senses and open your eyes to a whole new magical world! That’s why, we would suggest you to book a snorkeling slot and go for this wonderful water sport as soon as you can. While vacationing in the Maldives, snorkeling will add some extra adventure to your holidays. You can discover new underwater sceneries and species. 

Glass Bottom Boating

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If you are allured by the idea of a see-through kayak but are not willing to put so much effort and just want to sit back and relax while someone else does the hard work, then your best is to go on a glass-bottom boat ride. These special boats have clear glass paneling at the bottom. Thus, you can view the colorful corals and fishes underneath your feet while sitting comfortably. Knowing swimming is not required to do this activity. There are many resorts in the Maldives that offer tour packages including a glass-bottom boat ride with beach lunch so that you can make the most of your afternoon. Whether you are travelling alone, with your partner, friends, or the entire family, glass bottom boat ride is something that most people would agree to do.

Scuba Diving

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For both new and experienced divers, the Maldives ensures a memorable diving experience as it is among the best places for scuba diving in the world. Second to none, its rich marine life and coral population offers a great experience. When you are under the water, vibrant and colorful fish often surrounds you. That feeling cannot be explained in words. Here, your dive is absolutely safe and stress-free as there is a perfect blend of clear waters and low water currents. Moreover, the experienced PADI certified scuba divers will accompany you under the water as well. Thus, you can enjoy the whole experience to the fullest, without any worry.

Underwater Walking

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Underwater walking has emerged as the most sought-after water activity in the island nation. Definitely a unique experience, you must have seen its photographs on social media and craved to do the same! All you need to do is put on a special sealed oxygen mask that provides you air so that you can walk on the seafloor without any problem. You don’t go very deep when you do this exciting activity. You have to hold onto the rope so that you can walk along the bottom of the ocean. Underwater walking gives you unlimited memories for a lifetime that you can cherish with your friends and family. If you are someone who wants to do scuba diving but is a bit afraid to begin with, then you should go for underwater walking. People of all ages can do this. The best time to go for underwater walking is from January to April. 

Windsurfing

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Windsurfing in the Maldives is known for giving you the perfect thrilling vibe of surfing in the tropical breeze above the crystal clear waves. Riding on them at a high speed is quite a fun-filled experience. Counted among the best water sports in the country, you don’t need to know swimming to try windsurfing. Almost all Maldivian resorts offer this. You can also book the activity by enquiring a little bit from the locals or hotel staff. The best time to go for it is between May and October. If you are a beginner, taking windsurfing classes will definitely a great experience.

Cost of water sports in the Maldives 

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Water sports are sure to add some extra adventure to your vacation. You can discover new underwater sceneries and species. Whether you are travelling alone, with your partner or the entire family, trying exciting adventure activities is something that most of the people would agree to do. 

Check out the cost of different water sports along with the duration in the Maldives below:

S.No.

Water Sport

Cost Per Person

Time Duration

1.

Water Skiing

USD 75

20 minutes

2.

Wakeboarding 

USD 70

30 minutes

3.

Kneeboarding

USD 60

20 minutes 

4.

Underwater Scooters

USD 180

1 hour

5.

Stand Up Paddling

USD 40

1 hour

6.

Snorkeling

USD 85

2 hours

7.

Glass Bottom Boating

USD 30

30 minutes 

8.

Scuba Diving

USD 130-USD 1000

45 minutes 

9.

Underwater Walking

USD 150

30 minutes 

10.

Windsurfing 

USD 100

1 hour 

During your vacations in the stunning Maldives, don’t forget to go for as many water sports as possible. 

Happy holidays! 

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