Have you ever wondered what will you do when you are surrounded by beauty all around and waste expanse of sandy beaches, turquoise waters and luxurious treatment being given to you? Well, many people will think it is impossible to visit such a place. But such a place does exist, the cluster of more than two thousand small coral islands the Maldives is your ticket to paradise on earth. While it is an amazing place to relax and rejuvenate, it will not disappoint the excitement and adventure seekers too. So, why sit at one place, when the place has a number of sports and excursions to entertain you.
Fun things to do in Maldives
Be it your honeymoon or a family trip or an adventure tour with friends, Maldives never disappoints you. It promises to provide an experience of a lifetime and more than delivers on the promise. Here is a list of a few fantastic things to do in the Maldives.
One of the biggest attractions of Maldives is its beautiful seas and its extraordinary variety if its sea life. Due to its great flora and fauna, Maldives is one of the most amazing places for snorkeling. The Maldives are a group of islands in South of India in Indian Oceans which offers a stunning snorkeling destination. The reefs in waters of Maldives are primarily hard corals, a mix of table, finger, staghorn, boulder, lobe, and brain corals.
One can also have a look at an incredible variety of fishes and other aquatic creatures such as anemonefish, colourful Giant Clams, Blacktip and Whitetip Reef Sharks, Hawksbill Turtles, Whale Sharks, Eagle Rays, massive schools of brilliant fusiliers, Clown Triggerfish, butterflyfish, bannerfish, and various types of octopus. If you ever plan a snorkelling trip to the Maldives, then March is the best month for the trip.
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2. Fun Tubing
Vacation is the best time to walk out of your comfort zone and try your hand on crazy and happening stuff around the globe. Fun tubing is one of the craziest things to do in the Maldives. Do you like getting high on speed ( like a little more than average speed) and adventure? Then. Fun tubing is for you. Tubing is like a roller-coaster ride into the beautiful and natural water theme parks of Maldives.
It is an unpowered, inflatable tube which will tow you over the water at high speeds as you sail over the waves. Tubing gives you a fun and bumpy adventure ride which you can enjoy with your kids as well. Thrilled Huh!
Looking for an exciting experience, then Paragliding is a must. Racing in the air and feeling the sea wind on the face, aerial view of sea waters, thrilling experience. Here a person wearing an open parachute is towed down by a motorboat glides through the air at an amazing speed.
4. Water Skiing
Water Skiing is one of the easiest and enjoyable water sports in the Maldives. Water Skiing is done in two ways in one way the person is pulled behind a boat and in the second way a cable ski is installed on ocean water. This is a safe sport and you can find a lot of lifeguards on the coast in time of need.
Water Skiing is not a good option in months from June through September as it is a rainy season making it difficult to ski in high winds, rain and choppy ocean currents.
5. Kitesurfing or Kiteboarding
The constant winds and warm environment from the month of June until October makes the Maldives a perfect Kite surfing or Kind boarding destination. The weather conditions are especially favourable for the first-timers.
In this sport, the windsurfer ( Kitesurfer or Kite Boarder) is supposed to balance himself or herself on a longboard which has more surface area in comparison to a typical surfboard and hold onto a triangular sail at the same time.
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Being rich in marine life, fishing is a great water sport in the Maldives. There are two types of fishing done in Maldives- morning fishing and Night fishing. Morning Fishing (also known as big games fishing) is simple as one can easily find big exotic fishes like Sailfish, marlin, barracuda, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, swordfish just around the atoll enclosure reefs.
Night fishing is an exciting sport as the natural setting, star-studded sky enhances the experience. One can find fishes like emperors, snappers, squirrel fish, jacks and other reef fishes.
7. Scuba Diving
This sport provides divers with a great insight into the life beneath the Indian Ocean. If you want to witness the innumerable number of aquatic creatures then Scuba diving is the best option. You can see almost 70 different species of colourful coral reefs and more than 700 species of fishes and other aqua creatures. The warm temperature of ocean water makes the diving experience much more special in nature.
The best time to go diving in the Maldives is between the months of June to October and December to March. Lion’s Head, Kudu Haa, Girifushi Thila, Middle Point, Nassimo Thila, Okobe Thila, Sunlight Thila, Maldives Victory and Banana Reef are a few diving sites. Some of the Marine creatures are Napoleon wrasse, parrotfish, snappers, barracudas, jacks, sweetlips, hammerheads, grey reef sharks, white tip reef sharks, eagle rays, manta rays, turtles, frogfish, triggerfish and surgeonfish.
8. Whale shark sighting
This is definitely an amazing thing you can try during your Maldives trip. Trips and packages offer you a chance to see one of the most beautiful and astounding fish, Whale Shark in its natural environment. A Whale Shark which is one of the endangered fish species and South Ari Atol in Maldives is one of the best places for the sighting. These fishes are very large with enormous mouths and thousands of teeth yet these gentle giants pose no risk to humans. These docile creatures are accustomed to swimming alongside humans and you really need to experience this once in your life.
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