Water sports in Maldives to get your heart racing!

Priya Srivastava, TIMESOFINDIA.COM, TRAVEL TRENDS, MALDIVES Updated : Sep 28, 2021, 11:00 IST

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Water sports in Maldives to get your heart racing!

If you thought Maldives is only a paradise for lovers and honeymooners, it’s time to rethink and check out the exciting water sports adventures you can enjoy on the island nation! The island nation offers myriad opportunities to indulge in water activities, but you need to know the best options. Here, we have put together a list of all the water sports activities that one can try out when in the Maldives.

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Underwater scooter rides

Who would have thought that riding a scooter under the sea would become a possibility one day! You can now explore the marine world while riding a scooter; sounds fun, right? The water scooter comes equipped with a bubble that keeps your head dry and offers clear vision. You can enjoy this activity in Maafushi Island, Malé, Hulumalé and Baa Atoll.

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Parasailing

This is one sport that will leave your heart wanting more. In parasailing, you get to touch the sky while admiring the water world views from the top. Imagine soaring over the gorgeous blue waters of the Indian Ocean as a speedboat teethers you along! It is an exciting watersport that one must try in the Maldives. Almost all the big resort islands arrange for the sport. It costs nearly USD 90 per person for 10 to 15 minutes.

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Kitesurfing

Another thrilling activity you can enjoy in the Maldives is kitesurfing! It’s fun, it’s exciting and takes you to another level of ecstasy! If you wish to experience the ocean and the waves, go kitesurfing. Almost all the resorts here have the equipment and a trainer.

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Kayaking

This is probably one of the most popular water sports in the Maldives, and there’s a valid reason for it. One gets to explore the beautiful coastline along with crystalline blue waves, which makes for an experience of a lifetime. Take away all your worries! Also, almost all the resorts and hotels (big or small), offer kayaking facilities where one can rent a kayak and enjoy the activity. Plus, it's cheap as you can rent a kayak for USD 10 - USD 50 per person.

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Jet skiing

For those who enjoy fast life, jet skiing is the kind of sport that’s apt for them. There’s nothing more exciting than scooting away in the blue sea and channeling your inner James Bond! The sports can be best enjoyed between the months of April and October and all the resorts have jet ski boats. Cost per person ranges between USD 70 and USD 100 for half an hour.

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Flyboarding

It's a kind of futuristic water sports ride, wherein a person steps on a board that is propelled in air, enabling people to fly high on water! Flying and soaring above the sea on a board is an experience you won’t be able to forget for long. Lhaviyani Atoll and Maafushi Island in the Maldives offer this adventure opportunity. The cost per person is around USD 150 for a half hour session.

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Surfing

Your Maldives trip won’t be considered complete without surfing the Indian Ocean waves! It’s one of the best things to do on the island. But make sure you know swimming before you try standing up on that surfing boat. To enjoy surfing, you can choose to go to Baa Atoll and Thulusdhoo Islands. There are agencies that take you on surfing trips to other islands as well. Average activity cost per person is USD 130 for two hours.

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Catamaran sailing

There’s nothing more soothing than sailing on the calm waters of the Indian Ocean on a sailboat! The catamarans in the Maldives are synonymous to luxury and offer a perfect sea holiday experience. Sunset views are absolutely stunning from a catamaran.

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