5 Exciting Water Activities in the Maldives for Your Adrenaline Fix

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The Maldives has become one of the most famous tourist areas in the world. People from all around the world come here to have a great time. While it appeals to all kinds of crowds, adrenaline junkies are amongst the top three groups of people that are sure to visit the Maldives. It has gained recognition due to its beauty and the availability of water sports that are sure to give you an adrenaline rush.

Kitesurfing:

Kitesurfing is an emerging sport and is extremely popular in the Maldives. Although it is not necessary that the islands have optimal wind conditions all the time, when they do it’s worth it. If kitesurfing is the only sport you’re interested in the best time to visit this place is from June to October.  The Maldives cater to all kite surfing lovers alike, whether they’re professionals or just beginners. If you are a professional, you can get the equipment right away however if you’re a beginner they have training centers that are sure to get you ready for your first try in no time.

Scuba Diving:

The white sands and coral reefs attract a significant number of scuba diver from all over the world. While many destinations offer scuba diving as a sport, Maldives stands out due to its versatile marine life. To make sure that no one feels left out the Maldives has many training schools that can get you ready for your first dive in an hour or two. The cost of the training schools ranges between 130 to 1000 USD.  The best time to visit is from January to mid-April. Even if you do know how to dive, you should consult a few instructors before you go diving on your own.

Paddle boarding:

If you think lying in the sand and getting a tan is overrated, you can go paddle boarding and enjoy the sun while lying on the board. Paddle boarding is a sport and a great way to relax too. You can ride the waves or stay in the calm waters and have some time to yourself. Paddle boarding is sometimes even first-timers can do without training, granted that they may fall a few times but that’s the fun of trying new things out. However, if you are a first-timer, you should have a life jacket and follow safety protocols. Read more about it here.

Jet skiing:

If you want an adrenaline rush that jet skiing is the sport that you should consider. There is no necessary required skill set that you need before you hop on to a jet ski and have fun. Although you should keep in mind that safety is paramount and you should always wear a life jacket.

Surfing:

People from around the world come to visit the Maldives to ride the waves during the summer season. Professionals from around the world visit the Maldives to participate in the annual completions that play a decisive role in a surfer’s life.

Guest post by Tom Miller

Tom is a blogger and a nature lover. He is obsessed with traveling and adventures and that too with his family. He believes that water has a steady hold of him. He regularly writes about his experiences at http://kayakcritic.net/.

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Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

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