With its seaside environment it is not surprising that many of the recreational pursuits and things to do in Maldives focus on water activities. An extensive array of water sports will draw the attention of any outdoor enthusiast.
Snorkelling is a popular activity in the Maldives, with waters having an agreeable temperature and mesmerising underwater marine life. In these waters snorkelers will find no less than 70 species of coral amidst exquisite coral reefs as well as over 700 fish species and an array of other vividly coloured exotic marine life.
Scuba diving is indubitably one of the premier aquatic diversions to be enjoyed in the Maldives. Divers will relish the spotlessly clear waters which offer visibility to an extent of up to 60 metres. As you descend into the entrancing depths of the waters a fabulous underwater city of vibrantly hued coral and aquatic denizens will materialize in front of your eyes.
For the avid surfer there will be an abundance of suitable surfing areas; many dedicated surfers as well as novices take the opportunity to experience this invigorating pastime in the Maldive Islands.
Sailing around the Maldivian atolls in a cruise vessel will prove to be an unforgettable experience with the majestic scenery amongst the most picturesque in the world. Snorkelling and diving in numerous attractive locations is another advantage to be enjoyed on a cruise.
If ordinary sailing is not thrilling enough, be sure to opt for parasailing – combining the excitement of parachuting and waterskiing – or try your hand at the delightful experience of catamaran sailing which almost everyone enjoys.
Fishing and angling are other options which will appeal to the enthusiast. Even the little ones will be thrilled by experiencing a dolphin watching excursion, with the playful Spinner Dolphins putting on quite a show.