Maldives, a paradise on Earth is one of the most sought after tourist destinations around the world. The shimmering white beaches surrounded by turquoise lagoons, greenery of palm trees, mesmerising coral gardens beneath the Indian Ocean and blue water of the ocean create a setting that is perfect for all kinds of vacations and for tourists with different interests and varied purposes of visit. Its refreshing and calming atmosphere presents a setting to relax and spend few days in leisure. Not just these, there are umpteen numbers of water sports and excursions offered at the Maldivian Island making your vacation exciting and adventurous.
Maldives offers favourable environment and conditions along with facilities for water sports. High visibility, crystal clear water and favourable temperature of the water makes water sports in Maldives all the more enjoyable. The visibility of the water is up to 15 - 40 metres (50 - 130 feet). The temperature of the water is usually 24°C (75°F) in February and July to 27°C (81°F) in April, May and September and mostly warm throughout the year. Rich marine life promises an exceptional experience within the Indian Ocean to all the tourists. The island boasts of almost 70 different species of colourful coral reefs and more than 700 species of fishes and other aqua creatures. Some of the creatures that you can spot during various water activities are Napoleon wrasse, parrotfish, snappers, barracudas, jacks, sweetlips, hammerheads, grey reef sharks, white tip reef sharks, eagle rays, manta rays, turtles, frogfish, triggerfish, surgeonfish, trevallies, etc.
There are many sports that you can try, most popular being snorkelling and scuba diving. The island has some the dive sites in the world to offer its tourists with such as Lion's Head, Kudu Haa, Girifushi Thila, Middle Point, Nassimo Thila, Okobe Thila, Sunlight Thila, Maldives Victory and Banana Reef. Not just these, even for surfing the island present suitable environment. You can find best of the surf breaks in North and South Male’ Atoll. The average size of reef breakers is 4-5 feet which rises up to 8-10 feet during the surf monsoon. The best time to go for these is between the months of May and October.
You can also go for fishing and catch some exotic fishing. There are varied kinds of the same like big games fishing and night fishing. Some of the common catches during fishing are Sailfish, swordfish, marlin, wahoo, barracuda, yellow fin tuna, etc. Going for sailing can also be interesting and present you with an experience worth remembering. If you want a relaxed time you can go for catamaran sailing and a refreshing experience and on the other hand for some excitement you can go for parasailing.
Along with these there are many other water sports as well to entertain you. Some of these are water skiing, wake boarding, knee boarding, banana riding, catamaran rides, speed boating, fun tubes, mono skiing, kite surfing, glass bottom boat, jet skiing and many more. You have varied options to keep you entertained throughout your trip.