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7 Adventurous Things to do in the Maldives

Being one of the best tropical panoramas with a vast spread of scattered islands each unique to their own splendid views of nature, Maldives is one of its kind offering elements of luxury, exploration , and visually pleasing natural beauty. What it also offers is the sense of adventure- especially Marine adventure. Read on to find out what kinds of adventures await you in the blue paradise of Maldives.

1. Swimming with Whale Sharks

Imagine a beautifully spotted shark that almost grows up to 12m long swaying its way calmly among the glistening silent waters of the Maldives. And imagine being able to swim alongside it. The adrenaline rush, the level of adventure you share is matched nowhere else. 

One of the most well-known activities in the Maldives is a ride on the Whale Submarine. You’ll be astounded by the underwater kingdom’s magnificence and how different the experience is from scuba diving or snorkelling.

Swimming with whale sharks
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2. Windsurfing

Windsurfing is a thrilling combination of surfing and sailing that is designed to provide the finest experience above the water. It provides you the exhilarating sensation of surfing in the cool breeze above the waves while simultaneously allowing you to enjoy the trip through them.

Let the winds of Maldives tour you on the surface of its dreamy waters. Get on to one of the islands and attach yourself to the windsurf and let the wind propel you while you gaze at the mighty blue hues of the scenic waters you are riding on. This is one of the most thrilling ways to explore adventures in the Maldives. One of the commonly found and never to miss watersports of Maldives.

DON’T WORRY – Even if you don’t book via a resort, you can always find a place if you ask around and communicate with the locals or the hotel staff.

3. Reef Snorkeling

The waters of Maldives are not just calm and glistening- they are more than that. With impeccable beauty spots called the coral reefs, you get to explore the sheer colorful spots of the reefs that come with an abundance of marine life loitering through them making an experience not to be missed. Grab your snorkels and five down to view the beauty of the coral reefs of the Maldives.

Sea Safari, similar to snorkeling one ought to try adventure activity. Exploration of the blue waters is not just limited to the reefs.  Hop on to a boat and we are sure you would steal a glimpse of a number of dolphins swimming alongside your boat and if you are lucky enough you might be able to spot a whale too when it heaves up for a gush of air.

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4. Parasailing

If thrill enthusiasts were to compile a list of the most thrilling sports, parasailing would undoubtedly be at the top of the list. The sport entails carefully strapping yourself to a parachute while tethered to a vehicle. As soon as the vehicle begins to move, you are lifted into the air. From above, there is no better way to admire the Maldives’ magnificence. Feeling the wind in your hair as you soar high above your boat, soaking in the gorgeous surroundings all around you, is an incredible sensation. This is without a doubt one of the best things I’ve ever seen.

TIP – If a scenic flight is not in your budget, parasailing is another fantastic method to explore the Maldives’ stunning atolls ;).


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Also read about – Swimming in Manta rays

5. Island Hopping

Travel among islands and choose one that contents you with adventure – Explore some of the uninhabited yet equally beautiful islands for a moment of peace in the adventure. While you are at it, make sure to stay for a finger-licking BBQ session while you watch the sun take a dip and the atmosphere cool down with a picturesque vibe.

Coming to the facts, In the Maldives, most resorts and hotels have their own islands, and most visitors only visit one throughout their stay. Island hopping can give you a better sense of the genuine geographic aspect of these unique atolls, but it might be difficult due to the lack of a public transportation network connecting the islands.

Also read about – Sea plane transfers in Maldives

6. Surfing

The North-East and South-West monsoons temper surfing in the Maldives. During the South-West monsoon, the finest surfing is found in the Northern or Central atolls from May to October. One of the greatest ways to enjoy the many distinct waves and breaks in the Maldives is to join a Maldives surfing tour.

Grab your surfboard and hunt for waves. The Maldives is known to have some of the best waves in the world that favor surfing. The water is very smooth and it surely would excite you. If surfing is not your cup of tea, you can hop on to the stand-up paddle! Both these activities are highly adventurous and allow great water views.

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7. Fishing 

Here is something for the soft adventurer in you- While it does not involve you diving into the water and exploring it, it sure is exciting when you have your fishing gear set and calmly sit by the waters and catch a fish or two for a barbecue session with your family and/ or friends. With incredible views and a tasty meal, this is one comfortable adventurous activity.

FYI, In the Maldives, fishing is the island’s second most important business. Tuna, groupers, dolphin fish, barracuda, rainbow runner, trevally, and squirrelfish, among others, are so common that is not only for the revenue but also for the adventure seekers.


Without specific authorization from the administration, fishing is prohibited on populated islands. On reefs, sand banks, and deserted islands, fishing is done. Fishing is permitted on the reef of the country’s major island, Male. Spearfishing is not allowed.

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Adventure’s pinnacle endurance and the Maldives certainly provide a profound experience. Along with the calming music and the kind hearts of the Maldivians, you will have an adrenaline rush with the adventures. Make it a point to include it in your Maldives itinerary. Pickyourtrail can help you organize your journey from beginning to end; Explore the customized unique Maldives holiday packages.

PS – Water sports at Kurumba, the fortress of water sports. It is one such site where water sports enthusiasts may satisfy their thirst.

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