Sports in Maldives

Many sports at the Maldives are linked to the sea: snorkeling, diving, wind-surfing, parachuting, sailing, canoe, fishery, water-skiing, swimming etc. In the resorts you can also play volley, football, bowling and ping-pong. Only in some resorts you can play golf, tennis, squash, archery, aerobic etc. The most practiced activity is snorkeling: you just need to know how to swim and have a snorkeling kit to live an unforgettable experience. Almost all resorts allow the deep-sea fishing at the dawn or during the day on their speed boats. It is very expensive, even if it can be a very funny experience for those who love this sport. Sometimes you can practice it also on the live-aboard.

Sport in Maldives


There are two ways of snorkeling: you can remain on the water surface looking below or you can arrive more in depth to observe the ocean bottom and feel yourself part of the sea.

In many resorts, especially those with a far reef, daily trips are organized for the snorkeling. It is possible to meet eagle rays, stingrays, reef sharks, napoleon fishes, tortoise and obviously all the reef fishes.

snorkelling in Maldives


All resorts have a diving which organizes diving trips and courses for beginners or advanced. Everyone can use his own equipment (except weights, provided free of charge together with the belt) or can rent it locally. All the divers should have a physical fitness certificate, otherwise they should be visited by the island doctor or, in case the doctor is not there, sign a declaration. Each diver must sign a document, vouching he dives on his own responsibility, and perform a check-dive.).

Diving in Maldives