Sports Events in Maldives

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    FREE SAILING

    by DAO Updated Apr 4, 2012

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    Ever want to learn to sail? Most resorts will offer you the opportunity to learn to sail for free. That’s the good news. Many offer no instruction however. Stay in a resort like White Sands (I did) and they have a tranquil lagoon where you can learn to sail without the annoying issue of tides or being swept out into the ocean and drowning.

    THE ADVANCED COURSE
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    Water Sports

    by shawncastellino Written Dec 20, 2009

    Snokerling and Diving

    Equipment: Better to bring your own snokerl set as many people would use the one you would rent, the hygeine level at the resort dive centers is good, all equioment is washed with dis infectent

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    Diving.

    by a5floor Written Aug 30, 2008

    At the Maldives you have a good option how to learn to dive. You can register to have a course. In a few days you can learn the basics of diving. On Kuramathi Island there was a diving place were you can go to.

    Diving.
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    Dive Explorer

    by Mara_2 Written Jul 23, 2007

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    When we were on Vilu Reef, the diving was managed by Dive Explorer.
    We have a very nice time diving with them, especialli with Zala and his wife Zainab (they now organize diving cruises in Maldives)!
    The dives were well organized and everybody can dive with them, as they decide the dives by the experience of the divers. Therefore if you are not an experienced diver, they will not bring you to dive in the passes as the current can be very strong!

    Equipment: The equipment the rent was in very good condition!

    View of the diving building Rear view of the diving Dhoni - onboat toward the diving point
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    Diving with Mantas

    by Laurina Updated May 20, 2007

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    Why is diving so special in the Maldives? Well the picture says it all. I think more than anything else you rarely come across other dive groups when you're out in the blue. Alas, this time we had to share the scene with another group - but there is room for everyone! If you want to learn to dive in the Maldives I recommend staying in a cheap hotel in Male' (there are plenty at approx. $50 per night) and learn at one of the local dive schools. Way cheaper than the over-priced resorts! Though the teaching quality is not quite up to par. However, safety still rules.

    Equipment: Resorts and dive schools in Male' have all the equipment you need, but if you have it already bring your mask/fins and wet suit (for the Maldives I recommend full-length wetsuit - 5mm (watch out for the currents that can knock you as unwilling as you are against painful corals)...and let's not forget the damage you could cause the precious coral!

    Me and the manta Manta boy
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    what to do on an island

    by Myndo Updated Mar 31, 2007

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    Enjoy the sea, of course.
    As there were: swimming, snorkeling, diving
    making excursions with a Dhoni or other boat,
    go fishing

    On the island itself you can:
    play beachvolleyball,
    jog around on the beach (provided that it is long enough)
    play ping pong (that's table tennis)
    play billiard

    dive center billard
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    Snorkel Bliss

    by Gillybob Updated Mar 28, 2007

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    The snorkelling in the Maldives is fantastic. At Kuramathi you will find it easy to access the inner reef directly from the beach. At high tide, it is possible to snorkel out over the top of the reef to the outer reef. At the Sandbank snorkel channel, the reef has a really great drop and at high tide you get larger fish coming in closer. There are also schools of triggerfish and chromis at the outer reef which you won't see at the inner reef.

    Equipment: If you are a keen snorkeller and don't already have your own gear, do give some consideration to purchasing in advance, especially if you are not on an all inclusive package to the Maldives. The cost of the hire for the week will almost be the cost of purchasing your own equipment.

    Of course, after each use in the sea, be sure to give it a good rinse off in fresh water to help keep it in good condition.

    Titan Triggerfish Baby Sting Ray Wrasse, including cleaner wrasse
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    Paradise for divers

    by Divelover Written Feb 6, 2007

    What an ideal location for diving and just simply relaxing. The palm ringed islands are paradise and exactly what you see in the pictures. Islands with only 30 bungalows and while this is not the place for highend entertainment it is the place to sit on a beach at sunset and watch dolphins or manata ray wings breaking the surface of what looks like a pond of blue.

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  • Aqua Shoes

    by Andreaflem Written Aug 21, 2006

    For snorkelling take aqua shoes as there is a lot of coral making it impossible to get in to the sea without shredding your feet to bits.
    They are available in sports shops or Ebay really cheap.

    Equipment: Take your own flippers, snorkel and mask if you can as the ones you hire are not very good quality
    I didn't try scuba diving but again people took their own equipment.

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    Basket ball

    by Conflictrealms Written May 11, 2006

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    The basket ball court is located right next to the other sports facilities. Again, it is under the sun, so you may want to play in the early morning or evening.

    The surface is hard, obviously, for the ball to bounce. So isnt a sandy pitch like the football field. You can rent the basketball for about $10 an hour.

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    The Football Field

    by Conflictrealms Written May 10, 2006

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    If you can round up enough players, then the football field should provide some good entertainment for an hour or so. It is just a short walk from the lobby and beach, next to other sports facilities. The ground its on is sand, and not grass, so you'd probably be playing barefoot.

    Keep in mind there is no shade upon the field, so take care when out in the sun. Probably best to play in the early evening. I also heard that the resort holds little football competitions every now and then. So if your lucky, your visit may coincide with the tornament!

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    Vollyball

    by Conflictrealms Written May 9, 2006

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    Vollyball is a popular sport in the maldives. There are 2 courts; One on the beach, and another near the other sports facilities more in the centre of the island. We saw people playing vollyball each night, and you tend to get nation versus nation. I expected to see a bit of rivalry between the English and Germans, but everyone was very friendly to one another and in the end had a great time. The hiring of the vollyball is about $10 per hour. This is for the actual ball and court, and not per person!

    Vollyball entertainment
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    Scuba Diving

    by Rodan44 Written May 3, 2005

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    Maldives is deservedly famous for scuba diving. The quality of the water, coral, and sea life here is among the best in the world. Every resort has its own dive center, but some resorts are more highly regarded by divers than others, so be sure to research this before you make a booking. It is possible to obtain beginngers or advanced diving certifications here as well, although it is much more expensive than in other countries in Asia. If you are not planning to take certification lessons, be sure that you are fully certified before you go and have both your certification card and diver's log book, otherwise you will not be allowed to dive.

    Equipment: It is possible to rent all required equipment from your resort dive center, but this will be expensive as they charge per dive or per day. It is preferable to bring your own equipment, even if you have to rent it from a shop back home.

    I will not list all the required dive equipment here, as any certified diver should be familiar with it. As the water in Maldives is quite warm, a short sleeve/leg wetsuit is sufficient.

    Trisanna scuba diving, Maldives
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    Snorkeling

    by Rodan44 Written May 3, 2005

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    Maldives is world famous for scuba diving, but it is also a great place for snorkeling. Many great reefs are found close to shore and in shallow water, making them easily accesible for snorkeling. The variety of tropical marine life in these shallow waters is quite amazing!

    Equipment: Mask, snorkel, fins.
    Wear a t-shirt or wetsuit if you don't want your back to get sunburned.

    Justin underwater snorkeling, Maldives
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    Snorkeling

    by call_me_rhia Written Dec 5, 2004

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    Snorkeling is how I spent my days in the Maldives - possibly I spent more time with my head underwater than overwater. The colours of the fishes near the reef - and the variety - was simple endless and unbelievable: I wish I knew the English names for them. My favourite, however, is the baby batfish in the picture: it stayed all its time under the south pontoon, away from the reef and other fishes. A very shy fish.

    Equipment: Compulsory: fins, snorkel and mask.
    Recommended: an underwater camera and a t-shirt in order not to get sunburn while snorkeling

    a baby batfish

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