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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.
Updated Apr 4, 2012
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
Written Dec 20, 2009
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.
Written Aug 30, 2008
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!
Written Jul 23, 2007
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!
Updated May 20, 2007
Enjoy the sea, of course.
As there were: swimming, snorkeling, diving
making excursions with a Dhoni or other boat,
On the island itself you can:
jog around on the beach (provided that it is long enough)
play ping pong (that's table tennis)
Updated Mar 31, 2007
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.
Updated Mar 28, 2007
Address: Kuramathi Tourist Island
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.
Written Feb 6, 2007
Address: Any island on the Maldives
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.
Written Aug 21, 2006
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.
Written May 11, 2006
Address: Sun Island Resort and Spa
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