Maldives Sports & Outdoors

  • Sports & Outdoors
    by globetrott
  • Sports & Outdoors
    by globetrott
  • Sports & Outdoors
    by globetrott

Maldives Sports & Outdoors

  • FREE SAILING

    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.

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  • Water Sports

    Snokerling and Diving 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.

    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.

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  • Football field.

    On Kuramathi Island there is a field where you play soccer. This field is also open for people who want to play cricket.

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  • Dive Explorer

    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...

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  • Diving with Mantas

    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...

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  • what to do on an island

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

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  • Snorkel Bliss

    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...

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  • Paradise for divers

    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...

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  • Surfing & Scuba

    Maldives is the best to surf and especially diving. So get yourself soaking wet and enjoy the fun. Depends on which resort you'r staying

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  • Scuba Diving at Kuredu Island Resort,...

    My husband did an Underwater Photography course and passed. Rented underwater Sony Cybershot camera with underwater housing to dive with, that goes down to 30 metres.

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  • Aqua Shoes

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

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  • Basket ball

    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

    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...

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  • Vollyball

    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...

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  • Swim with Sharks

    Swim with the Black Tipped Sharks - safe to swim with - but scary the first time they swim past you - especially the big ones !!!

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  • Scuba Diving

    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...

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  • Snorkeling

    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! Mask, snorkel, fins.Wear a t-shirt or wetsuit if you don't want your back...

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  • Snorkeling

    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...

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  • Scuba diving

    Many people go to the Maldives for diving - this gives you the opportunity to see wonderful colourful fishes. Forget about corals: most have been "whitened" by el Nino so it'll take some years before they recover fully. So basically diving in the Maldives is only for the fishes... the wonderful fishes - playful and friendly - and so beautiful. All...

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  • Volleyball and Soccer

    Maldivian people like to keep themselves fit. Young ones like to play volleyball, basketball and soccer. There is a big play ground in Maale where you would find many guys busy in playing any of these games. Some time they play so well that you would like to stop there for few minutes and enjoy their game.

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  • Scuba Diving

    There are many famous dive sites located in Maldives. There are diving schools in most of resorts who give you training for scuba diving.Diving the Maldivian waters is one of the best underwater experiences a diver can have. The variety and number of brightly colored reef fish and exotic marine life that populates the water's depths are simply...

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  • Swimming and water sports

    Maldivians are expert in swimming and many of them enjoy swimming in beach. You would even find old Maldivian ladies in beach and they are very good swimmer. Many girls and guys along with their friends go to beach for swimming in evening times after getting free from their studies. You would often see babies enjoying swimming too.

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  • Windsurfing

    Maldives is ideal for water sports. You can also enjoy Wind surfing at many of resort islands. Most of the resorts have training schools for wind surfing and other water sports. Try some water sports activities when you are in Maldives next time! Its better to bring surfing gear with you. Although you can get it on rent in your resort but it would...

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  • Swimming with the sharks

    There are lots of baby sharks in the Maldives. We went snorkelling with them, and at first they were very nervous and swam away from us quickly, but after a while we were quite interesting to them it seems, and they came quite close. The underwater shots show how close!They are harmless by the way!

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  • Get your own snorkelling gear....

    There is some great snorkelling to be done in the Maldives, in all the countries we have visited, we saw by far the most amount of underwater life in the Maldives. A couple of pictures below in my travelogue will be added.I feel it's much better to have your own snorelling gear. Even though you can borrow it, and it's disinfected, the snorkel will...

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  • Scuba Diving

    The Maldives is one of the best places in the world to go scuba diving. Virtually every resort has their own dive schools. They cater from all levels of divers. If you aren't qualified you will also be able to take a course or or trial dive on the house reef. Personally, I always try to use my own gear when diving but you can hire everything you...

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  • Polka-dotted clams and feathered fish

    A good number of people who travel to the Maldives take advantage of the spectacular underwater scenery by way of snorkeling or scuba diving.The snorkeling is magnificent. Every resort has a "house reef" that is home to hundreds of kinds of animals ranging from colorful little reef fish of the type you see in aquariums to stingrays, moray eels,...

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  • Villivaru - Biyadoo: jogging

    Ok, if u really r one of these tough guys (ladies) always keen on being tired for something then you'll enjoy a lot jogging on these islands.Some crazy people measured the island round-trip and they put indications like this ... not for me please, not for me :-)))

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  • Sports facilities

    One of the reasons why we thought Sun Island was appealing was the fact that it has quite a lot of facilities on the island. I enjoy playing a bit of squash and there is on squash court located in the lobby area. In the sports center we also found two badminton courts, a few table tennis tables, and a gym where you could lift weights etc. They even...

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  • Snorkelling Heaven

    We never tried SCUBA Diving in the Maldives as we do not currently have the certificate, and to be honest we didn't fancy paying out loads for the training while we were there.We did however do LOADS of snorkelling, and although it's not quite the same as SCUBA, it's still a wonderful experience. The sealife in the Maldives is amazing, and you can...

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  • go on give it a try

    If the idea of lying on a beach all day bores you sensless then kuredu is the island for you. Not only is there an excellent 5 star padi scuba diving school- which also offers snorkelling lessons and an array of different snorkelling tours, but there is also the excellent H20 water sports centre where you can learn to windsurf, water ski,...

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  • jump right in- the waters lovely

    If you have always wanted to learn to scuba dive you will not find anywhere better than the maldives. All resort islands have padi registered diving schools with excellent tuition. at the very least you must try the snorkelling- the equipement can be hired on all resorts.

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  • U should join "matriculation" class...

    Whatever ur certificate is, either u have done 5 times or hundred times of diving, u should go for the "matriculation" class first. It's good to refresh ur memory but they charge u the same 50 USD like normal diving! And of course it's only in the house reef where u see nothing spectacular whatsoever. Mask clearing, buddy breathing, etc...were on...

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  • Watersports are plenty

    Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Wind surfing, etc. Most water sports are freely available on most Islands.

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  • 880 m

    The whole island with diameter of 880 meters, you caould just walk round the whole island in 20 minutes time.

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