Maldives activities are mostly water-related activities. The percentage of land in the Maldives is 1% and it's 99% is ocean water. The average size of the islands is 2 km² and all the islands are separated by the ocean, makes it very difficult for travelers to visit other islands, during a short period of time. The Maldives is also famous for its clear water, marine life, and white beaches. This is the reason why we have very few activities in the Maldives compared to other tourist destinations in the world. However, most of the maldives activities are very unique and thrilling. We will try to highlight some of the best activities, time and places to choose for your holiday.
Male city activities are for the guests who are staying in Main land or arrive by cruises. Some of these activities requires minimum number of people, if you are a single traveler, you can still book those activities, so if there is another group for the same day same activity, you can join them for the activity.
Snorkeling is considered to be the most famous activity of the Maldives, as mentioned by 99% of the Maldives ocean water and the water is crystal clear. In fact, you don't need to dive in the water when the weather is clear, everything is clearly visible from the jetty. If you still desire more you can also bring, buy or rent snorkeling equipment (Snorkel, Mask, Life vest and Fins) and anywhere in the Maldives, you can do the snorkeling for your self. However when the weather is bad or when the current is strong, it might not be as easy as you think or experienced in other destinations. To visit the best spots where you can see the turtles, rays, sharks, coral gardens, many other colorful fishes, you will be needing a boat transfer and a guide. There are, in fact, close to 70 distinct species of coral reefs and more than 700 species of marine life. Some of these species are very spotted or seen in other regions of the world, Also the Maldives 5% of the total world's corals.
The Maldives is a small country with a smaller population, but it has a vast history, being the top 20 poorest countries of the world in the early 1980s, the Maldives was also attacked by many invaders. To find out about these stories, cultures, traditions, and lifestyle, you need to visit as many local islands as possible. There are a total of 200 inhabited islands in 22 atolls.
The Maldives is one of the world's best scuba diving destinations because of the location, temperature, clear warm waters, and high visibility. There many numerous scuba diving sites and ship reck with rich marine life. Almost all hotels in the Maldives offer the diving activity. For some certain divings, it requires international open water certificate and many diving schools (Shops) have international PADI certified master, with whom you can complete your course. This will usually take 4-7 days. If you are a non-certified diver still you can join the scuba 15-meter diving activity, to go below than 15-meters, you must complete the course.
If you are a young traveler, there are many water sports activities that can be thrilling adventures. The water sports like windsurfing, jet-ski, catamaran riding, surfing and water ski are among the most famous water sports and can be available from many places. These sports require talent and if you are a beginner, it is highly recommended to do with all safety measures. Apart from these, there are also some low-level maldives activities which you can do with elderly peoples and children like (Banana ride, fun tube, and kayaking etc...)
The Maldives is one of the best big game fishing destinations in the world. The only two types of fishing allowed in the Maldives are pole and line fishing. Fishing is a highly recommended activity for families and groups. It is important to wear safety gloves for line fishing, as you can never expect the size of fishes and most of the time it will be a big surprise for you if you in the right place at the right time. The best time for fishing is in the evening starting from 17:00.
The islands in the Maldives are formed in different shapes and sizes. The islands from erupted volcanos, which laterchanges to a reef and then form a sandbank on top of the reef. These sands banklater becomes islands, when the ocean current brings coconuts and tree branchesand start to grow on the islands. Some sandbanks get entirely submerged at hightide and surface only at low tide. There are many sandbanks across the country, to visit this sandbank you need a boat transfer.