Let’s be real. You probably wondered what it must be like to fly high in the sky. Perhaps with a jetpack, too bad they’re difficult to come by. Let you in on a little secret? We’ve got flying in the Maldives.
Introducing Flyboarding, an extreme sport taken to a new direction. Flyboarding shoots you up into the air as you maneuver over the crystalline waves. The flyboard itself is strapped to the feet of the user, and is connected to a jet ski by a hose .
The immense power of the jet ski emits water through the hose, jettisoned out at great pressure beneath the flyboard. The flyboarder can reach up to 10m above the water, and is in charge of everything (except how much power received, that is up to the certified instructor on the accompanying jet ski).
Flyboarding is an incredibly unique experience offering an exhilarating rush unlike any other. So what are you waiting for? check out with your chosen resort if they can offer you this great rush of adrenaline.
2. Night Fishing
Night fishing in the Maldives is a party all on its own. An excitement fills the heart of every Maldivian at the prospect of a night fishing trip, and for good reason.
For generations upon generations, Maldivians have caught fish using either pole and line or with handlines. . These are the most sustainable methods of catching fish as they are caught one by one limiting the impact on fish stocks as it is rare to accidentally catch other species. Night fishing is done using hand lines.
Adventurous travelers embarking on a night fishing trip can expect lots of excitement, laughter, and challenges. It is a humbling experience to throw your bait into the ocean, hold onto your handline, be on the lookout for bites and pull in the fish when you know there is one at the end of the line. A friendly competition arises as the fishermen compete for the greatest haul. After all, you don’t wanna be the only one without any catch? Resorts sometimes offer drinks on the house for the first person who catches a fish or the person who catches the most fish.
One shouldn’t worry about such an issue in the Maldives. With ample fish stocks, you are sure to catch some fish. It is common to BBQ the fish on board and conclude the night with a feeling of communal joy, wholesomeness, and thrill.
3. Exploring Shipwrecks & Other Sunken Treasures
The Maldives is the perfect destination to dive deep and explore shipwrecks, underwater caves, and other underwater tunnels. Diving in these awe-inspiring locations is exhilarating in its own right.
Shipwrecks and other wrecks are also a testament to how marine ecosystems adapt and take over these sunken relics, one will be surprised by the uniquely intricate ecosystems that form around these relics.
So dive in, and explore the sprawling underwater marine ecosystems that attract marine creatures from shrimp to various species of sharks as well. Diving alongside sharks in a sunken hull overtaken by sprawling moss? Now that’s a thrill.
What do you get when you add a pinch of adventure, a spoonful of thrill, a good dose of adrenaline and a bird's-eye view of the breathtaking isles of Maldives?
You get skydiving.
Put on your jumpsuit, strap on your goggles and literally jump into one of the most adrenaline-fuelled moments of your entire life. Can you handle the thrill of falling 12,000 ft above the water at speeds of 200 km/hr?
Whether you are a seasoned professional licensed skydiver with a couple of thousand dives under your belt or a curious first-timer, the Maldives offers this thrilling experience for all.
So keep an eye out for resort facilities offering skydiving experiences.
An experience that shines on a whole other level is surfing the majestic crystalline waves of the Maldives. With clean, crystalline reef breaks, the Maldives offers a variety of wave types from rippable to barrelling waves.
Surfers will tell you that there is nothing quite as addictive as surfing, and you’ll understand why as you come face-to-face with the towering waves in Maldives. The peak season (April to October) is a favorite period amongst surfers visiting the Maldives.
And if you cannot stay in one place, and seek the best waves across the entire Maldives, why not stay aboard a liveaboard and embark on a voyage of a lifetime. There are liveaboards in Maldives specializing in visiting the best waves all-year round.