ACTIVITIES & EXCURSION
Maldives diving needn’t require expert knowledge and heavy equipment. Dip below the waves while snorkeling the Maldives and uncover a world of coral reefs. There will be a spot surrounding your bungalow, plus our expert guides can show you the underwater wonders at the house reef which is further afield, via a speedboat. Please stop by the Aquafanatics centres where we can outfit you with a mask, fins and snorkel for the duration of your stay. Meet the Cayago Magnum: the Lamborghini of water rockets. Engineered with revolutionary new technology, Mr. Cayago can scream below the water’s surface at 20 km/hr – almost as fast as a dolphin. Experience the crystal-clear depths of the lagoon like never before on the back of a Cayago, decked out in your choice of diablo red or titanium silver. Buckle up, and hold on tight! At Aquafanatics, we are simply fanatical about scuba diving, and the Maldives is blessed with all the necessary elements – exotic marine life, stunning dive sites, warm water, wonderful weather, top quality rental equipment, excellent safety systems, comfortable boats and an enthusiastic and experienced multilingual dive team.
If you are already a certified diver, please let us know if there is anything special we can do to make your Maldives dives the ultimate experience. If you’d like to try diving for the first time and want to know more, please just drop by one of our centres and speak to our instructors. We’ll explain just how easy it is!
Take off on one of our fast twin Yamaha WaveRunners with private guide for a ripping blue water adventure on the open ocean surrounding Anantara.
This is a private guided excursion which will include a briefing and short lesson on how to enjoy this exciting experience safely. You (and your partner) will be on one jet ski, while the other jet ski will be ridden by your guide. This guide will escort you on a thrilling but safe adventure in the local area. It is also possible, if you prefer, to have the guide drive the jet ski and you remain as the passenger. Explore the shimmering expanse of the Anantara lagoon under your own power in a solo or tandem kayak. You can keep it simple with our classic ocean kayaks, We even have glass kayaks that let you witness all the marine life below you. Glide through the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean in a hired sailboat. Have a Catamaran sailing adventure on a K1 Top Cat, with or without your own skipper. Or try the new Bravo Mini Cat – Hobie’s latest addition to sailing simplicity. With its unmatched combination of comfort, ease of use and stability, the Bravo is ideal for both new sailors and experienced deckhands alike. Skim the Indian Ocean with the wind as your engine during one of our exhilarating wind-and-water activities. Is it a kayak, a trimaran or a pedal yak? See for yourself when you play with the newest addition to the Hobie range: the Adventure Island. Perfect your windsurfing savvy with lessons from our experienced and friendly instructors. Want to know what it feels like to fly? Strap on a sailing kite and leap the waves like never before. Rip through the waves on a high-octane aquatic adventure with some help from our twins, WET and WILD. This pair of Gulfcraft Swan 20 speedboats will propel you swiftly across the lagoon with their powerful 150-horsepower engines. As our expert teachers guide you, perfect your wakeboarding technique or learn a new skill, like monoskiing.
Hire WET and WILD and explore the local area with your Captain (max. 4 persons; please see "Private Boats and Captains") Fly like a bird over the turquoise waters of the lagoon when you try parasailing. An exhilarating way to get glorious bird’s eye views of Anantara Dhigu. Sunset sailing and dhoni cruising
Experience a spectacular Maldives sunset when you embark on one of our intimate sunset sailing cruises. A quiet cruise and a view of the western horizon is the perfect coda to a day filled with adventure and stories.
Escape from the island for a short or full-day excursion by dhoni or speedboat. During these excursions to other local islands, you can experience an authentic Maldivian way of life. The trips include a guided tour of the island, time for souvenir shopping, and snorkelling at one of the nearby coral reefs. The full-day excursion also makes a stop at a desert island for a special picnic lunch.
Create your own private journey with our Riyaa Sailing Dhoni Excursions. On our charming sailing dhoni, you and that special companion can write your own story of romance and adventure, crafting the memories of a lifetime. Anantara Veli Maldives’ floodlit tennis court means that you can continue with a doubles match even after the sun sets. Our fitness centre staff are at hand to provide lessons for beginners or a little bit of a challenge if you’re looking for a partner. Feeling waterlogged? Landlubbers can always take part in a pick-up match of volleyball or badminton– just let us know and we’ll provide the nets and equipment and turn a strip of beach into your court. Gain physical poise and mental peace through ancient exercises drawn from centuries of traditional South Asian wisdom. Whether a beginner or an expert, our professional instructors are able to guide you through lessons either in a group or private session within the surrounds of our Maldives resort.