Considered to be one of the most gratifying and sensational activities one can indulge in, deep sea fishing, can be experienced at its best in the islands of Maldives. With a wide range of tour guides which conduct trips on a daily basis, you can try out this activity with our partners in Maldives.
There are a number of tips and guidelines to follow in order to make your deep sea fishing trips in Maldives successful. The first step is to spot birds such as terns, herons, gulls, lesser and seagulls which feast on small bait-type fish. If these birds seem to be roaming around, there is a chance of larger game fish being found below the surface of the water. Also one should keep an eye out for floating debris or wood, as large game fish such as sailfish and skip-jack tuna are known to be present at such spots. If you spot any dolphins, you are bound to come across schools of tunas. Those who set out on deep sea fishing trips during full moons can use imitations of soft crab as bait as it is during this period that strippers come in search of the shells shed by crabs
Since one of the best sites for fishing is near reefs, finding a good reef is important. Big game fish are known to feed on fish which live on reefs including barracuda and red snappers. Using a fishing net is the best way to catch reef fish. There are various kinds of baits to choose from and for larger game, little tropical fish can be used; for instance, yellow-fin tunas can be caught by using snappers. All in all Maldives boasts some of the most unique experiences of deep sea fishing in addition to a range of other exciting activities for you to indulge in.
2. BIG GAME FISHING
Maldivians have engaged in fisheries for millenniums. For generations the livelihoods of the islanders were sustained by the abundance of fish in the Maldivian waters. Big game fishing gives the opportunity for visitors to experience the real Maldivian way of life.
We organize excursions for big game fishing enthusiasts. A short boat ride from the Islands will get you to the open sea, where you can engage in a thrilling fishing adventure.
We provide you boats specifically built for fishing, equipped with the necessary gears and facilities. These boats are manned by crews who are professionally trained for such excursions.
Common catch of big game fishers in Maldives include Barracuda, Sail fish, Mahi-mahi, Wahoo, Marlin, Tuna, Snappers and Groupers.
However Big game fishing in Maldives depends on the weather condition and fishing location. To catch big game like sailfish, marlin, barracuda, yellowfish tuna, wahoo, swordfish and many other big fishes, outside the atoll morning time is suitable for fishing.
3. NIGHT FISHING
Catch some nocturnal fish under the magical starlit Maldivian sky. Experience night fishing – Maldivian style, using hand lines and raw fish as bait. An art practiced by the locals for generations, today attracting inquisitive travelers who wish to take part in the adventure themselves. An ideal family outing and a memorable evening, possibly bringing some delicious fish to your plate as well!
Night fishing in Maldives is the most famous type of fishing. You can catch snappers, emperors, barracuda, squirrel fish and jacks during night fishing. Amidst the sparkling breathtaking view, night fishing is a treat for fishing buffs. During night fishing enjoy the rhythmic music of waves and gentle breeze amidst nature's splendor.
4. SCUBA DIVING
There are hundreds of popular dive sites dispersed around the vast ocean of the Maldives. The endless number of dive sites habituated by some of the most popular underwater species of the world, has made the Maldives one of the best dive destination in the entire world
The best channels for diving in the Maldives with reef sharks are at - Lhaviyani, North and South Male, Vaavu, Meemu, Laamu and Gaafu (probably the best). Elsewhere the channels are too deep to dive.
The best areas for whale shark encounters are Ari Atoll, and Gaafu and Thaa atolls in the south. For mantas, the best locations are Ari, Addu, North Male, Haa Alifu and Haa Daalu, and Baa Atoll. For Hammerheads, plan a visit to Rasdhoo Atoll in North Ari, or Fotteyo Kandu at Veevu Atoll. Thresher sharks and tiger sharks can be found at Foahmulah Island all year round
The recommended months for confirmed liveaboard departures are from November to May but the Maldives scuba diving holiday season runs all year round. If you wish to come outside of November to May it may be more difficult to find a departure date that suits you