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Summary

Fly over the magnificent islands of Maldives in the Indian Ocean. Enjoy the unique view of these coral formations, from above. Get the chance to combine a cruise trip with paragliding and take advantage of the best of both.
Paragliding conditions

Intermediate, Advanced

Flying Style: Cross Country, Acro, Tandem

Terrain: Flatlands, Beach

Lessons or coaching

Spot guidance

Retrieve (XC)

Maldives is blessed with magical and breathtaking displays of sunshine for the better part of a year. Similar to other tropical countries, the Maldives enjoys a dry and wet season. Conveniently, the hot and humid weather is complemented with cooling sea breezes and periodic rain. We will be flying over these idyllic islands, using a tow winch to get in the air. The hospitable people have become associated with the islands on a degree almost parallel to the fame of the beaches, reefs and wildlife of the Maldives However, the locals’ descent and arrival here is shrouded by a mystery - no one really knows who were the first to arrive here. While some think that people from Sri Lanka and Southern India were the first to arrive, others think the first Maldivians came here from the Indus Valley about 4,000 years ago. The islands took upon Islam in 1,153 AD but excavations suggest that both Hinduism and Buddhism had been present here as well in the earlier periods of the country. Later colonization efforts by the Portuguese as well as the establishment of a British protectorate in the 19th century further influenced the identity and the history of the Maldives, shaping the multicultural spirit that marks the country now. They speak Dhivehi in the Maldives, but English is also widely spoken and locals have no trouble communicating in it across the country. There are some differences in the language across the islands, and dialects of the northern islands

Trip characteristics

Accommodation: Hotel, Boat

Typical Pickup: Fulhadhoo, Maldivler

Suitable for: Group

English

Ambience: Wilderness, Relaxed

Experience Type: Collective

Food: Full board

The Destination

The Maldives is a tropical nation in the Indian Ocean composed of 26 ring-shaped atolls, which are made up of more than 1,000 coral islands. It’s known for its beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs. The giant ringlike coral formations stretch for hundreds of kilometres wide and have fragmented into several islands, sand banks and lagoons. There are no hills as the archipellago is entirely made of coral sand. The islands are too small to have rivers, but small lakes and marshes can be found in some of them.

The Experience

All flights in Maldives must be done under control of Maldives Skysport Association because of airplanes traffic. We will be flying over these idyllic islands, using a tow winch starting from a beach in Fulhadhoo island. We will choose one out of 2 possible take-offs everyday, according to the weather conditions. The winch can take you up to 800-1000m high and you'll have a 2 flights a day according weather conditions-

Required from you

You will be required to take your own personal equipment: glider, harness, helmet, rescue parachute and radio. Besides this you must ensure you have a valid pilot license and a suitable insurance policy (liability and personal). Speaking and understanding english is mandatory.

Other activities

We will have plenty of options for other kind of activities like:

  • Snorkeling
  • Diving
  • Water Sports
  • Daily Resort Visit

Getting there

There is only one main airport in Hulhumale. Pick-up and drop-off is included in the package, you just need to let us know in advance. Official name: Ibrahim Nasr International Airport. International code: MLE

Accommodation

Fulhadhoo is an inhabited island in Baa Atoll located in Maldives. Although the island is inclusive of Baa Atoll, geographically, it lies very far from the Baa Atoll islands. Fulhadhoo lies with two other inhabited islands – Goidhoo and Fehendhoo – in one huge lagoon in a separate atoll. More than 15 sandbanks surround Fulhadhoo, which can be visited during your stay in our guesthouse. Several pristine coral reefs are nearby at which snorkeling is possible. You can also visit the neighboring islands and see the local lifestyle and culture. Fulhadhoo has a vast beach with a beautiful view of the blue-green water. The standard package includes accommodation in a guest-house in Fulhadhoo island, close to our towing place. Alternativelly there is the possibility of staying on a ship. min. 12 -max 14 pilots

Liveboard / cruise alternative

As an alternative you can stay on a boat for a more exclusive experience. - the accommodation consists of a shared cabin onboard. Dates differ from the standard package.

Guesthouse

Every room is equiped with TV, AC and hot water, free Wi-Fi is available

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Included services
Food: Full board
Airport Transfers, transport to take-off, life jackets
Fishing Trip
Snorkeling
Accommodation in guest house
Extra expenses
flight ticket
all cold drinks
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