Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime swimming holiday amongst the breathtaking atolls and pristine beaches of the Maldives
Swim in some of the world's clearest waters and discover the incredible reefs that exist just below the surface
Take in the stunning array of marine life that the Maldives is so famous for, from sea turtles and eagle rays to some of the most colourful and exotic fish on the planet
Explore a spectacular old shipwreck before completing a near perfect semi-circle swim around the beautiful Giraa Falhu Reef
Complete a full circumnavigation of the uninhabited Anbaraa Island
Stay aboard a traditionally-crafted local gulet, which is the perfect vessel for our small, intimate group of just 12 swimmers
Discover the charming Maldivian culture with local island visits, cultural dancing and a BBQ dinner on the gorgeous Anbaraa Island
Join us on this unforgettable open water swimming holiday in the island paradise of the Maldives. Our trip sees us liveaboard a gulet, a traditionally-crafted wooden sailing vessel, for a week - providing the perfect base from which to explore one of the most spectacular and idyllic destinations on the planet with a small and intimate group of swimmers.
With 26 coral atolls and well over a thousand palm-fringed islands, the Maldives is known around the world as the ultimate holiday paradise. The blue skies, crystal clear waters and a mesmerising array of coral and marine life of the Vaavu and South Malé atolls makes it a peaceful sanctuary for eight days of swimming and cruising. From circumnavigations of local islands to challenging crossing between islets and spectacular views of the area’s world-renowned reefs, this is the ultimate way to explore this stunning archipelago that lies both above and below the Equator.
Between swims, we stay on a traditionally crafted 28m gulet boat which journeys in and around the stunning local atolls in order to find the best swimming opportunities available. The trip is fully catered with all meals prepared for us by our very own onboard chef.
On top of the organised swims which are included in the trip itinerary, there is also plenty of time to take part in additional activities throughout the trip, including snorkeling, scuba diving (extra cost), night fishing, cultural dancing and a sightseeing trip to Malé.
New for 2019
From 2019, our Maldives swimming holidays will be based aboard the MV Sharifa, an impressive modern safari boat which underwent a complete refurbishment in 2015. Our largest vessel offering in the Maldives yet, Sharifa features more cabins as well as the opportunity to bring non-swimming partners. Join us on board and enjoy a fresh way to experience swimming in the Indian Ocean.
Who is this trip for?
This trip is for swimmers who want to explore the many wonders that the stunning Maldives islands, atolls and reefs have to offer. From the crystal clear waters to some of the most vibrant marine life on the planet, the Maldives is the perfect location to take part in a swimming adventure holiday that you will never forget. Swimmers should have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average daily swim distance of around 5km prior to the start of the trip.
- Fully guided swimming holiday in the Maldives
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims
- Video Analysis
- Seven nights accommodation
- All breakfasts
- All lunches
- All dinners
- Meet and greet at the airport with transfer to our boat on Day 1
- Transfer back to the airport on Day 8
- Local island visits
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Alcoholic drinks which can be purchased on board our boat
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during the course of your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and sea conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilot will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
Swimming freely in open sea among an extraordinary sealife but in total security is just marvelous.Patricia, J. France- 2018
Fabulous experience that exceeded my expectations; amazing swims, beautiful sea, lovely boat and an incredible crew.Sarah H, UK- 2018
Swimming along The Maldives reefs, now that's a holiday I'd enjoy again!Marie O, Ireland - 2018
A Swim Trek adventure like no other with exceptional food!Gretchen P, UK - 2017
A fantastic opportunity to swim in a beautiful part of the world, with supportive and knowledgeable guides and a great crew, a chance to make new friends with a shared passion for swimming. The best holiday I've ever been on.Martin T. UK-2017
Simply magical, it exceeded all my expectations and then some.Wendy B. UK- 2017
Aquamarine water, sparkling white sand and a kaleidoscope of sea life, what more could you want?Elizabeth B. AUS- 2017
The Maldives is my top Swimtrek choice. Clear turquoise water around the coral reefs, cobalt blue in the deeps with white sands and coconut trees on the atolls... And such pretty tropical fish.Carolyn Y. AUS- 2017
Aquamarine water, sparkling white sand and a kaleidoscope of sea life, what more could you want?Elizabeth B. Australia - 2017
The most amazing week, superb in every way. The boat was amazing, food was wonderful and the snorkelling was out of this world! Another big tick for Swim Trek, you keep getting it right!Virginia S, UK - 2017
Surpassed my expectations! The swimming locations and sights were truly fantastic and our guides, Caoimhe and Saorla, were excellent! Highly recommended.Viki S, Australia - 2017
Loved Swim Trek and loved the adventure. The crew went out of their way for guests. The swimming and guides (Swim Trek and local) were beyond amazing and the food was great!Drechsel, USA - 2017
An excellent trip with outstanding natural beauty. The snorkelling was fantastic, definitely a high point of the trip.Lawrence R, Australia - 2017