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 modern spacious safari boat, with your own onboard chef. Relax among the breathtaking atolls and pristine beaches of the Maldives.
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 beautiful liveaboard boat is 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, clear waters, and a mesmerising array of coral and marine life of the Vaavu and South Malé atolls make 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 equatorial archipelago.
Between swims, our liveaboard vessel journeys in and around the stunning local atolls 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 and cultural dancing.
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 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 swim distance and average daily swim distance (over the course of two swims) prior to the start of the trip.
The average swim distance is around 2.5km. The average daily swim distance is around 5km.
We have given this trip a ‘Moderate’ grading. Most swimmers comfortable in the open water will be able to take part and enjoy one of these trips.
- Fully guided swimming holiday (swimmers only)
- Professional swim guides and full safety escort on all swims (swimmers only)
- All breakfasts
- All lunches
- All dinners
- Full ABTOT Financial Protection
- Seven nights' accommodation
- 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
- Technique advice with video playback
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Tipping for onboard crew
- Alcoholic drinks which can be purchased onboard
- Snorkelling and diving (equipment hire at extra cost)
Sample Trip Itinerary
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and swim conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilots will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
Exceptionally clear blue water and wonderful sea life.Janet W, Australia - 2023
Outstanding location, excellent experience, great fun. The first of what I hope will be many SwimTreks to comeTerry S, Australia - 2023
Swimtrek has the best guides!Katy B, US - 2022
The swims were extraordinary in challenge and beauty; the guides unparalleled in knowledge and fun; the camaraderie delightful and strong! No travel we've enjoyed comes close to this experience.Amanda Austin - 2021
You are all just great! Keep up the good work! And thank you!Lisa Reithmann - 2021