So you plan to spend time on the water as well as under it? Participating in a variety of water-sports is the perfect way to use up some of that excess of energy that all that Maldivian sun, sea and air has helped generate. Navigating quietly and calmly through the turquoise blue ocean, listening to the waves lapping on the white sand shore and bobbing gently in your choice of paddle-boat, canoe, windsurfer or catamaran is the perfect antidote to the normal stress of the world. If you want something a bit more exciting then why not consider a banana boat or para-sailing.

Alternatively, just scoop up your trusty mask, snorkel and fins combination and head for the nearest lagoon.