With the open ocean around, the Maldives offers excellent opportunities for deep sea fishing. While the Maldives is a year-round fishing destination some basic precautions need to be taken by the fishermen if they are to enjoy the sport safely. Frequented by visitors from around the world this breathtaking island collective made up of more than a thousand coral islands is one of the last remaining pristine environments in Asia. Travellers can base themselves in Maldives island resorts that offer deep sea fishing trips, such as the Kuramathi Maldives.
Because of the nature of the sport and its specific requirements, deep sea fishermen should contact a fishing boat charter company in the Maldives prior to setting out, to check on the availability of suitable boats, gear, on board facilities, an experienced crews, the type of fish available at particular times of the year and where, the duration of the trip and costs. Deep sea bottom fishing for grouper, for instance, would require a different set of gear comprising of a medium to the heavy bottom fishing rod, heavy duty reels, lines, a fish finder rig and suitable cut bait. Checking on the availability of such gear at the site should be among the priorities prior to setting out on the trip.
Companies that offer deep sea fishing expeditions would obviously have knowledge of where the fish are during the different seasons. However, it would be an added bonus if they are equipped with a fish finder, GPS or a nautical map. Rocks, reefs, and wrecks are where the fish are and the Maldives offers many appropriate sites.
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