Water Sports in Maldives

Snorkeling, Catamaran Sailing, Jet Skiing, Banana Boat Ride, Scuba Diving, Kayaking, Parasailing, Flyboarding, Windsurfing and many more.

The sun-kissed beaches, pristine waters, and crystalline lagoons come together to offer you the most thrilling and fun-filled water sports in Maldives. All the tourists flocking to this tropical archipelago feel it mandatory to march into the sea and do something adventurous before bidding a goodbye to this island nation.

The exhilarating and equally exciting water sports activities in Maldives attract all kinds of adventure junkies, irrespective of their age groups and level of expertise. Making for the water sports capital of the world, Maldives is well-equipped with a myriad of training schools, experienced instructors, and superior quality safety equipment to allow the adrenaline-seekers to focus on their sport rather than worrying about safety in the sea.

There is no boundary to the number and kind of water sports available in Maldives. Starting from scuba diving and snorkeling Hulhumale Beach to jet skiing and parasailing in Vabbinfaru Island, you can experience unlimited water activities in Maldives. Furthermore, when in Maldives, you do not have to search a lot to find the best places to enjoy your favorite water activities. Almost all the resorts here offer their guests the best water sport experiences for their recreation.
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Fly Board, Banana Boat and Sailing Activity in Maldives Featured
Fly Board, Banana Boat and Sailing Activity in Maldives

2H

Trip Location: Hulhumale, North Male AtollAbout the Activity:Maldives, being surrounded by vast oceans from all sides, is one of the best and preferred location for water sports activities.With lots of options available, get a chance to indulge in Fly Boarding, Banana Boat and Sailing activity in the waters of Maldives.Choose the activity as per your convenience and enjoy it to the core.End your trip with lots of memories.Know Before You Go:Starting Time: 10:00 AMTour duration: Fly Board - 60 Minutes,                          Banana Boat Ride - 15 Minutes,                          Sailing -60 MinutesMeeting point: Lot 10405, Ahigas Magu, Hulhumale', North Male Atoll, MaldivesHow to Reach: You can take a ferry to the Hulhumale Ferry Terminal which is 1177 meters away, a 15 min walk. Alternatively, you can take the bus to the B2 Stop, which is a 3 min walk from the meeting point. 
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29 Ratings

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29 Ratings

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INR 19,460

Adventure in Maldives: Swim with Whale Sharks & Manta Rays Featured
Adventure in Maldives: Swim with Whale Sharks & Manta Rays

5D/4N

ABOUT DHIGURAH ISLANDDhigurah Island is located 2hrs south of Velana International Airport via speedboat, and is the last island of South Ari Atoll. Dhigurah is referred to as ‘Long Island’ by locals, as it stretches almost 3km in length and is only 250m wide. It is one of the most picturesque islands in all of Maldives. The surrounding waters of Dhigurah Island are renowned for their abundance of sea life including whale sharks, manta rays, turtles and large corals. It is the one location in Maldives where whale sharks & manta rays are sighted year round.WHO IS THIS TRIP FOR?Active travellers on a mid range budget who prefer to travel Maldives independently, yet enjoy the freedom of having a flexible self-guided Maldives holiday itinerary to follow. Travellers will enjoy staying in hotels on local islands during their Maldives trip. Must be confident at swimming. Enjoy snorkelling in tropical lagoons with whale sharks & manta rays.INCLUSIONSThis 4 night / 5 day Maldives Whale Shark & Manta Package gives adventure lovers the opportunity to explore one of Maldives’ most picturesque islands, plus the opportunity to explore the underwater world of Maldives. Our Maldives Whale Sharks Package is inclusive of 4 nights accommodation at the local island of Dhigurah, return airport transfers, daily breakfast & Dinner plus 2 separate snorkelling excursions – swimming with whale sharks & manta rays.
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32 Ratings

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Adventure Activities in Maldives Featured
Adventure Activities in Maldives
About the Activity:Engage yourself in an array of water sport in the turquoise coastal waters of Maldives.Experience wake-boarding, water skiing and knee boarding where you'll be harnessed and pulled with the help of a speed boat.Feel your adrenaline rush as you fight the raging waves.This gorgeous bay offers both the beginner and the expert a thrilling experience.   Know Before You Go:Start Time: 09:00 AM Duration: 10-15 minutes for each activityMeeting Point: Lot 10405, Ahigas Magu, Hulhumale', MaldivesReaching There: You can take a ferry to the Hulhumale Ferry Terminal which is 1177 meters away, a 15 min walk. Alternatively, you can take the bus to the B2 Stop, which is a 3 min walk from the meeting point. 
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35 Ratings

4.0

35 Ratings

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INR 1,838

Jet Ski, Fun Tube and Sailing Activity in Maldives Featured
Jet Ski, Fun Tube and Sailing Activity in Maldives

1H

About the Activity:Maldives, being surrounded by vast oceans from all sides, is one of the best and preferred location for water sports activities.With lots of options available, get a chance to indulge in Jet Ski, Fun Tube and Sailing activity in the waters of Maldives.Choose the activity as per your convenience and enjoy it to the core.End your trip with lots of memories.Know Before You Go:Starting Time: 10:00 AMTour duration: Jet Ski - 20 Minutes,                         Fun Tube - 10 Minutes,                         Sailing - 45 MinutesMeeting point: Lot 10405, Ahigas Magu, Hulhumale', North Male Atoll, MaldivesHow to Reach: You can take a ferry to the Hulhumale Ferry Terminal which is 1177 meters away, a 15 min walk. Alternatively, you can take the bus to the B2 Stop, which is a 3 min walk from the meeting point. 
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31 Ratings

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31 Ratings

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INR 5,444

Water Sports Combo in Maldives by Catamaran Featured
Water Sports Combo in Maldives by Catamaran

6H

About the activity:The under sea scooter ride in maldives will surely give you a once in a lifetime experience to explore the stunning underwater world. The coral ridges and the rich marine biodiversity will surely wave your mind. The best part of this activity is that anyone can take part in it and there is no need for any kind of prior experience. The underwater scooter lets you dive without any kind of scuba diving equipment only by using a helmet filled with water. You need to learn any underwater diving techniques like scuba diving or snorkelling as your head will be dry all the time. Book this amazing tour experience from Thrillophilia and make the most under the water. What to expect?Indulge in a once a lifetime activityOn this tour, you will be able to enjoy the once in a lifetime activity of diving into the water with a scooter to explore the rich marine biodiversity. Take part in some of the water sportsThis activity is designed especially for adventure lovers who will take part in some of the water based sports like canoeing, catamaran sailing and paddle boarding.Relish the lip smacking cuisineOn this tour, you will be able to relish some of the lip smacking maldivian cuisine to delight your taste buds. Make some amazing memories to cherish all through your lifeOn this tour, you will get a chance to make some amazing memories with your loved ones so that you can cherish them throughout your life. Know Before You Go:Pick up/Drop off: Hotel Male/ Hulhumale within city limitsType of transfer: Private Tour Duration: 6 hours Tour timings: 09:00 AM to 03:00 PMHotel Pick Up and DropFor an additional supplement, we can also offer hotel collection from hotels in Malé and Hulhumale.If you're staying outside this area and still would like to book pick up, the local provider will contact you to indicate the price.Child Age: Childrens with age more than 10 years are allowed to take part in this activity. But they would need to book a child ticket for the same. Insider Tips:This trip is not recommended for pregnant women. The minimum age of the participants must be 10 years. You should carry Hat, Camera, Sunscreen, Extra Set of Clothes, Sunglasses, and Comfortable Footwear.
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32 Ratings

4.0

32 Ratings

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INR 36,878

Snorkeling, Fishing and Island Visit in Maldives Featured
Snorkeling, Fishing and Island Visit in Maldives

2D/1N

About the Activity:Spend a quality time by indulging into this amazing trip of Maldives and get a chance to experience the real Maldives.Visit the uninhabited island and relax on the long beaches and beautiful white sand of the same.Indulge in snorkeling activity and explore the amazing coral and marine life in the clear waters of Maldives.Go for a fishing trip in the evening and spend some time catching some of the most endangered species of fish in the Arabian sea.Enjoy lip-smacking meals during your trip.End your trip with lots of memories.Know before you go:Pick up/Drop off: Hotel in MaleType of transfer: PrivateTour Duration: 2 days and 1 night
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25 Ratings

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INR 9,118

Bubble Maker Dive for Kids in Maldives Featured
Bubble Maker Dive for Kids in Maldives

1H

The best way to introduce children to scuba diving. It’s fun, easy and safe! Pool fun and games is what this is all about and kids learn the basics of scuba diving. Children should be comfortable in the water, but do not need to be super swimmers. The maximum depth is 2m/ 6ft onlyCelebrate a birthday by throwing a memorable, exciting BubbleMaker party with friends and family at our local dive center. Youngsters can join in the family fun of scuba diving or even start a trend!Once your child has reached their 10th birthday, they can participate in the PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience to learn more skills and enjoy a dive in the ocean.Let's make bubbles! During the PADI BubbleMaker experience your child will take their first breath underwater, play games, search items and learn about scuba diving gear.About the Activity:Engage your kids on this adventurous bubble maker diving courses and let them explore the marine life from a close encounter.Kids under 10 years are not allowed in this activity as it requires a particular level of physical strength.Let your kids enjoy the thrill of swimming with the colorful fish in the clear water.The activity can be availed at your convenienceKnow before you go:Timings: 10 AMMeetup location: Gadifuri-Maafushi Island Dhaalu Atoll, 13080, MaldivesHotel Pick Up and DropFor an additional supplement, we can also offer hotel collection from hotels in Maafushi.If you're staying outside this area and still would like to book pick up, the local provider will contact you to indicate the price.
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24 Ratings

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24 Ratings

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INR 1,702

Jet Skiing Tour in Maldives Featured
Jet Skiing Tour in Maldives
About the Activity:Maldives is one of the best locations, especially, if you are in search of enthralling and adventurous water sports activities.Indulge in the superb jet-skiing tour and ride the waves of Arabian sea like a boss.Whether you are a newbie or an expert, this tour is for everyone.If you want, you can also learn jet-skiing from the experienced guides and instructors.End your trip with lots of memories.Know Before You Go:Starting Time: 09:00 AMTour duration: 30 minutesMeeting point: Lot 10405, Ahigas Magu, Hulhumale', North Male Atoll, MaldivesHow to Reach: You can take a ferry to the Hulhumale Ferry Terminal which is 1177 meters away, a 15 min walk. Alternatively, you can take the bus to the B2 Stop, which is a 3 min walk from the meeting point. Hotel Pick Up and DropFor an additional supplement, we can also offer hotel collection from hotels in Malé and Hulhumale.If you're staying outside this area and still would like to book pick up, the local provider will contact you to indicate the price.
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30 Ratings

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30 Ratings

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INR 5,580

Fly Boarding in Maldives Featured
Fly Boarding in Maldives
Trip Location: Hulhumale, North Male AtollAbout the activity:Maldives, being surrounded by vast oceans from all sides, is one of the best and preferred location for water sports activities. With lots of options available, get a chance to indulge in Fly Boarding. You do not have to be a superhero to fly. Fly Boarding lets you experience the thrill of flying using jet propulsion powered by a watercraft. It is an impressive sport which has picked up popularity recently. Our instructors are ready to get you up in the air whether you are completely new or experienced.Experience the trhill of Fly Boarding with:Complete funSafety gearsBeginners instructionsKnow Before You Go:Starting Time: 10:00 AMTour duration: 30 minutesMeeting point: Lot 10405, Ahigas Magu, Hulhumale', North Male Atoll, MaldivesHow to Reach: You can take a ferry to the Hulhumale Ferry Terminal which is 1177 meters away, a 15 min walk. Alternatively, you can take the bus to the B2 Stop, which is a 3 min walk from the meeting point. Hotel Pick Up and DropFor an additional supplement, we can also offer hotel collection from hotels in Malé and Hulhumale.If you're staying outside this area and still would like to book pick up, the local provider will contact you to indicate the price.
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29 Ratings

3.0

29 Ratings

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INR 4,800

INR 4,300

Banana Boat Ride in Maldives Featured
Banana Boat Ride in Maldives
About the Activity:Enjoy the banana boat ride in Maldives, which is a large inflatable tube that passengers ride.This water sport at high speeds and large waves. Hold on tight, as you sail over the waves and mean curves.Experience this enthralling boat ride for 10 to 15 minutes.This tour is a customized tour and can be availed at your convenience.Know Before You Go:Start Time: 09:00 AM Duration: 10 minutesMeeting Point: Lot 10405, Ahigas Magu, Hulhumale', MaldivesReaching There: You can easily reach the address through a taxi.Hotel Pick Up and DropFor an additional supplement, we can also offer hotel collection from hotels in Malé and Hulhumale.If you're staying outside this area and still would like to book pick up, the local provider will contact you to indicate the price.
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37 Ratings

3.0

37 Ratings

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INR 2,042

Surfing in Cokes Surf Camp Featured
Surfing in Cokes Surf Camp

1D/1N

About the Activity: Get picked up from the airport, and then transfer to Cokes Hostel and Surf Camp in Thulusdhoo, located at the end of the North Male Atoll, on the western part of the island.Experience the thrill of challenging waves that occur off this reef which are considered to be one of the best waves on the Maldives due to it's consistent swell.If you don't feel like surfing,you can try some other activities like snorkeling and fishing, you can also relax in the common area of the hostel and interact with other surfers.Explore the places and marvel at the sights of the waves as they touch your feet.Conclude your tour after getting transferred to the airport the next day.Know Before You Go:Tour Duration: 1 day and 1 nightAddress: Thulusdhoo Island, MaldivesHow to get there: Transfers are available on “River Speed” speed launch from the Airport daily for and additonal cost. The speed boat docks at the Airport jetty close to the Smoking Area. The dpearture timings are as follows:Saturday to ThursdayDepart Airport: 12.05, 16.35 & 22.20 hrs.FridayDepart Airport: 09.35, 16.35 & 22.20 hrsSaturday to ThursdayDepart Thulusdhoo: 08.00, 14.30 & 19.30 hrsFridayDepart Thulusdhoo: 08.00, 15.00 & 19.30 hrs
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24 Ratings

4.0

24 Ratings

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INR 5,179

Fun Tube Ride in Maldives Featured
Fun Tube Ride in Maldives
About the Activity:Enjoy the tube boat ride in Maldives, which is an unpowered, inflatable tube meant for towing. Get pulled over the water at high speeds as you sail over the waves and mean curves.End this thrilling activity after 10 minutes.This tour is a customized tour and can be avail at your convenience.Know Before You Go:Start Time: 09:00 AM Duration: 10 minutesMeeting Point: Lot 10405, Ahigas Magu, Hulhumale', MaldivesReaching There: You can easily reach the address through a taxi.Hotel Pick Up and DropFor an additional supplement, we can also offer hotel collection from hotels in Malé and Hulhumale.If you're staying outside this area and still would like to book pick up, the local provider will contact you to indicate the price.
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38 Ratings

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38 Ratings

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INR 2,246

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  1. Which are the best water sports activities in Maldives?

    - Snorkeling
    Counted among the easiest water sports in Maldives even for the non-swimmers and beginners, snorkeling lets you explore the spectacular underwater world of this archipelago without having to go too deep into the water. You can just take your fins and masks and go float in the relatively shallow areas of the sea, if you are scared of depth. Snorkeling will also incur you the cheapest water sports cost in Maldives, probably 85 USD for 2 hours.

    - Catamaran Sailing
    Considered to be one of the safest and best water sports activities in Maldives, Catamaran Sailing attracts couples and families alike. While you sail across the azure waters in your catamaran, you can enjoy exploring nature and the picturesque islands of the archipelago. When doing catamaran sailing, all you have to do is just sit back and relax in serenity as the cool waters hit your face and the soft breeze zoom through your hair.

    - Jet Skiing
    Owing to the super terrific speed and bewildering thrill, jet skiing is counted among the most preferred water sports available in Maldives. Done both by beginners and experts, jet skiing just requires you to wear your life jacket and go zoom through the waters at high speeds. If you are a beginner, you should take your instructor along with you for the ride and if you are seasoned, you can go alone and test your skills.

    - Banana Boat Ride
    Loved by children as well as adults, banana boat riding is one of the most fun-filled and budget water sports in Maldives. This exciting ride on the blue frothy waters involves an air-filled banana-shaped tube on which you have to sit and hold on to while the speed boat attached to your tube pulls it across the sea with high speed. This sport will cost you anything between 60 to 80 USD per head.

    - Scuba Diving
    Scuba Diving is a very common water activity that every tourist wants to try at least once before leaving Maldives. The clear waters and the colourful reefs of this archipelago favour this water sport here like no other destination. Scuba diving lets you go deep into the sea and explore the blooming coral reefs and swim with the huge fishes.

    - Wakeboarding
    Known as one of the most adrenaline-pumping water sports in Maldives, wakeboarding lets you cruise along the waves standing on a surfboard. While your focus should be on maintaining your balance, you can still try out some stunts and test your skills if you are a seasoned wakeboarder. You can enjoy wakeboarding in Maldives during the months between April and October. While the experts can directly go for the sport, the beginner can take up starter lessons to avail some training before trying this water act.

    - Underwater Walking
    Considered to be one of the most unique water sports activities in Maldives, Underwater Walking offers you the chance to walk on the ocean floor and watch the beautiful aquatic creatures closely right in their habitat. Underwater walking does not require you to be a swimmer; you just have to wear your oxygen mask and go for it!

    - Kayaking
    Making for one of the cheapest and most enjoyable water sports in Maldives, kayaking is loved by people of all age groups. When doing kayaking, you just have to paddle your kayak yourself and drive it in amidst the vast sea of sparkling azure waters. Kayaking is mostly done during the months between April and October and usually costs around 30 to 50 USD per head. The kayaks are generally offered without any cost for 2 hours, but you need to check about this directly from your instructor.

    - Parasailing
    If you want to enjoy an aerial view of the pristine archipelago of Maldives, go try parasailing without a second thought. This exhilarating water sport involves a parachute that will let you cruise across the sky while you’re tied to and towed by a powerboat. While you are up in the sky, you can bask in the panoramic view of this island nation and feel free like a bird as the wind kisses your face and passes through your hair.

    - Flyboarding
    Involving a combination of aerial and water sport, Flyboarding is one of the most extreme water sports activities in Maldives. When doing this sport, you need to stand on a flyboard that is connected with a jet ski with the help of a hose. The jet ski will send you up into the air with excessive force and once you are there, you can enjoy the picturesque views or perform your stunts over the water.

    - Windsurfing
    Windsurfing offers you the best exhilarating feel of surfing across the cool winds over the waves as well as riding through them. Many resorts in Maldives offer their guests the chance to indulge in windsurfing and the sport is mostly done during the months between May and October. It is highly advisable for the beginners to learn and practice the techniques of windsurfing from a qualified instructor before marching into the sea to try this water sport.

  2. Which beaches & islands are famous in Maldives for water sports?

    - Veligandu Island Beaches
    Lying in North Ari Atoll, the cozy Veligandu Island has stunning beaches with sparkling crystal clear waters, which make it the best Maldives island for water sports. Adventure junkies visiting this island love to experience swimming and snorkeling here.

    - Vabbinfaru Island Beaches
    Although Vabbinfaru Island is known popularly for its charming villas, the pristine beaches here ooze out romance and tranquility from every end. The beaches here are often visited by thrill-seeking couples, who spend time enjoying parasailing, snorkeling, and jet skiing.

    - Baros
    Making for a spectacular island resort, Baros has gained a lot of popularity for its white sands, clear blue waters, picturesque lagoons, and colorful reefs. All these beautiful elements offer a very tranquil as well as an adventurous atmosphere for the tourists to enjoy reef snorkeling like never before.

    - Dhigurah Beach
    Nestled in South Ari Atoll, Dhigurah Beach is one of the least explored yet the best Maldives island for water sports. You can enjoy taking a refreshing swim in the azure waters of this beach or dive deep into the sea to swim with the whale sharks. This place is also lined by a plethora of cheap cafes where you can hang out with your loved ones after a thrilling beach day.

    - Hulhumale Beach
    Kaafu Atoll’s Hulhumale Beach is an amazing destination to experience an amazing influx of adrenaline without making a hole in your pocket. Showcasing the bluest water you can find in Maldives, this spectacular beach offers you the best scuba diving and snorkeling experience. Here, you can even board a romantic sunset cruise and soak in the mesmerizing sunset views while floating on the serene waters.

  3. What are some of the popular underwater activities to do in the Maldives?

    - Scuba diving- Dive deep into the sea to experience the best underwater life. The beautiful marine life can be explored by indulging in this activity.

    - Snorkeling- Snorkelling is done at the surface of water and beginners can opt for this activity to explore the underwater world.

    - Underwater walking- This is a thrilling activity of walking on the sea beds and exploring the life underneath

  4. What is the best time to visit Maldives for water sports?

    The most ideal time for visiting Maldives for water sports is during the dry months of December to April. During this time, the sea is calm, the sun is bright, and skies are clear, favoring water activities like snorkelling and scuba diving. However, the surfing junkies should visit Maldives during the monsoon months from late February to Mid-November, when the seas are a bit rough and the place experiences torrential rainfall.

  5. Is Maldives safe for water sports?

    Yes, Maldives is absolutely safe for enjoying water sports. With a plethora of water sports training schools, premium quality safety gears, and highly trained instructors, this place is all set to offer you the safest water sports experience.

  6. Can a non-swimmer indulge in water sports activities in Maldives?

    Yes, non-swimmers and beginners can also enjoy water sports activities in Maldives. There are a number of water sports that do not require the participants to learn swimming at all. 

  7. Where can I do scuba diving in Maldives? What is the cost of scuba Diving in Maldives?

    Maldives has a plethora of amazing diving sites including Hulhumale Beach, Cocoa Island, Vabbinfaru Island, Nika Island, Sun Island, Kurumba Beach, and Kandolhu Island.
    In general, scuba diving water sports cost in Maldives can be anywhere between 130 USD to 1000 USD.