Looking for some cool water sports to try out while you’re in Bali? Whether you are looking for a relaxing underwater experience or some heart pumping action above the surface, Bali will surprise and delight you.

Here are the coolest water sports that you must try in Bali:

1. Fly in the air and dive like a dolphin by trying out Flyboarding

Flyboarding

Flyboarding is one of the newest forms of adventures to have become incredibly popular. A powerful water spray attached to your boots propels you in the air, lets you dive into the water and fly right back up. If you ever wanted to dive like a Dolphin, this is your chance.

If you want to take the experience a notch higher, try doing back flips, 360 degree loops and whatever stunt catches your fancy. Its 20 minutes of pure adrenaline rushing through your veins.

Cost: INR 2800/ USD 44
Best done at: Tanjung Benoa

2. Grab onto a carbon wing and fly underwater at breakneck speeds

Subwing

The newest extreme adventure on the block, Subwing lets you experience the underwater world in a whole new way.

You dive into the water and hold onto a carbon-fibre wing which is dragged by a speedboat. This lets you cut through the water like a dolphin. Tilting the wing lets you control the direction and the depth. Once you get a hang of it, you can spin, twist and do all sorts of acrobatics under water. Isn’t this the coolest thing you have heard in a while? Just remember to come up for air once in a while.

Cost: INR 1700/ USD 27
Best done at: Gili Air/ Gili Trawangan

3. Experience the natural wonders of the ocean by walking amidst them

Under Sea Walk

Experience the underwater world by walking on the sea floor surrounded by corals with a school of fish swimming around you. Strapped with a helmet which lets you breathe underwater, you plunge to a depth of 20-25 meters to experience the ocean’s natural wonders. Sometimes morsels of food are let loose to attract the fishes and you can even feed them by hand.

Cost: INR 1600/USD 25
Best done at: Tanjung Benoa

4. Paddle through wild rapids and scream at thrilling drops while rafting through the rivers of Bali

River Rafting

Experience the thrill of rafting in the roaring waters of Ayung and Telaga River. This became a popular activity after Julia Roberts was shown rafting in the movie “Eat, Pray, Love”.

The rapids are wild and the rivers have thrilling drops that are sure to have you screaming. The course flows around lush green jungles and the views en route are so beautiful that you will forget that you are in the middle of an adventure.

Cost: INR 1850/ USD 30
Best done at: Ubud

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    5. Soar in the sky like a bird and and feel the cool ocean breeze carry you over the waves

    Parasailing

    Parasailing is one of the most exhilarating experiences out there. Soar in the sky over the ocean while being secured to a parachute. Feel the cool ocean breeze as you zoom over the sea while being pulled by a speedboat.

    Cost: INR 700/ USD 11
    Best done at: Tanjung Benoa

    6. Hold on tight as you are towed like a kite over the ocean by a speedboat

    Flying Fish

    Flying fish is one of the newest and coolest forms of water sports in Bali. Here you are secured to an inflatable rubber boat and pulled by a speed boat.

    As the boat picks up speed and the sea breeze kicks in, you are suddenly pulled into the air and you become air-borne. As the boat moves around, you fly over the ocean at breakneck speeds.  It makes for a thrilling experience.

    Cost: INR 950/ USD 15
    Best done at: Tanjung Benoa

    7. Ride a scooter underwater and explore shallow reefs in crystal clear waters

    Underwater Scooter

    Want a scuba experience with a difference? The underwater scooter in Bali is one of the most unique ways of exploring the depths of the oceans.

    It’s like your very own submarine with handle bars just like in a bike to navigate under water. Just move the handlebar in the direction you want to go and press the buttons to go deeper or move faster. The head gear you put on has high visibility so that when you reach the shallow reefs, you can see everything clearly.

    The scooter can travel up to speeds of 2km/hour and access depths of 20 meters. It’s an adventure unlike any and it would make for a cool display picture. Do you need any more reasons to try it?

    Cost: INR 4169/ USD 65
    Best done at: Tanjung Benoa

    8. Balance yourself on a hoverboard and hold tight while being pulled around by a speedboat

    Water Skiing

    Skiing is one of the most popular watersports in Bali. It gives you a chance to ride the waves at breakneck speed. All you need to do is sit on the motorized Jet Ski and move it around like a bike.

    If you want a more thrilling version of it, then try water skiing. Stand on a ski board and get dragged around by a speed boat. Hold the chord tightly while the speed boat tows you around the ocean. If you are tired of holding the chord, let go of it once in a while and enjoy a cool splash in the ocean.

    Cost: INR 1250/ USD 20
    Best done at: Tanjung Benoa

    9. Zoom around the water on a surfboard as a speed boat takes you on a whirlwind tour

    Wakeboarding

    Wakeboarding is like skiing on a surfboard. You don’t need to be a professional to enjoy this sport. At the Bali Wake Park, you can just strap on a life jacket and a helmet and get started in a man-made lagoon.

    Hold on to a chord and balance yourself on a board while a speed boat takes you on a whirlwind tour of the lake. It’s an exciting adventure. You can take it a notch higher by trying stunts on a series of slides and other obstacles around the lake.

    Cost: INR 1250/ USD 20
    Best done at: Tanjung Benoa

    10. Plunge into the depths of the oceans and experience the surreal world under water

    Scuba Diving

    No trip to Bali is complete without a scuba experience. The waters are unbelievably blue, the corals are beautiful and the marine life is rich. It’s a whole new world out there for you to plunge into. Experience sheer bliss as you glide through the water amidst colorful corals and schools of fishes.

    It’s certain to be the highlight of your trip. If you don’t want to dive deep, then you can have a similar experience by trying out snorkeling in shallow waters.

    Cost: INR 4500/ USD 70
    Best done at: Amed, Gilli Air

    11. Ride the massive waves of the Balinese coast 

    Surfing in Bali

    Bali is the best place to ride the waves regardless of your experience. The Bukit peninsula has world-famous surfing spots like Balangan, Dreamland, Bingin, Impossibles, Padang-Padang, and Uluwatu in the peninsula’s west. If you are an absolute beginner, you can try at Kuta beach, where many surf schools have sprung up.

    Cost: Surboard Hire per hour is INR 240/ USD 4
    Best done at: Kuta Beach

    12. Tackle fast flowing waters through a lush green rainforest in your very own inflatable raft 

    Canyon Tubing Bali

    Canyon Tubing is like rafting but without the effort of paddling. Its a thrilling ride down a narrow stream through a lush green rainforest in your very own inflatable raft. Strapped with a helmet and a life vest, you zoom through the water while watching monkeys jump over treetops and kingfishers swoop into the waters. A few rocky plunges along the course make it all the more exciting.

    Cost: INR 5760/ USD 90
    Best done at: Ubud

    13. Jump over the waves and soar to the skies by Kitesurfing over the ocean

    Kitesurfing

    For thrill seekers who want to soar to new heights, quite literally, Kitesurfing is the perfect thing. All it needs is the right gear and a steady breeze over the ocean. Kitesurfing uses a large steerable kite to launch you over the water. The winds decide the speed and well, how high you go.

    Professional Kiteboarders can jump to heights of 50 to 60 feet and float in the air for up to 10 seconds when the conditions are right. Sounds incredibly exciting right? Give it a shot, jumping even a few feet over the water will have you hooked to it.

    Cost: Introductory courses start at INR 4500/ USD 70
    Best done at: Tanjung Benoa