9 of the most amazing water sports in Bali that you must try
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 9 of the coolest water sports that you must try in Bali.
Fly in the air and dive like a dolphin by trying out 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.
Experience the natural wonders of the ocean by walking amidst them
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.
Paddle through wild rapids and scream at thrilling drops while rafting through the rivers of Bali
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.
Soar in the sky like a bird and and feel the cool ocean breeze carry you over the waves
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.
Hold on tight as you are towed like a kite over the ocean by a speedboat
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.
Ride a scooter underwater and explore shallow reefs in crystal clear waters
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?
Balance yourself on a hoverboard and hold tight while being pulled around by a speedboat
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.
Zoom around the water on a surfboard as a speed boat takes you on a whirlwind tour
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.
Plunge into the depths of the oceans and experience the surreal world under water
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.