If you have been planning a vacation to Bali then we strongly recommend you make the most of the wide range of water sports activities on offer! Whether you are a keen surfer, or if this will be your first time tackling the waves, the Indonesian island of Bali’s calm waters, undisturbed coastlines and warm climate all combine to create the ideal settings within which to discover a new aquatic activity. Therefore, to help you make the most of your beach side vacation, listed below are our recommendations on the top five water sports activities to discover whilst in Bali;
Without a doubt surfing is one of the most popular water sports activities in Bali. Whether you visit Kuta Beach, Seminyak, or Canggu, the vast majority of Balinese beaches host a wealth of professional surf schools as well as countless stalls providing surfboards and life jackets for hire. However, as a Bali travel article advises; some of these stalls rent unsuspecting tourists damaged boards which have been glued back together. As such, if you plan to discover surfing during your trip then you should always check the condition of your rental board before hitting the waves!
2. Kite surfing
Looking for an even more adrenaline-fueled alternative to surfing? Then you will love kite surfing! Using a small surfboard and a large power-kite which you control via two lines, you are propelled across the water whilst attempting airborne jumps and board grabs. If you have never experienced the thrills of kite surfing before then it is advised that you visit Sanur beach which hosts a specialist kite surfing school for beginners.
3. Scuba Diving
Always wanted to swim with sharks, turtles and manta rays? Or have you dreamed of discovering sunken shipwrecks and vibrant coral reefs in the depths of the deep blue sea? Then you would love scuba diving! Fortunately there are several amazing diving spots across the island of Bali; including Sanur Beach, Amed and Nusa Lembongan amongst others. In fact, if you intend to stay at a beach side hotel resort then it is highly likely that they will offer scuba diving day trips and courses where you can earn your Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) certification.
4. Bali Sea Walker Excursions
Utilizing a soft dive helmet which is connected to oxygen tanks aboard a boat, a Bali Sea Walker excursion enables you to breathe underwater and walk along the sea floor without the need for scuba diving equipment. Each of these 30 minute Bali Sea Walker excursions involve walking amongst coral reefs and alongside all manner of aquatic wildlife seven meters under the sea!
5. Water Jet Packs
Want to experience a water sport activity unlike any other? Then why not pay a visit to Tanjung Benoa to discover the thrills of water jet packs! Using specially designed thrusters, these water jet packs enable you to shoot up to 10 meters high as you travel across the surface of the ocean. Each water jet pack excursion lasts 15 minutes during which time you will be able to manoeuvre up, down and around the Balinese coastline in style!