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Updated by Brad Stark on Feb 25, 2016
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Top Water sport activities in Bali - Feel the rush of adrenalin

Bali is a heaven for the thrill seekers who are in search of extreme water sport action. While average visitor is content with placid forms such as swimming or snorkelling, people dwell on the edge of things prefer high octane varieties which offer greater thrills, spills, speeds, altitudes and depths. A trip to Bali is bound to satiate the hunger for water sport action in even the most discerning visitors.


Scuba Diving

The warm waters in the tropical climes of Bali offer flourishing marine environs that support bio diversity. Therefore, scuba diving in Bali literally offers the visitors to engage in an absorbing underwater safari as submarine hinterland is rich with expansive coral reefs and glorious marine creatures such as sharks, turtles and manta rays. Diving Centres near major resort areas offer PADI accredited courses for the beginner.



While scuba diving takes you deeper, parasailing takes you higher. Whether you engage in this "areal" water sport as a beginner paired with an instructor or on your own, an experienced boat pilot is capable of providing an excitement unparallel to any. It is always recommended to take your GoPro along to document the adrenalin pumping ride to be relived in future and of course you may end up taking some of the most unreal selfies during the process.



Bali's rise to fame as a surfing venue transpired in as early as 1930's. Veterans, rookies, short boards, long boards everything becomes abundant in Bali during the surf season which runs from May to September on the west coast. Gathering of wave riders from across the globe makes surfing the top water sport in the island. For those who just wish to try out the sport, plenty of board rentals and surf schools are readily available. Any Kuta beach resort is an ideal means of accommodation in this surfing paradise and Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, which is well placed in the thick of surfing action on the famous Kuta beach in Bali, is a good choice.



A jet-ski ride is unique among all water sports as it affords the rider maximum control while putting him in the thick of the action. Working one's way through the waves during one of these exhilarating rides gets blood pumping like in no other water sport. Although an instructor is required to ride in pillion, it takes nothing away from the experience as he is there merely to get the rider – who will always be in control – through a difficult state of affairs.


Banana Boat

Banana boating is one fast-paced crazy ride complete with bumps, twists and turns in which an inflatable craft carrying a half dozen people on board being towed by a boat. It is one water sport where the thrill of the ride can be experienced by a group of people simultaneously which makes is ideal to be engaged in with a group of friends. As the saying goes, joy is multiplied when shared.