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Top 05 Water Sport Activities in Phuket – Get ready for some fun in the sun

If you're planning to head to Phuket for some fun in the sun, here are some popular water sports you must try while in Thailand!

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Scuba diving and Snorkelling

The beautiful azure waters of Phuket are ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving. With a rich marine life, snorkelling and scuba diving is one of the most popular activities in Phuket. Grab a pair of snorkels and discover the underwater secrets, explore through pretty coral reefs and watch the variety of fish in their natural habitat. You will be able to drift past anemones, parrot fish and colourful lively coral. With Scuba diving, rest assured the number of marine life you'll see is much larger than that in snorkelling. From manta rays, spotted eagle rays, sea turtles, orcas, mink whales and other whales, this water activity is a once in a lifetime experience.

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White water rafting

This adrenaline pumping water activity is the ideal water sport for those looking for some fun and adventure. White water rafting is believed to be relatively new to Thailand and the Phang Nga River is the most ideal for this type of water activity. Dive through rapids and scream your heart out on this fun sport. Visitors can also take in the beautiful surroundings of Thailand's lush scenery and breathtaking landscapes. The ideal time to go whitewater rafting is between the months of July to February.

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Splash Jungle

Splash around at the Splash Jungle water park in Mai Khao, which features a massive range of thrilling water slides and daring rides. If you're staying a property in the area such as Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas, be sure to head to Splash Jungle for some fun. The 335 meter lazy river is a great way to spend your afternoon! The water park also features an aquarium and a kid's slide pool, which is suitable for younger children. Other popular rides include the Boomerango, Super Bowl and the Wave Pool. With many pool villas in Phuket, guests can also choose to quietly spend their day lazing by the pool, after an exciting day at the Splash Jungle!

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Parasailing

Parasailing is an exciting way to get the best view of the islands and the golden sand beaches below you! Parasailers will be strapped in to a parachute, with a guideline attached to a speedboat. Usually, a parasailing guide will accompany you, so as to make sure you land and steer appropriately. All parasailers are given a life jacket, just in case you happen to land in the water! The ride usually lasts for about 5- 10 minutes. Patong beach, Karon beach and Rawai beach are usually quite popular amongst tourists for parasailing.

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Banana Boats

Banana boats are one of the few water activities that can be fun for all! Simply hop on this large inflatable banana boat and hold tightly on to the safety handles, as the speed boat which it is connected to, drags you along through the azure waters of Phuket for some exhilarating fun and good times.

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