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Updated by Caleb Falcon on Jun 25, 2015
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Extreme Sports in Bali to Experience – Extending One’s Self

Bali long known for its sun, surf and sand, culture and yoga retreats now offers some exciting extreme sports options that are guaranteed to put the zing into holidays.


Cave Diving

Try this unique experience if scuba diving is boring. Diving into a cave requires specialized breathing equipment and maybe dangerous. Shark Cave in Gili Biaha dive spot in eastern Bali is the favoured destination. Only divers with at least 50 dives can attempt this due to strong currents, depth and low temperature. As the name suggest sharks are found here as well as lobsters and butterfly fish. Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort & Spa an elegant Seminyak Bali resort is among the best places to stay while enjoying a range of extreme sports in Bali


Free Diving

Among the newest water sports is free diving without scuba gear. Among the places to free dive in Bali is the USAT Liberty wreck in Tumbalen. Marine creatures and soft corals have colonized this WWII wreck.



Bali has surfing spots suited for the dry and wet seasons making it a year round surfing destination. The dry season that runs through May to September offers the better surfing options. Uluwatu, Padang Padan and the Impossibles are at their best during this time of the year.


Kite Surfing

Sanur is the pace for kite surfing in Bali. It is known for its big waves as well as flat water that are ideal for beginners and experts.


Paddle Surfing

A longer and wider surf board enables surfers to stand up to use the paddle to propel them along. Although it looks easy balance and strength is required. Sanur with its big waves is the popular place for this.


Whitewater Rafting

November to March when the wet season is at its peak and the rivers are in full spate is the best time for white water rafting. The most popular place for whitewater rafting is on the Ayung River north of Ubud that has 33 grade II and III rapids in a tropical jungle setting. It is suitable for anyone who wants to take the plunge and get thoroughly wet. Other whitewater rafting locations include Sobek and the Telaga Waja River in eastern Bali.


Water Tubing

Water tubing is an individual sport and involves riding down rapids in a doughnut shaped inflatable tube. The rapids in Payangan region offer ideal destinations with a combination of white and calm water.



There are several canyoning options to stir the hearts of enthusiasts of this sport. While Kalimudah in north Bali is the most popular place for the sport other destinations include Gitgit waterfall, Tukad Hijau and Kerenkali. Some canyoning adventures include 13 waterfalls ranging in height from five to fifteen meters. Kerenkali adventures offer hikes, jumps, water slides, swims, short rappels and challenging 25 meter descents along waterfalls.



May through October during the dry season is the best time for paragliding as the southerly trade winds blowing from the Indian Ocean enabling really long glides particularly in Timbis.


Rock Climbing

This is a popular sport in Padang Padang that is surfing destination. The beach here has some strong and tall rocks that appeal to fans of the sport.