Bali is a world-renowned water sports destination in Indonesia. It is an island with high volcanic mountains, paddies, beaches and coral reefs. Often regarded as ‘the land of the Gods’, Bali combines spirituality and adventure flawlessly.
When talking about adventure, Bali water sports is worth mentioning. It’s a paradise for surfers and divers all over the world.
Bali water sports(benoa water sports) attract adventurous and marine lovers from every nook and corner of the globe. Here tourists can enjoy every watersports activity ever possible on this planet. Starting right from basic swimming to extreme activities like subwing, surfing, skiing and the list doesn’t end.
Several places in this wonderland are primarily devoted to delivering you the best watersport experience ever. However, Tanjung Benoa tops the list in providing you with the most variety of Bali water sports. Alongside, there are places like Ubud, Gili Island, Nusa Dua, Sanur and so many more. Therefore you will surely not regret giving this watersports paradise a visit.
As already said, you can name any water sports(benoa water sports) for your choice, and undoubtedly you will get that here in Bali. However, we have shortened the list of Bali water sports for you.
Below are the Top 9 Bali water sports awaiting your expedition. Here’s the list….
3. SEA WALKING
6. KITE SURFING
8. JET SKIING
Ever dreamt of swimming like a fish or experiencing underwater flying? Well, if you have then, this dream of yours is going to be true, courtesy of Bali water sports.
Subwing is a highly recommended new sport. It is very impeccably unique in its approach. In this water sport, a wing is attached to the boat that you control by tilting from underwater. Hence giving you a dolphin- feels alongside the beautiful beach of Gili Island.
You can witness this sport at Gili Island of Indonesia only. The best spots for sub winging are Gili Trawangan,Gili Air or Gili Meno. There’s no requirement of possessing any special skill or training for this watersport.
Therefore unleash your inner dolphins and just give it a go!
Location: Gili Islands
Time spent: Depends on the Individual.
Want to feel like a superhero and able to jump on water? Then FLYBOARDING is just what you are looking for. This marine activity is currently in trend and very popular.
A fly board rider stands on a board connected to a watercraft providing a great pressure through which the rider seems to have jumped or flown over water.
This sport is extremely popular among the thrill loving tourists visiting here. Most often, it is described as a fun-filled and spectacular experience by the one who has been fortunate enough to witness it.
If you are struggling to find a proper spot for flyboarding in Bali, then you must visit Tanjung Benoa or Sanur Beach. These two places provide the best flyboarding services to you. Flyboarding seems very difficult but is pretty easy compared to some water sports of the same category.
Location: Tanjung Benoa,Sanur Beach.
Time spent: 10 minutes approximately.
3. SEA WALKING
Do you want to be able to walk underwater? But seems to have trouble in finding the right water activity and place? Then Sea walking in Bali’s seabed is probably your thing.
Sea Walking is one of those activities which requires minimal equipment with maximum fun. It is basically a marine walk recreation diving sport.
Sea Walking is somewhat like diving except for the fact that the diver can do much more in this than scuba diving. You can do much more than simply watching the amazing Bali’s aquatic life. Seawalkers can touch, feel and roam under the mystic blueline of Bali. Therefore, this watersport enables you to discover the wonderful secrets entirely on your own.
The best Sea Walking experience can be taken at the Sanur sea walker at Sanur Beaches and Tanjung Benoa sea walker at Tanjung Benoa.
Location: Tanjung Benoa and Sanur sea walker
Time spent: 15-20 minutes approximately
If you are looking for a water sport which you can perform with all your friends and family together, then you should definitely try Rafting in Bali. You can do this team sport to test your adrenaline by not obstructing your motion at one sea beach.
Rafting is basically an outdoor water sport which includes an inflatable raft to navigate a river or different water bodies.
There are various spots in Bali for your rafting expedition such as Ayung River in Ubud, Telaga waja, Melangit River and many more. However, Ayung River in Ubud is the most favourite rafting destination for every water sports lover out there.
Rafting in Bali is both fun-filled and thrilling at the same time. The breathtakingly beautiful rafting routes adds more to your amazing experience in Bali.
Location: Ayung River, Telaga Waja or Melangit River.
Time Spent: Depends on Individual expedition.
5. SCUBA DIVING WITH SCOOTER
This underwater sport is nothing but scuba diving with a twist. It is moreover a kind of private tour of underwater sightseeing which is very safe and secured for any age group. The sightseeing includes wonderful marine life, especially the coral reefs of Bali.
Scooter Scuba Diving is perfect for non-swimmers, as you just need to sit on the scooter and witness the ever beautiful undersea views through the window of the scooter. This is perfectly safe for kids and elderly tourists. An oxygen pipe is connected to the helmets providing extra safety.
This water sport is very comfortable and easy-going yet truly unique and entertaining in its own way. No prior experience or training is required for scooter diving. Tourists should not worry about having some unique skill for diving underwater.
Scooter Diving is easily available in most places in Bali. However, Kuta is primarily famous for Scooter Scuba Diving.
Time Spent: 45-60 minutes
Bali is world-famous for surfing, which includes kitesurfing too. Kitesurfing or kiteboarding is one of the most popular extreme water sports in today’s world. Every marine adventure is incomplete without this one. Wind speed and condition matter the most in an air-driven sport.
Therefore the best time to visit Bali for kite surfing is from May to September. Bali isn’t an excellent windy island, but kite surfing here is worth performing.
Tourists looking forward to experiencing this water sport should visit Sanur Beach, Nusa Dua or Seminyak-Canggu. The wind speed here is ideal for kiteboarding. Hence these spots are generally crowded with kitesurfers from all over the world.
Location: Sanur Beach and Nusa Dua
Time spent: 30 minutes approximately.
Parasailing is another watersport gem of Bali. It has the potential to give you an adrenaline rush. This is one of the watersports. You should be trying to make your holiday adventurous and memorable.
In this thrilling water sport, the sailors wear a waistcoat connecting him/her to the parachute with a boat beneath, dragging them across the water body.
The best spots for parasailing in Bali are at Tanjung Benoa and Nusa Dua.
Tanjung Benoa offers two kinds of Parasailing activities, namely Single parasailing and Tandem parasailing. In Single Parasailing, there is only one single person flying on the parachute whereas there are two people flying on the parachute with the help of a speed boat in Tandem Parasailing.
Weather conditions and wind speed play a major role in this sport. Along with having a thrilling experience, you can also see the beauty of Bali from the air.
Location: Tanjung Benoa and Nusa Dua
Time spent: less than 30 minutes
8. JET SKIING
Jet skiing is one of the most loved and performed water sports at any water destination in the world. Although you will always find jet skiing on the list of those who haven’t tried it yet.
Tanjung Benoa in Bali provides the best Jet skiing experience ever. The beautiful island is a treat to the eyes of the jet skiers here—no wonder why it is always overcrowded with lots of tourists waiting for their turn.
This Bali water sports is something like riding a bike on water. The site looks extremely beautiful with the water sparkling due to the afternoon sun.
Jet skiing is available at most places in Bali. However, the selective best spots are Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua and Kuta.
Location: Tanjung Benoa
Time spent: 15 – 20 minutes
If you’re looking forward to experiencing real thrilling water activity, then wakeboarding is something you cannot miss. This Bali water sport is considered as the most challenging water sport.
Wakeboarding is an above water activity using a wakeboard. It is basically a combination of surfing and water skiing. It is thus providing the excitement and challenge of both the above-stated activities together. In this one, the person standing on the wakeboard is pulled by a speedboat. The intensity with which the wakeboard is drawn depends on the weight of the rider.
We truly meant while stating, and the Tanjung Benoa dominates the list of the best Bali water sports. This thrilling watersport again can be experienced the best in Tanjung Benoa. The breathtaking views of this place add more to the thrill and excitement of whichever sport you choose.
The difficulty level of wakeboarding is quite for those who do not have experience in it. Particularly, this activity requires participants to have strong stamina and good body balance.
Location: Tanjung Benoa
Time spent: less than 30 minutes
These are the 9 Bali water sports you can’t afford to miss while visiting this Mystical Island. Hence do no delay in experiencing the most advanced, thrilling and popular water activities all over the world.
11. Frequently Asked Questions
Que. 1) What things should you carry while visiting Bali?
Ans. 1) For visiting Bali, make sure your travel bag is a bit light and only loaded with essentials. You do not need to carry any clothing for any water sport here.
Que. 2) Do you need to carry special belongings for performing watersports?
Ans. 2) No, any tourist, as well as locals, need not carry any special tools and other belongings for performing any water sport. All the belongings are readily available on the sport spot on a rental basis.
Que. 3) Is there any age limit on any of the water activity?
Ans. 3) Yes. Some specific rides, especially the extreme water sports, have an age bar as most of them are not suitable for small children and elderly tourists.
Que. 4) Which sport is the best for all types of water sports?
Ans. 4) It’s hard to find all watersports under an umbrella as they require different wind and weather conditions. However, you can visit Tanjung Benoa and Sanur Beach for most enjoyment.
Que. 5) Is it possible to do water sports during the night?
Ans. 5) Most of the watersports are not available at night due to high risk and invisibility. Thus daytime is the best to try different water sports.
Que. 6) What are the basic skills you need to have for water sports?
Ans. 6) No special skill or experience is needed for water sports. However, for extreme sports, you can try body balancing.