The country of Bali conjures images of white sand beaches and crystal blue waters, palm trees swaying in the breeze and a fruity drink in hand. However, a trip to Bali in 2017 would not be complete without significant time spent on, in, or near the water. The water sports scene in this country is second to none and the offerings are generous.
Home to nearly a dozen surf competitions every year, the Bali surf scene is alive and growing. With warm water and warmer weather, as well as a long season of tall waves – Bali is a top surfing destination. Some popular surf spots include: Dreamland, Uluwatu, and Suluban.
Part of the Coral Triangle, Bali is home to an area of extremely high biodiversity. According to Wikipedia, over 500 reef building species can be found here. The coral reefs are home to diverse marine life and amazing coral reefs. The best way to see the coral reefs is by SCUBA diving. You can see drops offs, ship wrecks and get up close and personal with the wildlife. If you aren’t certified to SCUBA, you can still see amazing sites by snorkeling coral reefs in Bali. All you need is a mask and a snorkel to start seeing an underwater kingdom unlike anything on land.
2017 boasts some non-traditional underwater activities that the entire family will enjoy. SUP or stand up paddle board is an activity all skill levels can enjoy. Additionally, for those that aren’t SCUBA certified, be sure to check out “sea walking.” Finally, strap on a jet pack and fly in the air above the water. This is a fairly newer water sport activity but is gaining traction in Bali and clearly a lot of fun.
Water sports in Bali are one of the many ways to enjoy the nature and beauty of this amazing country. Do not miss an under (or over) water experience in beautiful Bali!