Water Sports to do in Sri Lanka

If you are all about splashing about in the water and riding the waves, Sri Lanka has much to offer! There are several beaches and even rivers in which you will find perfect for some adrenaline pumping water sports. If you are a beginner, there are trained professionals who are ready to help you have an enjoyable experience.

White Water Rafting

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The best place for this sport is Kithulgala in Sri Lanka. The Kalani River located 90 km from Colombo offers grade 3 rapids. Therefore, these waters are suitable for not only veterans but beginners as well! The best time to visit would be from April to November.

Scuba Diving

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The blue waters of Sri Lanka hold many types of beautiful marine creatures. Some of them being; rays, lionfish and nudibranch. A reef located off the coast of Mount Lavinia is one of the places that will leave you amazed! The period from October to May is the best time to scuba dive in the Southeast. If you’re a heading northeast, May to October is the period you ought to scuba dive there.


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Take one of those sandy beach trips to Hikkaduwa, Weligama or Kirinda for some of the best snorkelling experiences. Get a glimpse of life under the Indian Ocean! Visit the Bar Reef which is considered to be Sri Lanka’s biggest one yet. The best time to go snorkelling would be in March, April and May.

Lagoon canoeing

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With canals, lagoons, rivers, beaches and reservoirs, Unawatuna is the ideal location In Sri Lanka for all action water sports and activities like canoeing. The changing biodiversity only adds to the awesome experience here in the district of Galle. Make sure you are here during the period from November to May as this is the season for the best experience.

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Water Sports in Pasikudah – Exciting and Exhilarating Activities that Create Life Long Memories

When visiting the island of Sri Lanka, travellers are spoilt for choice as activities ranging from mountain climbing to water sports to relaxing spa dates at Sri Lanka spa hotels which offer them a dizzying array of choices for entertainment and relaxation. Travelling across the country is even more reliable with luxury accommodation such as Anantaya Resorts & Spa Sri Lanka being found in almost every major town. Such accommodation, especially those with the benefit of being located on the coastal belt, offers patrons the opportunity to indulge in exhilarating water sports while others still offer some water sport options such as Jet skiing, on rivers and lagoons.

While water sports are frequently indulged in other parts of the coastal belt as well, the town of Pasikudah located on the Eastern belt close to the city of Trincomalee, retains a special allure given its beautiful and pristine beaches. While the calm waters are quite shallow and allows for leisurely and safe swimming, even out to sea, it is also a wonderful location to enjoy the wonders of snorkelling.

When in Pasikudah, ensure that you try your hand at diving, and snorkelling for Pasikudah Beach is home to coral reefs teeming with colourful marine life. Furthermore, the beach stretch is also home to a number of shipwrecks that are enthusiastically explored by divers. Whether you are an amateur or a seasoned professional, indulging in snorkelling and diving excursions will undoubtedly at to your experience when holidaying in Pasikudah.

In addition to enjoying the beautiful marvels of the underwater world, tourists can also experience more exhilarating water sports such as jet skiing, windsurfing and waterskiing. While these sports are ideal for a truly high adrenaline rush, given the beautiful natural surroundings of Pasikudah, they will also create memories that last a life time.

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Water Sports in Dubai – Get the adrenalin surging through your veins.

Dubai is the second largest of the seven United Arab Emirates but it is the largest in terms of population. It is known for its futuristic architecture that includes some of the largest and the biggest constructions in the world. Dubai drew world’s amazement and wonder, first with the magnificent feat that was the Palm Jumeirah Hotel and then with the mega tall skyscraper Burj Khalifa. The luxury malls go hand in hand with the affluent lifestyle as do the swanky restaurants, top of the line theme parks and resort hotels like Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort.

Dubai is also home to endless miles of white sandy beaches. You will even find some beaches that are named after the sports they are most popular for, like Kitesurfing Beach, a long, smooth stretch of sand off Jumeirah Road. Dubai is constantly expanding its coastline and with it the water sports companies are moving in to offer more extreme sports. The Nasimi Watersports Festival has become an annual event with stand up paddle boarding, plus kitesurfing and ocean kayaking races. The lively event on Nasimi Beach even features music, food and kids activities.

The conventional activities like diving, surfing and fishing are still popular but Dubai has more to offer. ‘Flyboarding’ is an activity that has water jets mounted beneath a ‘flyboard’ that shoot you fifty feet above the water and let you spin, roll, hover and zoom in the air with a certified instructor guiding you step by step. There are a few variations like the Jetpack, FlyBike and Jet Blade Flyboard that offer a similar experience. A Jet Ski tour is a fantastic way to appreciate the city’s iconic coastline. If the open ocean does not suit your fancy, try the Aquaventure Waterpark with water slides, a one and a half kilometre artificial river and a wave pool.

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Water Sports in Maldives – Thrills Galore!

If you have a need for speed as it were and want something different than driving fast cars, doing the “loop-the-loop” on countless roller-coasters or even bungee jumping, then maybe it’s time to for some thrilling water sports! Sure, it may not sound like something that will get your adrenaline pumping, but you would be quite wrong to make such an assumption. When it comes to water sports action, the Maldives is undoubtedly one of the best spots in the world to enjoy all the thrills and spills these activities have on offer. For pure convenience and fun, look to stay at Maldives luxury resorts that offer the full range of water sports so you can get straight into the action. PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi is an ideal option in this regard.

So where to start in the wide ranging smorgasbord that is water sports in Maldives? Perhaps begin with something simple, like snorkelling, so as to get a “lay of the land” as it were! Yes it is slow paced, but then again, don’t pass up on the chance to witness some of the most spectacular underwater sceneries in the world, be it vibrant coral or fascinating schools of fish. As any serious underwater explorer will tell you, there is more to discover the deeper you go and diving excursions provide the perfect platform to feel that rush of adrenaline as you discover a whole new world beneath the waves.

However, there is no substitute for speed and the wonderful playground that is the Indian Ocean provides the perfect place to try water sports that will certainly have your heart racing. Jet skiing, wakeboarding and waterskiing are all on offer as are banana boat rides that are a particular favourite with younger visitors. Of course Mother Nature also provides her own elements for some excitement on the water; windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing are also equally as exhilarating as motorised water sports.

You can always opt to slow things down a bit after a heady morning and afternoon of fun in the surf. Kayaking out in the open sea does offer pure adventure especially during sunset, while this is also the ideal time to engage in a bit of fishing, as you cast your line out to sea in wait for that tug which signals the beginning of a “battle” on the waters.

Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.