Water sport is such a great thing to do. Basically, every sport is good for you as it may enhance your health. But doing sport on the water may enhance your fun as well. Water sports are usually more thrilling and exciting.

Sometimes you would not even feel the exhaustion while practicing it. And if you love water sports, then we believe you would consider Tanjung Benoa as a heaven. Why so? It is because Tanjung Benoa is one simple place that could accommodate lots of water sport activities.

Tanjung Benoa as Seen from Above (Source: Flickr. Credit: Bryan Doty)
Tanjung Benoa as Seen from Above
(Source: Flickr. Credit: Bryan Doty)

How to Go There

Tanjung Benoa is located on the famous Bali Island. To be exact, it is on the southern side of Kuta. So you can just take a flight from your country to the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali. It is just 14 kilometers away from there. If you are already on Kuta, it is only 11 kilometers from the city. Unfortunately, there is no public transportation to Tanjung Benoa yet. Thus, you need to bring your own car or rent one. You can also get a lift from tourism buses, if you can find one.

 

Where to Stay

Located on Southern Kuta, Bali, of course there will be plenty of accommodation you can choose. But if you need a reference, here are some hotels on Tanjung Benoa district that you can check:

  • The Segara Condotel on Jalan Segara Windu. Telephone : 0361 – 777630
  • Pondok Agung Homestay on Jalan Pratama 101. Telephone : 0361 – 771143
  • Sakala Bali on Jalan Pratama 88. Telephone : 0361 – 774499
  • Benoa Palms Boutique Villa Hotel on Jalan Pratama 99. Telephone : 0361 – 776604
  • La Scala on Jalan Pratama 85X. Telephone : 0361 – 773756

 

What to Do

We have informed you that Tanjung Benoa is a heaven of water sports as there are many kinds of water activities you can do there. The question is what kinds of activities that you can exactly do there? Now check out the list below!

1. Jetski

Motorcycle road on the water is so much fun. Imagine how it would feel to ride a water motorcycle on the cape of Tanjung Benoa. It is not even just about speeding, but also how you lunge the sea wave. To ensure the safety, you will be accompanied by an instructor while doing this activity. This is important to make sure you do not bump into other people doing other water sport. But do not worry about the fun. He will just sit behind you while you are speeding up and screaming of joy. If you are just staying nearby the coastline, then you might be able to ride by yourself.

A Kid is Trying to Ride a Jetski (Source: Flickr. Credit: Barnabas)
A Kid is Trying to Ride a Jetski
(Source: Flickr. Credit: Barnabas)

To do this activity, you would need to spend about $11.25 to $20.25 per person for at least 15 minutes of ride. You can do this for much longer time if the queue is not too long. The price is including insurance and any equipment you might need.

 

2. Water Ski

Just like the snow skiing, water skiing is the sport using a ski board attached on your feet. But instead of pushing yourself away to the slope, you will be pulled by a boat. All you have to do is hang on tight to the handle. The thrill of water skiing is to feel the speed that you do not control. Plus, there will be some bumps when the wave is strong. The water will splash to your face while the boat keeps dragging you in a rush.

Two Girls are Water Skiing (Source: Flickr. Credit: lisadonoghue)
Two Girls are Water Skiing
(Source: Flickr. Credit: lisadonoghue)

Water skiing is available for around $8.25 to $26.25 for at least 15 minutes include the insurance. You will not be accompanied by instructor when you are dragged. He will stay on the boat speeding up. But if you got rolled by the wave, he will immediately help you out.

 

3. Sea Walker

Sea walker is an activity where you take a casual walk on the base of the sea. It is so much fun to do as you could see many things underwater. This unique activity is rarely to be found in any other water tourism object. Sea walker at Tanjung Benoa will be done at the depth of 7 meters.

While doing it, you will be wearing a special helmet. The helmet will keep your head dry by avoiding water from coming in. Thus, if you are wearing glasses, you do not need to take it off. The helmet is attached with an elastic tube that is connected to the oxygen supply barrel.

Walking down the sea would cost you around $31 to $52.5 per 30 minutes of walk. The price includes insurance, equipment, and transportation from and to the hotel you are staying at. You will also be accompanied by a certified instructor while doing this activity.

Seawalkers Wearing Helmet (Source: Flickr. Credit: Van
Seawalkers Wearing Helmet
(Source: Flickr. Credit: Van

4. Flying Fish

If you like the kind of sport that makes you feel like flying, then flying fish is a must-to-try. The sport is using a special rubber boat which looks like three banana boats attached to be one. The instructor will sit on the middle boat to keep the balance while you and your friend could take the right and left one. The flying fish boat is then attached to a motored boat with strings like water ski. The motored boat will ride against the wind in a high speed. This will cause the rubber you are riding on flying. That is what a flying fish is.

When the “Fish” is Flying (Source: Flickr. Credit: Blue Balloons)
When the “Fish” is Flying
(Source: Flickr. Credit: Blue Balloons)

While riding the flying fish boat, there are two ways that you can try. You can sit like you are riding a normal motorcycle to see what is in front of you. Or, you can lie down on the base of the boat so you get to see the sky while flying away. Both are thrilling and fun to do. But remember, flying fish is only fun if the wind is strong and the tide is high. Therefore, you need to be there around 08.00 to 12.00 in the morning because after that, the weather would not be suitable for flying fish anymore.

You can do this awesome activity with only about $11.25 to $22.5 for 15 minutes of fishy flight. The price includes one instructor per ride, insurance, and any equipment needed. Flying fish is quite popular so chances you might need to wait in queue during peak season.

 

5. Scuba Diving

Even with so many choices of water sport, scuba diving is always attractive to do. The joy you feel to swim under the sea and see the sophisticated marine life is beyond compare. In Tanjung Benoa, you do not need to be experienced to do a scuba diving. In fact, you do not even need to know how to swim.

Scuba Diving at Tanjung Benoa (Source: Flickr. Credit: erobiyat)
Scuba Diving at Tanjung Benoa
(Source: Flickr. Credit: erobiyat)

The instructor will give you a briefing before entering the water about basic things. And then, he will accompany you to dive in. Inside the water, you are even allowed to feed the fishes by giving out bread that your instructor has prepared. But please, do not feed them any other foods as it might be unsafe for them.

For a scuba diving adventure, you will need to spend about $22.5 to $41.25 for one hour. This package includes insurance, instructor for each diver, and equipment.

 

There are still many things to do in Tanjung Benoa. Other water sports such as banana boat, snorkeling, parasailing, glass bottom boat ride, etc are also available. Anyway, you will not be bored if you come visiting Tanjung Benoa.

 

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