10 Best Water Sports to try in Bali

10 Best Water Sports to try in Bali

Whether you're a seasoned enthusiast or a beginner looking for an adrenaline rush, here are 10 water sports you must try in Bali!


Bali, with its stunning coastline and crystal-clear waters, offers a plethora of thrilling water sports activities that cater to all adventure enthusiasts.

Contrary to popular belief, surfing is not the only thing that the popular destination offers – there's a whole host of water sports available for everyone!

In this article, we will explore ten exciting water sports you must try in Bali, along with essential apparel and products to enhance your experience.

Snorkeling bali

1. Snorkeling

Dive into Bali’s vibrant underwater world by snorkeling along its stunning coral reefs. 

A good quality snorkel mask and fins are essential for a comfortable and enjoyable experience. 

Opt for a mask with a wide field of view and a dry-top snorkel to prevent water from entering.

Remember to apply reef-safe sunscreen to protect the delicate marine ecosystem.

10 Best Water Sports to try in Bali

Easybreath Mask

This full faced snorkel mask allows you to breathe through both your nose and mouth! Comes with anti-fogging and waterproof (due to dry-top-release feature) properties.

flyboarding bali

2. Flyboarding

Take water sports to new heights by trying this lesser known water sport – flyboarding!

This activity requires a specialised equipment setup provided by the operator. 

However, it’s recommended to wear a wetsuit or rash guard to protect your skin from any friction during the exhilarating flight.

parasailing bali

3. Parasailing

Experience the thrill of flying above the ocean with parasailing. 

As you soar through the air, wear comfortable swimwear or lightweight clothing. 

Remember to bring a microfiber towel to dry off afterward and slip into a pair of flip flops for convenience.

banana boat ride bali

4. Banana Boat Ride

Enjoy a fun-filled activity with family and friends on a banana boat ride. 

Wear your swimsuit, and don’t forget your sunblock to shield your skin from the tropical sun. 

A waterproof phone pouch can also come in handy for capturing those unforgettable moments.

jetski bali

5. Jet Skiing

Feel the rush of adrenaline as you zip across the water on a high-speed jet ski. 

While riding, protect your skin from the sun with a long-sleeved rash guard and apply waterproof sunscreen. 

Don’t forget to wear a life jacket for safety.

kayaking bali

6. Kayaking

Explore Bali’s hidden coves and picturesque coastlines by kayaking. 

Invest in a sturdy kayak and a paddle suitable for your skill level. 

Wearing a lightweight, quick-drying rashguard will keep you comfortable throughout your paddling adventure.

scuba diving bali

7. Scuba Diving

For a more immersive experience, scuba diving is a must-try activity in Bali. 

Ensure you have a properly fitted scuba diving wetsuit that provides thermal protection and flexibility underwater. 

Pair it with a reliable diving mask, BCD (buoyancy control device), regulator, and dive computer for a safe and unforgettable dive.

surfing bali

8. Surfing

What's water sports in Bali without surfing?

Bali is renowned worldwide for its exceptional surfing conditions. 

To catch those epic waves, make sure to equip yourself with a high-quality wetsuit that can provide you warmth and flexibility.

Additionally, a rashguard will protect your skin from rashes and sunburns while enjoying hours in the water.

10 Best Water Sports to try in Bali

Women's Surfing Neoprene Shorty (1.5mm Foam with Back Zip)

Designed for female beginner surfers to be used in waters > 22°C.

10 Best Water Sports to try in Bali

9. White Water Rafting

Escape into Bali’s lush wilderness and conquer the rapids with white water rafting.

Wear quick-drying clothes to stay warm after and secure your belongings in a waterproof dry bag.

Consider investing in water shoes with excellent grip to ensure stability during the thrilling rafting experience.

10 Best Water Sports to try in Bali

10. Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

Last but not least, explore Bali’s breathtaking coastal scenery by trying stand-up paddleboarding. 

A sturdy SUP board and a paddle are essential for this activity. Consider investing in a durable and lightweight inflatable SUP board, perfect for easy transportation and storage. 

Don’t forget your sunblock to protect your skin from harmful UV rays during your paddleboarding adventure.


Bali offers a paradise for water sports enthusiasts, with its diverse range of activities catering to all adventure levels.

Before embarking on your water sports journey, ensure you have the necessary apparel and products to enhance your experience.

From wetsuits and rashguards to sunblock, microfiber towels, and flip flops, each item plays a crucial role in ensuring your comfort, safety, and protection. 

So, pack your gear, embrace the thrill, and create unforgettable memories as you dive into the world of watersports in beautiful Bali.

10 Best Water Sports to try in Bali

Written By: Lea Mousseron

Water Sports Digital Sports Leader, Decathlon Singapore

Get your fill of the water and all the activities it can offer!


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