Thailand is known for its incredible hospitality, ancient ruins and temples, and beautiful balmy beaches. While here, there’s plenty to keep you occupied, including taking to the water to enjoy some fun in the sun. If you’re curious about what you can do in the ocean, then keep reading to discover the top water sports you should try while in Thailand.
Scuba Diving – a chance to explore the deep
Some of the best ways to explore the ocean and enjoy the beautiful coral reefs and marine life is by scuba diving and seeing everything up close and personal below the waves. From having a great diving experience in Koh Tao at one of the diving schools, to visiting Koh Lipe to see the soft corals, or travelling to the Similan Islands to view manta rays and leopard sharks, your scuba dive will be impressive.
Wakeboarding – Adrenaline and action above the waves
Standing above the ocean waves, up close to the surf and moving as one behind a motorboat is an experience you won’t forget. And once hooked, you’ll want to do it more often. Thai Wake Park near Bangkok is a good choice if you’re visiting in the area, while Taco Lake is a great option for beginners since they have kneeboards available and plenty of staff on hand to help new wakeboarders have a good experience.
Banana Boat Rides – Speedy fun with friends
While wakeboarding is a draw for the physically fit, a banana boat is a good choice for those who prefer something that a group can do together. It’s also a little out-there, but the bouncy, banana shaped blow-up boats are plenty of fun to ride since they go at the same speed as a jet ski ride, but there’s plenty of padding between you and the sea.
Kayaking – Afloat alone
Sometimes when you need a few minutes to yourself, or want to explore somewhere less busy, taking a kayak trip around the islands is the ideal solution. Look to head to the Krabi area and if you have time, visit the James Bond islands where you can drift about and play real money Canada slots online in peace.
Wind and Kite Surfing
Depending on which form of gliding above the ways you prefer, you can’t do wrong with wind or kite surfing. Adrenaline junkies should take note as Thailand is considered to be the best spot in Asia to enjoy wind and kite surfing. If you’re keen to have the best wind possible, then you can’t go wrong choosing to visit Patong beach.
Sailing – Captain your own destiny
There’s something about sailing that calls to the explorer within and being close to the waves and the sea by captaining your own ship is something you’ll remember for a long, long time. There are plenty of breathtakingly beautiful islands to explore and coastlines to discover with sandy beaches and coral reefs dotted between them. Boats are available to rent from the Similan Islands, Phang Nga Bay and Koh Phi Phi. November to March, during the cooler Northeast Monsoon season, is the best time to visit and enjoy this experience.