Looking To Try Something New? Here Are 7 Water Sports To Explore In Malaysia

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Malaysia’s weather is perfect for water sports and there is quite an amount of interesting and fun water sports and water-based activities to do here!

Check out these 7 water sports that you can explore – most of them do not need any previous experience, even children can join in while others may need you to take some lessons first. Either way, there’s something for everyone who’s looking for a new activity to try.

1. Stand up paddling

Where: Stand Up Paddle Club Malaysia @ Tasik Biru Seri Kundang, Rawang

Stand up paddling (SUP) is gaining popularity as a water sport and it’s a fun and easy way to spend time on the water. Originating from Hawaii back in the 1960s, surfers resort to SUP to check out the waves and for training. SUP gives you the best of both worlds by putting together surfing and kayaking. Imagine admiring the surrounding scenery as you paddle on a surfboard. Sounds good, doesn’t it? But don’t think it’s not physically demanding, you are getting a full-body workout with SUP. Give it a try at Stand Up Paddle Club Malaysia located at Tasik Biru Seri Kundang!

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2. Flyboarding

Where: Flyboard Malaysia @ Marina Putrajaya

Become a human rocket and fly over water like you are in an action movie! Flyboard is a cool device that uses water jet propulsion to elevate a person up to 15 meters in the air. In Selangor, you can try it at Flyboard Malaysia that is located in Marina Putrajaya. The serene man-made lake there is the perfect setting for beginners to experience the Flyboard. You can also give the Jetpack a try. It is worn on your back, and it uses a similar concept where jets of gas or water is used to propel the wearer through the air. Sounds pretty adrenaline pumping, doesn’t it?

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3. Wake boarding

Where: Wakeboard Malaysia @ Mines Waterfront Business Park

A water sport that requires the person or rider to stand on a wakeboard which is then towed behind a motorboat so that the rider can perform aerial manoeuvres, it is perfect for those who love speed and a full body workout! It’s fun, exciting and it uses all the body’s muscles. It’s also great for improving your balance and boosting your flexibility. At Wakeboard Malaysia, you can also learn how to wakesurf or waterski. Time to head over to the Mines lake for some fun under the sun!

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4. Windsurfing

Where: Oxbold @ Tasik Biru Seri Kundang, Rawang

Combining the exhilaration of surfing and the tranquillity of sailing, windsurfing is a fun water sport to learn. With Malaysia’s abundance of wonderful beaches, it is a water sport you can indulge in. If you are in Selangor, you can start learning how to wind surf right here at Tasik Biru Seri Kundang. It is a sport for people of all ages, whether young or old. It’s great for those who have never stood on a board and for those who are experts and appreciate challenges. And as mentioned, there are many beaches in Malaysia that is perfect for windsurfing, one of them being Balok Beach in Kuantan. It has even been acknowledged as one of the 10 best beaches in the world by the international windsurfing enthusiasts.

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5. Bamboo rafting

Where: Semadang Adventure @ Kuching

Okay, so maybe this activity is not as adrenaline pumping as white-water rafting or cave diving, but bamboo rafting is a unique experience that you probably wouldn’t be able to get elsewhere. The bamboo rafts are made by tying 10 bamboo tubes together. A simple but functional method, this traditional mode of transport is commonly used by the local people to navigate along rivers. If you are in Kuching, the Semadang River Combo package offered by Semadang Adventure is the perfect thing to do. Not only will you get to try out bamboo rafting, but you will also get to kayak and go on a river fish feeding tour!

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6. Sea walking

Where: Semporna / Mari Mari Sepanggar Island / Sapi Island, Sabah

If diving and snorkelling aren’t your thing, consider signing up for the less strenuous but no less intriguing sea walking experience instead. The name certainly speaks for itself; with the aid of a 25-35 kg helmet, you can walk in the sea. You don’t even have to know how to swim, but you shouldn’t be afraid of water, of course. The helmet will keep you dry from the neck up as you walk along the seabed while admiring all the colourful fishes and marine plants! Even children can participate in this, so it’s an activity that you can enjoy with your family as well.

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7. Cave diving

Where: Turtle Cavern and Turtle Tomb @ Sipadan Island, Sabah

Turtle Cavern is one of Sipadan island’s popular attractions due to its amazing geological formations and turtle skeletons. It’s a special dive that every cave diver should try at least once in their lives! Take note that these underwater caverns are only accessible to experienced cave divers with the proper certifications. Dives must be led by a licensed cave diving guide who is familiar with the area.

The entrance to the Turtle Cavern is on the side of a large limestone wall that starts a few metres below the surface and descends straight downward to a depth of roughly 600 metres. The cave’s entrance is situated 18 metres below the surface. Once inside, you will be faced with a complex labyrinth of chambers and corridors. You will also see many skeletal remains of turtles scattered around the white sand floor of the cave’s chambers. Some people assume that the turtles go there to pass on gently, while others think that they enter the cave and get lost. Whichever the explanation, it is one cave dive you must go on.

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