The Best Destinations For Water Sports

Posted on 30 January 2024 By Nomvelo Masango

For many adventurers, a holiday itinerary is incomplete without the perfect dose of water sports. From surfing to snorkeling and even swimming with seals, there is plenty of water fun to enjoy all across the world.

Here are some of the world’s best spots to try different water sports:

Surfing the Maldives


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The Maldives is truly a surfer’s paradise. The destination’s sparkling Indian Ocean waters and the healthy sea breeze create an environment that is ideal for the surfing experience of a lifetime. The best time to go on a surfing trip in the Maldives is between March and October.

Swimming with Seals in South Africa

Swimming with seals

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Going for a swim is always a good idea, but the thought of swimming with seals is an even more fantastic one.

In Plettenberg Bay, you can enjoy amazing interactions with playful and inquisitive fur seals. You will have the chance to experience the ultimate wild animal encounter with seals in their natural habitat, and without having to alter their behaviour. If safety is your concern, worry not. You will be accompanied by a qualified dive master.

Scuba Diving in Indonesia

If you desire an unforgettable scuba diving experience, Indonesia should be your first port of call. Since the destination is rich in biodiversity, you’re in for a magnificent, exhilarating and fantastic dive.

The best time of the year to visit Indonesia is between May and September as the days are dry and sunny. Some of the best areas to dive include Sumatra, Lombok and Central Sulawesi.

Snorkeling in Hawaii


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Hawaii is a true natural wonder, and a snorkeling experience at the destination is one for the books. The island of Oahu welcomes approximately 3 million visitors each year, and the versatile marine life forms part of what draws tourists.

As you snorkel, you can explore a plethora of colourful fish, turtles and corals.

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