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Water sports in Malaysia

5 Thrilling Water Sports To Do In Malaysia

Malaysia is a country surrounded by stunning natural landscapes and seascapes. There are tons of water activities to do such as diving, paddleboarding, kayaking, white water rafting, and wakeboarding. If you love water sports adventures, here is a list of them that you can explore.



#1 Diving at Sabah

Diving at Sabah

Sabah is surrounded by numerous islands and beautiful oceans. It is known as the diving hotspot in Borneo, where well-trained instructors and experts are there to train you. 

Here, you get to experience many types of diving from open water, deep sea, scuba, oil rig, and muck diving. Diving experience in Sabah is unbeatable as it is filled with beautiful marine creatures - bumphead fish, schools of barracuda, and turtles. The marine parks in Sabah are well preserved and taken care of to ensure they stay pristine for divers, tourists, and the wellbeing of the natural ecosystem. 

There will be many spots for you to enjoy if you are a keen diver such as Mantanani Island, Sipadan Island, Mabul Island, and Lankayan Island just to name a few. More information about diving in Sabah can be found here.



#2 Stand Up Paddleboarding at Putrajaya

Stand up paddling

Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is a fun and easy method to get out on the water and have some fun. Stand-up paddling is quickly gaining popularity as a water sport. The boards are quite large, thus making them more stable than longboards used for surfing. 

The board must be ridden standing up, which requires some early balance. It requires far less effort than ordinary surfing. As a result, it appeals to people of all ages - a terrific activity for families to enjoy together. SUPing is both a low and high-impact workout that requires a combination of balance, strength, and endurance. More information on SUP can be found here.



#3 Wakeboarding at Seri Kembangan

Wakeboarding at Seri Kembangan

Wakeboarding is a water sport in which the rider is dragged behind a motorboat across its wake and especially up off the crest to do acrobatic moves while standing on a wakeboard (a small board with foot bindings). 

If you don’t want to travel too far from the city for a fun watersport adventure, there is also wakeboarding in Sri Kembangan, located at The Mines. It is priced at RM450 per hour for 2 riders with coaching included for 30 minutes. For more information, you can check this out.



#4 White water rafting at Kuala Kubu Bharu

White Water Rafting

This is an activity that is suited for the adrenaline seeker who is up for a thrill. This activity is best done in groups and people of all abilities and ages, from 8 to 88. It’s a great family activity but is not recommended by children below the age of 8. The water level at the river is often unpredictable, so make sure you listen attentively during the safety talk and have your life jacket or personal flotation device on at all times. 

Kuala Kubu Bharu is just approximately an hour away from Klang Valley, which is not too far that will guarantee to satisfy the adrenaline junkie in you. Bring a few friends who are as adventurous as you are and you will definitely have a whale of a time!



#5 Snorkeling at Langkawi

Snorkeling at Langkawi

Snorkeling in Malaysia is a popular recreational activity that allows you to see the beauty of aquatic life. In fact, snorkeling is the perfect way to discover the Andaman Sea's underwater life. The coral reefs of Langkawi's islands are best explored in shallow water.

Make sure you have the correct safety equipment, such as a snorkel, eye mask, and fins. Snorkeling is best done in Langkawi at these locations such as Pulau Payar Marine Park, Datai Bay Beach, Langkawi Coral, and Tanjung Rhu Beach.


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