Top 5 Extreme Water Sports

Designed for those who have no fear

Do you dare to practice them?

There are two kinds of people in the world: the ones that love spending a relaxing day on the beach or swimming in a calm cenote or river, and the ones who use the sea, the cenote, and the river as venues to practice extreme water sports. If you’re the second kind, this blog post is for you.

 

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Water, air, and land offer -for these fearless people- a combination of thrills and danger through extreme activities. Whether it’s a river, a lake or the ocean, you can expect to find these bodies of water full of adventure and adrenaline. You might choose to attempt some of these extreme sports when you are feeling courageous during a weekend when you are laying on the beach; do you dare to conquer this top 5 extreme water sports?

 

5.- Cavern Diving

We start the list with the cavern diving. To do this activity, you must use scuba equipment, often in specialised configurations.  Its dangerous side resides that in  an emergency, a diver cannot swim vertically to the surface due to the cave’s ceilings, requiring the diver to have sufficient breathing gas to make the journey. As well,  caves often contain sand, mud, clay, silt, or another sediment that can further reduce underwater visibility in seconds causing loss of lines and the way forward. We are sure you will love to do cavern diving and find a new completely underwater world. If you want to try this sport we suggest to have a previous training and use the correct equipment.

We are sure you’ll love to do cavern diving and find a completely new underwater world. If you want to try this sport, we suggest previous training and using the correct equipment.

 

 

4.- Wakeboard

We continue the list with another amazing and extreme sport: wakeboarding. This sport involves being towed behind a powerboat at high speeds while your feet are strapped to a wakeboard (like the snowboard). If you’re an adrenaline seeker, you’ll enjoy the combination of speed and tricks like big air jumps and flips that you can performe in this sport.

 

 

3.- Surfing

In the third position, we have surf. This one is one of the most difficult watersports because it requires many years of training and a really good shape. Once you’ve accomplished enough to surf some big waves, the adrenaline increases and you want more and more regardless all the risks. Even the most accomplished surfers can wipe out, being knocked unconscious by a hard fall, without counting sharks, jellyfish and rays which often roam the waters: don’t let any of this stop you from riding your big first wave.

 

 

2.- White Water Rafting

You adrenaline lover, take your pallets and get ready for one of the most exciting adventures: crossing an upset river full of rocks and crossing currents. No matter how experienced you are in this sport, the unpredictable nature of the water makes this sport dangerous: another reason to love it.

 

 

1.- Shark Diving

And here we are, with the most extreme water sport in the world. Add wild sharks to the scuba diving and you will get the most extreme and full of adrenaline experience. In this activity you’re not only facing the risks associated with the scuba dive, you are adding the most famous predator from the sea.

Certainly, this activity isn’t for the faint of heart. Even when some diving centres offer this sport using a steel cage between you and the razor-sharp teeth, that doesn’t make this activity any less fascinating. But if you really want to push your luck, some diving centres in South Africa and the Bahamas have cage-free shark diving. We’re sure you’re part of the fearless people you’ll try to do it as soon as possible, aren’t you?

 

 

Without any doubt, all the sports that we have presented are full of danger, adrenaline and emotions. Just imagine yourself surrounded by sharks or fighting hand to hand with giant waves, not feeling terrified but excited, being one of those few who have managed to conquer their fears and dared to live life in an extreme and amazing way.

Are you ready to conquer your fears and try some of this sports?

If you do, or already did, share your experience with us, we’d love to read your history.

 

Guadalupe Dzul

Communicologist by profession, loves photography, rowing, wine, chocolate and spending time with family