3 Adventurous Water Activities
The most popular place for summer is probably the pool. As it gets hotter and stickers, all anyone wants to do is stay cool. Playing in the pool or on the beach are good ways to beat the summer heat but, there is more to do that just a dip in the pool. Here are four water activities that are sure to keep you entertained and wet outside the pool.
Completely Submerged In Water
Have you ever wanted to swim within arm’s length of fish while exploring different underwater creatures? If so, give scuba diving a try. When you scuba dive, you are interacting with the water’s wildlife and viewing their environment up close. Scuba diving is defined as a mode of underwater diving where the diver uses a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus to breathe underwater. In other words, you use scuba tanks and other scuba diving equipment to swim underwater.
According to The World Organisation of Scuba Diving, when you go scuba diving you are going for a longer period of time underwater. Our body, however, is not made to be in an environment where there is no oxygen so if you are scuba diving, you use scuba gear to breathe, see and move. The “breathing-apparatus” or scuba tanks, come in many varieties. In an article on tanks, Dive Express explains how to pick the right scuba tanks for you. Since there are so many different kinds of scuba tanks, you want to research or find a professional to ensure you have the right equipment.
Just Above The Water, Unless you Fall
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Imagine a jetpack that propels you many feet into the air but instead of being powered by some fancy gas, it’s powered by water. You’re six feet in the air, being held up by forceful water. As you look down, you see nothing but more water, the boat, and you’re water jetpack. These “Water JetPacks” or “Water Rockets” are actually called Flyboards.
A FlyBoard, according to FlyBoard Bama, is a foot mounted board which is connected to a personal watercraft (waverunner) via a 60 ft hose. The output which would usually propel the watercraft is redirected to two jets on the bottom of the Flyboard, creating lift. Flyboards, according to Popular Science, and more like snowboards with pressurized streams of water that propel them into the air.
Sky Adventures offers Flyboarding at Arenal Lake in Costa Rica.
Imagine standing on a longboard, almost like a surfboard, and you’re paddling like you would a canoe; you’re moving slowly, viewing all fish and life beneath your board. Then you look up, you wobble and splash into the water; losing your board and paddle. Falling in water can be a bit more graceful than kissing concrete or being scraped-up by stone. Stand Up Paddle Boarding is an activity that’s both, wet and cool if you fall. It’s a great activity for the whole family and can keep you cool outside the pool.
Paddleboarding is a fun water activity that is simple and good for your body. Three Brothers Boards say that Paddleboarding originated as an ancient Hawaiian sport and is now familiar all over the world. It’s popular because people can get a great full-body workout while enjoying a relaxing, leisurely cruise on the water. Paddleboarding can be done by people of almost any size and skill level as long as you are on the right board, according to Three Brothers Boards.
Staying cool in the summer is as easy as a dive in the pool. But, if you’re looking for more than a beach ball and a water noodle, you want to give these three water activities a try. Scuba diving allows you to explore the depths of underwater life without drowning. Flyboarding allows you to soar over the water like a superhero and Paddle Boarding give you a relaxing workout. Seventy percent of all trips are taken with friends, So grab a few, plan a trip and get wet!