Picture you and your family esconsed in your stilted hut in the South Pacific. The tropical trade winds send a breath of fresh air through the opening in the grass-constructed abode in the tropical island paradise. There is nothing but warm blue ocean around you, except for the low wooden dock that connects your vacation spot to the shore. The day is ahead of you, and you are wearing board shorts, or a bikini, or shorts and a tank top. What to do?
Water + vacation = water sports. South Pacific island + Indonesian water sports = fun, excitement, thrills and family activities every one can enjoy! The most popular water sports are just that: Over, near, or in the water. The beautiful Pacific awaits you and yours for a playground of fun like no other. Let’s get started!
Parasailing: also known as parascending or parakiting, you are towed behind a vehicle (usually a boat) while attached to a specially designed canopy wing like a kind of a parachute, known as a para-sail wing.
Jet Skiing: you and your partner are seated in a jet-propelled vehicle that skims across the surface of water and typically is ridden like a motorcycle, with seats for two; also called wave running.
Banana Boating: you are in an un-powered boat meant for towing with 2-9 others, sitting on a long tube, resting your feet on two laterally flanking tubes which stabilize the boat. The main tube is often yellow and banana-shaped, thus the name!
Water Skiing: you are pulled behind a boat or a cable ski installation over the water, skimming the surface on one or two skis.
Snorkeling: you breathe through a device permitting you, with swim fins on your feet, to explore the ocean’s bottom and see the beauty that lives there.
Wake Board: you are riding on a short, wide board resembling a surfboard and performing acrobatic maneuvers while being towed behind a motorboat!
Glass Bottom Boating: you are aboard a boat with sections of glass, or other transparent material below the waterline, allowing passengers to observe the underwater environment from within the boat.
Donut Riding: you are sitting on a monster of an inner tube with 2 or 3 other friends while twirling on the surface of the water and using your body to dunk your friends backwards into the water!
Fly Fishing: you are fishing with a rod and reel in the water, using an artificial fly as bait!
Troll Fishing: you are on the ocean with your family and friends and fishing, with one or more fishing lines from inside the boat, attached to the deck, baited and moving along the water to hook any of several local fish without hand-holding a reel. Local fish include: Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Barracuda, Trevallies, Sail Fish and Blue & Black Marlin.
Fly Boarding: you are equipped with a jet-pack or hover-board which supplies propulsion to drive you through air and water, as you are connected by a long hose to a watercraft.
Sea Walking: you are weighted down and wearing a scuba-geared hooded device so that you can walk the ocean floor, as you are supplied with it via your head piece, and exploring the reefs and fish in their habitat.
Well? What are you waiting for? Your water sports are awaiting!