Questions tagged [water-sports]

Questions about any water-based sport, such as windsurfing, that does not have a more specific tag of its own. For examples of existing, more specific tags see `tag info`.

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Are there any natural lakes within 3-hours of Dallas?

I became engaged in a debate at work and I'm trying to track down an answer to the following: are there any natural (not man-made) lakes within a 3-hour drive of Dallas Texas? Keep in mind that this ...
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Can I travel on a stand-up paddle boarding near Tbilisi?

I am travelling to Tbilisi, and I have a paddle board. Are there any issues with me launching and travelling up the river?
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What are the spearfishing/freediving regulations in Greece?

I might be heading to Greece this summer and am thinking of taking my freediving/spearfishing gear. What are the regulations for freediving/spearfishing in Greece? Are there any differences for non-...
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Does travel insurance have to cover the entire holiday?

I am going to the USA for a number months. I will be by the coast for a specific period where I plan to surf. I'm looking up adventure sports insurance and as you can imagine it is quite expensive. ...
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How to see the mangrove on Kohama island

The tiny Kohama island in the very South of Japan has a mangrove (map): Having never wandered in such an area, I would like to go see it closely. QUESTION: How to get close to it? Taking the ferry ...
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Why is the water in the Waco Cable Park so green?

What makes the water in BSR Cable Park in Waco so green? The water is this color in most of their basins, I'm unsure if it's fed by natural springs or if it's all man made. Is the green water ...
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Tourist activities in the Louisiana bayou swamp area with the recent floods?

I am planning a trip (in November!) to Louisiana and we would like to explore some of the swamp/bayou area in Louisiana. Currently we are thinking of Breaux Bridge exactly. A Texan friend advised ...
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Looking for a location on the Portuguese coast to surf [closed]

Is there somewhere along the northern area Minho coastal area, near Vigo north of Porto in Portugal suitable for surfing? I'm looking to stay somewhere near mountains with coast for surfing and at ...
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Is the Han River in Seoul clean enough for kayaking?

I'm looking into activities to do in Seoul and I see a kayaking tour in the Han River that looks interesting. A friend has mentioned to me that the Han River is almost as bad as the East River in NYC ...
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Underwater pyramids off the Cinque Terre

Several years ago I was travelling around Italy and doing a bit of long distance cycling and swimming with a friend. One day we were swimming 2 or 3 miles along the coast of the Cinque Terre in Italy ...
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Where can I go windsurfing or snorkeling in July in southern India?

I'm visiting an event in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India in July this year and I'm wondering whether I could add on a week at the beach afterwards. I usually go windsurfing and/or snorkeling when I stay at ...
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Freediving schools in Indonesia

Where can I find freediving schools in Indonesia? I've heard there are some around Bali but I'm also interested in freediving in Java, Komodo & Sulawesi. Any insider tips appreciated.
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“Mudflat hiking” (wadlopen in Dutch) in the Frisian Islands, where and how?

I would like to to walk to/in the Frisian Islands, in The Netherlands, in the sea. You can even cross from the mainland to the Islands, I heard. I know you need to walk with a guide in a group. I ...
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Is there such a thing as individual tourism with water plane?

Seeing many water plane regular lines operated near Vancouver I was wondering if there is a thing like touring with water planes. What I have in mind is renting a water plane with friends or family ...
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What is the most convenient possibility to rent a kayak for the Allier?

A friend and I are members in a kayaking club in Germany, and want to go to our club's tour on the Allier. We have a common friend who is interested in coming along, but she is not officially a club ...
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What should I consider before choosing a Sub-Aqua Certification Organisation? [closed]

I recently suggested to my fiancé that we certify in Sub Aqua as a hobby. We have both ocean snorkeled and taken some preliminary swimming dives for fun. When I suggested PADI, a close friend ...
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Is there any white water rafting nearby Bangalore, India? [closed]

I am living in Bangalore. I am looking for a one day outing nearby Bangalore. I am looking for water adventures like white water river rafting, kayaking , fishing. I found 3 to 4 in Karnataka like ...
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Water activities on West Scotland's Lochs

Since Scotland is full of small lakes that promise nice views due to their proximity to mountains, I am wondering if I can rent a boat/kayak/canoe on some of them? I'd be particularly interested in a ...
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Is there scuba diving / snorkelling in Sierra Leone that is safe e.g. from sharks?

I am planning to visit Sierra Leone. I have seen some pictures and the beaches are awesome. They have beautiful and appealing islands for diving and snorkeling. Is there a serious threat of shark ...
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What is the quality of the rafting on the Nile at a Jinja after the damming of Bujagali Falls

I have found a company offering Grade 5 Rafting on the Nile near Jinja Uganda. They make no mention of the fact the Bujagali Falls have been dammed and what if any effect this has had on the quality ...
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Where is the highest Bungee jump above sea?

I want to know, Where is the highest Bungee jump above sea?
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How to pack for traveling by airplane with windsurfing gear?

What is the best way to pack windsurfing gear when traveling by airplane? By windsurfing gear let's say: 1 board 2 masts 3 sails 2 fines 1 extension 1 wishbone 1 harness 1 pair of boots 1 wet-suit ...
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Wave sailing trip in Maui: where to stay?

A wave sailing trip mean that your principal occupation is going to the spot. What are some good place to stay regarding the location, the fact that you have a windsurf gear and the budget?
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Inner tubing down rivers in the United States

I've got this crazy idea to have an adventure trip inner tubing down a large river in the USA and stopping off at various locations along the way. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find any information ...
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Which diving center in Thailand is providing shark diving in summer?

I am searching for dive centers which offer shark diving in Asia in summer and read may I find them in Thailand. As it can cost a notable amount of money for me to travel there and come back I want to ...
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How to protect electronics on a beach holiday/vacation [closed]

In a world full of personal electronics from mobile phones to cameras, does anyone have ideas to keep them safe from water and sand on seaside holidays? That is, besides: Not bringing them (can't ...
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Kayaking Activities Off Phuket, Thailand

A couple of friends will be staying on the Thai island of Phuket for a week and shall be located on the south east of the island in the resort of Cape Panwa. They would like to take the opportunity to ...
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A place to rent a killer whale submarine?

Before you close the question, take a look at the killer whale submarine :). I would buy one but I do not have $100,000. So is there a place in the world to rent one of those for one hour or so?
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Are there places to hire windsurfing gear in New Caledonia?

Having seen videos like this, I'm thinking that New Caledonia is looking like a pretty amazing place to go windsurfing! However, all the videos I've seen seem to have been done by people who brought ...
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Windsurfing in Switzerland (or nearby areas)

What are the recommendations, options, possibilities for windsurfing in Switzerland? I'm especially interested in Zurich and places with nice transport connections. Feel free to write about ...