If you’re an adrenaline junkie and you’re looking for some extreme sports to quench your thirst for adventure, look to the oceans. There are all sorts of amazing water sports that are perfect for people that are looking for a bit of excitement. If you haven’t already, you should try your hand at these extreme ocean sports.
White Water Rafting
Whitewater rafting gets its name because the water turns white when it’s churned up on the rocks. By its very nature, white water rafting is a dangerous and tough sport but it’s also great fun. It’s such a thrill being thrown around as you plummet down waterfalls and wind around rivers. It’s a great group activity, usually with 8 people to a boat, but you can do it on your own as well. If you’re just starting out, you’ll need to go with an instructor to make sure that you’re safe. If you’re worried about the dangers involved, you can find some more relaxed white water rafting experiences to get you used to it. It goes without saying that you’ll need to be a strong swimmer because even though you’ll have a lifejacket on you’re still in danger if the boat flips because the currents are incredibly strong.
Fishing is usually considered a relaxing sport. The complete opposite of the adrenaline-fuelled activities that you’re looking for. Normal pole and line fishing is just that, a relaxing way to spend the afternoon. But if you swap that pole and line for spearguns instead, it’s a whole different experience. Spearfishing has been around for centuries, initially a way of feeding ourselves, it’s become a popular sport these days. The thing that makes spearfishing so much more exciting than normal fishing is that you don’t sit around waiting for them to come to you. Instead, you’ll be freediving, hunting out the fish and trying to spear them as they race around. You’ll also get some big fish and most spearfishing companies will encourage you to eat whatever you catch so you’ll get a nice meal at the end of the day as well.
Diving is a great ocean sport which is pretty exciting, but I wouldn’t exactly call it extreme. Cave diving, on the other hand, is extreme. Exploring the depths of the ocean and getting inside those caves is incredible and you’ll find all sorts of amazing things down there. Just remember that it’s very dangerous. There’s always the chance that you can get lost down there or run out of air. It’s also pitch black once you get far enough into the cave so you’re in big trouble if your lights go out. When you go cave diving, make sure you hire a decent boat and get somebody with a lot of experience to come with you. There are so many things that can go wrong when you’re cave diving so always make sure that you’re taking safety precautions.
If you’re looking for a thrill, why not try out one of these amazing adrenaline filled ocean sports?