6 Extreme Water Sports to Get Your Adrenaline Rushing

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6 Extreme Water Sports to Get Your Adrenaline Rushing


Water sports come with great health benefits and are an excellent way to relax, but adrenaline seekers might want to take things to the next level. Here are some extreme water sports that will get your heart pumping and adrenaline rushing.

Extreme Kayaking

Instead of a leisurely flatwater kayaking session, adrenaline-lovers can try the extreme version of this sport.

With whitewater kayaking, you navigate your way through tumultuous sections of whitewater that cascade over dangerous rocks at high speeds. One of the best places to try this extreme water sport is the Grand Canyon, where your skills and balance will be tested to the max.

Cage Diving

If you want to come face to face with the most dangerous creatures in the world, you should definitely try cage diving. In places such as Cape Town, you can get really close to great white sharks while being in a protective cage. Even though the shark cannot actually touch and harm you, you still get an adrenaline rush when it tries to take a bite or rattles the cage.

It is humbling and frightening to be so close to one of the biggest predators of the sea whose ancestors have been around since before trees existed. Another prehistoric creature that you can also see up close is the crocodile, where you are lowered in a cage, albeit in shallower waters.

Jet Skiing

Rent a jet ski to satisfy the high energy thrill-seeker within you. While you break the waves at high speed with the wind hitting your face, you can explore the scenery around you or do some island hopping if you happen to be in a close-knit archipelago.

Cliff Jumping

Test your diving capabilities and conquer your fear of heights by jumping off a cliff at the edge of a water mass. You can first start out by jumping at lower distances, but as you get more experience, you can try to break the limits by going as high as you can.

This sport combines the free-falling experience of bungee jumping with extreme diving. The higher you dive from, the faster you will hit the waves.

As the ultimate level, you can try jumping with no equipment (only for experts).

Ice Swimming

One of the most extreme water sports that is known across the world is winter swimming or ice swimming, where people take a swim or submerge themselves into frozen waters in the winter.

Water temperatures are usually at a chilling 41 degrees F (5 degrees Celsius) or below, and participants dive into a hole made in the ice in only their swimwear, with no wetsuits or other protective gear.


Hydrospeed is like whitewater rafting, but instead of using a raft to navigate waters, you make your way through the dangerous waves on a board. As you wear a wetsuit and dive into the rapid and foamy waters, you will drift at high speed while descending from the highest point of the river.

If you need some adrenaline in your life, then we recommend you to try one of these extreme water sports in your next trip.

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