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Watered Down Hong Kong

Small but resourceful, Hong Kong presents you with surprisingly numerous water activities to engage in. Whether it’s swimming, diving, kayaking, or wakesurfing, you can always escape from the year-round heat and find comfort in the refreshing water anytime you’d like without emptying your wallet.

Watersports might not be the first thing that pops into mind when thinking of a modern and bustling city like Hong Kong, but it is actually a great place to escape to the water. Not only are water sports fun, but most of them are also a great workout for you, your family, and friends.

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Normally, getting watersports gear can cost an arm and a leg. Luckily, there are spots around town that rent out the equipment, so you can try lots of new sports without a huge commitment. If you have no idea how to start, don’t worry. Many venues also offer lessons and classes to get you going.

So, don’t let the heat get you down. Make a beeline to the water and stay cool while getting fit as Pacific Prime Hong Kong guides you through different water activities you can enjoy in the Pearl of the Orient this summer!

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Long Coast Seasports Limited

Long Coast Seasports Limited is a one-stop shop for all your on-the-water needs. Located at Street 29, Lower Cheung Sha Village, this spot offers kiteboarding, windsurfing, surfing, bodyboarding, skimboarding, sea kayaking, stand-up paddling, and other beach equipment rentals for people of all ages.

Stepping inside Long Coast Seasports Limited’s cabins, campground, and safari tents will make you feel like you’re a thousand miles away from the city. For those who need help getting started, you can take lessons in windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing, skimboarding, or a kayak tour.

Prices are charged per person or on an hourly basis and can be found on their website.

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Ocean Sky Diving Training Centre

If your ideal water adventure takes place mainly below the surface, head to Ocean Sky Diving on 17-19 Lock Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. There will be a wide variety of scuba and snorkel equipment such as regulators, masks, snorkels, or fins available for rent at this training center. 

Here, the rental fee for scuba and snorkel equipment piece by piece ranges from USD $40-85 per day for non-members and USD $35-$70 per day for members. You can also rent a full set of gear for USD $150 per day if you are not their member and USD $120 if you’ve signed up for membership.

Ocean Sky Diving will also take you out to great diving spots through packages varying in costs, starting around USD $600 for non-members and USD $500 for members per day. Booking information is available on their Facebook page. Please note that Ocean Sky Diving is for trained scuba divers.

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WILD HONG KONG’s GeoPark Kayaking Tour

Nestled in Sai Kung Country Park, the GeoPark kayaking tour lets you embark on an adventure to unseen islands, starting from a rendezvous in Sai Kung and ending with a packed lunch after paddling on a beach. The cost starts at HKD $600 (approximately USD $76), depending on how big your group is.

The tour will last approximately eight hours with five hours on the water, depending on the weather conditions and the  endurance of your group members. It’s highly recommended that you visit the park during March to October as the waves are relatively calmer compared to other months in the year.

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WAKESURF PLAYERS’ Wakeboard Boat Rental Service

WAKESURF PLAYERS is a water sports equipment rental service that offers extreme wakeboarding experience for professional surfers and beginners. If you’re one of the sailors who want to amp up your boat trip, hop aboard towed behind a motorboat and surf the waves it generates this summer.

Depending on the day of the week and the number of people using the service, you can enjoy the company’s Standard Package for HKD $1,500 (~USD $190) per hour on weekdays and HKD $1,800 (~USD $230) per hour on weekends.

If you’ve planned to go wakeboarding with your friends, however, you’ll be charged HKD $5,600 (~USD $716) on weekdays and HKD $6,500 (~USD $830) on weekends for the Party Package WAKESURF PLAYERS offers.

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From swimming to diving, sailing, kayaking, and surfing, Hong Kong is an ideal destination for a thrilling watersports experience. The city’s diverse facilities and services can help you create memorable summer experiences with prices starting from only USD $35.

While these water activities are extremely exciting, Pacific Prime Hong Kong encourages you to be equally extremely cautious when doing these activities. The number of fatal injuries from watersports is growing every year, and accidents can happen to anyone regardless of how prepared they are.

In case you’ve suffered physical injuries in Hong Kong, you can still protect yourself from financial injuries afflicted by the hospitals. There are many insurance providers that cover treatment costs in Hong Kong, and selecting the most suitable plan for your specific needs and budget is essential.

At Pacific Prime Hong Kong, we keep you financially protected with 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. Whether you’d like us to compare different insurance plans across the market or provide you with impartial advice, you can reach out to our team of experts anytime. Enjoy your summer!

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to surf in Hong Kong?

Although you can engage in water activities all year round in Hong Kong, the weather is most suitable for surfing from September to April. If you’re planning to ride on the waves of the Pearl of the Orient’s sea this summer, you can rest assured that you’ll get the best winds during these months.

Which sea is Hong Kong in?

Located on the Pearl River Delta south of Guangdong and Shenzhen, China, Hong Kong is surrounded by the South China Sea,  a marginal sea of the Western Pacific Ocean that borders the Southeast Asian mainland. This is why many beautiful beaches are easily accessible in Hong Kong.

Do I need to secure travel insurance before going to Hong Kong?

Travel insurance isn’t a requirement for foreigners in Hong Kong. Still, travel insurance is key to staying protected from unforeseen medical expenses. Experienced insurance brokers like Pacific Prime can help you find the right travel insurance from the top  plans available in the market.

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Natthachamon Suthana Komalrachun is a Content Writer with a strong passion in creative writing and marketing communications. Working with the team of experienced creators at Pacific Prime, she aims to use the magic of communication to simplify insurance and enchant every reader in our diverse society where insurance and employee benefits act as a life and financial stronghold for everyone—individuals and businesses alike.

After graduating at the top of her class and earning her Bachelor’s Degree in English from Thammasat University, Natthachamon has been practicing her writing skills and making education more easily accessible for Thai children as an Educational Content Creator and English Curriculum Developer for various educational facilities and organizations across the country.

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