Don't miss out on this tropical destination for sea sport adventures
September 16, 2016
When was the last time you said yes to new adventures? If a back-to-nature adrenaline fix is what you need, we dare you to hop over to Batam where you can literally remove yourself from the noise of the world and soak up some vitamin sea!
From scuba vacations, snorkelling trips to flyboarding and private yacht parties, there is nothing not to love about Batam if water is your element.
Psyched to live the sun-kissed island life with your friends and family? Remember Batam’s just a ferry ride away!
1- For Divers and Snorkellers
It’s not every day that one gets to be a guest amongst the hidden gems of Indonesia’s delicate marine community.
Whether you’re a free-spirited snorkeller looking to glide above the ocean floor; or an open water diver craving the thrill of surrendering yourself to the call of the deep blue – Max’s Dive Centre has the license make your National Geographic moments come true.
Become a Licensed Diver
Need a springboard to launch yourself into the thriving global diving community? Max’s Dive Centre is the only Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) dive centre in Batam offering a range of dive courses and certification.
This means you can literally leave Batam as a licensed and environmentally conscious entry diver; ready to explore the rest of the world’s dive sites!
Get Your Dive Gear and Snorkelling Accessories
Max’s Dive is also the licensed dealer for AROPEC Dive Gear & Accessories and COSMIQ Dive Computers. From wetsuits, fins to writing slates and diving knife – there’s nothing you can’t grab from the PADI Dive centre located at Batam Center.
Max’s Dive Centre offers day trips and overnight trips. Private and group tours are open for booking.
No two snorkelling or diving spots are the same. Batam is home to over 20 dive spots with popular spots such as Pulau Abang and Pulau Petong (average depth of 10-35 metres) accessible from Galang Island via boat transfers.
2- For Extreme Water Sports Lovers
Not all those who have a crush on the ocean love it for the underwater action. Are you a sensation seeker who would rather speed across the water with wind tugging through your hair, sun on your skin and a trail of laughter in your wake?
To the uninitiated, Turi Beach Resort’s Cabana Club is truly made for adrenaline junkies who are built to stay above the current!
Located in the ever-photogenic Nongsa, the Cabana Club offers a buffet of watersports that will make you deliriously rich with tonnes of #GoPro #throwbacks to reminisce when you’re off chilling in Turi Beach Resort’s dreamy, cottage-like suite.
Water Sports and Activities:
- Flyboard & Hoverboard
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Banana Boat
- River Cruise
- Fishing Trip
- Boat Charter
- Night Jetty Fishing
- Canoeing and Kayaking
3- For Sporty Ocean-holics and Boat Parties
Yacht Charter with Nongsa Point Marina
If chilling on the deck of a private yacht with a few pals or loved one(s) and watching the sun dip below the horizon sounds like the perfect weekend getaway or even a honeymoon, then Nongsa Point Marina & Resort is the partner to your #SquadGoals and #CoupleGoals.
Located along the strait of Malacca, Nongsa Point Marina is a tropical waterfront destination with a Mediterranean soul and a private marina familiar to yachts sailing in from the region.
Day Cruise Adventure
From island hopping, fishing to snorkelling – maximise your day with great company out in the open sea aboard a Sunseeker Manhattan 64 (Up to 14 people) or a ZAR 97 Skydeck (Up to 8 people) – available at fixed rates.
Chase the Sunset on an Overnight Cruise
With a decent budget, you can now charter Nongsa Marina’s Seaborne for a private Sunset Cruise.The 56-footer offers five twin-share and two double-bed cabins for folks looking for an overnight stay!
Other Recreational Activities at Nongsa Point Marina
- Onsite golf courses
- Scuba diving courses
- Basic dinghy sailing courses (available upon request)
- Stand Up Paddling
- Radio Sailing
Whether you’re looking to indulge in the joys of dolce far niente or spending the weekend all fired up with adrenaline – Batam seems like the island to be if you’re indeed saying yes to new adventures!