Water Sports

Swimply lets you rent someone’s backyard pool by the hour across all 50 states—and we tested it out to see what it’s like.
Textured Waves strives to make the surf world more diverse and accessible for women of color.
Beyond the sublime, crystalline waters of the surrounding Caribbean Sea, Curaçao’s vibrant culture and one-of-a-kind experiences offer travelers a marvelous, mind-opening trip.
Warm water, year-round waves, and Costa Rica’s relaxed “pura vida” spirit have made this Central American country one of the most popular surf destinations in the world.
From his surf school to turtles and rainbows, we caught up with world-class surfer Jamie O’Brien to find out why he calls the resort “planet Hawaii.”
“It’s the paradox and hypocrisy of colonization.”
Marine life is as vibrant as overland life.
A boat is your key to exploring Fort Lauderdale, Florida, be it on the New River, the 165 miles of canals, or out on the Atlantic.
Boatsetter, the Airbnb of boats, makes it easy to rent anything from a fishing boat to a fully crewed yacht.
Firm and sweet Florida bay scallops aren’t sold in stores or served at restaurants. If you want to taste them, you’ll have to earn it.
South Australia’s digital tours of wildlife, wine, and more will ignite your travel dreams.
Explore one of the greatest wonders of the natural world on an engaging and in-depth interactive journey with a living legend.
It’s also a chance for black divers to become more engaged with the underwater activity while working to uncover a painful and important part of history.
Underwater caves, rocky islands, massive shipwrecks, and light-filled tunnels—Malta’s top scuba diving spots have seduced even Jacques Cousteau himself.
Mild weather and clear water make for thrilling outdoor adventures all winter long.
This road trip tops lists for a reason: The fairy-tale scenery comes with adrenaline-spiking nature adventures, authentic South American culture, and world-class hospitality.
Surf the waves, run the rapids, practice your floating downward dog, or simply paddle calm waters anywhere in the world with these packable, inflatable SUP boards.
Protect your feet while looking good on your seaside adventures this summer in these chic, water-friendly styles for men, women, and kids.
Surf’s up: These laid-back beaches and friendly breaks are ideal for beginner surfers looking to learn the basics.
If you want to learn how to surf in Maui—and why wouldn’t you?—there are 20 or so surf schools operating on the island. We’ve narrowed them down to seven favorites, based on their standout programming, reputation, and locations.
Whether you want to come face-to-face with your fears or you’ve always dreamed of diving with these misunderstood animals, these experts have you covered.
Offshore oil rigs can be eyesores, but beneath the surface, the views are anything but ugly.