Parasailing in Bali is a recreational Bali water sport kiting activity where a person is towed behind a Boat while attached to a specially designed canopy wing that resembles a parachute, known as a parasail wing. The harness attaches the person to the parasail, which is connected to the boat, by the tow rope. The Boat then drives off, carrying the parascender (or wing) and person into the air. If the boat is powerful enough, two or three people can parasail behind it at the same time. The parascender has little or no control over the parachute. The activity is primarily a fun ride, not to be confused with the sport of paragliding.
Parasailing is a simple activities where has only little control during the start and landing. On the air during the parasailing flight, hands are free and you can just enjoy the view of tanjung Benoa village and its beach from the height.
Bali Parasailing safety equipment:
Live vest : the activities is flying above the sea, the live vest function is to make sure you still safe in case emergency landing in the sea.
Harness: is the seat attached to the parachute to load your body during the flight.
Gloves: Used different color of gloves, normally blue on right hand and red gloves on the left hand, this is for the landing sign where the parasailing instructor raise the flag. There will be same flag color as your glove.
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Before the parasailing flight:
All safety equipment and instructions are given, the parachute is opened and closed,the harness is attached to passenger abd boat started to run. During this take off you need to follow the boat movement and boat will increase the speed and parachute will fly higher.
In flight :
Nothing to do, just enjoy the view or you may have your camera to bring along to record your flight.
When landing is getting ready, the instructor below will raise a flag, if blue flag is raised up, mean your hand on the blue flag have to pull down the string on your right hands, if red flag is raised up mean you do opposite instructions (pull the left string on the parachute) this method is to move the parachute to the landing point in the sand. It will make you safety landed in the sand while the parasailing staff will catch you to make you safely and smoothly landed.
How parasailing start and Finnish.
Parasailing in Bali is started from the beach side while the boat is in the sea. The rope attached on the boat approximately 100 meter length. The boat will driven in a circulation line for about 3-4 minutes
There are 2 type of parasailing available, standard parasailing, where it start from the sand, fly above the beach and land back to the sand. This standard parasailing is possible for only 1 person adult ride or tandem ride for kids flight. Tandem parasailing will be accompanied by the parasailing staff.
Adventure parasailing : this type of parasailing in Bali is allowed you to fly together maximum 3 person at the same time. This kind of parasailing is much simpler, while there is no instructions at all.
Adventure parasailing is started in the middle of the sea, all passenger will be attached to the opened parachute. This parasailing activities using hydrolyc engine to pull abd released the string.
While the boat running, the string is released to the maximum line untill make you fly above the sea. And the boat will ride you for several minutes (approximately 5 minutes).
For the landing, again the hydrolyc engine will pull the string and you will be landed above the boat.
Who can do Parasailing?
Anyone is possible to do this activity, kids is recommended to be accompanied by the local instructor.