Are you looking for the next thrilling adventure? Possibly try out something new to push yourself and WOW your friends? We have something very cool for you: Flyboarding in Oman!
Recently FlyBoard Oman joined up with many other amazing companies to be listed right here on the ub-cool website, and we headed along for our first session and an experience never to be forgotten! Check out their Flyboarding in Oman package here.
What is Flyboarding?
Firstly, you may be asking, “What is FlyBoarding?” So, let’s start with the basics. Flyboarding is when the rider has their feet inside boots which are secured to a board, and a long hose is connected to this which receives propulsion from a watercraft, like a jetski. This pushes the rider up into the air and delivers that lusted-after-flying feeling.
Flyboarding in Oman
Met at the Al Mouj Marina in Muscat by our trusted instructor, Saif, his massive smile & hyped energy was immediately infectious as he eagerly led us to the launch point and began chatting through the plan for the day. Going through the mandatory safety instructions and securing myself into the safety gear, I asked myself: “This can’t be that hard, could it?”
With the helmet secured and life jacket fastened, we hopped onto the jet ski and powered our way out of the peaceful marina into the break water just outside the marina wall.
Delving into the water took my breath away; even in these winter months the water temperature is around 20 degrees which can feel very chilly. Whilst in the water, I strapped my feet into the boots and assumed the position in the water that I had been taught 10 minutes earlier in the safety of the marina. As the jet ski engine was ignited and the power flooded into the hose connecting the jet ski to the boots on my feet, the nerves were building.
Before I had a chance to think about it I was being pushed up into the air!
Was flyboarding easy the first time?
I would love to tell you that I was a natural, but I wasn’t. It took a couple of attempts until I broke through the water surface and was able to stand tall. With this sport, both balance and confidence are definitely the key! Taking a couple of crash landings– standard for a beginner –I was feeling thankful for the helmet on my head but I was determined not to give up.
The energy from Saif kept me trying again and again until I finally relaxed into the task & got the hang of it. Using my toes and arms, I could balance well and managed to reach a couple of meters high in the water. To an observer it doesn’t seem like much but when it is yourself in the air… it feels 6 times as high!!!
The sense of achievement was amazing and I kept trying again and again!
“Do you want a rest?” Saif would ask me.
“No, lets go again!!” I would shout.
Dolphins & Flyboarding
Once my time was up and my body was exhausted, we switched roles. Saif took his turn to strap his feet into the boots & show off some pretty neat tricks on the FlyBoard.
He dove in and out of the water like a dolphin! Check it out in the video below: