Front Runners December 2015: Wet All Over

A new wave of water-sports experiences from Bali to Bodrum. 

Dive InThe Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum (shown at left;, is opening up the wonders of the Aegean Sea with its new Diving into the Eternal Blue package. Introduced in October and priced from about $780 per person per night, the experience includes accommodations at the 109-room resort and two 40-minute dives with an instructor.

Breaking Out ❖ The Australian outfitter Tropicsurf ( opened its first Indonesian outpost in June at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay ( Experienced surfers can explore Bali’s best breaks on advanced “surfari” expeditions, while novices can kick back on the tranquil waves of Jimbaran Bay (priced from $110 per person per hour).

Sails Up ❖ In June, St. Lucia’s Capella Marigot Bay Resort and Marina ( debuted its new sailing academy, offering one- to five-day programs. Led by a certified sailing crew, the private lessons (priced from $1,300 per person) take place aboard a wooden monohull yacht and include instruction on knot tying, steering, and reefing.

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