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Chasing the adrenaline: Extreme activities to do for an exciting summer

By John Patrick Magno Ranara Published Apr 03, 2023 3:37 pm

Why lounge in the comfort of your home when you can enjoy this summer’s hot weather, enjoying the outdoors and doing endless activities?

With the burden of work and school out of the way, now's your chance to step outside of your activity comfort zone and try your hand at these extreme activities that will instantly make your vacation an andrenaline-filled adventure. Whether you're looking to hit the waters, or caving hike and trek activities, there's a potential adventure for you. Take your pick below:

Diving with sharks

The ocean is an endless stretch of blue teeming with marine life underneath. While most divers choose to explore the safer side of the ocean, others are a little more adventurous by swimming with sharks, literally. 

They can't be blamed though. Despite their scary reputation as apex predators, they're not the voracious, relentless killers that we know them to be.

Devocean Divers on the small island of Malapascua in Cebu will let you have a close encounter with the elusive and graceful thresher sharks, which are known to be frequent visitors to the island. Don't be scared, though, as these sharks are not aggressive and there have been no reports recorded about attacks on humans (just maybe try not to provoke it in any way).


If diving underwater isn't quite your style, then how about diving tens of thousands of feet from up in the sky? 

We've all experienced having that terrifying dream where we're seemingly falling from a high place before we're suddenly jolted awake. If that feeling gives you a sense of thrill and excitement, then why not turn that dream into a reality by taking a shot at skydving? Located at the airport of Siquijor, this Skydive Philippines offers a variety of options such as a tandem jump package from a height between 9,000 to 13,000 feet for a price of P21,500, and many more.

Harana Surf Resort

Are you up for the challenge to learn how to ride the waves? With the Philippines having been recognized many times before for its many majectic beaches, surfing in the country is an activity that should definitely be on your bucket list.

Aside from being a great way to exercise your muscles, heart, and lungs, surfing will also give you a gratifying sense of relief and achievement as you'll get to surround yourself with the warm rays of the sun, the cool touch of the ocean, and the refreshing caress of the wind all while chasing the adrenaline of the waves.

The Philippines has plenty of surfing spots to choose from, but Siargao definitely takes the cake, having been hailed as the surfing capital of the country because of its high-quality currents. Harana Surf Resort in Siargao Island can help you find the best spot for your experience with the waves, and they also have surfing courses for beginners to train them in water, ranging from P2,500 to P11,000.

Outdoor rock climbing

Rock climbing is another adrenaline-filled venture that will definitely have you climbing your way to an unforgettable summer.

If you're looking to make your full-body workout a little more exciting, then you might as well give rock climbing a go as this activity is an excellent way to challenge both your physical and mental strength.

Brgy. Wawa in Rodriguez, Rizal (formerly called as Montalban) is one place where you can get your outdoor rock climbing fix as it prides itself in having the largest number of routes in any area in the Philippines. If you want to brush up on your rock climbing skills or do a beginner's lesson before the real thing, then you can put your faith on The Edge Climb Gym by The Upper Deck to help you.

Located in Pasig City, this gym offers its customers with a taste of what an actual outdoor rock climbing experience feels like as its walls are crafted with a rough surface. Here, you can avail climbing courses that range from P3,000 to P5,000.

Intense amusement park rides
Enchanted Kingdom

Most amusement park rides are certainly not for the faint of heart. There are towering roller coasters, plunging drop towers, and spinning rides and more. But as they say, you only live once.

Enchanted Kingdom—one of the Philippines' most popular theme parks that is located in Santa Rosa, Laguna—has a number of rides for you to pick that will have you screaming your lungs out in a chaotic mix of thrill, exhilaration, fear, and adrenaline.

If you want to stick to the classics, then you can try the "The Space Shuttle," a thrilling rollercoaster ride that will have you turning upside-down six times–three times forward and three times backward–all in two minutes. But if you want something unique and different, then you can opt to try the "Disc-O-Magic," a state-of-the art ride from Italy that will spin and rock you in all sorts of directions until your whole world is a swirling mess of advanture.