When planning a trip to Armenia it is important to know you always can get wet and wild. Armenia is a country that offers a wide range of exciting water activities for travelers to enjoy, and there are many holiday packages available that cater to different interests and preferences. Whether you’re an adventure seeker or a nature lover, there are many things to do in Armenia that can make your Armenia tour unforgettable. From exploring the stunning landscapes to engaging in thrilling water activities like rafting, kayaking, and diving, there is something adventurous for everyone in Armenia.

Armenia rafting

People are rafting in river during their wet and wild activity in Armenia

 For those seeking an adrenaline rush, there are holiday packages that include guided tours of the country’s rivers, where Armenia rafting is a must-try activity. The country has several rivers, including the Debed, Dzoraget, and Arpa, that offer thrilling rapids for rafters. The best one is the Debed River, where you can try rafting in Armenia. You can choose from various Armenia tour packages that cater to different levels of difficulty and duration, ensuring that everyone can get that chance to enjoy that experience.

When Does Rafting Season Start?  

Rafting season in Armenia usually begins in early May. However, this time is recommended for more experienced and skilled rafters, as the river can be quite strong with high water levels, classified as 4.4 category. If you’re an adrenaline junkie or an expert, you may want to consider Armenia rafting during this period. For beginners, the season starts at the end of May and continues until October. The river is less powerful, classified as the 3.3+ category, making it a suitable time for new rafters to try their hand at this exciting activity.

Armenia kayaking

A person is kayaking on the Lake SevanKayaking is another popular water activity in Armenia tours that allows you to explore the country’s beautiful lakes and rivers. Lake Sevan is one of the most popular destinations for kayaking in Armenia. You can paddle through its crystal-clear waters and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Other great spots for kayaking and paddle boarding in Armenia are Lake Arpi and water reservoirs Arpa, Aparan, and Spandaryan. Azat Reservoir is a hotspot for kayaking and paddle boarding in Armenia, as it is very close to Yerevan and provides spectacular views. Kayaking in the Azat reservoir can be continued to Garni Pagan Temple. 

What is the best season for kayaking in Armenia?

The best seasons for kayaking in Armenia are typically from May to July and from September to October. During these months, the weather is generally mild and the water levels are ideal for kayaking on the country’s rivers and lakes. It is important to note that the specific months may vary depending on the location and elevation of the body of water, so it is always best to check with a local guide or tour operator for the most up-to-date information. 

Armenia diving

Underwater picture from wet and wild diving activityWhile Armenia is a landlocked country without access to oceans or seas, you can still experience the thrill of wet and wild activities, such as diving, in the country’s many caves. The cave systems located in Armenia’s mountains offer a unique Armenia diving experience for those looking for something different. Make sure to take the necessary precautions and obtain proper training and equipment before attempting to dive into these caves.

What are the Diving seasons in Armenia?

The ideal period for scuba diving in Armenia is in the summertime, which spans from June to September. In these months, the weather is pleasant, and the temperature of the water in Lake Sevan and other water sources is favorable for diving.

Diving training in Armenia

If you’re interested in diving in Armenia, there are several schools and training centers that offer courses and equipment rental. With the help of these schools, even beginners can learn to dive and enjoy the sport in the stunning natural settings that Armenia has to offer. These pieces of training in Armenia are usually conducted by certified diving instructors who work for those centers or schools. At the end of the courses, according to the exam results, you will get an international certificate.

Three main categories of diving in Armenia 

  1. Beginners (Open Water Diver): This is the first level of diving that requires basic training and certification. Divers at this level are allowed to dive to a maximum depth of 18 meters with a certified diving instructor.

  2. Advanced (Advanced Open Water Diver): This level requires further training and certification beyond the beginner level. Divers at this level are allowed to dive to a maximum depth of 30 meters and can participate in night diving and other more challenging diving activities.

  3. Professional (Divemaster and Instructor): This level requires extensive training and certification and is for those who want to become diving professionals. At this level, divers are qualified to lead and guide other divers and can teach diving courses themselves.

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Rima’s background is in intercultural communications and she was very quickly integrated into the tourism industry. She loves communication with travelers, and cultural interaction, where she learns much and shares a lot of knowledge about Armenia. She discovered her true passion in the world of tourism. She loves exploring new hidden corners of Armenia and Georgia and sharing those experiences with others. The best knowledge comes with experience and she is happy to continue her journey of exploration, learning, and sharing. During the quick times in the office when she doesn’t have groups, she writes articles that she believes help many travelers who are planning their trip to Armenia and Georgia.