Get off the beach and into the air on the latest craze in water sports ' the Flyboard. Invented in 2011, the Flyboard is a personal water jetpack that propels you up and across the water as you stand on a board connected to a water hose. It's not difficult to learn ' after a lesson with an experienced instructor in Cancun, you'll be channeling your inner superhero and 'flying' up to 30 feet (10 meters) in the air in no time.
Your Flyboard experience starts at the marina in Cancun, where you'll receive safety tips and instruction on how to operate your personal water jetpack. It's an easy-to-learn activity, and you'll be in the capable hands of a well-trained Flyboard instructor who will give you personalized attention during your individual session. Most first-timers are flying within five minutes.
When you're ready, strap your feet onto the Flyboard and feel it start to lift you out of the water with its nearly 400 pounds (180 kg) of thrust. As you get comfortable, use your own control to blast up into the air like Ironman and hover in place.
You have 20 or 30 minutes on the Flyboard ' depending on the option you select when booking ' plenty of time to 'fly' through Cancun's Caribbean waters and practice your new abilities.
Back on shore, check out the photos taken while you were on the Flyboard, and purchase some as a souvenir, if you wish.