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Goa's mesmerising climate and long shoreline makes a complete get away for all kind of water sports. Goa offers an excellent facility for water sports in India. The para sailing, water-skiing and wind surfing along with your friends can be a great fun as well as unforgettable experience in your life. The best season for enjoying water sports in Goa is from October to May, when the skies here are cloudless and blue, and the waters are as clear as crystal blue. These sports are avoided in rest of the months as, heavy rainfall occurs throughout these months.
Climb the highest level of the hill and catch the enchanting scene of Goa and the entire Western Ghats.

 

Para Sailing

Introduction

The dream of flying like a bird while soaking up the beauty of Goan coastline can be realized by para sailing. There are two ways of doing it - winch-boat para sailing and beach para sailing. You alone take off and land on a winch boat in winch-boat para sailing. You are launched from the beach itself in beach para sailing. Beach landing can be tricky. It requires good coordination and expertise of ground staff and powerboat operator. As all the operators may not be trained, you should be careful while choosing a operator.

Where to Parasail

The beaches offering para sailing facilities include Condolim beach, Anjuna beach, Majorda beach, Baga beach and Dona Paula beach. Some of the hotels including The Taj and Bogmallo Resort provide necessary tools for this enthralling sport.

Para Sailing Sinquerim-Candolim-Calangute gives a view of Fort Aguada and also of the grounded tanker River Princess. Other views to take in the Arossim-Cansaulim and Utorda streatch with a stunning coastline and the isolated Grande and Bait islands off the Mormugao Coast nearby. Mobor Beach is specially near The Leela Palace Hotel, where the River Sal meets the Arabian Sea and forms a pristine Mobor Peninsula, crowned by Betul Hillock. You can get the views of the Mandoli meeting the sea views of the Mandovi meeting the sea.Parasailing

When to Parasail v October to May is the best season for enjoying para sailing. Skies are clear and cloudless and deep blue. Water remains calm and placid in these days.

Rates

Rs 500 to Rs 1,250 are charged for 3 to 5 minutes ride in addition to boat ride charges.

The Skills Needed

You are just required to be comfortable with height and other gear before taking off. Apart from boat operator, ensure that there is another observer in the boat. The reason is that boat operator can not keep an eye on you.

Hiking-Trekking-Rock Climbing

Introduction

skillful and physically demanding activities such as river-crossing, rappelling and jummaring are needed in Hiking, Trekking and Rock-Climbing. Rappelling involves descending rock faces with the help of a descender, rope harness and mittens. Jummaring is nothing but the art of ascending a slope by rope, using a toothed, metal clamp. The techniques of going up a fixed rope on the rock, a steep cliff, an overhang or inside cascading waterfalls. Rock-climbing is an art and technique of climbing rock or cliff faces. It is an extreme sport, not an easy one. Although modern techniques and equipment, safety levels have been greatly enhanced. A plenty of adventure options are available for tourists for visiting Goa.

Where to Go

Running through Goa, the lush Sahyadri Hills(Western Ghats) make it a very pleasant trekking experience. Nearly all types of mountain sports nestle in the interiors of Goa. If you visit Valpoi, Mollem and Sanguem, you are going to be assured of abundant natural beauty. Some of the popular points include Mahavir wildlife Sanctuary, Devil's Canyon, Tambdi Surla Temple, Vageri Hill, Krishnapur Canyon and Chandrasurya Temple.

When to Go

You can go there anytime but the best season is October-December.

Age Limit

Minimum 10 years

Kids under 15 years are, in fact, asked to produce a no objection letter from their parents for these adventure sports.

Hiking Operators

You can explore your trekking requirements by two organized bodies GHA (Goa Hiking Association) and YHAI., both based in Panjim. Star hotels like The Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa also arranges trekking tours through a private operator Joseph Pareto who offers elephant safari trekking as a part of that tour.

Some Tips

You have no space for individual heroics as these adventure sports are a team sports. Proper planning, physical stamina, hiking, trekking and climbing skills besides a strong sense of direction can be a crucial life-savers in this sports.

Stick to the tried and tested paths and stay within your limits.

Summer hikes can be very tiresome and exhausting. So you are advised to keep fluids in sufficient amount. You should also keep a safety and survival kit along with you.

Behave in an eco-friendly manner so never litter or spoil the trail in any way. Always follow the instructions very strictly. It means that you don't leave the trek/trail without informing a camp member or guide.

If you are suffering from any physical ailment/illness, you should reveal it to the operator well in advance.

Water Skiing in Goa

Introduction

Water-Skiing demands strength and skill. You should be prepared for tumbles and resulting soreness. You need strong leg and back muscles and a relaxed posture. This new adventure sports in India is a more thrilling than snow skiing. The reason is that there is no snow or mountainous slopes. You glide on water instead. In addition to it, you need to be good swimmer because you may have to let go off the tow-rope attached to the boat. Being stiff, in fact, doesn't help at all here. You should practice bending your knees slightly and maintaining them parallel to each other. Water-Skiing is a major tourist attraction in Goa. All one who enjoy gliding through waves, would find splashing through the watery depths. Surfing and water-skiing are quite similar to each other but the major difference is that your hands are not free in water-skiing. Secondly, surfing can take place in the high tides of the ocean, water-skiing is not limited to sea only, it can be done in the lakes also.

Some Tips

Ensure that there is another observer on the boat besides the operator. If waters are rough, you should avoid skiing. Choppy seas prevent the boat from maintaining a steady course and speed. It's best if you go over the hand signals with the operator to avoid miscommunication and confusion.

If you are a first timer, then you may get seasick. Beginners in this sport get nervous and sea sick. But once you acquire the sense of balance, you may find riding on the as a piece of cake.

Water Skiing in Goa

You should let the driver/observer know you are all right after a fall, by clasping both hands above your head. Water-skiing is very tough, so you should get your basics right. If you find the excitement becoming too much, you always have an option of letting go the tow-rope if the excitement become too much for you.

Water-skiing, in fact, is a good exercise to your body. It strengthens your muscles of arms and legs. So you should always be cautious, if it is for the first time for you. It will be quite tiresome for you. The best way to get trained in water-skiing is to try it on a dry land. You can also get through with the balancing act on the water.

Where to Water Skiing

Calangute, Candolim, Arossim, Mobor, Utorda, Rajbaga

Rates

Rs 400-1,200 (depends upon length of ride and operator)

The Skills Needed

Physical stamina, comfort with water

Scuba Diving

Introduction.

Colourful and beautiful shells, attractive corals and fishes attract all of us to explore more. Scuba Diving unearths the underwater treasure of Goa. Scuba Diving helps you to unearth the underwater treasure of Goa. Underwater visibility in Goa ranges for five meters to ten meters throughout the peak season. Tourists prefer Goa for Scuba Diving because the waters here are temperate and safe. Even the beginners find it comfortable to dive because these is a total absence of riptide currents. .

Scuba Diving Gears .

Masks, Snorkels and Fins are the basic diving gears. Single, two, three and four window masks are the best option for better visibility especially under deep water. Slip on fins allow more water to flow over the blade, so, these are suitable for warm water diving. You can choose strap fins for a better performance. These fins allow a smoother and more powerful kick without much effort. .

Where to go for Scuba Diving .

Goa has a marine life of Goa, quite similar to that of the Maldives. Grand Island is a preferred site for local diving. Suzy's Wreck, Sail Rock, Davy Jones Lockers, Sail Rock, Tunnel, Bounty Bay, Surge City and Uma Guma Reef. Another world class diving site, Angria Bank, is a world class diving site, 120 km from Goa. An underwater mass about half the size of Goa is a reservoir of fishes and corals. It will be a memorable experience for you to enjoy diving here. .

When to go for Scuba Diving October to May is the best season for enjoying scuba diving because the skies are blue and cloudless and the water remains placid. .

Some Tips.

Water Skiing in Goa Before committing to a full-fledged course, check out Try Dives. It is held every Mondays at Sun Village in Arpora, Cidade de Goa at Vaunguinin Beach, Dona Paula and Goa Marriotte Resort in Miramar. .

Certain safety options should always be kept in mind while diving. Never dive alone, dive with the partner instead as this ensures the help in the very moments of need. .

Display a 'Diver Below' flag to advice your presence to boat drivers and jet skis. You should be totally fit physically and mentally to before going for diving. .

You should also keep in mind all the safety precautions while planning your diving trip. If the region is protected one, this applies more. Never let the plants damaged, wildlife disturbed and any garbage left behind..

Experts and instructors are always there. They have the right to refrain any participant from undertaking the adventure. If any participant has a heart disease, respiratory or sinus related problems, a doctor's certificates is required. 12 years is the minimum age for diving in India and will be only at instructor's discretion.

Introduction

Sea Fishing involves going far out in a motor boat and to expect some catch including kingfish, tuna and jack fish. Operators take the groups to bait and Butterfly Islands, much closer to shore, for fishing.

Sports fishing or recreational fishing is still a famous water sport throughout the world. Keeping in mind the popularity of sports enthusiasts, a set of regulations came into existence. There are specific guidelines for the fishing season in which a certain species can be caught, the permission for minimum catch per day and the choice of fishing sites.

It offers an opportunity for the fishing freaks to find out the unexplored territories from vast expanse of the sea housing countless treasures. Fishing also spurs us to challenge our daring and prove our worth. All of us love to transcend our limits. Agonda Beach is the most popular place to enjoy sea fishing as it offers a large variety of Soormai, salmon and mullet.

Fishing Equipments

All you will need a barbed metal hook at the end of nylon or Dacron line, a wood, fiberglass or metal rod or pole. Heavier rods and reels of the bait-casting type are used in salt-water fishing. Usual methods are however trolling and casting from the surf.

When to go for fishing

Fishing tours to Goa are a great delight as it offers the tourist a sense of immense pleasure in doing this local activity with the fishermen. The most suitable time for fishing is before and just on the top of the high tide. The bait used for the fishes is the sardine or shrimp, available locally in the market.

Fishing on the beach

It involves a lot of effort, often thwarted by sea waves. Fishing in the serene beaches is always preferred as it enhances the enjoyment. You may get Rockfish, Stingray and Guitarfish.

Fishing on the boat

Many boats are also available on hire for sea fishing. It may cost some around ten pounds for three hours. Boat fishing is divided into two types Bottom fishing and trolling. If you choose bottom fishing, you may come across the rocky outcrops along the shore.

Rates

Rs 500 pr hour (Approx)

Skills Required

Patience in plenty

Safety Tips

Keep all the emergency procedures in mind while going for sea fishing.

Introduction

Sea Fishing involves going far out in a motor boat and to expect some catch including kingfish, tuna and jack fish. Operators take the groups to bait and Butterfly Islands, much closer to shore, for fishing.

Sports fishing or recreational fishing is still a famous water sport throughout the world. Keeping in mind the popularity of sports enthusiasts, a set of regulations came into existence. There are specific guidelines for the fishing season in which a certain species can be caught, the permission for minimum catch per day and the choice of fishing sites.

It offers an opportunity for the fishing freaks to find out the unexplored territories from vast expanse of the sea housing countless treasures. Fishing also spurs us to challenge our daring and prove our worth. All of us love to transcend our limits. Agonda Beach is the most popular place to enjoy sea fishing as it offers a large variety of Soormai, salmon and mullet.

Fishing Equipments

All you will need a barbed metal hook at the end of nylon or Dacron line, a wood, fiberglass or metal rod or pole. Heavier rods and reels of the bait-casting type are used in salt-water fishing. Usual methods are however trolling and casting from the surf.

When to go for fishing

Fishing tours to Goa are a great delight as it offers the tourist a sense of immense pleasure in doing this local activity with the fishermen. The most suitable time for fishing is before and just on the top of the high tide. The bait used for the fishes is the sardine or shrimp, available locally in the market.

Fishing on the beach

It involves a lot of effort, often thwarted by sea waves. Fishing in the serene beaches is always preferred as it enhances the enjoyment. You may get Rockfish, Stingray and Guitarfish.

Fishing on the boat

Many boats are also available on hire for sea fishing. It may cost some around ten pounds for three hours. Boat fishing is divided into two types Bottom fishing and trolling. If you choose bottom fishing, you may come across the rocky outcrops along the shore.

Rates

Rs 500 pr hour (Approx)

Skills Required

Patience in plenty

Safety Tips

Keep all the emergency procedures in mind while going for sea fishing.

Introduction

Sea Fishing involves going far out in a motor boat and to expect some catch including kingfish, tuna and jack fish. Operators take the groups to bait and Butterfly Islands, much closer to shore, for fishing.

Sports fishing or recreational fishing is still a famous water sport throughout the world. Keeping in mind the popularity of sports enthusiasts, a set of regulations came into existence. There are specific guidelines for the fishing season in which a certain species can be caught, the permission for minimum catch per day and the choice of fishing sites.

It offers an opportunity for the fishing freaks to find out the unexplored territories from vast expanse of the sea housing countless treasures. Fishing also spurs us to challenge our daring and prove our worth. All of us love to transcend our limits. Agonda Beach is the most popular place to enjoy sea fishing as it offers a large variety of Soormai, salmon and mullet.

Fishing Equipments

All you will need a barbed metal hook at the end of nylon or Dacron line, a wood, fiberglass or metal rod or pole. Heavier rods and reels of the bait-casting type are used in salt-water fishing. Usual methods are however trolling and casting from the surf.

When to go for fishing

Fishing tours to Goa are a great delight as it offers the tourist a sense of immense pleasure in doing this local activity with the fishermen. The most suitable time for fishing is before and just on the top of the high tide. The bait used for the fishes is the sardine or shrimp, available locally in the market.

Fishing on the beach

It involves a lot of effort, often thwarted by sea waves. Fishing in the serene beaches is always preferred as it enhances the enjoyment. You may get Rockfish, Stingray and Guitarfish.

Fishing on the boat

Many boats are also available on hire for sea fishing. It may cost some around ten pounds for three hours. Boat fishing is divided into two types Bottom fishing and trolling. If you choose bottom fishing, you may come across the rocky outcrops along the shore.

Rates

Rs 500 pr hour (Approx)

Skills Required

Patience in plenty

Safety Tips

Keep all the emergency procedures in mind while going for sea fishing.

 
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