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Indian Beaches » Water Sport on Indian Beaches        

Water Sport on Indian Beaches

Scuba Diving Holidaying on Indian Beaches is imperfect without plunging into the world of adventure water-sports. The many beaches in the country's prominent places like Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Lakshadweep, Tamil Nadu, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep Island are a paradise to water-sport lovers. The long stretches are dotted with a number of resorts, hotels and chain of beach shacks which offers an array of water sports.

Lets check out some highly opted water-sports on Indian Beaches.

Kerala BeachesScuba-diving/Snorkeling
This two popular water-sports are different in technical use but similar in terms of discovering the sea and its colourful marine creatures. Enthusiasts are provided an apparatus, which help them breathe while swimming underwater. Scuba divers can view the exotic goat-fish, lion-fish, scorpion fish, angel-fish, turtles, eels, lobsters and sharks.

The best spot for scuba diving in India are Grande Island, St. George Island, Devbagh Island and Pigeon Island in Goa. Other diving sites are Bangaram and Kadamat Islands in Lakshadweep, Havelock Island and Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Island.

Kerala BeachesParasailing
The energizing parasaling adventure lifts the enthusiast high above the sea and provides them the amazing overview of the beach. Winch-boat parasailing is usually done alone and after take off, while beach parasailing takes off directly from the beach. On parasaling from Miramar beach in Goa, one can see the Mandovi meeting the sea. Sailers can also look at the sites of Mobor beach, Sinquerim-Candolim-Calangute stretch, which offers the majestic view of Fort Aguada. Other popular sites for parasailig are Arossim-Cansaulim, Utorda and Grande and Bait Islands.

Kerala BeachesWater Skiing
The activity of water skiing is challenging and is not a cup of tea for the newbie adventure lovers. Skiers may come across the shallow water or hard objects such as rocks or bridge pilings in the water.

The popular water skiing sites in India are Dal & Nagin Lake, Manasbal lake in Srinagar, Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Island and Candolim, Calangute, Arossim, Utorda, Mobor and Rajbaga beaches in Goa.

Kerala BeachesWindsurfing
The exciting windsurfing is one of the toughest water-sports on Indian beaches. In this sport, a windsurfer stands on a fibreglass board, attached to a rig and comprises a sail, mast, boom and mast base. In challenging conditions he/she controls the craft and executes various manoeuvres. The major sites of windsurfing are Dona Paula, Baga, Calangute, Arossim, Benaulim, Vagator, Miramar, Bogmalo beaches in Goa. The Board Sailing Association of India organizes the annual National Windsurfing Championship in Goa. The event takes place between August and November and attracts participants from all over the world.

Kerala BeachesCatamaran Sailing
It is also popular as Hobie Cats and is greatly opted by water-lovers in different beach destinations of India. A catamaran has two hulls and a trampoline in between and accommodates seating space for four individuals. Some good sites for Catamaran sailing are in Goa, which includes the Candolim, Calangute, Dona Paula, Benaulim, Arossim, Utorda, Colva and Mobor. Mammallapuram beach in Tamil Nadu is also known for this adventure sailing.

Kerala BeachesDeep Sea Fishing
This adventure water sports suggest to get into a boat, sail on the sea and catch the marine fishes. Fishers can either use their bare hands or can depend upon baits and hooks, spears and nets. An easy way to enjoy deep sea fishing is by opting beach casting or shore fishing, which demands patience for standing on the beach and casting for a heavy catch. The interesting sport can be best practiced on Bait and Butterfly Islands in Goa. Well some beach resorts in Goa, Kerala and Karnataka are well known for providing the adventure of deep sea fishing.

Kerala BeachesDolphin and Crocodile Spotting
Well, the thrill in spotting live Dolphin and Crocodile is simply unexplainable. Most tourist from all across the world visit Goa with the sole purpose of undertaking the adventure. They can go for boat rides to Mandovi river and watch Dolphins from the closest point. Crocodiles are also seen sliding through the mangroove shallows of Chorao.

Kerala BeachesBanana, Bump and Ringo Rides
Excitement and enjoyment marks the Banana boat rides. The sport covers a speed rows tows away a number of seat and invites both the children and elders to board a life jacket and undertake the task. The bump and ringo rides can be enjoyed in almost the major beaches in India. The coastline in Kerala draws maximum attentions during the Champakulam boat-race and snake boat race competition, held annually during the month of July and August.

Besides, another adventure indulged in Speed Boat rides can also be experienced on Candolim, Calangute, Arossim, Utorda, Colva and Mobor beaches in Goa.

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