Adventures & Sports
Goa is a paradise for water sports lovers. The long coastal area
offers wonderful oppurtunites to indulge in all sorts of water-sport
activites. The goan coast has always appealed beach lovers and sports
lovers to try on some new watery excitement. Surf the seas or float
across the skies, the options of sport enjoyment are never ending
And who can forget the under water world where there's so much
to see. Even if Goa isn't having any magnificent coral reefs, still
it boasts with a variety of fascinating marine life. One can never
get tired of scuba diving into the wreckage of the colonial ships
that belong to the Portuguese. The para sailing, water-skiing and
wind surfing will take your breath away. If you are a learner, you
can take some diving lessons or embark on fishing trips and Dolphin
Surfing in Goa
Even if there aren't many secluded beaches located in Goa, still
for wind surfing you do not exactly require seclusion. Beaches such
as Calangute, Colva, Pololem, Vagator, Baga, Dona Paula, Miramar
and Bogmolo are considered idyllic spots for surfing under the brilliant
sun. Blue and tranquil, these beach destinations have come as the
ultimate choice in aqua sports fun.
Most of the windsurfing trainers and experts call Dona Paula bay
as the ideal site to start of wind surfing, especially if you are
new to this sport. The conditions here are almost lake-like for
from both the wind and sea point of view. The light and steady morning
breeze works just right for learners; while stronger winds that
set in during the afternoons offer a perfect challenge for the more
experienced surfers. The surfing is catching the popularity airwaves
in Goa and some of the major surfing sports event that are recently
introduced include Windsurfing Regatta and Open Board Sailing Competition
that lasts up to a week.
Sailing in Goa
Sailing is another pleasant experience that any sport lover as well
as beach lover would love to try out. It's the best recreational
and relaxation activity for your beach vacation in Goa. Dinghies
are available for hire at the various beach resorts and hotels in
Goa and can accommodate about three to four people comfortably.
Water Skiing in Goa
Do you like speed? Especially when it comes to swooshing on water,
then water skiing is a sport for you and there's no better option
then Goa for a water skier to cure his hunger for this water sport
in India. Take up a speedboat and venture into the sea for a thrilling
skiing experience. These boats can carry between six to eight people,
are available at the various beach resorts, water sports clubs and
hotels in Goa and one can also opt them for sightseeing on the coastal
areas of Goa.
Scuba Diving in Goa
The shipwrecks belonging to the colonial period of the Portuguese
have become a major shelter of the marine life that is found in
the underwater world of Goa. To check out the mysterious marine
life of Goa, there are plenty of diving options available in Goa.
Most of the diving activities take place around the Grande Island
and the most common sites include Suzy's Wreck, Davy Jones Locker,
Sail Roack, Turbo Tunnel, Surge City, Uma Guma Reef and Bounty Bay.
A four-hour high-speed boat ride takes you the world-class dive
site of Angria Bank, 120 miles away from Goa. This island offers
an amazing wealth of coral and fishes to the divers. Pigeon Island
is another dive site near Goa that has interesting marine life as
well as good visibility. Some interesting shallow
dive sites are available in the waters between Vengurla and Malvan,
and its just a 2 hour journey from Panaji.
Windsurfing is a unique blend of surfing and sailing, which requires
the surfer to adjust his strength and balance to the changing patterns
of wind and water. To the expert who has honed himself in all these
nuances, windsurfing can indeed be an exhilarating experience.
Windsurfing trainers and experts alike claim Dona Paula bay to
be the ideal location for the beginners. The prevailing winds and
the calm sea, ensure almost lake-like conditions. The morning breeze
is light and steady — just right for learners; while stronger
winds that set in during the afternoons offer a perfect challenge
for the more experienced.
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