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Fun, thrill, rising adrenalin rush, cool wind blowing your hair, are few of the things that we all want to experience in our life atleast at once. And if the adventurer in you is willing to come out then Goa is the destination for you and Goa adventure sports are your cup of tea. With a vast stretching and beautiful coastline, there is so much explore in here while trying out different adventure water sports in Goa. A paradise for the adventure lovers, you can try out sports like parasailing, wind surfing, water surfing, jet skiing and lot more. Also in Goa, a wide range of water sports are offered by the star hotels to a number private operators along with cost of water sports in Goa and other important details.

Know about the popular watersports in Goa along with their prices (Water Sports Prices in Goa)

Water Skiing - Raise Your Adrenalin Rush

Water Skiing Ever thought of racing with the sea and splashing the water with great speed? For sure it will send your adrenalin rushing. If you also want to try it, then water rides in Goa is definitely your cup of tea.

What You Need For Skiing :

1. Although initially you might have to face a few tumbles (especially for those who are not at all experienced it before), but later on you are going to love it.

2. For water skiing, all you need is strong leg and back muscles and a relaxed posture.

3. Do not stiff your body and practice to slightly bend your knees and maintain them parallel to each other.

Water Skiing Sites : In Goa you can take up water ski sport at Calangute, Arossim, Candolim, Utorda and Mobor and Rajbaga.

Safety Tip : But before you try to thrill yourself there are few safety measures that you need to observe. Firstly if you are a beginner never go alone. Always take a safety observer with you. Try avoiding skiing in rough waters as rough seas affect the course and speed of the boat. Do learn to communicate with your operator via signs to reduce any confusion.

See The Underwater World With Snorkeling And Scuba Diving

Snorkelling Explore the underwater world of Goa with snorkeling and scuba diving. Considered to be a very fascinating and exciting way to see the water world and its creatures in their natural habitat. If we talk specifically of snorkeling, its kind of a water sport that entire family can enjoy together from kids to adults.

Scuba Diving Requirements :

1. As for scuba diving you need lot of practice and also the comfort level along with the essential equipment.

2. While diving, you are also accompanied by two experienced scuba divers.

3. The marine life that you can spot here consists of Sergeant-major puffers, groupers, damsels, barracuda, tuna, eels, goat fish, lion fish, scorpion fish, surgeon fish, bat fish, snappers, jacks, blennies, lobster, sweetlips, trevally, gobies etc.

Diving site : Grand Island off the Mormugao Harbour is the ideal site for scuba-diving, because here the underwater visibility is good.

Safety Tip : Prior to a scuba dive, you should throughly check and understand the operation of underwater breathing apparatus. Don't forget to carry the equipment provided by the operator like medical kit and portable oxygen kit.

Fly High With Parasailing

Parasailing Fly like a bird while watching the blue sea underneath you. Parasailing in Goa is just the right thing for those who love to soar high in the sky. The excitement of Goa adventure sports and also the cool wind blowing your hair is just so amazing.

In Goa you can parasail in two ways -

1. winch-boat parasailing in Goa and

2. beach parasailing in Goa.

Winch-boat parasailing is usually done alone and it takes you high in the air. On the other hand in beach parasailing you have to launch and land from the beach itself.

Parasailing Sites : Parasailing around Sinquerim-Candolim-Calangute, is an incredible experience as you get the spectacular view of the Fort Aguada. Other popular parasailing sites are Arossim-Cansaulim and Utorda Stretch, Mobor Beach and Miramar.

Safety Tip : Before taking off, double check your harness, cord and other essential gears. Always ensure that there is another observer in the boat apart from the boat operator to keep an eye on you.

Jet Skiing - Feel The Thrill

Jet-Skiing All those who love speed, Jet skiing is the perfect water sport for you to try in Goa. The 100-135 hp powered jet-skis will surely provide you an exhilarating experience. As for the beginners the jet-ski machine is very much simple and easy to handle, but operators in Goa send an instructor along with you if you are a newbie. If you have learned the basic skills and the operator is satisfied, you could go for a solo run.

Jet-Skiing Sites : You can take up the sport in the beaches of Colva, Calangute, Candolim, Miramar, Arossim, Benaulim, Utorda, Rajbaga and Mobor.

Safety Tip : The part of beach which you use for Jet-skiing must be within the operator's sight in a pre-defined area.

Speedboat Rides

Speedboat Want more speed then jet skiing, for that speedboat rides are the best option available. Speedboat ride is basically a group activity in which 3 to 6 people can participate. The duration of rides usually vary from 10 minutes to an hour, in which you can explore the beautiful Goa beaches.

Sites : You can take speedboat rides on all the popular beaches of Goa like Calangute, Candolim, Colva, Arossim, Mobor and Utorda.

Knee And Wake Boarding

Knee and Wake Boarding Knee boarding is somehow similar to water-skiing, but its technique is far simpler from it. The knee-board has slot for your knees, so you requires to focus less on the balance. Wake-boarding is slightly different from knee-boarding. Instead of two narrow boards, the wake-skier has one broad board to maintain balance.

Knee-Boarding Sites : Knee-boarding in Goa is limited to the beaches of Candolim, Mobor and Rajbaga.

Safety Tip : You must be well versed in water-skiing to take up the sport of knee-boarding. In addition to boat operator there should be an observer.

Windsurfing - Enjoy The Cool Wind

Windsurfing Windsurfing is the most popular water sports in Goa that attract adventure enthusiasts from all over. Though windsurfing is non-mechanized but it is a very tough sport to learn. Windsurfing is relatively a very affordable water sport of Goa and require a instructor.

Windsurfing Sites : You can take up windsurfing in Baga, Benaulim, Bogmalo, Miramar, Vagator, Calangute, Utordim and Arossim. If you are learning the sport head for Dona Paula Bay.

Rates : Rs. 300-600 for an hour, the rates depend of your operator.

Skills required : Windsurfing requires a high skill and training. In Goa, Atlantis Water Sports offer a 3-day and 5-day windsurfing training course for Rs. 4,000 and 5,000 respectively.

Catamaran Sailing

Catamaran Sailing Catamaran sailing or Hobie cats is a relaxed but also a fun-filled sailing activity. For catamaran sailing you need a catamaran made up of twin hull with a trampoline in between and a mast for sailing. A catamaran has a seating capacity of four people and you need a trained professional to sail the catamaran.

Sailing Sites : Arossim, Benaulim, Calangute, Candolim, Colva, Dona Paula, Mobor and Utorda are some ideal locations where you can indulge yourself in this sport.

Rates : Rs. 600-1,500 for an hour.

Safety Tip : Before taking up the sport you should understand all emergency procedures and signals.

Banana, Bump and Ringo Rides

Banana Rides Banana ride is a popular water sport for kids, but it is equally popular among adults. The banana-shaped rider has a seating capacity of six people, which is towed by a speedboat rolling. On the other hand Bump rides or Ringo rides are somehow different from Banana rides. If you are first-times, be prepared for the flip at the end of the ride. In addition to an exciting sport, Bump rides are safe also, as everyone wears the life jacket.

Fun Ride Sites : These fun rides are available on all major beaches of Goa.

Rates : Rs. 200 per head for 15 minute.

Water Sports in Goa Tour Packages

Vagator Beach in Goa
Features : Goa is bestowed with a number of rivers, lakes and enchanting coastline, Goa Tour in India provides you a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a range of water sports in these water bodies. On this tour, you can indulge yourself in exciting water sports like Water Skiing, Snorkelling and Scuba Diving, Para Sailing, Jet-Skiing, Speedboat Rides, Windsurfing etc.

Goa Beach
Features : Visit Goa on India by Day and Night tour and indulge yourself in a variety of water sports which will infuse a renewed vigour in your body and soul. This tour takes you to the beaches of Goa, where a number of water sports facilities are available. On this tour, you can enjoy water sports like water skiing, snorkelling and scuba diving, parasailing, jet skiing, windsurfing etc.

Se Cathedral Church
Features : Rajasthan Heritage and Goa takes you close to the long coastline of Goa, which offer a wide variety of water sports to adventure seekers. With this package, you may visit the popular beaches of Goa, where a number of water sports options are available. Take a trip to Goa on this tour and indulge yourself in a number of water sports like para sailing, water skiing, jet skiing, wind surfing, snorkelling, scubadiving etc.

Kerala Backwater - Kumarakom
Features : Boasting of natural jewels such as rivers, lakes, backwaters and a wonderful long coastline, Goa offers exciting water sports for die-hard adventure seekers. Visit Goa on Best of South India and indulge in water sports like parasailing, wind surfing, skiing etc. During you trip, you can skim over the Mandovi river on a hovercraft, or enjoy pedal boating or biking at Dona Paula jetty.

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