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Scuba Diving in Goa Scuba diving is undoubtedly the best way to explore the world under the surface of these deep blue waters. Digging deep into this aquatic world; from discovering mind-numbingly beautiful coral reefs and sea algae to witnessing the colourful and extremely attractive fish wiggle deep into the sea in schools is an experience that you will cherish for a lifetime. However, don't worry about never having done this before, you will be trained by professionals who will help you acclimate yourself to the world underwater. You will also be provided with proper body gear and breathing equipment to ensure that you experience is comfortable and breezy, and at the same time, safety is not compromised.Scuba diving starts from INR 5500 per person.Baga Beach is quite a popular spot to enjoy this sport at. Jet Ski in Goa Definitely, one of the most sought-after sports in Goa, the thrill of manoeuvring the azure waters as the high-speed Jet Ski glides through is a feeling that mere words cannot convey. The fast winds gushing through your body make you feel like you're flying and tiny sprinkles of the cool water energize you for more. You can opt to ride with a trainer if you're new to this, or you can choose to go doubles with your friends.These Jet Ski rides are easily available at Candolim Beach, Baga Beach and Vagator Beach.A Jet Ski ride costs about INR 3000 per person. Parasailing in Goa Parasailing is an adventure that needs to be on your bucket list. The feeling of flying through the sky as a high-speed boat tugs you along will be your happy place forever. The parasail is secured around the flyer, and the other end is tied to the back of the motorboat. Within seconds of the speedometer turning right, the flyer is lifted off the water into the sky-high clouds.The Taj and the Bogmallo Resort hotels are the only two hotels that offer the equipment to conduct this activity safely. Read more about Parasailing in Goa Ringo Ride in Goa Ringo riding, also known as Tubing, is where you sit in a circular tube as it glides along the surface of the water when a high-speed boat tugs it along. These boat rides are laced with unlimited fun and excitement. Proper instructions and guidance are provided before going on this ride. Children, however, are not allowed to venture this adventure for the sake of safety. The rider is advised to wear light clothes to make the most of the experience.Of all the places in Goa, this sport is best enjoyed at Pindul Cave, and it costs about INR 600 per person.  Water Ski in Goa Water skiing, as the name suggests, is skiing on water! A rope is tied to the skis and the other end to the back of a super-fast speedboat; and you hold on to the rope as you tear through the water, the wind in your face and adrenaline in your nerves. It is much easier to keep balance once the boat gains speed. However, children below 5 are now allowed as they can easily lose their balance with the strong force of the wind and the extreme speed. Expectant mothers and people with any heart conditions are also advised to not undertake this sport.The cost of taking up this sport starts from INR 1900 per person. Speed Boating in Goa Speed boating is a sport that will cater to your fondness for speed and adventure. With the speedboats going up to 15-20 miles per hour, the experience is thrilling yet relaxing in its own way. Every rider is required to wear a life jacket and is always accompanied by trained instructors.Baina Beach is the most visited beach to enjoy this sport.Each boat accommodates up to 8 people and costs about INR 450 per person. Banana Ride in Goa This sport involves a group of people sitting on one inflatable narrow boat that resembles the shape of a banana, which glides over the exciting waters at a high speed. A lot of corporates opt for this ride as a team building exercise as it involves a lot of teamwork and cooperation. The bumpy waves and the restless water add to the fun of this ride. Children under 7 years of age are not allowed to take up this activity.Candolim Beach and Baga Beach are famous for these rides.Each banana boat accommodates up to 6 people, and the ride costs a group of 4 approximately INR 1400.  Wind Surfing in Goa Balancing oneself on a surfboard as you cruise through the peaks and valleys of the waves, windsurfing truly quenches the yearning of the adventure maniacs. A prior experience in windsurfing will definitely help you to hold a good stead.Dona Paula Bay is the perfect spot for amateurs who are intrigued by this sport and wish to venture into it.The cost to take up this activity is about INR 1500 per person. Kayaking in Goa Sitting in a uniquely shaped boat, at the level of the water surface, and paddling across the calm waters while breathing in the panoramic view of the sparkling waters is what this sport is about. It is a huge hit among international as well as local tourists. The kayak ride goes through mangroves, dense jungles and pristine beaches. The ride is as much about the picturesque beauty of the enveloping surroundings as it is about the thrill.The Zuari, Mandovi and Sal backwaters are famous for this sport, and so are the mystic waters of the Nerul River.Cost per kayak, that accommodates two people, is approximately INR 7500. Water Zorbing in Goa Water zorbing is a sport that cannot be compared to any other water sport because it involves rolling over the surface of the water in a huge plastic ball. It is one of the safer sports, but that does not compromise on the excitement in the least. It is a great way to unwind, relax and rejuvenate as you flat across the deep waters of Goa. Children under the age of 10 are not allowed into the orb. Instructors are constantly present at the site providing instructions.The Mayem Lake is best for this activity.Each orb accommodates two people, and the cost ranges between INR 500 to INR 1000. Insurance Its always a good thing to have medical or travel insurance before you partake in adventure sports. Things to carry 1) Sunblock 2) Flip Flops, Hats, Bathing Suits, Sunglasses 3) Energy Bars 4) Waterproof camera bags, lenses and battery packs Safety Tips Carry a small bottle of water during the day for emergencies. Stretch before participating in water sports. Make sure you choose operators that offer up-to-date safety gear. Medical fitness Contrary to popular belief, it is not necessary for one to know how to swim while going in for water sports. However, it is advisable that you can breathe easily while under duress.

About Water Sports in Goa Activities offered :Motorboat, Water scooter, pedal boats, paragliding, Windsurfing, Dinghy Sailing, Scuba Diving, Water Skiing, Angling, Parasailing, Water Scooter, Swimming, Bumper Ride, Banana Ride, Snorkeling, Speed Boat, White Water rafting, Yatch Sailing, Knee boarding, Kayaking, Wake boarding, Paddle Boarding, Cost of Activity :Starts at Rs. 1600 including equipment, depending upon the kind of activity. Currents :Range from calm waters to strong, depending upon the tides and the dive site Difficulty Level :Easy-Medium Nearest Airport :Near Panjim Nearest Railhead :Vasco Da Gama, Madaon Nearest road city :Panjim Region :Arabian Sea Time required :4-5 days if you want to try out all the different sports Water Temperature :26 deg C to 33 deg C

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