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Water Sports

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 placid.

Goa is a paradise for water sport lovers. The long coastal area offers a wonderful opportunity to indulge in all sorts of water sport activities. A number of organizations including hotels and tour operators conduct regular water sport activities including training courses at a very nominal rate for tourists.
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 placid.

Snorkeling and Scuba-Diving
If you want to explore the cool blue Arabian sea, Scuba-diving can be a fascinating and an amazing way. Snorkeling is a simpler activity and perfect for kids, adults and families. For taking scuba-diving you need great deal of practice and comfort level along with the essential equipment. While diving, you are also accompanied by two experienced scuba divers.
The marine life which 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.

Para sailing
it is an exciting water sport option. As you soar in the air and let the cool air to gently touch your face, the excitement really kicks in. Beach para sailing you have to launch and land from the beach itself. While landing the beach paras aling requires good coordination and expertise. Para sailing is very popular at Calangute Beach.

Jet-Skiing
If speed thrills you, then Jet-skiing is the sport for you. In Goa the 100-135 hp powered jet-skis will surely provide you an exhilarating experience. The jet-ski machine is very simple and easy to handle, but operators in Goa send an instructor alongwith. If you have learnt the basic skills and the operator is satisfied, you could go for a solo run. Popular at Calangute Beach and  most of the beaches in goa.

Speedboat Rides
A more powerful and faster sport than jet-skiing, speedboat rides provide much more thrill to you. Speedboat ride is 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 Goan coastline. If you go for longer trips, your trip may also include leisure fishing, dolphin spotting trip or visits to cliffs.

Banana, Bump and Ringo Rides
Banana ride is a popular water sport at calangute beach,. 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.

Windsurfing
Windsurfing is the most popular water sports in Goa. Though windsurfing is non-mechanized but it is very tough to learn this sport. Windsurfing is relatively inexpensive and it requires commitment, good health and an instructor.