Water Sports, Goa
Parasailing is offered on a few beaches in Goa (both north and south). This was from Sinquerim Beach in North Goa right in front of the Taj Holiday Village Hotel.
The price runs about Rs 800-1000 per person. You'll get "strapped in" and get a briefing on taking off and landing before you're pulled high into the air. The whole thing lasts about 20-30 minutes and is alot of fun.
Calangute is the place for waterjet, parachute, waterski and other water activites. Beach boys walk around and ask tourists. The price is normally 750 rupies for 10 minutes. You can try to bargain or ask for more time.
i was in Dilemma weather to go for it or not...but when i did it was breathtaking view a speed boat pulinng at your sail and you in hte sky and miles and miles sea is all you can sea nad when the speed Boat takes a sharp turn your sail you'll ave butterflies in yur stomach...Go for it...!!
Get a deal for Rs.1000 for Four sports
Planning of some Adventure in your holidays, than Goa is the perfect destination to fulfill all your dreams. Goa is also known as The country of "Sun, Sand and the Sea" and its is full of so much adventure sports that you can have lifetime experience on each day of your vacations in Goa. Goa has some world famous beaches. Water sports are main attractions of these beaches. Para sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, speed boats, scuba diving, snorkeling, are some of water sports which you can enjoy in Goa.
All beaches of Goa has water sports institutes and offer training to the beginners with necessary equipment required. Safety measures are also followed to check the undesired incidences.
Surfing and Windsurfing
This is one of the favorite water sports and adventure lovers enjoy surfing. Calangute, Colva, Palolem, Vagator, Baga, Dona Paula are some of beaches where you can enjoy surfing.
A rather inexpensive but hard to learn water sport is windsurfing. Struggling against the pace of wind and water, while moving at a speed of 45–50 kmph is both adventurous and fun-filled. Three to five day training courses are available in windsurfing. Before you plunge into solo run, make sure you have a high degree of skill, strength and stamina.
The word Parasailing can bring water in the mouth of adventure-seekers. Also known as Parascending, this sport this sport involves tying up a parachute to the speed boats. You can enjoy this sport during your vacations in beaches like Anjuna, Baga, Candolim, Majorda, Dona Paula etc.
Speed is a passion among the adventure lovers and one must do during Holidays in Goa. Cruising in the blue sea of Goa and tearing apart the waves to make your way is an amazing idea. Very common in Goa, speed boats are easily available on the beaches.
Scuba Diving and Snorkeling?
In Recent years Scuba diving has gained popularity among the holiday makers. There are plenty of diving options available during your Goa Holidays. Most of scuba diving activities take place around the Grande Island. Suzy's Wreck, Davy Jones Locker, Sail Rock, Turbo Tunnel, Surge City, Uma Guma Reef and Bounty Bay are most common wrecks.
The waters along the Goan coast are abound with marine life and typically include Groupers,Damsels, Seargent Major, Goat fish, Lion Fish, Scorpion fish, Vagabound Angels, Moray Eels, bat fish and Gobies etc..
There are 12 individual diving sites around the islands of Sao Jirge and Grande Islands. Just 15 mins off Bogmalo.
It's worth a try...
Try the water sports at the north goa beaches, avoid going thru the hotel desk since they charge u a little more, you can always bargain the rate with the local vendor on the beach.
Tip : You are sure to get a discount from 20-50% if you bargain with the water sports guy as you walk the beach.
Water Sports you can indulge in,
Dolphin chase on a Motorboat
Banatube boat ride
I've never dived in Goa, because although I'm PADI qualified, I've never really kept it up...and having dived around Thailand, Indonesia & Great Barrier Reef feel like I've seen as good as is out there.
But there are dive schools in Goa:
Both are based in the south, and have full contact details on their websites...enjoy!
Am always scared of heights but still manage to do things like bungee jumping and parasailing,rave parties...beach stroll...lotta other things