WATER/MONSOONS, Goa

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    Mid shore meeting
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    All at sea - Palolem
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    Crabs at Candolim Beach

    by dkphabiyani Written Oct 17, 2013

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    When you go for swimming or sunbath at Candolim Beach then be careful with small crabs as we have seen few recently. They are not dangerous at all but we have to be cautious as sometime they can be harmful

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    Strong waves.

    by Dizzyhead Updated Jan 17, 2011

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    It can be very strong waves along the coast of Goa. I know it, so take care when you swim in the Indian Ocean. I hit my leg. And donĀ“t swim with bleeding sores in the water. I saw many do it and they have no idea what they do!!!!! The sore can get infected in the water.

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    Drownings galore

    by Justin_goa Written Nov 22, 2008

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    Five drowning deaths in 18 days. These bare figures stare
    at the authorities in the face and is a grim reminder on the
    safety of tourists along Goa coast.

    Red flags signaling danger zones are erected on most
    beaches but there appears to be no one in sight to enforce caution.

    And the non availability of life guards in adequate numbers have only
    made matters worse, with none of the authorities police, tourism
    officials or tourist police around to guide the tourists.

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    strong undertows,risks of drowning

    by lowailing138 Written Aug 18, 2005

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    Do not swim in the sea during monsoon / raining season. Strong undertows can pull you out into the sea. If in doubt, always ask the locals for advise.
    Warnings may/maynot be visible along the beaches.

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    Beach safety

    by alycat Written Apr 17, 2005

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    Mid shore meeting

    If you plan to do some surfing or other beach sports that require you to head out into the surf, beware of the undertow. Always be cautious and respect the ocean's power. If you get caught in a riptide (or an undertow), don't try to swim against it. Instead let the water take you out and then swim parallel to the shoreline until you are out of the rip. Then swim back to shore. On the beach, do not bring your valuables. Just bring a towel and a few bucks which you can stuff down your pants if you're not going in the water. The money will come in handy for buying juices or water or whatever else you need..

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    Beach safety

    by alycat Written Apr 17, 2005

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    All at sea - Palolem

    If you plan to do some surfing or other beach sports that require you to head out into the surf, beware of the undertow. Always be cautious and respect the ocean's power. If you get caught in a riptide (or an undertow), don't try to swim against it. Instead let the water take you out and then swim parallel to the shoreline until you are out of the rip. Then swim back to shore. On the beach, do not bring your valuables. Just bring a towel and a few bucks which you can stuff down your pants if you're not going in the water. The money will come in handy for buying juices or water or whatever else you need..

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    Try and avoid the monsoons

    by Escadora7 Updated Apr 12, 2005

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    Raging seas during the monsoon

    However beautiful and serene it may seem, Goa could be wicked during the period from June to September.

    There's an old english saying, 'When it rains, it pours'. This would not apply more to any other place as much as Goa during the monsoons or the rain season. Most of the shacks are closed during this time and the tourists are scarcer.

    Even the sea rages almost with a vengeance of it's own. You probably would want to give this region a miss during this time unless you're the type who would like to sit at a lonely table in a shack on a beach sipping your beer and watching the sea powerfully rip at the shoreline.

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    Swimming

    by susie46 Updated May 4, 2004

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    We were warned about the undercurrents at Candolim Beach, please take note of these warnings. The sea may look calm but dont be fooled. During my teens I swam for the County ( yes I can still recall this ) and considered myself to be still a strong swimmer. The undercurrents are very dangerous and the crashing waves are fearsome. The waves crashed over me and forced me back to the sea edge, giving me burnt knee caps ( I can also recall these from my younger days )

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    Raincoat or Umbrella?

    by SirRichard Written Mar 25, 2003

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    A foggy day

    If you come in monsoon, be sure that you will have some rain sometime. I brought both a plastic anorak and an umbrella, but ended up using only the umbrella. The weather here is so humid that if you were a plastic raincoat, you will end up more wet by sweat than by rain.

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