|Water sports in Goa
The fabulous golden Goan coast is sprinkled with water sports excitements from windsurfing to paragliding. Today there are a number of water based sports and activities available in Goa. 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 fairly placid.
List of Water sports in Goa
Swimming: The waters around the Goan beaches are warm and almost always safe. Swimming can be enjoyed by the young, the old, the infirm, the affluent and the budget traveller alike. There are life guards at all Goan beaches, so check with them about the status of the sea, before you jump in.
Water Scooter: Water Scooter are available at Dona Paula jetty, Cidade de Goa, Majorda, and Candolim beach.
Parasailing: High fliers amongst the speed lovers can opt for parasailing. Both the Taj and Bogmallo Resort hotels provide the necessary equipment for this enthralling sport.
Windsurfing: Windsurfing trainers and experts alike claim Dona Paula bay to be the ideal location for the beginners. The prevailing winds and the calm sea, ensure almost lake-like conditions. The morning breeze is light and steady, just right for learners; while stronger winds that set in during the afternoons offer a perfect challenge for the more experienced.
Dinghy Sailing: A pleasant change from windsurfing is dinghy sailing, often referred to as beer and sandwich sailing. With the winds in Goa, so gentle most of the time, this particular sport offers its participants much time to relax. Dinghies are available for hire at the Cidade de Goa and the Taj Holiday Village. Instructors are available for beginners.
Scuba Diving: Scuba diving is also fast gaining popularity. Underwater visibility in the more tranquil of Goa’s bays and lagoons ranges between five to ten meters. Although Goa does not have magnificent coral reefs it boasts of myriad schools of fascinating marine life.
Water Skiing: For the speed-lovers Goa offers the thrills of venturing into the sea on speedboats. The high-class speedboats which are available in some places, can achieve speeds of up to 30-40 miles an hour. They can be conveniently used for sightseeing as well as water-skiing.
Angling: The Agonda beach in Canacona, which lies a short distance from the more famous Palolem beach is a popular spot for angling. Soormai, salmon and mullet are frequent catches.