For the water sports lovers, India offers choices for all
kind of travellers and for all level of enthusiasts. From the beginner
level scuba diving and other water sports facilities of Goa to much
tougher and more exciting options in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and
Lakshadweep, you have endless choices. In India just take your pick from
kayaking, windsurfing, canoeing, water-skiing and so on.
Water sports activities offered by various beach resorts and sports clubs include Sailing, Para Sailing Windsurfing, and Water Skiing. Every beach destination of India is completely unique in its own way and they all have widely different dive conditions and marine life.
The Kovalam Beach is one of the best coastal beauties in India and because of its natural location; it affords facilities for a safe sea bath. The salubrious beach village of Covelong is a nice getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life of Chennai and the sea and the surf here are gentle. Muttukkadu Beach in Tamil Nadu is ideally suited for angling and fishing. the molten sun turning into a coral red ball, along the horizon is stupefying and attracts tourists from all over the world.
The underwater world has always been a mystery for those who would like to touch the depths of the mysterious sea world. Diving is usually done at the destinations, which are unexplored and unspoiled, like a never-ending adventure. The tropical island destinations of Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshwadeep in India are somewhat like this and are considered to be the most unique diving haunts of India.
If Lakshadweep has the clears blue lagoons of soft and hard corals, then the volcanic islands of Andaman and Nicobar are gifted with some of the most amazing and least explored coral reef sites in the world. The third destinations that will catch a divers interest are the beaches of Goa. With numerous beach resorts and water sports club the beaches of Goa offer a unique opportunity to get a first hand experience of the underwater world inhabiting secluded sea shores of Goa.
Another noteworthy beach resort site is Devbagh near Karwar beach in Karnataka, a unit of Jungle Lodges and Resorts; this eco friendly tourism site offers holiday package activities that include excellent scuba diving opportunities as well as diving sessions for the learners.
Canoeing, Kayaking & Surfing:
Surfing is one of the best sports when it comes to making a splash in water and the craze of this water sport is fastly catching up as a favourite beach water sport in India. If you like thrills, surfing is for you. What you need is a quick senses and a balancing act on the surfboard.
But one must always remember that with the thrills comes the danger. If you are new to sea and sea sports, then before drowning in the excitement of trying out a beach sport like canoeing, Kayaking or surfing do remember that a lot depends on the water level and the weather. The beaches of the Indian western coast have quiet unpredictable surprises for a water sport lover.
The major surfing and canoeing sites in India include, the beaches of Goa, Karnataka and Kerala, where numerous beach resorts are well equipped with excellent quality surf boards, Kayaks and canoes. These beaches also offer expert training offers for those who are new to these sports.
Snorkeling in the shallow water can be quite a family activity for the kids and adults at a beach side, besides making a sand castle, while on a beach holiday. An easy way to visit and solve the mysteries of the underwater world, take a dip and you will be hooked!
If you are new to this sport, the various beach resorts in India provide informal classes to give briefing about what is snorkeling is all about and the safety measure that one should follow while indulging in this water sport. Learning about marine life also becomes an enjoyable experience. The shallow water demonstrations and guided snorkel tours are the most attractive offers provided by the beach resorts. So what are you waiting for, Dip in!
The snorkeling can be best done at the secluded beach island sites of Andaman & Nicobar and at Lakshwadeep Islands, where the beach beauty and the bio diversity of the ocean world is still intact. Still being a family sport, you can also check out the quiet and not so famous beach sites of Goa such as Colva or Diu beach near Gujarat.
Skiing is considered to be one of the major extreme sports in the sport, but water skiing is something that gives a water sport lover the opportunity to make a splash at the watery depths of the sea world. Similar to surfing in many ways, you do get to balance on the ski board in here too, but a strong a sensory power is also required over here too.
When you are on a beach, you will never run out things to do on beach, and water skiing is one sport that one must indulge into if you are eligible to try one out. There aren't many private beaches at Goa, but the beaches attached to the luxurious beach resorts are the ones that offer a wealth of hi-tech water sports with proper equipment and the highest safety standards.