WATER SPORTS IN GOA

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Goa Adventure Sports: Water Sports
Famous Sports: Water Scootering, Para Sailing, Wind Surfing, Water Skiing
Water Sports Centres: Aaron Rishika Adventures, Aqua Sports India


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 government and private organizations including hotels and tour operators conduct regular water sport activities including training courses at a very nominal rate for tourists. Here we list the major water sport activities along with the names of orgnisations or centres involved.

Cidade de Goa five star hotel - para-sailing, wind surfing and water-skiing.

Taj Holiday Village Resort, Candolim - water sports facilities in its beach.

Goan Banana's. c/o Casa Goana restaurant, Cobra Vaddo, Baga road, Calangute

Agencies
Goan Banana's, Cobra Vaddo, Baga road, Calangute Le Marine, Sauntawaddo, Baga
Barracuda Diving, Vainguinim beach, Dona Paula.
C C Cats Cruise Boats, Davidair,
Calangute Vailankanni Stores, Candolim.

Water Sports Centres / Organisations

1. AARON RISHIKA ADVENTURES Office Address
Sinquerim, Bardez, Goa - 403 519. Location Address
Sinquerim, Bardez, Goa - 403 519.
2. AQUA SPORTS INDIA Office Address
5th Floor, Nizari Bhavan, Menezes Braganza Road, Panaji, Goa - 403 001.
Contact Person: Mr. Anil Madgaonkar Location Address
Tourism Jetty, Patto, Panaji, Goa. Activities
Fishing, Motor Boat Rides, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Water Scooter Rides
3. BOGMALO BEACH PARK PLAZA RESORT Office Address
Bogmalo Beach, Bogmalo, Goa - 403 806
Activities
Body Boards, Motor Boat Rides, Parasailing, Water Scooter Rides, Water Skiing, Windsurfing
4. DOLPHIN ADVENTURE SPORTS LTD. Office Address
Survey No. 251/25, Kurkuta, Dona Paola, Goa - 403 004. Contact Person: Mr. Malcom Coelho Location Address
The Promenade, Ourem Boating Centre, Ourem, Patto, Panaji, Goa. Activities
Boating, Entertainment
5. DOMINIC WATER SPORTS Office Address
Sinquerim Beach, Bardez, Goa - 403 519. Activities
Canoeing, Water Scooter Rides, Water Skiing, Windsurfing
6. FORT AGUADA BEACH RESORT Office Address
Sinquerim, Bardez, Goa - 403 519.
Contact Person: Mr. Prakash Shirlekar Location Address
Sinquerim, Bardez, Goa - 403 519. Activities
Banana Rides, Coastal Cruise (North Goa), Crocodile Cruise, Dolphin Cruise, Fishing, Jet Ski, Knee Boarding, Parasailing, Ringo Rides, Speed Boating, Water Skiing and Training, Windsurfing and Training, Sailing and Training
7. GOA DIVING Office Address
Joet's Guest House, Bogmalo Beach, Vasco, Goa - 403 806.
Contact Person: Mr. William Downie Location Address
House No. 145P, Chapel Bhat, Chicalim, Goa - 403 711. Activities
Dive Master Course, Guided Dives, Medic First Aid Course, Open Water Diver Course, Rescue Diver Course, Scuba Experience Special Features
Own Pool used solely for Goa Diving's Training Courses.
8. GOA TOURISM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION Office Address
Lake Resort, Mayem lake, Bicholim, Goa - 403 504.
Activities
Dinghy Sailing, Pedal / Rowing Boat Rides, Poly - Cat (2 seater)
9. GOA YACHTING ASSOCIATION Office Address
P.O. Box - 33, Panaji, Goa - 403 001.
Activities
Dinghy Sailing, Windsurfing
10. GOAN BANANA'S WATERSPORTS Office Address
Opposite Hacienda Hotel, Baga Road, Calangute, Goa.
Contact Person: Mr. Camilo M. Fernandes Location Address
Baga, Calangute and Candolim Beaches. Activities
Backwater Crocodile Cruise, Banana Rides, Boat Rides, Bumper Rides, Dolphin Cruise, Fishing, Parasailing, Water Skiing Special Feature
Personal Insurance facility is available.
11. HYDRO SPORTS Office Address
Hotel Cidade-de-Goa, Vainguinim Beach, Dona Paula, Goa - 403 004. Activities
Dinghy Sailing, Harpoon Fishing, Kayaking, Motor Boat Rides, Parasailing, Ski Biscuit, Ski Bob, Skurfer, Snorkelling, Sports Fishing, Toboggan, Water Cycle Rides, Water Scooter Rides, Water-skiing, Yacht Sailing
12. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF WATER SPORTS Office Address
NIWS, Sundial Apts., A.S. Road, Near Doordarshan Kendra, Altinho, Panaji, Goa - 403 001.
Contact Person: Mr. Lalit Negi, Manager (Training) Location Address
Near Dona Paula Circle, Caranzalem, Goa. Activities
Technical Courses for Water sports Centre Operators - OBM Maintenance, FRP Boat Repair, Life Saving Techniques, Power Boat Handling, Water sport Management & Communication Skills.
  • Water sport Skill Courses - Windsurfing, Dinghy Sailing, Water Skiing
  • Hire of Equipment - Windsurfers, Sailing Dinghies, Water Skis, Kayaks and Boats
  • Consultancy Services for feasibility reports and equipment procurement.
Special Feature NIWS is a premier water sports training establishment of the Department of Tourism, Government of India.
13. THE LEELA PALACE GOA Office Address
Mobor, Cavelossim, Salcete, Goa - 403 731. Activities
Boating, Dinghy Sailing, Sailing, Windsurfing
14. VENTURE SPORTS Office Address
Surfside Holiday Home, Candolim Beach, Panaji, Goa - 403 515.
Contact Person: Mr. Louis Demello Location Address
Candolim Beach (Camotim Vaddo) Activities
Backwater/Crocodile Cruise, Banana Rides, Body Boarding, Coastal Cruise, Dolphin Cruise, Fishing Trips, Knee Boarding, Parasailing, Ringo Rides, Water Skiing, Windsurfing Special Features
Island special cruise includes all drinks, mineral water, soft drink and beer, BBQ Lunch, Rod fishing and Snorkelling (minimum 4 persons) Training for Windsurfing and Water Skiing
15. WATER SPORTS GOA Office Address
Bogmalo Beach, Bogmalo, Goa - 403 806. Activities
Body Boards, Canoeing, Catamaran Rides, Dinghy Sailing, Fishing, Motor Boat Rides, Parascending, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Water Scooter Ride, Water Skiing / Fun Skiing, Windsurfing
16. WESTERN INDIA PARAGLIDING ASSOCIATION Office Address
C/o Mr. J. Deshprabhu, Cunha Rivara Road, Panaji, Goa - 403 001.
Contact Person: Mr. Jitendra Deshprabhu Location Address
Arambol, Pernem, Goa Activities
Training and Tandem Rides off the beautiful coast of Arambol. Equipments also available on hire. Paragliding tours throughout Goa on request.

Football
Football is another love of Goans. Football first arrived in Goa in 1883. The Goan Football Association, established in 1959, is in the fore front of conducting regular league matches in Goa. Goa is the first ever Indian state to introduce professional football in the country. The top five Goan football teams are Churchill Brothers Sports Club, Salgaokar Sports Club, Dempo Sports Club, Vasco Sports Club and VLM Sports Club. Goan Footballers have brought many a laurel to the state and the country at national and international arena. Today there are 150 registered football clubs and 3407 registered players in Goa. If you are a football lover and in Goa, to know the latest happening, just get in touch with

Goa Football Association
2nd Floor, Padmavati Towers
18th June Road, Panaji
Goa - 403 001.


Trekking
Though Goan inland does not have high mountains, small or medium sizes hills not exceeding a couple of thousand feet in height offer some chances to go for a short trekking. Some old temples are also located on hilltop and trekking the way up amidst a deep jungle is an enjoyable experience.

Golf
The Leela Beach and Ramada Renaissance, both in south Goa, have small nine hole courses.

Bullfights
It doesnt pay to abe a matador in goa. Here, bullfights are between two bulls, no matador needed. The fighting season starts around early October and lasts till May. The most popular locations are in one of the villages around Panjim like Taleigao (the most famous fights are held here), Santa Cruz or Caranzalem. They are also held near and around Margao in south Goa at the villages of Velsao and Benaulim. The fights usually begin around 4 pm, after siesta to the sound of taped Konkani music.

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