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Water Sport

Watersports mean carried out on water, such as waterskiing and windsurfing. There are a large number of sports that involved water. The following list of watersports categorized by how the sports are played in relation to the location of the water.

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Jet-skiing .

Many of us likely had an introduction to the thrills of jet skiing whilst on holiday, but it’s not just the beaches of the Caribbean or some other exotic location that are the places to go. Jet skiing is a high speed water sport that is great for developing your balance and coordination skills as well as your leg muscles. Jet skiing is one of the most popular water sports in Alibaug, however, you can also indulge in other activities such as Parasailing, Kayaking, Speed Boat RIdes, Scuba Diving, etc. The place is paradise for daredevils who love indulging in water sports.

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Parasailing .

Parasailing is a popular kiting activity among the adventure sports lovers in India. This energetic sport is a fascinating experience for all adventure lovers. Parasailing or parakiting or parascending moulds you into a human kite providing you splendid lofty views of the Indian beaches, rolling hills and primitive towns as the airy cold winds carry you above the blue waters of the ocean. Parasailing isn’t just a water sport. The dictionary defines it as, soaring in the sky and free-floating while being harnessed to a parachute, which is towed by a motorboat, car or other fast-moving vehicles. This sport can be experienced in most seasons, except monsoon.

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Scuba Diving .

In Maharashtra, you can scuba dive at picturesque locations that are also adorned with archaic forts, warbling waterfalls, virgin beaches and lush green mountains. Places like Tsunami Island in Malvan, Tarkarli, Vengurla, Konkan coast and Dandeshwar serve ideal destinations in Maharashtra for avid scuba divers, who love to discover the underwater kingdom that comprises of mollusks (marine invertebrates), crustaceans (crabs, lobsters, barnacles and shrimps), annelids (sea worms), coral reefs, rock spaces and various types of fish. The marine life found in the underwater of the state, is absolutely diverse.

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Snorkelling .

Snorkeling is the practice of swimming on or through a body of water while equipped with a diving mask, a shaped breathing tube called a snorkel, and usually swimfins. In cooler waters, a wetsuit may also be worn. Use of this equipment allows the snorkeler to observe underwater attractions for extended periods with relatively little effort and to breathe while face-down at the surface. Snorkeling is a popular recreational activity, particularly at tropical resort locations. It provides the opportunity to observe underwater life in a natural setting without the complicated equipment and training required for scuba diving.

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Paddle Boarding .

Paddleboarding participants are propelled by a swimming motion using their arms while lying or kneeling on a paddleboard or surfboard in the ocean. This article refers to traditional prone or kneeling paddleboarding. A derivative of paddleboarding is stand up paddleboarding also called stand up paddle surfing. Paddleboarding is usually performed in the open ocean, with the participant paddling and surfing unbroken swells to cross between islands or journey from one coastal area to another. Champion paddlers can stroke for hours and a 20-mile (32 km) race is only a warm-up for well-trained paddlers.

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Banana Boat Rides .

A banana boat (or water sled), is an unpowered, inflatable recreational boat meant to be towed. Different models usually accommodate three to ten riders sitting on a larger, main tube and resting their feet on two laterally flanking tubes which stabilize the boat. The main tube is often yellow and banana-shaped. Some models have two main tubes.

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Water Skiing .

Water skiing (also waterskiing or water-skiing) is a surface water sport in which an individual is pulled behind a boat or a cable ski installation over a body of water, skimming the surface on two skis or one ski. The sport requires sufficient area on a smooth stretch of water, one or two skis, a tow boat with tow rope, two or three people (depending on local boating laws), and a personal flotation device. In addition, the skier must have adequate upper and lower body strength, muscular endurance, and good balance.

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Wind Sailing .

Sailing into the wind is a sailing expression that refers to a sail boat's ability to move forward even if it is headed into the wind. A sailboat cannot make headway by sailing directly into the wind; the point of sail into the wind is called "close hauled". Sailing into the wind is possible when the sail is angled in a slightly more forward direction than the sail force. In that aspect, the boat moves forward because the keel (centreline) of the boat acts to the water as the sail acts to the wind. The force of the sail is balanced by the force of the keel. That keeps the boat from moving in the direction of the sail force. Although total sail force is to the side when sailing into the wind, a proper angle of attack moves the boat forward.

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Surfing .

Surfing is a surface water sport in which an individual, a surfer, uses a board to ride on the forward section, or face, of a moving wave of water, which usually carries the surfer towards the shore. Waves suitable for surfing are primarily found on ocean shores, but can also be found in standing waves in the open ocean, in lakes, in rivers in the form of a tidal bore, or in wave pools.

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Water Rafting .

If one wishes to wrestle the rapids, rafting on River Kundalika at Kolad will be an experience in itself. Located away from the hustle and bustle, Kundalika is a haven for river rafting. The river swells, when the water is released from the nearby dam and it serves as a great treat to adventure junkies. Fight the gushing rapids of Kundalika and enjoy rafting with bewitching beauty of nature, in the backdrop. Summer is not the right time for rafting on this river, as the water is scarce. For an enticing river rafting experience, the onset of the south west monsoons is the best time to revel this sport.

Water Transport

Water transport is the process of transport a watercraft, such as a barge, boat, ship or sailboat, over a body of water, such as a sea, ocean, lake, canal or river. Ship transport is primarily used for the carriage of people and non-perishable goods, generally referred to as cargo.


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Mumbai - Bangalore 500 5 hour 45 minutes
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