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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the various adventure sports offered in Lakshadweep?

Nitin Gurha DEC 10 2012
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Lakshadweep is perhaps, the undisputed leader as far as water sports are concerned. In fact, a high number of visitors come to the island not just to enjoy its natural beauty, but also for the splendid facilities available for numerous adventure sports. The shimmering blue lagoons invite you to just jump in and swim your way out of fatigue and tiredness. Scuba diving and snorkeling are the two most indulged in water sports in Lakshadweep. Let us discuss the various activities and sports you can involve into while in this enticing island:

  • Scuba Diving

    Scuba diving in Lakshadweep is unthinkably thrilling and exciting. Swimming alongside schools of multi colored fishes, exploring the coral wonders from as close as you can is a dream like experience.
    Scuba diving requires a great deal of practice before you can actually enjoy the activity. You need to get accustomed to all the gears and equipments one needs to carry, but once you are acquainted to it, nothing surpasses the feeling. Almost all the beaches in Lakshadweep has provisions for scuba diving.
    Now, you need not worry if you are a beginner at this because
    The Kadmat Island Resort in the island has the Lacadives diving school that provides instructions to the beginners in the sport of scuba diving. The instructors are well trained and have mastered the art of water sport. The course is for eight days providing instructions in day and night dives into the Arabian Sea. You will be allowed by the institute, 2 dives in the island of Bangaram and 3 day dives in the island of Kadamat. Also the gears required for the sport are provided by the institute itself. However, if you want to participate in this you are required to have basic prior knowledge in swimming.

  • Snorkeling

    Snorkeling is a way easier than scuba diving but is an equally thrilling sport. It is ideal for children and aged people who are not very comfortable in deep waters. Though certain tricks are needed to be learned before you indulge in Snorkeling, you can easily grab them and head your way into the waters. It involves floating on the surface of the water with the help of wetsuit, swim fins and a diving mask attached with a snorkel tube. You can enjoy watching the underwater creatures and plants while snorkeling. With the help of the snorkel tube, you can float in the water for hours with little effort.
    The main hub of Snorkeling in Lakshadweep is the
    Bangaram Island. The shallow waters of the island provide an excellent opportunity to snorkel. The Kadmat Island is another good option for quality snorkeling.
    You can join the
    Snorkeling Camps that are organized by tour operators and water sport foundations. These sessions are conducted by expert divers and ocean buffs. Besides training the amateurs, the camps also provides training for children to snorkel.

  • Surfing

    Surfing in Lakshadweep is apparently the most exciting water sports practiced in the islands. The sport is simple but highly exhilarating. This water activity require a few basic things like the surfboard and a huge sea roller.
    Remember when it comes to surfing, its all about balancing. The surfer must acquire balancing skills to glide against those enormous waves. First you will require lying on the board, swimming with crawl strokes towards the deeper portion of the sea. As you gain momentum, you have to stand atop the surfing board, now all you need to do is balance and conquer the wave.
    Safety is very much vital during surfing. Swimming skill is a must and basic training at least is required to enjoy the sport. There are many water institutes all around Lakshadweep that encourages this sport. You can get a short term training course and take over the sea with the surfboard.

  • Yachting

    Yachting is thriving to be one of the most favored adventure sport in the island. It is an aqua sport that involves long flat boats with huge sails. Now, to be a yachter, you will need to have a certain level of expertise. But you need not worry if you are an amateur because there are trainers present to teach you the basic techniques. A cruise in a majestic Yacht to a nearby island is again a dreamy experience.
    Yachting, with the growth of the tourism industry and water sports, is becoming a very popular water sport in Lakshadweep.

Lakshadweep also offers many other activities that you can enjoy including lagoon fishing, boating, para sailing, speed boating and many more. So, what are you waiting for? Pack up your bags and get ready for a fun filled sojourn in Lakshadweep...

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