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zomarzi
post Feb 12 2008, 08:06 AM
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Hi does anyone have any info about Snorkeling in Goa,best beaches ,dangerous ones ,etc.etc.
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post Feb 13 2008, 02:46 AM
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I don't think snorkeling is big in Goa, the water is fairly cloudy, and there are no coral reefs or anything like that as far as I know. You probably can buy a mask and snorkel somewhere, though. I did a little swimming around with just goggles, but all I saw were a couple of fish, some rocks, and lots of sand.
Perhaps Sharon1306 has some more info.

The principal sports in Goa are drinking and yoga, but you can do parasailing and even hang-gliding in a few places.


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post Feb 15 2008, 01:34 AM
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QUOTE(zomarzi @ Feb 12 2008, 08:06 AM) *

Hi does anyone have any info about Snorkeling in Goa,best beaches ,dangerous ones ,etc.etc.
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Hi Zomarzi,

Bloomer is right, snorkeling is not very popular in Goa. Having said that, water sports have been becoming increasingly popular, and almost all the popular beaches have the usual rides like windsurfing, dinghy sailing, water-skiing, para sailing etc. Most of the hotels organize their own water sports. They even have hang gliding here.

There are companies that organize scuba diving, if you're interested. You can check:
http://www.goadiving.com/

About the best beaches, what kind are you looking for? The entire coastline of Goa is lined with beaches. The ones in the North tend to be crowded, mostly backpacker crowd, but the further up you go, the beaches are more secluded like the far flung beaches of Arambol or even Morjim /Ashwen (Goa's turtle nesting beach).

The southern beaches have more of the upmarket resorts, which makes them more laid-back. Further south, there's an idyllic beach called Palolem, but the constructions and development because of its popularity have taken away the postcard feel, in my opinion. Still, it is worth spending time in a beach-hut there, and its much more laid-back than the beaches up north.

Let me know if I can help you with anything else.
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QUOTE(bloomer @ Feb 13 2008, 02:46 AM) *

The principal sports in Goa are drinking.


I agree, LOL... but the tourists indulge in that sport much more than the locals flowers.png
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