The adventure of watersports in Gokarna attracts hordes of thrill seekers in this laid-back town of Karnataka. Gokarna is an idyllic town centered around temples and long stretches of beaches. This sleepy town in Karnataka is around 140 KM from Goa and is very popular destination among foreign nationals, just like Goa but a bit offbeat.
For trying out a varied range of Gokarna water sports, you can travel to Om beach, Kudle beach, Half moon beach, Paradise beach and Gokarna beach. Parasailing at OM beach is the most suggested of one of the watersports in Gokarna. The unending expanse of the Arabian sea and the lofty western ghats teamed up to give this beach an appearance of “OM” in Devanagari script. In parasailing, you are suspended in the air harnessed to a strong 300 ft. rope which is attached to a speedboat in the ocean and a parachute in the air. You get some incomparable views of the surrounding beach and the edging greenery from above.
The best time to do parasailing is between October to April when the wind is just perfect and the monsoon is over. The banana boat ride is another fun activity that you can indulge in at Om beach. Hop on a long banana-shaped floating tube which is pulled by a speedboat far into the ocean and balance yourself on it. The surprise drop is the best part of the entire ride when the boat flipped in the ocean and you float with the help of your life jacket.
You can even learn surfing on the beaches by a number of surf schools available in Gokarna. The waves are good enough to learn for beginners. You can even launch your kayak far into the waves of Gokarna beach and enjoy the magical sunset. Gokarna beach is one of the top beaches of the town where people hit the most on their arrival for trying out myriads of watersports in Gokarna.
Kudle beach is one of the hotspots for snorkeling and scuba diving where you are taken on a boat to the middle of the sea where the marine animals and age-old corals are found in abundance. The shimmering water of Gokarna beach lures many adventure enthusiasts into taking a dive into infinite blues of the ocean. The marine animals which are found in the sea in Gokarna are mostly clownfishes, rays, barracudas, jellyfish, mollusks, coral polyps etc.
The best way to dive is to go with an instructor or a guide who has knowledge of the sea in Gokarna and the types of marine animals and plants found in it. The instructors not only will inform you and tell you the names of the animals once out of the water but will also keep you safe from touching or going near to anything poisonous.
The instructor will also train you to use your breathing cylinder and apparatus along with underwater signals and signs to understand each other. They also shoot your video while diving and click some eye-catchy underwater pictures of you with fishes and corals in the foreground or background. Gokarna water sports are best done during the winter season when the sea wells with colorful marine life and the weather are just apt to put on your underwater breathing apparatus and fins and dive into the bright blue ocean.
Embraced with the pleasant waves of the Arabian Sea and cosseted by the charm of Gokarna, Om Beach entices visitors from different parts of the world. Be it spending leisure time with family and friends or taking part in different water sports, enjoyment never ceases at ...
Situated ideally between Karnataka and Goa, Gokarna provides an extended stopover experience for a bold traveler. Blessed with pristine white sandy shores and crystal blue waters, Om Beach is amongst the most popular. On your day out at the beach, engage in a ride of spe...