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Sports in Diu

The beautiful serene island of Diu is known for its numerous tourist attractions and its rich attractive blend of Indian and Portuguese culture. The people of Diu are vibrant and fun loving and celebrate various festivals in a grand and pompous manner. The people in Diu are fond of sports and actively participate in various sports activities. Cricket is among the favourite sports of the people in Diu. There is an international cricket stadium RMC, where a number of international matches have been played. The Sports section in Diu is responsible for organising and coordinating various sports activities in the district. Apart from the regular sports activities, owing to the beautiful beaches, adventurous water sports activities are also quite popular among the locals as well as the tourists visiting Diu.

Diu Adventure Sports

Sports Section, Diu

There is a separate Sports section in Diu that manages various sports activities organised in the region. Its responsibilities include organising various sports activities at the primary and secondary school level, various tournaments and shows etc. It also monitors the work of Diu District Sports Council, under the able guidance of the collector of Diu. It is equipped with a large multipurpose hall, reserved for indoor games like carom, chess, badminton, table tennis etc. It also has two gym rooms, a volley ball ground, a tennis court and a newly developed football ground. There is the Padmabhushan Sports Complex and the Cricket ground, where locals as well as outsiders come to play cricket, table tennis, football, volleyball etc and various tournaments, exhibitions and shows are held. Tournaments splayed here include Jai Hind Trophy, C. K. Naidu Trophy, Open Saurashtra and various other district level matches.

Water Sports in Diu

The beautiful beaches of Diu offer to the tourists a variety of entertainment options. Apart from swimming, collecting sea shells, enjoying the sun set, gorging on some delicious snacks, beach shopping, the more adventurous ones can indulge in a variety of entertaining water sports, a major attraction of these beaches. The Nagoa Beach and the Ghoghla Beach are famous destinations for water sports activities in Diu. An ideal time to enjoy these activities would be during the period from October to May, when the weather is pleasant and one can enjoy nature at its peak. The different Water Sports that you can enjoy in these beaches include:

Water Sports in Diu

  • Parasailing: An aerial adventure where you are attached to a parasail or a parachute, towed behind a vehicle.
  • Wind surfing: A fun activity that combines the joy of surfing as well as sailing.
  • Water Zorbing Ball: A joyous ride along the water surface in a giant ball.
  • Water Scooter: An adventurous and a speedy ride in a jet boat.
  • Scuba Diving: An exciting underwater journey.
  • Speed Boat: A thrilling speedy drive along the water.
  • Banana Boating: An adventurous fun ride for the entire family.
  • Bumper Boating: A fun filled ride, favourite among the kids.
  • Dolphine Trip: A fantastic and entertaining dolphin spotting excursion.

Besides, a few other activities in these beaches include Water Roller, Paramotor Flying, Hot Air balloon, Water Skiing, Couple Ring, Desert Bike etc. You can enjoy these activities from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm and from 4.00 pm to 6.30 pm. For those looking forward for some entertainment in the evening, there is the ‘Sham-E-Diu’, the Evening Cruise Boat, from the Bunder Jetty, operated by the Port Department and Tourism Department. It operates from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm and attracts hordes of tourists, with its music, fun and entertainment.

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