Who does not love getaways and if they are adventurous, then we all love it even more. I am sure everyone craves either for scuba diving, power gliding or bungee jumping. But then, it requires a lot of planning and packing. But what if you are given a chance to enjoy interesting sports activities and more in Mumbai itself.
Yes, that's what is happening in Mumbai this weekend. The city brings to you the underwater festival. Yes, you heard it right. You will get to enjoy your favourite adventurous sports and indoor games beneath the water. Right from cycling, chess, tic-tac, hockey, you will get to play underwater.
Organised by the India Underwater Festivals and FinKick Adventures, this adventure has made this dream of many come true. This festival is happening this weekend at Vile Parle’s Prabhodankar Thackeray Krida Sankul. Interested will have to spend merely Rs. 500 to Rs. 3,750
One will also get to enjoy the scuba-diving in this underwater festival and It is fine if you don't know how to swim because you will get the help of Padi (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) instructors who will be present at the event, from Goa, Srilanka and Indonesia.
“Underwater festival is a unique idea and this is the first time we have organised this kind of festival. Our main motto is to make scuba diving popular which is only done in ocean. People either go to Tarkarli, Goa or Andaman where one shells out thousands. So we decided to bring scuba diving in Mumbai and in swimmin pool. We had done the similar in Pune last year,” said Ankit Sabu, co-founder, FinKick Adventures.
Other activities you can enjoy at the event are water cycling and underwater hockey. This game is mostly played outside and this is the first time this sport has been organised in Mumbai. In water cycling, one will get to enjoy balancing cycle on a rope. This is not at all dangerous as if one falls from a rope, the person will fall in water.
“We are coming with this new theme which is underwater hockey which is an international sports. There will be many sports activities which will take place but chess, polo, cycling activities are scheduled,” added Anit Sabu.
Last year the festival was organised in Pune where the capacity was of 200 people. However, the festival which will take place in Mumbai will have the capacity of 2,500 people.
So here's what you can do this weekend. Unpack your bags and dive in. Click on link for more