Adventure travel requires special skills. And, the adventure activity-specific skills are an asset. If water gets your adrenaline going, the National Institute of Water Sports (NIWS) is one of the best places to train to be a water-based adventure specialist. The institute, a part of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, offers a variety of courses in kayaking, river rafting, sailing, scuba diving, water skiing and wind surfing. NIWS, located in Panjim,Goa, also provides research and consultancy services for the leisure-water sports segment. A 5-day kayaking course fee amounts to INR 4,500.00 (USD 370.00).
If you wish to turn your hobby of water-based adventure travel into livelihood, the institute conducts 5-day Watersport Operators course, which is mandatory for water sports operators as per the norms of the ministry. This course is priced at INR 4,000.00. You can download the course registration form from http://www.niws.nic.in/Course_Reg_Form.pdf” and / or contact the institute for course details.