Mumbai to host its first Underwater Festival

After a successful first chapter in Pune, Finkick Adventures is hosting Mumbai’s first Underwater Festival on May 6 and May 7

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Imagine a weekend where you get out of bed and take a short drive to a place close by where you can do some diving, some slack-lining, get help on planning your next vacation with some adventure enthusiasts and meet some incredible like-minded travel and sport enthusiasts. Doesn't sound like Mumbai anymore? Introducing the first Mumbai Underwater Festival - The avenue to beat the heat and unwind during the weekend. 

After a successful first chapter in Pune, Finkick Adventures is hosting Mumbai’s first Underwater Festival on May 6 and May 7 at Prabodhankar Thackrey Krida Sankul, Vile Parle, Mumbai. There is a range of activities in the underwater playground, like Octopush a.k.a Underwater Hockey, and a diver’s obstacle course (for certified divers only). 

Don’t swim? Never dived before? Not a problem! Attend the festival and experience your first few breaths underwater with their Try-A-Dive option. Pose up for your underwater selfies too. Octopush is an international sport, introduced in India by Finkick Adventures, who aim to make the first Indian National Team for the International Championship in 2020. 30 people don the fin mask and snorkel to push a puck underwater and score a goal! Its a game played on one breath and its sure to take your breath away.

For your surface intervals, a host of land activities will be organised. Ever been fascinated by the skills of a tighropewalkers? At the festival, you can experience a show of skills from the foremost slackiners and trickliners from India for you to watch. You can try walking the line with help from trainers. The festival will also host a purpose built ramp, so you can try your hand at skateboarding and spikeball.

Apart from bringing together the adventure loving community in Mumbai, there are two causes that the organisers of the Underwater Festival are extremely passionate about: Diving with Disability and Marine Conservation. 

The folks at Mumbai Underwater Festival believe that Scuba Diving is a universal equalizer. The organisers will showcase their work with persons with disability, including blind, single amputee, paraplegic and quadriplegic individuals, in an attempt to prove that 'everyone can dive' as well as raise awareness towards the need for accessibility in our country, especially with regard to sport facilities.

The festival aims to create awareness towards ocean conservation by organising talks by various photographers, videographers, marine biologists and conservationists from around the world. 

Apart for these activities, visitors will have the opportunity to engage with speakers from India and the global community of adventure enthusiasts. Learn more about scuba diving, slacklining and skateboarding. A photo exhibition of some of the wonders of the underwater world will also be at display. 

On May 6 & May 7. From 10 pm onwards.  For further details: www.mumbaiuwf.com

 

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