Imagine being taken to the mighty Bay of Bengal on a catamaran and pushed off into the water for adventure. Sounds fancy? Well, the catamaran ride in Chennai will offer that thrill you. Though not like scuba diving or snorkeling, this is more like a raw freefall into the ocean and staying in there for a while to experience the waves of the water body. Lifejackets are provided and there are a number of adventure operators in Chennai, especially the ECR region, who take you on a catamaran ride. The ride is initially scary but once you are acclimatized to the thrill of the ride, excitement kicks in and you cannot wait to jump into the limitless ocean.
For: Groups of friends
Difficulty Level: Moderate to difficult
Approximate Cost: Approximately Rs. 700 per adult
Why you should do it: To shed your inhibitions and outgrow your fear of water. When literally in the midst of nowhere surrounded by one of the most massive water bodies on earth, you are in for something special.
Tips: Never remove the lifejacket no matter how experienced of a diver or swimmer you are. You can never predict the depths of the ocean and do not attempt adventures of your own and listen to the operators.