These regulations are
applicable for watersport centers offering water-skiing, sailing,
parasailing, kayaking, canoeing, powerboat handling including
water-scooter and Jet Ski rides. Norms have been drafted separately for
SCUBA diving and river rafting. It is mandatory for the operators to
fulfill all mandatory requirements before commencement of operation.
Inspection of Watersports Centers
Institute has framed safety
and operational Norms for every form of watersports, which the Govt. of
India has notified. There are other State Legislations as well,
stipulating standards for operation of leisure-watersporting. In
observance to those, inspection and certification of the watersports
centers are undertaken by the Institute. It is illegal to operate the
watersports activities, especially higher versions like Jet Ski, Parasail,
SCUBA diving etc., without being inspected and certified by the Institute
or similar agencies.
Procedure: Inspections are carried out on the request from the
government bodies and/or individual operators. Towards inspection,
watersports center shall have to pay the fees as decided by the Institute
from time to time.