Water Sports is an 'umbrella' category that contains links to sites and subcategories related to aquatic and underwater sports, and related activities. Sites may include, but not limited to:
Please only submit sites directly to this category, if the site does not fall ''neatly'' into one of the more specific water sport activities. Please submit site descriptions that contain site content information, such as: mailing list, newsletter, image gallery. Please consider becoming a volunteer editor and support your favorite sporting activity.
Definitions: Canoe - a long narrow open boat with sharp ends and curved sides which is usually propelled by one bladed paddles. Mostly constructed from fibreglass, aluminum, wood, or composites. River Kayak (aka whitewater kayak) - a shorter closed craft usually made of plastic and propelled with a two bladed paddle. Usually only designed for one person. Sea Kayak - a longer closed craft with rudder controls which can seat either one or two people. Also propelled with a two bladed paddle. Dragon Boating - large canoes designed for racing. Propelled by many people with one bladed paddles.
Please submit the following sites to the most appropriate (read as, closest) level within the Sports: Water Sports: Canoeing and Kayaking: Regional: branch:
  • Canoe and Kayak rentals
  • Canoe and Kayak travel, trip and tour operators
  • Canoe and Kayak guides and outfitters
Do NOTsubmit these sites to this ''base'' level of Canoe and Kayaking.

Please re-direct submissions regarding canoe and kayak retailers to the Regional": branch. For instance, a canoe and kayak retailer/shop in the United States should submitted the site to the most appropriate locality.

Dragon Boating is a sport originally from China that has been enjoyed by competitors for over 2,000 years around the world. A 45 foot long canoe powered by 20 paddlers and adorned with an elaborate dragon's head and tail race for the winners circle.
Please submit only sites that represent a dragon boat organization. When submitting a team or club site, please use the Clubs and Teams category.
Kitesailing uses a huge, often maneuverable, kite or a stack of kites to power a boat.

To avoid delay in listing, please review prior to submission.

Submit websites once to the most relevant category. Multiple submissions or careless submissions will slow the process.

Descriptions should include specific information of the unique qualities and features of the site contents. Avoid advertising hype, overuse of capitalization, and emphatic punctuation. Do use the English language, proper grammar, and a spell-checker.

Affiliate sites, multiple URL''s for the same organization, and mirror sites are not desirable.

The ODP reserves the right to alter or replace a proposed description at any time at its sole discretion and editorial judgment.

If your site''s focus is selling products online for use in kitesailing, please submit your site to the proper subcategory of Shopping: Sports: Water Sports.

Non-English sites should be submitted to the proper language in World. Non-English sites will NOT be listed anywhere in Sports: Snowboarding.

Kitesurfing is sailing, surfing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, etc. powered by a huge, often maneuverable, kite or a stack of kites. This sport is also referred to as flysurfing and kiteboarding.
To avoid delay in listing, please review prior to submission.

Submit websites once to the most relevant category. Multiple submissions or careless submissions will slow the process.
Review the Sports: Water Sports: Kitesailing sub-categories to find the most appropriate category for submissions. Find the lowest level category appropriate to the site being submitted.

Descriptions should include specific information of the unique qualities and features of the site contents. Avoid advertising hype, overuse of capitalization, and emphatic punctuation. Do use the English language, proper grammar, and a spell-checker.

Affiliate sites, multiple URLs for the same organization, and mirror sites are not desirable.

The ODP reserves the right to alter or replace a proposed description at any time at its sole discretion and editorial judgment.

If your site's focus is selling products online for use in kitesailing, please submit your site to the proper subcategory of Shopping/Sports/Water_Sports/Kitesurfing.

Non-English sites should be submitted to the proper language in World.

This category is for rowing, including information on regattas, associations (this includes RCs and BCs), and governing bodies.
Please note that you should submit your site only once to the ODP under most circumstances. Very few sites belong in the top category - try to find an appropriate subcategory. Sites in languages other than English should not be submitted to this category - find the appropriate place in World.
Sites listed in this category are strictly of a general surfing nature.

To avoid delay in listing, please review prior to submission.

Submit websites once to the most relevant category. Multiple submissions or careless submissions will slow the process. Kitesurfing and windsurfing have their own categories in Sports: Water Sports.
Review the Sports: Water Sports: Surfing sub-categories to find the most appropriate category for submissions. Find the lowest level category appropriate to the site being submitted. Sites that are not exclusively Surfing might best be submitted to Sports: Extreme Sports or Sports: Water Sports, depending on the site contents.

Descriptions should include specific information of the unique qualities and features of the site contents. Avoid advertising hype, overuse of capitalization, and emphatic punctuation. Do use the English language, proper grammar, and a spell-checker.

Affiliate sites, multiple URLs for the same organization, and mirror sites are not desirable.

DMOZ reserves the right to alter or replace a proposed description at any time at its sole discretion and editorial judgment.

If your site's focus is selling products online for use in surfing, please submit your site to the proper subcategory of Shopping: Sports: Water Sports: Surfing. Such sites will not be listed in Sports: Water Sports: Surfing.

If your site's focus is the manufacture or distribution of surfing-related products, please submit the site to the proper subcategory of Business: Consumer Goods and Services: Sporting Goods: Water Sports: Surfing . Such sites will not be listed in Sports: Water Sports: Surfing.

Non-English sites should be submitted to the proper language in World.

Sites that do not contain English language will NOT be listed anywhere in Sports: Water Sports: Surfing.

This category contains links to sites associated with competition swimming and diving (but not Scuba diving).
Please submit sites to the most appropriate subcategory.

For clubs and teams, please submit to the appropriate continent/country Swimming_and_Diving/Regional subcategory.

Please do NOT submit SCUBA diving sites, redirect submissions to the appropriate Recreation/Outdoors/Scuba_Diving/ category.

An 'umbrella' category that contains links to sites and subcategories that have a focus on underwater sports.
Please do not submit scuba diving sites here as they belong in Recreation/Outdoors/Scuba_Diving For any site that primarily deals with breathold diving.

Sites that deal with equipment must submit to the appropriate shopping category.

A fast-paced Olympic sport played in swimming pools around the world. 2 teams of 7 players (including a goalie) try to score in the opposition's net. Using only one hand to pass, shoot and handle the ball, top players build up great skills similar to those in basketball. Rules are also similar to basketball with a shot clock, zone defence and personal fouls. Please submit you site only once. If the site does not use the English language (or have an English translation) it will not be accepted here. Instead submit the site to the appropriate World category, eg. World: Italiano: Sport World: Deutsch: Sport World: Espanol: Deportes: Waterpolo
Please make sure you are submitting a water polo camp and not a club team''s website. If you are a coach and are looking to put your website online please do so in the coaching section. Please submit only summer and other short-term programs to this section. Thanks!
Sites for show teams will not be listed in this category.
Sites listed in this category are about windsurfing, using a surfboard and a sail.

To avoid delay in listing, please review prior to submission.

Submit websites once to the most relevant category. Multiple submissions or careless submissions will slow the process.
Review the Sports: Water Sports: Windsurfing sub-categories to find the most appropriate category for submissions. Find the lowest level category appropriate to the site being submitted.

Descriptions should include specific information of the unique qualities and features of the site contents. Avoid advertising hype, overuse of capitalization, and emphatic punctuation. Do use the English language, proper grammar, and a spell-checker.

Affiliate sites, multiple URL''s for the same organization, and mirror sites are not desirable.

The ODP reserves the right to alter or replace a proposed description at any time at its sole discretion and editorial judgment.

If your site''s focus is selling products online for use in windsurfing, please submit your site to the proper subcategory of Shopping: Sports: Water Sports.

Non-English sites should be submitted to the proper language in World. Non-English sites will NOT be listed anywhere in Sports: Water Sports: Windsurfing.