Scuba Diving in Goa
With Scuba Diving in Goa, you can explore cool blue Arabian sea and marine life in Goa. Diving is an fascinating and an amazing water sports in Goa. For taking scuba-diving you need great deal of practice and comfort level alongwith the essential equipment.
The underwater life of Goa has unique and fascinating creatures and also shipwrecks of World War ll. The sea is very calm thus making the shores just perfect for scuba diving. If you are a beginner, you will be accompanied by two instructors when you go diving.
The underwater visibility at diving sites in Goa range between 2 and 20 metres, it can vary with weather and sea conditions. The marine life which you can spot here consists of Sergeant-major puffers, groupers, damsels, barracuda, tuna, eels, goat fish, lion fish, scorpion fish, surgeon fish, bat fish, snappers, jacks, blennies, lobster, sweetlips, trevally, gobies etc.
Inside Tip – Bogmalo in one of the few places in India, where you can learn Scuba Diving.
Don’t Miss – Witnessing the Hundreds of Wrecks along the Coastline.
Important Gear – A mask, snorkel, fins, buoyancy compensator (BC), regulator, weights, and wet suit ,Water Proof Sunscreen Lotion.
What is Scuba Diving?
Scuba stands for: “Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus”. The diver carries the breathing apparatus which gives him flexibility of movement. Physical fitness is of prime importance. People with heart or lung ailments are not allowed to practice or train for the sport.
The sport has to be learnt properly under expert guidance. Certification is required from the recreational diving associations like the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, (PADI), and Confederation modiale des activités subaquatiques, (CMAS). Expert divers can move on to specialized dives like night diving, ship wreck diving, and cave diving.
Diving sites in Goa:
Grand Island off the Mormugao Harbour is the ideal site for scuba-diving in Goa, because here the underwater visibility is good.
Davy Jones, Suzy’s Wreck, Tunnel Shelter Cove, Surge City, Bounty Bay, Uma Guma Reef, Devagh Island, St. George Island, Pigeon Island and Locker Sail Rock Turbo are few more popular scuba diving spots in Goa.
Best Season for Scuba Diving
The best time for Scuba Diving in Goa is from November to April.
Cost for Scuba Diving in Goa:
Scuba diving rates starts from Rs 2000 – Rs 22000 per person including guided dives, full equipment and snacks.
*Note: The rates are for information only, and are subject to change.
Scuba Diving Safety Tips
- Prior to a scuba dive, you should throughly check and understand the operation of underwater breathing apparatus.
- Don’t forget to carry the equipment provided by the operator like medical kit and portable oxygen kit.
- Be Wary of the Pre Diving Briefings. Handle the snorkel Carefully.
Some of operators with Scuba Diving Packages
- Goa Diving: http://www.goadiving.com/
- Dive Goa: http://www.divegoa.com/
- Goa Aquatics: http://www.goaaquatics.com
- Barracuda Diving: http://www.barracudadiving.com