Snorkeling in Goa
If you want to enjoy the water sports with your family members, Snorkelling is a good option. Snorkelling is a simpler activity and perfect for kids, adults and families.
Snorkeling is one of the most popular and most sought after water sport among tourists visiting Goa. Goa’s clean and pleasant waters and a good underwater visibility makes it a perfect destination for the snorkelers. There are lot of facilities for snorkeling in Goa with all the required training and equipments provided by the tour organizers and operators.
What is Snorkeling?
Snorkeling is all about turning into a tourist in the amazing underwater world. For snorkeling you must use a breathing device that consists of a bent tube which is fitted into your mouth and extends above the water surface. The idea is that you get to breathe fresh air while face down in the water. Even an amateur who is in good shape and knows to swim can enjoy the pleasures of snorkeling.
The accessories including wet suit, gloves, masks, and fins are all provided by your operator.
Snorkelling Sites in Goa
Bat Island and Navy Island in Goa provides one of the best snorkeling facilities. Some other places for snorkeling in Goa are: Grande Island, Davy jones, Suzy’s Wreck, Tunnel Shelter Cove, Locker Sail Rock
These snorkeling sites have the most beautiful and amazing underwater world. You will be able to sight a variety of coral reefs ranging from soft and hard corals. Brain coral, sea whips, sea fan, star coral are some of the popular corals spotted in the waters of Goa. The reefs here offer a wide variety of tropical fish such as butterfly fish, trigger fish, groupers, parrot fish, angel fish, snappers, wrasses, squirrel fish and much more.
Note: Rocky outcroppings and shallow reefs, which sometimes you can reach only by boat, form the best snorkeling spots. Beaches are not preferred because of the sandy bottom and scarce fish.
Best time for Snorkeling in Goa
Snorkeling in Goa India can be planned any time of the year except during the monsoons.
Cost of Snorkeling in Goa
In Goa Snorkeling cost around Rs 1500 per person per day, which included Food and Gear.
*Note: Snorkeling rates are subject to change, the above cost is for information purpose only.
- Make sure you protect yourself against sunburn.
- Swim around coral reefs, rather than walk on them.
- Don’t fog the mask.
- Don’t bite too hard on the snorkel mouthpiece.