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Goa is famous for many things beaches, clus, portugese history, its vibrant people and many more, which makes it a popular tourist destination.
In goa There are many activities for visitors to indulge in. goan beaches are famous for water sports activities. You can also do a variety of activities like bungee jumping, backwater rafting and many more.
Among these activities scuba diving is the most popular activity and tourists from all over the world come here to enjoy this. Scuba diving in goa is famous as it is one of the top 3 best location for scuba diving in india, standing neck to neck with andaman & nicobar, lakshadweep islands in terms of water quality and marine life.
Diving in goa is a wonderful experience as water here is clear with visibility of 4 to 10 meters, even upto 20 meters depending on the weather, the tropical climate, moderate temperature and perfect water conditions make goa the best destination for scuba diving.
As said, Goa is one of the best locations in india for diving also there are many more reasons to choose Goa
An underwater census conducted jointly by ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute (CCARI) and DIVEGOA, a private recreational diving training centre, source: the times of india below are few facts based on these findings
Coral reefs are the pillar of marine ecosystems. A reef has corals, snails, anemones, crabs, worms, starfish, shrimps, lobsters, sea lilies, fishes, turtles, green algae, brown algae, red algae, sea grasses and dozens of other unknown animal and plant groups.
While diving varieties of exotic fish you see near grande island are parrot fish, catfish, damselfish, sarjan fish, rabbit fish, butterfly fish, grouper fish, blueline grouper fish and Common corals found are plate corals, table corals, cup corals, soft corals.
Aslo barracuda, anglerfish, surgeonfish, triggerfish, porcupine fish, Moray eels, cuttlefish (rare but have been sighted), Hawksbill sea turtles (again rare but have been sighted)
Common corals found are plate corals, table corals, cup corals, soft corals.
Grande island, bat island and st.george island are the only island in goa with corals around them and diving is allowed only at grand and bat islands. Which is why it is the best diving destination in goa.
Grande island and bat island are a stretch of islands which are closely located and the water body between these islands acts like a natural aquarium, this is the sweet spot for scuba diving.
|Suzy’s Wreck||Grande island|
|Sail Rock||1 km from grande island|
|Davy Jones Locker||800 mtr from bat island|
|Uma Guma Reef||Between grande and bat island|
|Turbo Tunnel||Grande island|
|Bounty Bay||Grande island|
|The Jetty||Bat Island|
|Shelter Cove||Grande island|
|Grande Banks||Bat Island|
|Lobster Avenue||Grande island|
No worries, scuba diving in goa is completely safe as all types of safety standards are followed , which includes
Scuba Diving in Goa is the perfect place for beginners to scuba dive, here you get the best prep you can get and dive at the best locations.
Goa is the best place where you can take the baby steps for becoming a scuba diver. Here, unlike Andamans, the sea is much calmer ,you can dive to the depths of almost 13 meters confidently without much to worry about. For the record, 13 metres is a big milestone for a rookie diver.
Unlike Andaman learning to dive in Goa is much cheaper. Here you will be learning to dive in better conditions and at the same time paying only a reasonable amount.