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INTRODUCTION:

Goa is a Western coastal state in India.It is India’s smallest state by area.As a vacation place nothing can be compared with Goa.Goa is also well known for its amazing beaches.The primary industry of Goa is tourism.Every year many people visit Goa.Goa has three areas– North Goa,South Goa,Central Goa.North Goa is developed.Central Goa is dominated by the capital Panaji and the airport. In south Goa the roads are amazing for cycling.The major attractions in Goa are the wax museum,fort Aguada,Basílica,Bom Jesus and the beautiful Churches.There are also some waterfalls in Goa like -Dudhsagar waterfall,Arvalem waterfall,Tambdi Surla falls etc.

 

OVERVIEW:

There are 10 to 12 dive sites in Goa which offer you amazing Sea Diving packages.Grande Island is one of the best locations for Scuba Diving.If you want to spend your money in diving then you must try this activity on Grand Island.Grand Island also known as Monkey beach,Bat island or IIha Gande.

Before stepping in water you will get training from their professional trainers.The timing of this training session is about 10 to 15 minutes. Your diving mentor will advise you about more details.

Scuba diving in Goa will give you the  best experience at a  reasonable price.This activity can be enjoyed by non-swimmers as well so don’t worry.

 

What To Expect:

  • Carry swimwear with you.If you carry some comfortable clothes with you then this will be good for you.
  • The pickup and drop facility will be included in your package.
  • Proper equipment will be provided including an oxygen cylinder.You will be accompanied by the certified diver.15 to 20 minutes underwater diving.
  • Snacks,drinks,fishing,and lunch will be included in the package.As per package selected beverages will be added.
  • 10 years and above can do all these activities.If there is any change in your plans then you need to inform them at least 48 hrs prior.Booking is non transferable.

 

Best Time:

Summer is good for doing this activity. There are a variety of things that one can enjoy during this trip. But during the summer Goa is really hot. Spring and winter season is best for your tour. The months from October to March is  the best time for this activity. Visitor can carry their own swim costume. Don’t  forgot to carry your water bottle. 

 

Dive Sites:

Uma Guma Reef:

This site is another beautiful site for scuba divers.Here one can swim with big groupers, tuna, parrotfish,barracuda,triggerfish, porcupine fish,angelfish,surgeonfish, etc. Both experts and beginner can dive here. The depth is 10 to 14 metres. This is situated about ).6 kilometres of Grande Island.Due to its underwater features it is a beautiful dive site.

 

Grande Banks:

This is another dive site which is situated near Grand Island. This site is famous for a group of rocks that are exposed. Here you can explore table corals,many Whip corals etc. You will see Banner fish, butterfly fish,puffers, groupers here. The total depth is 4 to 8 metres.

 

Suzy’s Wreck:

This dive site is interesting for anyone from beginners to advanced divers. This is a British cargo ship named SS Rita.In 1950s near the southwest face of Grand Island the ship went down.The wreck is in broken condition. This is 130 metres long ship that is lies in just 5 to 12 metres of water. Now it is a home to many fishes like groupers, batfish and puffers, squid,sweetlips, moray eels, etc.Here you can see barracuda. On the deck and railings you can see scorpion fish.The depth is 10 to 13 metres.

 

Shelter Cove: 

Shelter Cove is situated in the north east part of Grande Island.A channel along with rocks makes this site more interesting and thrilling.In sandy patch cuttles and squid fishes come to mate.They lay their eggs here.

 

Davy Jones Locker:

 Due to the strong currents only experienced divers can dive in this spot.Here you can dive with fishes like tuna,moray eels, barracuda, mullets and schooling jacks. This site is just 14 metres in water and is an amazing site for expert scuba divers.

 

Bounty Bay:

This dive site situated north of Grand Island.  The depth is 4 to 8 metres. Here you can explore lobster,triggerfishes,many crabs. Sting Rays are seen in this site.

 

SAIL ROCK:

 It is situated about 1 km south west of Grande Island. It is a fin like rocky projection.It has an intensity of 8 to 24 metres. You can see the amazing finish life here. Discover large groupers, sharks, moorish, education bannerfish. Diving here is advisable for expert scuba divers because there is strong undercurrents in the depths. The depth is 16 to 24 metres.

Purba Das is my name. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University Of Technology is where I am pursuing my MSC in Media Science (West Bengal).I’d like to work as a content writer for a living.

 

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