105 km. of sun kissed, palm fringed coastline,
Goa has, for many years, been a Mecca for
tourists worldwide. Such is the warmth and
hospitality of this, the smallest state
in India, that many return year after year
to rekindle friendships made above and below
Home to the Barracuda Diving team for the
last eight years, Goa continues to surprise
and amaze us with its wealth of ever changing
marine life. While diving in Goa is not
exactly world class due to limited underwater
visibility (generally in the region of 6
to 12 metres), there is an amazing amount
of marine life as well as hard coral which
continues to delight even the most experienced
Fishlife includes Barracudas, Damsels, Snappers,
Sweetlips, Groupers, Sweepers, Sergeant
Majors, Angelfish, Butterflyfish, Parrotfish,
Bannerfish, Wrasse, Sharks, Tangs, Mullets,
Tuna, Batfish, Scorpionfish, Lionfish, Rock
Cod, etc. Other marine life includes Sea
Cucumber, Blennies, Gobies, Turtle, Lobsters,
Cuttlefish, Shrimps and Nudibranchs. Corals,
including Table, Brain, Staghorn, Sea Whips,
Gorgonian Fans abound. Woebeggong and Reeftip
sharks, Shovel Nosed and Sting Rays, Nurse
Sharks as well as Dogfish are spotted occasionally.
The warm waters also teem with playful Bottlenose
Dolphins, though they are shy of divers.
In addition to the above, Goa is blessed
with a large number of shipwrecks which
include Spanish and Portuguese galleons,
World War II wrecks as well as many merchant
ships. Very few of these have been found
and explored. Besides the two wrecks we
dive on regularly, one more has just been
discovered and is awaiting survey. There
are reportedly around 1,000 wrecks along
the coast of Goa. Even allowing for gross
exaggeration, that still leaves a lot of
ships waiting to be found and dived on by
lucky, daring divers!
Goa makes a great holiday destination. Make
your holiday truly memorable by exploring
the underwater world of Grande Island.
Winter - 26 C
Summer - 33 C
Start at 8.00 am with equipment set up and
familirization. Boat leaves at 8.30 am and
comes back at around 2.00 pm after 2 dives.
Cost of 2 dives including full equipment,
snacks on the boat and services of a dive
guide is Rs.2,250.00 per diver.
approximately 10 nautical miles off the
coastal temple town of Murdeshwar is a tiny
island named Netrani. Picture Grand Central
Station during rush hour and you can just
about imagine the fish life bustling around
this jewel of an island.
With depths ranging from 6 to 40 meters,
this island offers diving suitable for all
levels of experience and is an underwater
paradise for divers with everything from
Turtles to Orcas!! ( Yes, unbelievably,
we saw 6 adult Killer Whales in May 2000!!)
Other fish life includes White Tip and Black
Tip Sharks, Cobias, Stingrays as well as
a great diversity of the fish life common
to the Arabian Sea. Visibility ranges from
15 to 30 meters.
Once on dry land one can absorb the culture
of ancient India by visiting the monumental
Hindu shore temple of Lord Shiva - The Destroyer,
believed to be approx 5,000 years old !!
Hear and see the colorful stories of Hindu
mythology as depicted on the temple walls
that have survived centuries of worship.
Evenings in Murdeshwar were made for sunsets
with superb beaches to sit and watch the
day finally draw to a close against the
stunning backdrop of the Islands. A perfect
end to a perfect dive adventure.
We are able to offer the flexibility of
a tailor-made dive package to suit your
budget and requirements. Subject to a minimum
of two divers per trip. We request bookings
to be made at least one month in advance
to avoid disappointment. A non-refundable
deposit of 50% will be required at the time
Winter - 26 C
Summer - 33 C
inclusive of budget accomodation, food, minimum
of 4 dives with full equipment and transport
from and to Goa. Cost - Rs.12,000.00 per diver.
Min divers per group - 2.
Package with accomodation at a luxury resort
is available for Rs.15,000.00