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     Diving in Goa

Boasting 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 the sea.

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 divers.

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.

Diving season
October -April
Avg temperature
Winter - 26 C
Summer - 33 C

Daily dive trips

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.

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      Diving in Netrani

Situated 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 of booking.

Diving season
October - May
Avg temperature
Winter - 26 C
Summer - 33 C

Typical Package :

3D/2N 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

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