Scuba Diving is one of the most adventurous and popular water sports activities. Growing up, we have mostly seen known about fishes and other things underwater through pictures in books or videos or documents on television but to witness them from such a close distance actually is a really exciting thing.
Scuba Diving is a form of underwater diving where a diver is given a underwater breathing apparatus and other necessary equipments to go underwater and witness the beautiful aquatic life, corals and other interesting things there. The diver is also given a mask and swim fins.
There are a number of places where you can do scuba diving in India. Goa blessed with a beautiful seacoast has a number of places where scuba diving facilities are present. Grande Island in Goa is one of the best places in Goa to indulge in Scuba Diving. Scuba diving activities are performed under the supervision of experienced instructors and therefore beginners can even take part in this activity. This is a highly recommended and thrilling activity that you should definitely include in the itinerary of your Goa trip.
The Grande Island Scuba diving package promises to one memorable experience that you will surely remember. Priced at INR 3499, this half-day package includes transportation, scuba diving and lunch.
We will start from Calangute at 8:00 am in the morning. Pickup shall be arranged and we will head towards the boat jetty.
The distance between Calangute and the boat jetty is around 6 kilometres. From here we will board a boat that will take us to the Grande Island. This journey will approximately take 40 minutes. On the way, you might also spot some dolphins coming out of the water. The boat ride from the jetty to the island is picturesque.
On reaching the Grande Island, you will be briefed by the scuba diving instructors about the activity and the things that you should keep in mind while being part of it.
This will be followed by an approximate 10-15 minutes of training by scuba divers in the shallow waters. Once this is completed, we will proceed with the scuba diving in the sea which will be supervised by the instructors. This will span over 10-15 minutes.
You will be provided all the necessary equipment for the activity. You will also be provided with one video and a few photographs of your scuba diving experience.
There will be lunch and snacks post this activity.Make sure you explore this island and its surroundings as well and click a number of pictures with your camera.
We will wrap everything late in the afternoon and then return by 4:00pm in the evening.
This activity is of easy to moderate level of difficulty. Beginners and people experienced in scuba diving can both take part in this activity.
You don't need to know swimming if you are just going for a recreational scuba diving experience for a day under the supervision of an instructor. The instructor will be there with you all of the time and will guide you accordingly.
However, if you opt for higher levels of scuba diving which are more difficult or any specific scuba level certification then you need to know basic swimming which means swimming for a distance of 200 yards at a stretch along with a thorough training.
The best time to visit this place for scuba diving is from November to March. The waters are calm and the weather conditions for suitable for scuba diving and other water activities.
The Grande Island can be reached by a boat ride from any of the boat jetties. It is easily accessible from North Goa. The distance between Calangute and the boat jetty is around six kilometres. A forty minute boat ride from here will take you to the island. The nearest airport is at Dabolim and the nearest railway station is at Madgaon.