Make sure to gather essential instructions from expert divers from the dive center.
Going through a reputed diving school helps because of the proper equipment that they use and their experience.
The diving schools prefer if you're medically fit for a dive due to problems that could arise because of artificial oxygenation underwater.
You do not need to know swimming to do scuba diving. There is a small training session that helps you ease into the environment before you go diving. A lot of companies even offer professional courses that are certified by SSI and PADI. Most of the dives are between 10m to 15m deep. Grande Island is another location that hosts scuba diving sessions. If you are looking for clearer waters, you could head off to Netrani island. However, this constitutes a 3 day trip as the island is quite far off, located near Murudeshwar, which is a 6-8 hour drive.
Bogmalo is considered one of the best in terms of a dive. Other spots include Sail Rock, Grande Island, Dauna Paula.
Divegoa is one of the companies which organise scuba diving trips at Dauna Paula beach near Panjim. Their website is http://www.divegoa.com/
Chadar Frozen river trek is the most uniquely rewarding trek one can take. The average mean temperature during the day is minus 10. In the night, temperatures fall to minus 20 and 25. Ice forms break and change colour on the river every few hours. At places, the Chadar (ice) does not form over the river. Trekkers then have to forge a new trail climbing over snow-covered embankments to descend to a spot on the river where the ice is more stable. Extreme conditions are not hard to beat with multiple layers and sensible trekking. But what sets it apart is the unique experience of the snow-covered scenery, temperature, atmosphere, the frozen river, sledges, unusual campsites, caves and the ever-changing Chadar.
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Cost of Activity : Starts at Rs. 2000 per dive
Currents : Range from calm waters to strong, depending upon the tides and the dive site
Depth of Dive : 2 m to 35 m
Difficulty Level : Easy-Moderate
Nearest Airport : Near Panjim
Nearest Railhead : Vasco Da Gama, Madgaon
Nearest road city : Panjim
Region : Arabian Sea
Time required for Dive : 2 days to 4 days
Visibility in the waters : 2 m to 20 m depending upon weather condition
Water Temperature : 26 deg C to 33 deg C
November - February are the best months to do Scuba Diving In Goa
However, March - April is also a good time
The village of Bogmalo is about 10 minutes from Dabolim Airport. You can hire a taxi from the airport to reach Bogmalo.
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