Scuba Diving in Goa

Scuba Diving in Goa, Goa Overview

Goa is one of the few places in India offering scuba diving. Diving in Goa is not the best owing to limited underwater visibility, but it is still popular among tourists. 
However, Goa is a good destination for beginners to explore the delights of the underwater world. Colourful corals, vibrant fishes, spectacular shells and other tropical aquatic beings adorn the marine world. Apart from that, a large number of shipwrecks, merchant ships and World War II wrecks are the hidden treasure trove of the place waiting to be explored. The absence of strong water current with occasional surges adds serenity to the activity making it perfect for the first timers as well as the professionals.

Photos of Scuba Diving in Goa

General tips

Make sure to gather essential instructions from expert divers from the dive center.

Safety Tips

Going through a reputed diving school helps because of the proper equipment that they use and their experience.

Medical fitness

The diving schools prefer if you're medically fit for a dive due to problems that could arise because of artificial oxygenation underwater.

Scuba Diving For Beginners

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.

Scuba Diving Spots In Goa

Bogmalo is considered one of the best in terms of a dive. Other spots include Sail Rock, Grande Island, Dauna Paula.

Notable Dive Operators

Divegoa is one of the companies which organise scuba diving trips at Dauna Paula beach near Panjim. Their website is http://www.divegoa.com/

Trekking Route

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.

About Scuba Diving in Goa

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

Best time to visit Scuba Diving in Goa

November - February are the best months to do Scuba Diving In Goa
However, March - April is also a good time

How to Reach Scuba Diving in Goa

The village of Bogmalo is about 10 minutes from Dabolim Airport. You can hire a taxi from the airport to reach Bogmalo.