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1. GOA
2. Netrani Island is about 10km off Murudeshwar in Karnataka.
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Jamnagar-okha belt In the Gulf of Kutch Gujarat

Goa

Dive Season: October to May


The marine life in Goa is similar to that found in Maldives. The presence of wrecks in Spanish and Portuguese galleons, World War II ships make the fish life prolific. Grande Island Much of the local diving is conducted around this island. Some of the sites near the island include Suzy's Wreck, Davy Jone's Locker, Sail Rock, Turbo Tunnel, Surge City, Uma Guma Reef, and Bounty Bay. Angria Bank A four-hour high-speed boat ride takes you to this world class dive site 120 miles from Goa. A vast underwater landmass about half the size of the state of Goa, it offers an amazing wealth of coral and fish. A 'live-aboard' is available with the local dive center to make diving at this site an unforgettable experience. Pigeon Island This rocky outcrop has interesting marine life as well as good visibility. Malvan Shoal Some interesting shallow sites in the water between Vengurla and Malvan, 2 hours away from the capital city of Panaji. Miscellaneous Information Decompression chamber is available about an hour away by road from any of the dive sites. Best time of the year Between November and May. Climate Tropical - between 25-28 degree Celsius.


GETTING THERE
Indian, among other airlines, connects Goa to Delhi and Mumbai daily. Economy easy fares start at Rs 5,470 per person from Delhi and Rs 3,160 from Mumbai.
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DIVE SITES IN GOA

 

Angria banks - 162154N 720239E As the name suggests Angria is submerged land mass 24 km by 42 km in dimension about 120 nautical miles from Goa Coast line . The nearest Port is Mund. Devgad is about 80 nautical miles. 5-6 years back a group of guys had a hatteras yatch and they used to go and dive there. Diving in Angrai is like maldives. The bank is at an average depth of 20m with drop offs upto 1200 m . Beacuse of this unique formation lots of oceanic fishes hang around there. Sharks can be seen on every dive. Now a days trawlers from Goa and Maharashtra go there for fishing.

The Daily Diving Trips are around Grande Island and Sao Gorge Island. They can be reached within one and half hours by boat. The dives are all shallow 4-14 m (average). The marine species are numerous with lots of hard corals and you can enjoy a very relaxing dive with lots to see. The visibility around the Island varies from 10 m to few feet, average around 4-5 ms. There is a very old metallic shipwreck around the Island. The dive sites have different names, but are all located around these two islands.


Burnt Island or Vengurla Rocks . The distance from Sinquerim jetty is 62 kms and it took us 1 hr 20 minutes to reach there. Depth all round is 10-18 ms. The bottom feature was rocky with hardly any corals. We saw some white , yellow and purple gorgonians , same what we see on Suzy's wreck. the area was silty and the viz was 1m . We found a cave which goes all the way in and we abondoned going inside as viz was so bad and we had no lines or torch. Current was pulling us inside. Anyway fish life is great, lots of big blue ringed angels, sugeon fish, banner fish, red tail butterfly fish, lobsters etc. While we were hanging at 5m four 1.5 - 2 m big gray reef shark just passed infront of us. Initially I thought that they are cobia but their head was rounded and olive green in colour without the bands we see on Cobias. Man that was scary when we had just less viz. Its a great site but viz is pretty un-predictable. We blew away 130 lits of petrol for the trip but it was worth it just because of the sharks

Malvan Shoal Some interesting shallow sites in the water between Venugurla and Malvan, 2 hours away from the capital city of Panaji.

PADI SCHOOLs GOA

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Goa Dive Center
Tito's Road Calangute/Baga Goa INDIA 403516
Ph.: 91 832 3260 821

Goa Diving Private
145P chapel Bhat Chicalim Goa INDIA 403711
Ph.: (91) 832-555117

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Diving at Netrani Island

Netrani Island is about 10km of the coast of Murudeshwar in Karnataka. Since its way off-shore, its in beautifully clear water and there is loads of marine life around. I was there last on the 1st and 2nd of Feb, and the vis was about 20m, and the place was teeming with fish. We saw big schools of Bannerfish, literally thousands of Red tooth Triggerfish, Blacktail snappers, Sargent Majors, Red-tailed Butterfly fish and big Groupers. There are an amazing number of Honeycomb Moray eels here,and you see a couple of large Porcupine fish on every dive.. The dives are all around 15 to 20m, and sometimes there are slight currents which make for great drift dives along the rocky walls of the Island. This is easily the best diving on the west coast, short of going to the Lakshdweep. We pack all the gear and tanks and drive there, and it takes 4 hours to reach from Goa. 2 dives the first day,overnight stay at the hotel there and 2 dives the next day is what we usually do. Makes for a brilliant weekend dive trip.

beautiful pictures by Dive Goa

 



Jamnagar-okha belt
Gujarat- scuba/snorkelling spot just visit this link & discover another scuba/snorkelling spot in india a very little know place / beach in india. India's first marine national park, quite clear water & the diversity of marine life The best thing is that visiting jamnagar, staying there & visiting these beaches / places is quite inexpensive, & if you own the equipments then you would have a gala of time.see http://www.jamnagar.org/mnp.htm

Jamnagar has the Countrys first Marine National Park, since 1982. 162.89 Square Kilometers of Marine National Park and 457.92 Square Kilometers of Marine Sanctury in the Gulf of Kutch at Jamnagar offers marine sightings for people willing to go to this area.
Of the 42 islands, the most popular island is Pirotan (old name is "Pir jo thaan" meaning the place of the holy Saint Khwaja Khizer Alaihisalaam).
For access to the Marine National Park, one has to take permissions from the Forest Department, The Customs Department & the Port.

These guys can help with info Hotel President, Teen Batti, Jamnagar - 361 001, Gujarat, India. Phone: +91 288 2557491 Fax: +91 288 2558491 Email: info@hotelpresident.in

 

 


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