Sea Water Sports: Scuba Diving In Grande Island Goa

by Jaswanth D

INTRODUCTION:

Goa is a tiny state in the western part of India which is not unknown to anyone. The small state is also known as a coastal paradise. This is a beautiful tourist place.Each and every year people come from different places to visit Goa. This is also a perfect honeymoon destination. This state is divided into two districts. One is North Goa which is popular for the churches of Mae Deus, Chorao Diver Island, Calangute Beach, Candolim Beach, Baga Beach, Fort Aguada, Boghdeshwara Temple, and South Goa is known for its quieter beaches like Patolem, Butterfly, Polem, and Agonda as well as its many luxury resorts, St. Xavier’s Church, and a few waterfalls.Arvalem waterfall, Tambdi Surla falls, etc.

OVERVIEW:

This place is filled with activities. One of the most popular activity is Scuba diving. Grand Island is a popular dive site for Scuba.Before step into the water you will get a training session from the mentor. The training time will be 15 to 20 minutes. You need to carry swimwear and some comfortable clothes with you this will be good for you. Proper equipment will be provided by them including an oxygen cylinder, rubber fins, facemask, and wetsuit so don’t worry. Another activity that you can do in this place is snorkeling, diving, fishing and other joyful water activities.

There are a variety of activities you can take advantage of in your trip.In Grand Island, you can swim, but diving with a scuba diver will provide you with an exciting experience.The shallow waters are perfect for a dive. Clear visibility in the water permits you to take in incredible marine life. This experience is unforgettable. Here you will find turtles and sea cucumbers as well as a few lobsters. There are also many colorful fishes.So,if you’re looking for an exciting trip, you should opt to visit Grand Island which will never let you down.

1. SAIL ROCK:

Intensity:8 to 24metres.

This dive site is situated about one kilometer southwest of Grande Island. It’s a fin-like rocky projection.It has 8 to 24 meters of intensity.In this place, you can see the amazing finish life here.Discover large groupers, sharks,Moorish,education bannerfish.Diving here is advisable for expert scuba divers because there is strong undercurrents in the depths.The depth is 16 to 24 metres.

 

2.Bounty Bay:

Depth:4 to 8metres.

This site is situated in the north part of Grand Island.The depth is 4 to 8 metres.Here you can explore lobster,triggerfishes,many crabs.Sting Rays are seen in this site.

 

3.The Jetty:

Intensity:8 metres.

It is located on the northern side of Grand Island.It is shallow in its intensity that is about 8 metres.If you’re lucky you might spot sharks here.Shallow divers will enjoy this spot.

 

4.Uma Guma Reef:

Depth: 10-14 meters.

This dive site is also a beautiful site for scuba divers.Divers can swim with big groupers, tuna,parrotfish,barracuda,triggerfish,angelfish,porcupine fish,surgeonfish etc.Both experts and beginner divers can dive here.The depth of the water is 10 to 14 metres. The site is approximately 6 km from Grand Island.The aquatic features add to the beauty of this place. beautiful.You can go to this dive spot from the month of October until March.

 

5.Grand Banks:

Depth: 4-8 meters.

Another dive location close to Grand Island is known for a series of exposed rocks where divers can discover table corals, numerous whip corals, and other types of coral..You The whole depth is 4 to 8 metres, and you’ll see puffers, groupers, butterfly fish, and banner fish there.

 

6.Shelter Cove:

The Grande Island’s northeastern region contains Shelter Cove, which is made more exciting and intriguing by a canal with rocks, poor visibility, and a slow tide patch, cuttles as well as squid fishes are able to mate.They lay eggs here.This dive spot is suitable for every type of divers.

 

7.Suzy’s Wreck:

Depth: 10 to 13 meters.

The dive location is fascinating for all levels of divers from novices or advanced divers.This is an old British cargo ship called the SS Rita.In 1950s close to the southwest side on Grand Island the ship went down.The wreck is in a damaged condition.This is a 130-metre ship, which is located within 5-12 meters in water.Now it is habitat for many fish species like puffers, batfish, groupers as well as moray eels, sweetlips, squid, etc.Here you can see barracuda.On the deck and the railings, you can observe scorpion fish.The depth is between 10 and 13 meters.

 

8.Davy Jones Locker:

Depth:14 metres.

Since the currents are strong that flow through the water, only experienced divers can dive at the spot.Here you can dive with fish like tuna, moray eels and barracuda as well as schooling jacks and mullets. The site is 14 metres deep and is a fantastic spot for experienced scuba divers.

 

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