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INTRODUCTION:

As a vacation place nothing can be compared with Goa. Goa is India’s smallest state by area. The most popular beaches in North Goa are Candolim and Calangute. They are the nearest to the airport and offer many facilities. The long coastline is separated into three areas- North Goa, South Goa, Central Goa. North Goa is more developed. Central Goa is dominated by the capital Panaji and the airport. In south Goa the roads are amazing for cycling.

Grande Island:

Goa is full of beaches. There are 10 to 12 dive sites in Goa which offer you amazing Sea Diving packages. Grande Island is marked as one of the best locations for Scuba Diving. These packages are starting from just Rs. 2500 isn’t it quite reasonable. Before stepping in water one can get training. The timing of this training session is about 10 to 15 minutes. Your mentor will advise you about more details. If you are a swimmer or non-swimmer, you can do Scuba Diving in Goa. If you don’t know how to swim but want to dive then this underwater fun activity is for you. 

Best Time:

The Grande island tour is an unforgettable and amazing tour. There are a variety of things that one can enjoy during this trip. During the summer Goa is really hot so, the best time to plan this tour to the Grande island are the months from October to March. This spring and winter season is best for your tour. It’s better not to go Goa during summer and rainy season. Visitor can carry their own swim costume. Don’t  forgot to carry your water bottle. Water will help you to keep hydrated all day. Also try to wear a comfortable clothes.

Dive Sites in Grande Island:

Grande Island offers many dive sites from sandy bays to coral fields, sea whip. Here you can try snorkelling, diving, fishing and other joyful water activities. You can do swimming too but the scuba diving will give you a beyond expectations experience. This experience will be unforgettable. This shallow water is perfect to dive. Clear visibility in water gives you to see marine life. Here you can dive with turtles, Sea cucumbers, lobsters, colourful fishes.

Suzy’s Wreck:

This site is attractive for anyone from beginners to advanced divers. It is a British cargo ship named SS Rita. In 1950s near the southwest face of Grande Island the ship went down. This ship is 130 meters long and lies in just 5 to 12 meters of water. Now it is a home to many animals like groupers, scorpionfish, batfish and puffers, squid, sweetlips, moray eels, etc. Here you can see barracuda.

Uma Guma Reef:

This site is another beautiful site for scuba divers. Here one can swim with big groupers, tuna, parrotfish, barracuda, triggerfish, porcupine fish, angelfish, surgeonfish, etc. Both experts and beginner can dive here.

SAIL ROCK: 

It is situated about 1 km south west of Grande Island. It is a fin like rocky projection. It has an intensity of 8 to 24 meters. You can see the amazing finish life here. Discover lage groupers, sharks, moorish, education bannerfish. Diving here is advisable for expert scuba divers because there is strong undercurrents in the depths.

Davy Jones Locker:

 Due to strong currents experienced divers can dive in this spot. Here you can dive with tuna, moray eels, barracuda, mullets and schooling jacks. This site is just 14 meters in water and is an amazing site for expert scuba divers.

Information:

  • Non Swimmers can enjoy these amazing activities.
  • 10 years and above can do all these activities.
  • If there is any change in your plans then you need to inform them at least 48 hrs prior.
  • Booking is non transferable.
  • One must need to follow the instructions given by the instructors.It is mandatory.
  • Remember the swim suit is not included in the package.
  • If you carry a pair of clothes then this will be good for you.
  • as per package selected beverages will be added.
  • In the morning they will pick you from Arpora Junction.
  • On a boat you can experience many dolphins and other beautiful attractions.
  • Proper equipment will be provided including an oxygen cylinder.
  • You will be accompanied by the certified diver.15 to 20 minutes underwater diving.

In Goa many tour operators offer this trip at pocket friendly prices. So, next time when you are planning to do a Goa trip with your friends and family. Don’t forget to add Grande island in your bucket list. After reaching there you can see the beautiful Arabian Sea stretches it’s arm for you.

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