Scuba diving in Goa
For those of you seeking a different kind of excitement in Goa, beyond its famous sun and sands, Goa offers a variety of adventurous activities.
One of the most popular must-dos here is scuba diving, which is fast catching on among adventure junkies the world over! Why is Goa perfect for scuba diving you may ask? Well, the shallow Goan waters are famous for their rich marine life; plus, they’re safe and temperate, and ideal for beginners or novices due to absence of riptide currents. While scuba diving, you will come across many sea creatures like tuna, eels, goat fish, lion fish, and snapper jacks.
Scuba diving season
In Goa, the diving season is from mid-October to end April. This is the time when the skies have cleared out, the rains have ceased and the sea is calm. The visibility is normally 5-10 m due to River Mandovi and River Zuari meeting the sea. It also depends upon the weather conditions and the nature of the sea. The diving sites all around Grand Island are mostly shallow and the water temperature is around 28 degree Celsius. During the season, there are several tours organised to visit Grand Island, which give visitors a chance to try their hand at diving, fishing or just relaxing on the beach.