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Best Scuba Diving Tours in Goa

Goa is the ultimate destination for thrill seekers to fulfill their fantasy of playing with the splashing waters and explore the depths of ocean. Bordered by the Arabian Sea, Goa is blessed with an exotic marine life which has made it a popular diving destination in India. When in Goa, you should definitely indulge in scuba diving to come face to face with underwater life. While daring divers can go for exploring the waters at most hotels and beaches in Goa, beginners also can take scuba diving lessons and training at scuba diving schools in Goa for partaking in this thrilling sport. Amongst all the water sports, the best scuba diving tours in Goa are one of the most sought after activities enticing the excitement and curiosity of most travelers.

Explore the wrecks of past wars off the coast in the waters that touch Goa. Not only the fascinating ship wrecks but also the diverse marine life which includes a different color pallet, turtles, reef sharks and aquatic plants add an interesting twist to the diving experience in Goa. Some of major diving sites in Goa are Grande Island, Pigeon Island and Agatti Island. There are also some shallow sites between Venugurla and Malvan which is about 2 hours away from the capital city of Panaji which provide scuba diving. The enthralling experience of scuba diving can be enjoyed with the help of professionals and trained scuba divers in Goa who guide you every step of the way. All you need to do is to just shed your inhibitions, familiarize yourself with the equipment and take a cool plunge for exploring the breathtaking landscape under the waters of Arabian Sea. So just imagine the adrenaline rush you feel as you dive into the water with a plethora of aquatic flora and fauna in front of you in the clear azure waters of Goa. If you really want to take a closer look at what reflects the true beauty of nature, the best scuba diving tours in Goa are highly recommended for everyone.

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    Scuba Diving at Grande Island in Goa
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    North Goa
    h8 Hours

    About the Activity:Experience the thrilling and exciting wonders of the sea with an exciting scuba diving course in Goa!  This experience is run by international standards of expertise, equipment and safety. The activity lasts for 45 minutes for training and diving The session is accompanied by trained experts and adequate safety equipment.

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    Scuba Diving and Water Sports Combo in Goa
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    North Goa
    h8 Hours

    About the Activity:Begin your tour after getting picked up from your hotel in North Goa in a shared vehicle and reach the tour location..Get trained by the professionals and enjoy your dive for about 15-20 minutes inside the crystal blue waters at Grand Island.Dive deep to 20 to 35 feet inside the middle of the sea where you can glance the corals, aquatic animals and varieties of sea fishes. Our team of Expert PADI Certified Guides will be taking care of you throughout your dive paying special attention to safety.Enjoy the snacks and other refreshments after you finish your scuba diving.Head back home with umpteen pictures of you diving and enjoying the views.This tour is a group tour and can be availed between the time from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, which is the usual time for scuba diving.

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  • h5 Hours

    About the Activity:It is everybody's wish to take a look at the magical world of marine animals and plants but the number of people who have triumphantly conquered the supreme habitat is recognized as minimal.Why don't you think of taking a short training and indulge in scuba diving which is available at your finger tip now? You have to just click on this package that offers you a big time opportunity to enjoy the awe-inspiring colours of the underwater world.Pack your bags right away to join the beaches of Goa and find the extremely safe and guaranteed scuba diving at Calangute. You will be picked up from your hotel located at Calangute, Baga, Candolim, Nerul, Betim, Panjim areas and the training starts by 08:00 AM.Under the guidance of perfect instructors, you will learn the basics of scuba diving and then it it's your turn to seize the world of recognized swimmers and multi coloured floral, algae and other similar marine species.Wind up the activity by 03:00 PM and receive the complimentary photos and videos of your diving.The package includes breakfast, lunch and pick up and drop off at your hotel.

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  • l
    South Goa
    h5 Hours

    About the activity: Invoke in this exciting scuba diving courses in Goa and experience the fun and thrill while diving deep into the clear waters.This tour can be availed by both beginners and licensed scuba divers. Get certified by PADI from beginners to professional level in this thrilling diving course.Start your tour at around 7:00 AM in the morning after taking a 10 minutes boat ride from Bogmalo beach and reach the dive site in Grande Island.For beginners, learn the basics of scuba diving and get trained in a shallow pool or the sea itself before you get to go for a deep sea dive of 12-15 meters depending on the weather condition. For licensed holders, you have the option of single tank dive or double tank dive.Swim with the colourful fish and discover the marine life for 45 to 50 minutes.The minimum age for this thrilling activity should be 12 years. Finish your dive at around 12:00 AM just in time for a lazy day after the adrenaline rush.

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    About the Activity A delightful Scuba trip designed keeping first timers in mind, begins at around 07:30 AM with a training dive in swimming pool/ shallow water.You will then be diving in the open sea under the guidance of a trained instructor. Delight in the stunning aquatic life with this thrilling activity.The activity is conducted to International safety standards laid down by PADI, the controlling agency.The activity is open to all age groups above 10. Knowledge of swimming is desirable, however not necessary as long as one is not afraid of water.Post this adventure, embark on the dive boat by 04:00 PM in the afternoon.Conclude this tour and head back home with lots of memories.

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  • l
    North Goa
    h7 Hours

    About the activity: Experience an exciting scuba diving experience around Grande Island and Sao Gorge Island in Goa on your next holiday. These locations are located about 25 km from the main roads and 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 of beautiful sights to see.The visibility around the Island varies from 10 metres to few feet, at an average of around 4-5 metres. The dive sites have different names, but are all located around these two islands. Note: Please note that prepool training of 1-2 hours is required for a first timer a day before the actual dive.

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  • l
    Candolim
    h8 Hours

    About the Activity:See the beautiful world of the undersea on an easy and fun session on scuba diving course.The activity begins at 7;00 AM from Candolim in Goa For both swimmers and non-swimmers, this session could be your first introduction to the underwater world.This fun activity starts with a one hour session which consists of a short theory briefing followed by a pool dive to get used to being underwater. You will learn some basic skills, get comfortable with the dive gear, and have fun cruising around underwater. You will then get a rare and beautiful experience of undersea life, on the entire course, you will be accompanied by qualified diving instructor. The dive lasts for about 40 minutes at a depth of 15 metres inside the water approximatelyYou are dropped back to Candolim at 3:00 PM post an awesome experien

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    South Goa
    d4 Days

    About the activity: Take your diving skills this season to another level by availing this thrilling open water diving course.This course will be conducted over a span of a 2-4 days by professional trainers and instructors  (depending on the course that you wish to avail) The spectra of courses include scuba diver course, open water course and advance course. PADI Advanced Diver consists of  5 training scuba dives conducted over 2 days, including deep and navigation dives, max depth 30 metresPADI Open Water Diving Course is is conducted over 4 days and take you through the first principles of diving to a level of competence recognized worldwide. Participants must be a minimum of 10 years old and be able to swim. More advanced courses are available for those wishing to progress up to the level of PADI Divemaster.It will take you through the first principles of diving in comparisons to worldwide standards.There are advanced courses available for those who wish to progress up the level of a PADI professional.Timings are 07:00 AM to 12:00 Noon everyday

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  • l
    North Goa

    About the activity: Gear up from head to toe for a diving experience up to 12 meters and experience the beauty of deep undersea life.Participate in a one hour training session with the professionals and learn the intricate skills of diving. In this session, you will be undergoing training with your instructor. Don't miss your chance to dive underwater with the colourful fish and discover the marine life. Only 1 Dive per person will be permitted. Ensure that you bring a pen drive to collect your pictures at the end of the activity.This tour starts at 8:00 AM from your Hotel and finishes at 4:00 PM.This package includes light snacks, Dolphin Spotting (Depending on the weather conditions), Training, Underwater dive with PADI instructor, Under water photos and videos, Lunch, Equipment rent.

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  • h7 Hours

    About the activity: This vacation will help you make some new aquamarine friends with a mesmerizing dive underwater with a scuba diving experience in Goa. Twirl around beautiful corals and be spellbound as you surround yourself with the finest and safest aquatic species.Experience a pre dive training by the pool side. You can cruise the next day to the dive point and sail out into the Arabian sea, past Bat island and around the Grande Island.Experience the course with Padi certified instructors or fishing expedition experts.  Transportation Types:  Available at additional cost Activities: Scuba Diving

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  • l
    North Goa
    d2 Days

    About the activity: Grab your scuba gear and head to the open water diving course certified by PADI.The course is spread over 4 days and enables you to experience the best and in depth knowledge of scuba diving and open sea diving. It includes swimming and diving in a confined pool as well as the vast  open sea.After spending the first couple of days on theory, you will be spending the next two on exams and actual low sea diving.Ensure that you know how to swim before you enrol for the course. Meal Types: Snacks Activities: PADI Open water diving course.Duration: 4 Days Timings: Day 01: 8:30 AM to 1:00PMDay 02: 7:30 AM to 2:30 PMDay 03: 9:30 AM to 1:00 PMDay 04: 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM

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  • l
    North Goa
    d1 Day

    About the Activity:Start your trip after getting picked up at 8:30 AM from the Goa beach by the boat and head out for the day.Enjoy the sight of the dolphin on this exciting cruise and admire the beautiful view of Land of Goa from the Sea.Once you arrive at the island you will be given snorkeling gear and explore the marine life.Swim with the colorful fish and witness the corals.Delight in a delicious buffet lunch and then continue diving.Conclude your trip at 4:00 PM after getting dropped back at the beach.

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  • d2 Days

    Experience the wonders of the sea with an exciting scuba diving course in Goa! These scuba diving experiences are customized to client requirements, from small groups of not more than 5 people, flexible schedules, and personalized attention. Goa offers the easiest access to diving in India. This experience offers a range of SSI and PADI certification courses, all run by international standards of expertise, equipment and safety. You can choose from a spectra of courses (PADI scuba diver, open water and advanced open water course) based on your requirements and availability.The warm, safe waters of the Arabian sea, and the easy dive sites make Goa an ideal destination for beginners to take scuba diving to another level and seasoned recreational divers enjoy the challenge and mystery of less than perfect visibility!Operating Months: • On Season – First week of October • Off Season – Third week of May • Non-Operational Months (if any) – June to September end.Activities: Scuba DivingMeals: Snacks, juice, and water bottle on the day of diving only.  Difficulty Level: Moderate

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  • d4 Days

    About the activity: Are you ready to go diving? Gear up for an exciting rescue diver course in Goa this holiday season and get your friends along too! During this activity, you will engage in a class room training session, a pool training session, sea exercises and much more that are conducted over a course of four days. This is a high energy activity and you are guaranteed to have an amazing time here with your friends and family! Why wait? Book now for some of the best deals and offers. Activity: Rescue diver course

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  • l
    North Goa
    d2 Days

    About the Activity:Join the scuba diver course to learn the basics of scuba diving and be an expert with the two day class.The class happens at the dive center in Marina Bay Beach Resort and on the first day learn the basic principles and complete the first three sections.Learn more about the Open Water Diving course by watching a course video shown at the center.On the second day the class starts at 7:30 AM and you will get time to get accustomed to breathing and swimming on your first dive under the supervision of your instructor.Finish the last two modules and participate in the second dive with which you will acquire the basic skills needed.

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What You Should Know More About Scuba Diving in Goa

  • Where can I go for Scuba diving in Goa? Which is the best place to do scuba diving in Goa?

    There are a lot of places where you can enjoy the ride to witness the underwater world. Here is a list of all major scuba diving spots in Goa:

     

    • Cove of Shelter- Depth 8 metres
    • Reef of Uma Guma - Depth 14 metres
    • Bay of Bounty - Depth 6 metres
    • Wreck of Suzy’s - Depth 30 metres
    • The Jetty - Depth 6 to 8 metres
    • Locker of Davy Jones - Depth 14 metres
    • The Turbo Tunnel - Depth 8 to 10 metres
    • Sail Rock - Depth 8 to 24 metres
    • Grande Banks - Depth 4 to 8 metres

  • Which is the best time for scuba diving in Goa?

    The scuba diving season in Goa starts from mid-October and goes on until the mid of April. As the water temperature in Goa remains around 27-30° C throughout these few months, diving for beginners as well as experts becomes very comfortable. 

     

    Exactly why Goa is considered to be one of the best places in India.

  • Can kids do scuba diving in Goa?

    The minimum age required to participate in scuba diving is 10 years. Scuba diving requires an individual to follow a certain set of instructions and understand them thoroughly. Kids of age 10 and below may fail to implement these guidelines.

     

    However, there is no maximum age limit. So the entire family can engage in this activity while children younger than the age of 10 years can participate in other activities like snorkeling and PADI bubblemakers.

  • What is the minimum and maximum age for scuba diving in Goa?

    The minimum age required to dive in the sea is 10 years while there is no maximum age limit to experience the underwater world and thrill.

  • What is the duration of scuba diving in Goa?

    Your scuba diving can be of different durations at different places. Normally, it is a 15 minute to 20 minute dive wherein you are easily able to take a glimpse into the underwater world coral reef and fishes.

  • What is the average cost of scuba diving in Goa?

    The average cost of scuba diving in Goa is INR 2000 ($3) per head for a total diving time of 15 minutes. You may observe a change in the price depending upon the location.

     

    Usually, these are fixed rates but you can try your luck and bargain in case many of you are up for their service.

  • Can a non-swimmer go for scuba diving in Goa?

     Yes, a non-swimmer can go for a scuba diving experience with no worries. They can master the art as efficiently as a swimmer. You do not need to be a swimmer to have any experience in the ocean to try Scuba Diving.

     

     If you’re a non-swimmer it is normal for you to be very nervous on your first diving experience, but don’t worry, you’re not going to drown. Just focus on the instructions given by your instructor and you’re good to go!

  • What precautions should be taken before going for scuba diving in Goa?

    Below are a few rules that you can practise for a safe scuba diving experience.

     

    • Never hold your breath, ever!
    • Practice safe descents
    • Check your gear beforehand
    • Dive only within your limits
    • Stay physically fit
    • Never dive alone!

  • What is special about scuba diving?

    Goa has many spots where you can indulge in scuba diving activity. It is a go-to destination where experts experiment and beginners learn. The various spots here have different water depths that welcome a beginner as well as a professional.

     

     

    So every enthusiast can choose a spot according to their convenience and experience. Moreover, the water temperature in Goa remains around 27-30° C throughout the months of October to mid April which is considered to be the best time for scuba diving in Goa. Hence, as the climate and weather conditions are totally suitable, this activity in Goa is special and fun filled.

  • Is diving safe for an asthma patient?

    Just like it is with all divers, the individual health of the person must be taken into account before determining whether scuba diving is a safe option for that individual or not.

     

     An asthma patient may be at a higher risk of injuries but that can also be the case with any other individual who has a relatively poor physical shape. In case your health is good overall and stress is not a major trigger for you, diving can be an activity that you can enjoy without any fear.

  • What are the most common injuries or sicknesses associated with scuba diving?

    Here’s a list of injuries or sickness that you may incur after a scuba diving experience. These temporary sickness feelings are very normal and will gradually stop.

     

    However, if you face trouble for long, it is best advisable to consult a doctor.

     

    • High pressure
    • Impaired thinking or drowsiness
    • Unconsciousness
    • Panic
    • Loss of balance and disorientation
    • Bites and stings from various marine life
    • Sunburn and heat disorders
    • Cuts and bruises
    • Motion sickness
    • Pain in the ears

  • My ears hurt when I dive to the bottom of a pool. Won’t they hurt when I dive in the sea?

    The pain in the ears is a normal sickness associated with diving. This happens because in normal situations, the air inside your ear is at the same pressure as the air outside your ear. But when you dive, the water outside causes excess pressure inside your ears that causes the eardrum to expand like a spring.

     

    This is exactly why your ears hurt! So when your ears hurt after diving in a pool or the sea, don’t panic. It gets back to normal after the pressure inside and outside the ears is equal.

  • What does the scuba divers Never-to-do checklist look like?

    While we all understand certain rules of scuba diving, it is also important to know what shouldn't be done during and after a scuba diving experience.

     

    Here is a list of no-to do- things you can make a note of:

     

    Scuba Diving Don’ts

    • Never drink and dive
    • Never eat a big meal before diving
    • Never dive immediately after eating. Wait for at least two hours after eating before you start scuba diving
    • Never dive outside of your comfort level or your limits
    • Never dive with broken equipment and gear
    • Never dive alone
    • Never hold your breath

  • What are the diving courses available in Goa?

    There are a number of scuba diving institutes that train you in scuba diving and offer a wide variety of SSI and PADI certification courses. Right from beginners level to expert level, these institutes have courses for everyone.

    Here few types of courses:

    • PADI Open Water Diving Course - 4 days
    • PADI Advanced Diver - 2 days
    • PADI Rescue Diver - 4 days
    • PADI Divemaster - 7 days

  • Are there any certifications available for scuba diving in Goa?

    Yes, there are several certifications available for scuba diving enthusiasts. Anybody and everybody who wishes to be a certified diver can apply, get trained and achieve this certificate.

     

    PADI is one renowned certification that allows you to dive as a certified diver throughout India. It offers many certifications in Goa.

  • What is the difference between snorkeling and scuba diving?

    Snorkeling is a swimming activity with a snorkel. Here, a mask and a tube is required that helps you to breath through your mouth when floating underwater yet near the surface of the water. In this activity, the swimmer’s entire body is under water.

     

    The diver's nose and eyes are covered by a diving mask and the diver cannot breathe in through the nose, except when wearing a full face diving mask. The diver adapts to inhaling from a regulator's mouthpiece.

     

    Scuba diving activity lets you go deep inside the water to examine the bed of the sea or a lake. Here, you have to wear a tight fitted diving suit and breathe through an oxygen tank. Head & nose of the diver are underwater.

  • Which are the reputable scuba diving center in Goa?

    Following are a few reputable scuba diving centres in Goa. They train and provide you with a scuba diving certificate that make you a certified diver.

    • Dive Goa
    • Atlantis Watersports
    • Goa Aquatics
    • Barracuda Diving

  • What is the minimum duration required to learn scuba diving in Goa?

    There is no fixed duration required to learn scuba diving in Goa. The duration depends on how well your body adapts to the underwater situations and implements the learned technique. There are institutes that provide 2 days as well as 2 month courses.

     

    It depends on whether you’re learning this activity just for a hobby or to pursue this field as a professional. In the second case, you have to go through different levels of training to eventually be called an expert diver.

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