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Scuba Diving

While diving in Goa is not exactly world class due to limited to visibility underwater (generally in the region of 6 to 12 metres), there is an amazing amount of marine life as well as hard coral which continues to amaze even the most experienced divers.

Fishlife includes Barracudas, Damsels, Snappers, Sweetlips, Groupers, Sweepers, Sergeant Majors, Angelfish, Butterflyfish, Parrotfish, Bannerfish, Wrasse, Sharks, Tangs, Mullets, Tuna, Batfish, Scorpionfish, Lionfish, Rock Cod, etc. Other marine life includes Sea Cucumber, Blennies, Gobies, Turtle, Lobsters, Cuttlefish, Shrimps and Nudibranchs. Corals of the Table, Brain, Staghorn, Sea Whips, Gorgonian Fans, etc variety abound.

Woebeggong and Reeftip sharks, Shovel Nosed and Sting Rays, Nurse Sharks as well as Dogfish are spotted occasionally. The warm waters also teem with playful Bottlenose Dolphins although they are shy of divers.

In addition to the above, Goa is blessed with a large number of shipwrecks which include Spanish and Portuguese galleons, World War II wrecks as well as many merchant ships. Very few of these have been found and explored. There are reportedly around 1,000 wrecks along the coast of Goa. Even allowing for gross exaggeration, that still leaves a lot of ships waiting to be found and dived on by lucky, daring divers!

Due to the shallow depths of the continental shelf which limits diving to a maximum of 24 metres, the risk of Decompression Sickness is minimal.

Goa makes a great holiday destination. Make your holiday even better by exploring the underwater world of Goa which very few people have experienced.