“I’ve always been a water baby,” said the girl sitting next to me.
“To go deep into the water and gaze at the marine life endlessly without having to think about the outside world is the best experience I've had so far,” she confessed. Meanwhile, a Russian couple sitting in front of me counted some 100 odd dives between them.
And there I was. Amongst all these water babies, reluctantly attempting my first dive in Goa. As it turned out, scuba diving in Goa is exhilarating. Even if I try to describe my experience using my shiniest vocabulary, you would be powerless to understand it until you go underwater yourself.
For those willing to experience the wonders of the sea, this is for you. A comprehensive guide to scuba diving in Goa.
Scuba Diving in Goa
If you are looking for an adventurous side to Goa, the smallest state in India will not disappoint you. Beyond its famous parties and beaches, Goa offers a variety of adventure activities, and the most fulfilling one is scuba diving!
Did you know that scuba stands for self contained underwater breathing apparatus? Yup. It's true.
The shallow Goan waters are renowned for their rich marine life. In addition, they're safe as the absence of riptide currents make the water ideal for beginners and novices. While scuba diving in Goa, you're sure to have a personal encounter with numerous aquatic creatures such as eels, lion fish, goat fish and snapper jacks.