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Grande Island

Abhilash Sharma
Grande Island: It's half day treat, timings 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM. Ride includes Dolphin Sightseeing, Snorkeling, and Monkey beach Island with Buffet Lunch & unlimited soft drinks and Beer. we could spot few dolphins over all worth a package (1500 INR)
Silky Shah
Day 2:We decided to do something off the beat and went on a tour to Grande Island.We had pre-booked the tour through a local vendor from Baga beach for 1500 bucks.It included pick up and drop from the hotel,in a very comfortable Innova. First they took us to a place for snorkeling and fishing and then we headed towards monkey beach where we relaxed and had our lunch.Post lunch we headed back to our hotel as we were awaiting for some gambling :) . We came back to our hotel and took some rest post which we started for Deltin Royale Casino.
Scuba DivingWe woke up at 7.30 a.m and were very excited because it was going to be our first scuba dive. We had been waiting for this since the time we reached Goa. We were picked up from our hotel and then we proceeded towards our boat from where we were supposed to travel to the island where we were going to dive into the sea. I was very excited and once we boarded our boats we were introduced to our diving instructor who briefed us about our schedule and also instructed us about the Do's and Dont's under water. As we reached near the island we saw 2 more boats filled up with 20 people each. Guess what, everyone was there to dive into the sea. I wondered how are the fishes gonna react when they sea a bunch of aliens wearing masks suddenly diving into their territory. But thankfully we were supposed to dive in groups of 5 where each person was accompanied by an instructor. Anyway, we were a little disappointed by looking at the crowd but still excited to get underwater. Finally it was my turn to dive in. The name of my diving instructor was Arjun. After gearing me up with the mask and Oxygen cylinder Arjun gave me some vital instructions that we were supposed to follow under water and we slowly went in. I was both scared and excited at the same time and suddenly I felt as if I was cut out from the external world. The only thing audible was my breath .I was able to spot the mesmerising flora and fauna under water which was a phenomenal feeling. It was my first experience in to the marine world and once I adjusted myself I felt like staying in there and explore every nook and corner of the sea.
Gunjan Upreti
Known by various names such as Grande Island, Grandi Island and Ilha Grao, Grand Island is the perfect place to go scuba diving in Goa. It is just a couple of kilometres west of Mormugao in South Goa.