Scuba diving in Goa is a delightful experience. Welcome to the world of underwater delight in Goa. Attractive corals, colored and beautiful, shells and fishes all invite exploration. Adventurous sports like Scuba Diving help you to unearth the underwater treasure of Goa.
Underwater visibility in Goa ranges for five meters to ten meters through out the tourist season. The waters in Goa are safe and temperate. The absence of riptide currents makes the waters ideal for beginners.
Dive Sites in Goa: Suzy's Wreck - 30 Meters long WW II metal wreck in very shallow waters starting at 3 meters depth with a maximum depth of 12 meters. Plenty of fishlife which includes batfish, angelfish, barracudas, snappers, lionfish, sargent major, sweetlips, stonefish, blennies, nudibranchs, parrotfish, moorish idols, groupers, sea whips, sea fans, morays, etc. Ideal dive site for beginners as well as experienced divers.
Davy Jones Locker - Very broken up metal wreck in approx. 14 meters of water. Only the stern section is intact with a huge propeller. Very large groupers, big barracudas, deep water schooling fish like jacks, tuna, mullets, etc., are seen frequently. Only experienced divers taken as currents are generally strong in the area.
Sail Rock - Big fish include jacks, groupers, barracudas, tuna, sharks, rays. Several species of small fish in the shallows. For experienced divers only due to strong currents as well as surge. Depths range from 20 meters to 6 meters along sloping walls making it ideal for multilevel divers.
Turbo Tunnel - A narrow channel between the island and a rock with the sea surging through it. The shallow depth (max of 8 meters) makes it ideal for experienced divers as well as beginners subject to the strength of the waves.
Shelter Cove - An ideal dive site for beginners with lots of small fish, wide variety of hard coral, lobsters, etc. Fish include stonefish, lionfish, sargent major, parrotfish, damsels, triggerfish, angelfish, sweetlips, snappers, etc. Hawksbill turtles have been spotted on rare occasions. Very shallow depths (max of only 8 meters).
Uma Guma Reef - Excellent dive site on exposed rocks off Grand Island. Highlights are large groupers, big barracudas, jacks, tuna, mullets, surgeonfish, parrotfish, triggerfish, angelfish, puffers, moorish idols, sweetlips, snappers, porcupinefish, etc. Plenty of hard coral in the shallow sections. Reef sharks have also been spotted here. For experienced divers only due to currents and surge. Great for multilevel dives starting at a maximum of 14 meters.
Bounty Bay - Great site for beginners as well as trainee divers. Several species of small fish as well as hard coral found here. Cuttlefish and nurse shark have also been seen here. Maximum depth of only 6 meters.
The Jetty - Located at the north western tip of Grand Island, this is a very shallow site with a maximum depth of 8 meters and an average depth of 5 to 6 meters. Lots of species of small fish. Lionfish and schooling baby mullets frequently seen.