Best things to do in Goa? Definitely Scuba diving!
Post monsoon, Goa is inviting. The environment is lush green, the water bodies bountiful. Why not leave behind the tackiness usually associated with rains and opt for one of the best things to do in Goa – scuba diving! This will be one of the finest experiences of your life – guaranteed, even if you are an aqua phobic.
Even neophytes enjoy scuba
I dread water and I certainly am a neophyte, but after a lot of cajoling, I finally took the dive. It was a different world altogether underneath the water – the flora and fauna that engulf you once you go for Scuba diving in Goa – will leave you speechless. I felt the exact emotion that Arjun (in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara) did after he took the scuba diving adventure.
Choose the best package
Scuba (abbreviated form of self-contained underwater breathing apparatus) diving is for everyone. Make sure you choose the best packages of Scuba diving in Goa to maximize your satisfaction. Before your Scuba dive adventure Goa starts, an expert certified by PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) will give you training that will acquaint you with the whole process – water, swimming, diving and exploring. Most of the scuba diving providers have breakfast, lunch and light snacks in their itinerary, as the tour starts at 7 am and stretches till evening.
Scuba diving in Grande Island
Though most tour operators allow cameras to take with you under water, it is better to confirm with them before you start planning. The experience of Scuba diving in Goa reaches its peak when you reach Grande Island. Sample this: I actually saw a shark charging at me, nothing happened, but the adrenaline rush was awesome. That aside, many resorts and hotels have their own customized packages.
Get a PADI certificate
If you want to continue your affiliation with one of the best things to do in Goa – scuba diving – forever, get yourself a PADI certificate. The training that lasts for almost a week starts in October and continues till May and includes 45 minutes in water, along with scuba diving equipment, life jackets, food and of course a certificate. Be sure you are devoid of any ailment before enrolling for the course the cost of which may not weigh heavy, considering the bigger picture.