The state of Goa is India’s number one tourist hub, attracting over 8 million visitors annually. It accounts for over 30% of all tourists coming into the country. The reasons as to why it is such a frequented destination are because of the fact that the place has a tropical climate at all times, is also home to hundreds of sandy beaches and serves some of the best food in the country.
The place is also unique in the fact that it was once a Portuguese territory; hence, you can find cultural influences and historical monuments dating from that time period. The local cuisine also has Portuguese influences.
You can have a quiet time when you visit, perhaps your idea of a vacation might be to lounge around, sit back and gorge on some food and sip cocktails. However, there are a lot of things you can indulge in while you are in the state. Goa is also known for the sheer number of water activities it offers on its beaches and jetties. The weather is perfect for partaking in some jet-skiing or kayaking.
If you happen to be the adventurous type, there is one activity which you can definitely enjoy; scuba diving. With the help of Atlantis WaterSports, you can now enjoy the clear waters on the islands off the coast of Goa.
You might not have expected a tourist-laden destination like Goa to have scuba diving and snorkelling, but it is available in places off the coast of Goa, particularly on the Grand Island. Here, there are equipment and experts, who will help you in your quest to explore the waters and interact with the marine life and corals.
You can sign up for any of the packages which include underwater activities. Scuba diving in Goa is an experience you cannot forget. Once you reach the island, you will be acquainted with the instructor, who will help you understand the processes and simple tasks like operating the scuba underwater. They will also accompany you on your voyage underwater and help you with any difficulty you might face. They are there to enhance your experience and for you to take the plunge in the blue waters without any worries. You can also finish various certification courses during this time period. After you wrap up with your dive, you are free to explore the island or simply sit back, soak in the sun and enjoy the delightful sights.
If diving with oxygen tanks and wearing scuba suits is not what you are after, you can simply opt to snorkel in the waters. The shallow and clear waters are absolutely perfect for snorkelling in Goa. You will be able to see a variety of animals and plants on your dives. If you get lucky, you might also be able to witness the dolphins, which often toil around the bay of Goa. All in all, you are sure to experience a very joyful and fun time, as you discover a side of Goa, which isn’t known to many tourists.