Scuba diving or an acronym for “self-contained
underwater breathing apparatus” and the bucket list for Scuba diving around
the world includes sites like:
Cape Kri – Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
Barracuda Point – Sipadan Island
Blue Corner – Palau, Micronesia
Thistlegorm – Egyptian Red Sea
Shark & Yolanda Reef – Egyptian Red Sea
The Yongala – Queensland, Australia
Manta Ray Night Dive – Kailua Kona, Hawaii
and the list goes on and on.
The relics and treasures that you
get to unearth range from, Pirates ships enclosed with Gold to World war 2
Relics of planes and ships that sank beneath Poseidon’s realm! Sometimes you
even get a glimpse of lost underwater civilizations in the Mediterranean Sea.
Scuba is not a sport of the Rich and
famous, nor you need to do a Certified PADI instructors course to get your
pants down and dirty. The face is Scuba is happening right here, right now in
Goa! It’s done with the help of our PADI Certified Scuba instructors with a
basic training of 1 hour for kids and adults and it’s open for all us Indians
and Tourists alike.
Infact we have a World War 2 Wreck
of SS Rita, famously called the Davey Jones Locker of Llha Grande, is right
here in Goa!
S.S. Rita A cargo ship that sank to
the depths in on 9th March 1943, lies wrecked on a bottomless pit of the
Arabian Sea. It was attacked by the German U-boats that spelled its doom that
Goa has a rich history of Sea
fearers, and it is estimated that around 600 ship wrecks, Portuguese trade
vessels and Pirates Galleons alike lie in hiding waiting for scuba divers
like you and come and explore their wrecks and treasures that like hidden.
Apart from the wrecks you also see
crystal clear blue aqua, depending on the tide and a variety of Coral Reefs,
Aquatic Flora and Fauna. Reefs like , Suzy’s Coral, Sail Rock, Shelter Cove,
St. Georges Reef Wreck, Coral Cove, Navy Bay Reef, Light house point Reef and
Bounty Bay are only a few that have been uncovered over the years.
So what are you waiting for? Let’s
Go! Grab your “SCUBA” and Spear of adventure and Answer the call of the Ocean
with us, where a Whole New Unexploited World of Poseidon awaits you.
Scuba Diving in Goa at Ilha Grande
Please carry along swimwear, T-Shirt, Shorts
Sun cream, hat, sunglasses
Pick / Drop
Approx. 15 Min. briefing in Open Sea
An instructor-supervised dive in the open sea.(Approx 15-20 Min.)
Equipment rental / Boat hire
Take Away Lunch ( Veg / Chicken Biriyani)
Photos (Depending on your comfort level and ocean currents).
Videos (Depending on your comfort level and ocean currents).
MONTH OF OPERATION
October to May
Please help us save the Ocean from pollution and beach litter
Why learn to dive with Atlantis Watersports? Atlantis Watersports’ proficiency in the following makes it an unbeatable destination for all your water sports needs – We put your safety first, enjoy watersports and trips at unbeatable prices, book easily online, one-of-a-kind excursions, trained & fully qualified staff and we enjoy the goodwill of our customers to the extent that almost 80% of them are either repeat of referred to by our existing customers. How old does one need to be to dive? Anyone over 10 years of age. Having said that, we grant an exception for a few 8 and 9 year olds provided they meet a certain criteria as laid down by our professional divers.
What is the global minimum age a child must be before attempting this sport?
A majority of scuba diving organizations set the minimum age limit at 12 years.
Is there any maximum age limit? While you must be at least 10 years of age to be a certified diver, you can never be too old to attempt it.
Is it a difficult sport to learn? No, it isn’t. If you’re comfortable in the water and can swim it will be a walk in the park. However, if you aren’t any of those two things, our instructors will make sure you comfortable to a level where you can enjoy it as well.
Is it dangerous? No, it isn’t. Whenever injuries do occur though, it is only because careful attention wasn’t paid during training or the instructor wasn’t certified.
Why do my ears hurt when I dive down? This usually happens when the water pressure on your eardrums aren’t equal. While training with us you will learn techniques to correct this phenomenon which may help you when you are on your next flight too.
I wear contacts, will that be a problem? Not at all. Make sure your face mask is fastened correctly so that water doesn’t fill up in them and you will be fine.
What should a diver never do before diving? Never drink and dive, never eat a big meal before you dive and never lie about any medical condition you may have to your dive instructor before you dive.
What is the meaning of ‘Certification’? You get a certificate when you have completed all the training and safety tasks related to scuba diving successfully.
What does PADI stand for? Professional Association of Diving Instructors.
What does the acronym SCUBA stand for? Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus.
Can health conditions prevent me from diving? While anyone who is reasonably fit and in good health can scuba dive, there are some who cannot. For example pregnant women should not dive, while people with a history of lung disease or injury must consult their physician before diving.
Do I need to book in advance and if so, how far? If you don’t want to be at the receiving end of a fully booked diving schedule, it is advisable to book in advance.
What do I need to carry with me when I come? A bathing suit, towel, toiletries, T-shirts, shorts, and sunscreen lotion.
Is it possible for a non-diver to go onboard a dive? Non-divers and snorkelers are welcome on all live aboard. Do bear in mind though that most of these cruises are designed primarily for diving, not snorkeling. Prices for non-divers are Rs. 1500/- per person but children’s below 5 years are not allowed onboard. But please ask for exact details.
Is it necessary to be a good swimmer or an experienced diver to scuba dive? No, it is not as our trained personnel have the expertise to cater to beginners as well as experienced divers.
Am I allowed to dive with breasts implants or while I’m on my monthly cycle? Yes, it is okay. While diving abroad however or in other local waters, it may be wise to check with the concerned party before you dive in.
Can I scuba dive while pregnant? No, it is not.
How long do I need to wait before I can sit on a flight after diving? A minimum of 18 and 12 hours of rest is required by experts and beginners respectively before they can board their flights.
Can I arrange for a pick-up at my hotel? Yes, though at an additional cost.
Can group bookings avail discounts? Yes, they can.
Will photos of my dive be available and will I have to purchase them? Yes, we have dive photographers go along for diving sessions. Photos of your dive will be available for viewing after your dive and can be downloaded for free off our facebook page in the following day or two. Video clips of the dive can be purchased at Rs. 1000 per person.
Should we tip the staff or is it included in the package? That is left completely up to your discretion. Gratuity is never frowned upon though.
Can I cancel my scuba trip? Kindly review our cancellation policy for the same.
How many people can the boat accommodate? Minimum 3 & maximum of 20
Does a diving instructor accompany everyone on the trip? Yes, as we take safety very seriously.
How deep will I be scuba diving? Approximately 12 meters.
What is the duration of the drive? A dive usually lasts an average of 30min, sometimes a little less or more depending on the individual’s comfort level.
Will I get a certificate after I complete my diving course? Yes, a PADI certificate can be given for an extra Rs. 500/- per person.
What will I be able to see underwater? Corals and a variety of tropical fish.
Will we be provided with breakfast and lunch? you only be provided with light snacks and refreshments onboard. Breakfast will be available at the training centre for an affordable price, or you could alternatively bring your own food with you.