India’s First Scuba Diving Festival Is Happening On 6th And 7th January

by Kritika Kukreja
India’s First Scuba Diving Festival Is Happening On 6th And 7th January

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Leave all your worries behind and head to India’s first ever Scuba Diving festival in Karnataka on 6th and 7th January. 

What Is It?

Away from the endless rush of a 9-5 job, your “island paradise” is right here in Karnataka! Ditch the gridlock and deadlines for a magical world that lies under the ocean, a true jewel of Karnataka- Netrani. Promoting SCUBA and sustainable living, Government of Karnataka invites you to Experience a two day SCUBA Adventure at the Netrani island on January 6 and 7, 2018

Also read: Be A Certified Scuba Diver In Just 2 Days Right Here In Mumbai & Pune


What’s In It?

Right from trial dives for beginners, to fun dives for certified divers, the scuba festival will have a host of activities such as snorkelling, underwater hockey and introduction to free-diving. The visitors too, will be in for a beachy treat with water sports, beach football and spikeball. For those keen on venturing into the world beyond the land, there will be talks by experts, movie screenings and a photo exhibition of the underwater world. Participants & Visitors will also get to witness the local culture with an evening planned by the government.

What Else?

With a strong belief in conservation and sustainability, the festival will also host cleanup drives wherein certified divers can participate in underwater reef cleanup while others can give back to the local communities by participating in beach cleanup drive. If you have been waiting for a weekend getaway or to try something as exciting as scuba, then this festival is the place to be at. So, all the water babies, the blue ocean and the world within await you at the Netrani Scuba Diving Festival, hop on and dive in to explore life like never before!

Also read: Lake Ayyanakere Is A Heavenly Sight For An Offbeat Weekend Getaway Experience From Bengaluru

How To Get There? 

Fly-In: The nearest airport is in Mangalore, about 137 km away from Murudeshwar

Steam-In: Murudeshwar railway station on the Konkan route the closest station at 1.5 kms.

Drive In: Get your car and enjoy the scenic and curvy NH66! It’s just 8 hours from Bangalore & Mysore, 5 hours from Goa, 3 hours from Mangalore, 10 hours from Pune and about 12 hours from Mumbai.


Location: Murudeshwara
Contact: 83800 87062
Approx cost: Free entry ; Underwater zone pass: ₹5,000 (10% off when booking for 2 or more)
More details here

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