Grand Island, Goa

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Grand Island is a perfect place for scuba diving and fishing, due to reviews of fans of these kinds of sport. The island is located few kilometers west from Mormugao peninsula in South Goa.

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Best time: October to May

Goa has more than 40 estuarine, 8 marine and about 90 riverine islands. Grand Island is about the largest marine island which is scenic and breathtaking, far out into the Arabian Sea, off the Marmagoa Harbor. As you ride the waves you’d love to spot Dolphins on the way. On arrival at Grand Island, the boat drops anchor. Then you can swim and snorkel in the clear waters, and admire the fascinating colours and underwater coral and marine life. The warm waters of the Arabian Sea coupled with the Portuguese-influenced culture; Goa is immensely popular as a destination for water sports. Diving is closed during the monsoons in Goa. In bad weather, the visibility in the waters can reduce to 3 metres but it would not deter any first-time diver. The depth of various dive sites in Goa ranges from 3 metres to 14 metres. Even though it isn’t one of the best dive sites, people throng to this place for an open-sea dive due to its accessibility. Located a few km from South Goa, one can enjoy an active marine life and see shipwrecks here. Underwater visibility is more than 5 m and allows divers to admire coral gardens. Grand Island is a perfect place for scuba diving and fishing, due to reviews of fans of these kinds of sport. The island is located few kilometres west from Mormugao peninsula in South Goa.