The Introductory Scuba Diving Experience at Netrani Island is a one day program designed for people wanting to try their first Scuba Diving experience at Netrani Island.
Swimming skill is desirable but NOT essential for this program, and anyone over the age of 10 can participate as long as they are not afraid of being in water. As long as your are reasonably fit, you can go diving. Before you sign up, please click here to download the medical statement. Please go through this form to quickly check that you have no medical conditions that would make it unsafe for you to go scuba diving. Print, fill out and sign the statement and bring it along with you when you come to Murudeshwar.
Your day starts with a short briefing explaining the principles of diving and your equipment, followed by a boat ride to the island ( about an hour and 20 mins). At the dive site, you will learn some basic skills and get comfortable with the dive gear in shallow water. Once your skills are done, you will go for your dive. The dive instructor is with you during the dive, holding on to your tank, so you are always under close, direct supervision of a dive professional. You are NEVER alone underwater.
The dives can be up to than 12 m deep, though usually between 6 -10 m. The dive time is 30-40 mins, it could be more or less depending on how you breathe and your comfort level. We start at 7:30 am and finish by around 4:30 pm.
What is included in the tour
- Transport from Bangalore
- All equipment and boat charges.
- 1 dive in the sea.
- Snacks and drinking water on the boat.
- Underwater photos and video up to 20 seconds
(Please bring a USB stick or memory card to copy your photos)
- BMC coordinator throughout the trip
What is NOT included in the tour
- Extra dive will cost Rs.2500 depending on the availability
- Underwater video of more than 20 seconds Extra for Rs. 300
- Insurance will be charged extra @ Rs.150 (Highly recommended)
- Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
Since we are in proper habitation we don't have to worry about food, people can have self sponsored food. Hence Breakfast. Lunch, Dinner is not included in the above cost.
However we will provide Food in the boat (which will be snacks, Fruits & Soft Drinks etc. Due to sea-sickness problem regular lunch is not advisable on boat)
-- One strong back pack (Preferably water proof)
-- Swimming costume
-- Extra pair of shorts/t-shirt
-- Head-wear (like cap, hat or bandana)
-- Slippers/Floaters (Required during water activities)
-- Water bottles (At least 2 litres)
-- Sunscreen & sunglasses
-- Toiletries (Shampoo, Towel, Toothpaste, Tissue paper etc.)
-- Allergy medication (if any)
-- Energy & refreshing food/drink like chocolate, nutribars, Juice packs, Glucon-D etc. (Suggested)
-- Torches with new batteries (suggested)
-- Camera (Optional)
Friday - 30th November 2018
9:30 pm - Pick up from BMC, Indiranagar
9:45 pm - Pick up from New Shanti Sagar hotel, Domlur
10 pm - Pick up from Lifestyle, Victoria road
Saturday - 1st December 2018
09:30 am - Reach hotel, freshen up
11:30 am - Murudeshwar temple
12:30 pm - Bhatkal Light house
05:30 pm - Murudeshwar beach for sunset
07:00 pm - Reach back to hotel
08:30 pm - Dinner
Sunday - 2nd December 2018
07:15 AM: Reach the island by boat.
Scuba diving session
Light snacks will be provided by us during boat journey.
After finishing the activities come back to the Beach by same boat.
Proceed to Hotel - Freshen up - Pack up & start back for Bangalore
On the way self sponsored dinner
1. Do carry your original photo ID card where address is there on the ID like Election ID, Passport etc. during travel and send us the scanned copy of the same photo ID at the time of registration.
2. There might be a possibility of the authority to charge more for foreign nationals. In such case, if any of you are of foreign nationality, you might have to pay the difference on spot
Disclaimer: Rain, rough sea, Strikes and obtaining the necessary permissions & clearances are completely out of our control. In the event of not getting clearance from the Naval Authority, the event will be moved to a different date