When snorkeling comes to mind, all I can imagine is paradise. It’s the millions of sea creatures – big and small that wade through clear blue waters that make it all the more special. But you why dream about it when you can have the time of your life snorkeling in Goa and making hay when the sun shines!
Don’t be fooled by the endless twisting roads and the sound of the cicadas in the night, you’re only truly enjoying Goa when you’re out there having fun! When we checked into our hotel we were a stone’s throw away from the market of Pilerne. We travelled on scooters to the Candolim beach where we pigged out at some of the local shacks on the beach. We then took to the road and made our way to the famous Reis Magos Fort and Fort Aguada.
To our luck, we found our adventure sport tourist guide all set to greet us at his little cabin on the main road. He confirmed our bookings and we were on our way to the Benaulim Beach in South Goa for some much needed snorkeling. There were a ton of other options which included deep sea diving, riding high on water scooters and even para-sailing.
But, we were adamant that we wanted spend the first few hours that we had in the deep sea, waddling in the water and breathing profusely through our masks as we gazed at all the fish and sea life below us. What was amazing was the bright blue waters that seemed to have a calm cool breeze that brushed against us. In the time that we jumped off the boats and into the water, we could hardly see the beach in the horizon. We bobbed up and down like yellow lifebuoys until the sea grew calmer. The masks were great and we got great underwater snaps to carry home and share with our friends on social media about our little adventure. When we climbed back on the boat we pulled on our deep sea diving suits and flipped over backwards into the water below.
Deep sea diving is simply an experience best described if you strap-on an oxygen cylinder and dive down to 40 feet below the sea surface. Initially you have to pinch your nose and blow to remove the excess pressure that builds in your ears. Once your oxygen metres are stabilised, you can begin to swim and enjoy all everything that surrounds you and use your hand signals to give your instructor a thumbs up! Generally, a thumbs up is when you enjoyed yourself and that you would like to get back to the surface.
Our four day stay at Goa was absolutely amazing and every time we’re in Goa, we seem to come across something new. This time round the snorkelling and deep sea diving was fantastic and we were looking for a repeat on our next trip to Goa.