When everyone is heading towards Pattaya for snorkeling and scuba diving, it is time for you to look for an offbeat Indian place for amazing water sports. Little do people know about this unexplored Indian island near Kundapur that offers great opportunities for adventure activities such as scuba diving and snorkeling. Located 10 nautical miles from Murudeshwar (67 km from Kundapur), Netrani Island has been declared as a ‘Biodiversity Hot Spot’ by Kundapur state government.
This magnificent heart-shaped island is also known as Pigeon Island and is becoming quite popular among the tourists from Kundapur, Goa and Bangalore. Situated above the azure water of the Arabian Sea, Netrani Island offers the visitors with spectacular encounters with a wide array of vibrant fishes, other aquatic enchanters and coral. Along with this the divers also assert to have encountered cobia, dolphins, orcas, turtles and many other marine beauties.
The island is well connected with famous tourists destinations such as Goa, Mumbai , Murudeshwar, Kundapur and Bangalore. Mainly visited by passionate sea adventurers, this place is still remains highly unexplored. The diving experience at Netrani will leave you mesmerized with the captivating allure of the underwater creatures.
While on this island, it doesn’t matter if you know swimming or not, the CMAS and PADI certified instructors are always ready to teach you snorkeling and diving tips and tricks. If you are a beginner, you can first try your hand at a swimming pool oriented diving session, before actually stepping into the sea. You don’t have to worry about your safety, the sessions are conducted under expert supervision. Once you feel confident enough, you can then dive into the sea.
Trust us, a day at Netrani Island from Kundapur will surely add an unforgettable experience to your trip. Take part in the amazing adventure sports and be blown away with the encounter of some of the most enthralling marine enchanters. There are various water activities organizers who can help you have a safe and hasslefree experience.
If you are planning a day trip to Netrani Island, don’t forget to bag the following things, before getting on to the boat:
- Sunscreen lotions
- Emergency medications (especially for allergies)
- Extra pair of footwear and clothes
- And of course something to eat!