Goa is one of India's best-known tourist magnets. It is the richest state in India and surprisingly the smallest.
Scuba diving in Goa is centered at the nearby islands in the Arabian Sea.
The dive sites in Goa may not be thought of as world class diving destinations.
However there are some selected spots near to Goa that amaze the local divers throughout the season.
You can find sheltered coral gardens surrounding underwater pinnacles and there is no shortage of derelict ship wrecks dotted around the islands.
From October until May, the warm water of the Arabian Sea hosts a choice of shallow island bays for scuba explorers.
The Mandovi and the Zuari rivers merge at Goa and enter into the sea which tends to plague the underwater visibility.
But decent diving conditions and interesting aquatic life can be found a relatively short boat ride out to Grande Island.
Dive trips to Netrani and Karnataka offer experienced divers deeper and clearer dive sites but be prepared for an overnight trip from Goa for these increasingly popular diving excursions.