Best time to visit Goa

Diving in Goa

A perfect way to enjoy the beauty of the blue waters of Goa and its amazing marine life

Best time: October–May


There are lots of places to try out snorkeling and diving in Goa. One of the most popular places is the Bogmalo Beach which is located on the southern coast of Goa. Grande Island is one of the best sites for its great underwater visibility and huge variety of marine life. Here you may even encounter dolphins! This is the centre of diving life in Goa. Diving season coincides with the dry season and runs from October through May. Snorkeling is not as popular as diving when there is poor water visibility. However, you can substitute it with a fun sea walk. This lets you truly explore the underwater world and its amazing beauty. You will move slowly, like an astronaut with a huge helmet among the creatures of the sea. During this 20 minute walk you'll be able to see marine life in its natural environment, observe beautiful coral and thousands of exotic fish swimming everywhere around you. The air is supplied to the helmet through a special air hose connected to a system on the surface. The depth of such a walk is no more than 3 metres so you don't need diving experience to try it.

Practical info

What is the best time to go diving in Goa?

The ideal dry season months of October to May are the best time to go diving in Goa for clear water and better visibility. The calmness of the water, especially during this time, makes it easier and enjoyable to snorkel and dive. Goa is a great place to explore marine life during these months, providing divers with an unforgettable experience. Show more

Where is the best place to go diving in Goa?

Grande Island and Bogmalo Beach offer some of the best diving sites. Grande Island is particularly popular for its marine life diversity and clear visibility. Bogmalo Beach, located on Goa's southern coast, offers great training for beginners. These two places are well-known diving centers for visitors in Goa. Show more

Can you see dolphins while diving in Goa?

Indo-Pacific Humpback, bottlenose and Finless Porpoise dolphins are some of the species you can encounter while diving in Goa. Divers can spot dolphins at the mouth of the Mandovi and Zuari rivers or around Grande Island. Visitors can also add dolphin watching trips to their diving itinerary to experience close encounters. Show more

What kind of marine life can you see while sea walking in Goa?

Sea walking in Goa provides a unique opportunity to watch marine habitat's mesmerizing underwater environment and diverse marine life like coral, various exotic fish species, crabs, lobsters, starfish, jellyfish, squids, etc. Sea walking is an exhilarating experience for those who aren't into snorkeling or diving. Tourists can enjoy an unmatched experience in Goa as the marine life varies throughout the region. Show more

Do you need previous diving experience to go sea walking in Goa?

Anyone over the age of 7 and free from health problems can enjoy sea walking in Goa without any prior experience in diving. Visitors can experience the underwater world in their own comfort zone without getting wet or learning diving tactics, making it the perfect opportunity to witness the mesmerizing life below sea level. Sea walking is a great tourist destination for people of all ages and abilities. Show more

Ask a question

Find hotels and airbnbs near Diving (Map)

Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin