About Netrani Islands
Netrani is one of the Islands off Murudeshwara popular as Scuba diving destinations in Karnataka. The Netrani Islands also known as Pigeon Island is off the Murudeshwara coast. This is an enchanting island with a wild growth of trees and curved rocky formations that shelters numerous pigeons. The island with its corals and clear waters is probably the best snorkelling/ dive sites in India. There are great opportunities for snorkelling; both for beginners to deep-diving experts here. Being a Scuba diving destination in Karnataka there are multiple operators in Murudeshwara who conduct single dives as well as scuba diving courses. Being able to swim like a fish, see them in close view underwater and seeing colourful corals will be an experience to cherish, a perfect adventure for everyone in the family.
Types of Scuba Diving Courses
Single Scuba Dive:
Single Scuba dive can be attempted by any individual with basic fitness and enthusiasm to explore underwater. An instructor will brief students about various hand gestures that need to be used for communication underwater, basic breathing principles and how to use the equipment. Not mistaking hand symbols, learning how to equalize pressure on the ears is essential for a successful dive. Some operators facilitate a quick trial session near the shore or in a swimming pool. In this mode an instructor dives with the student and guides him/her underwater, allowing the student to witness underwater fishes and rocks in close quarters.
Solo-diving is yet another type of scuba diving course offered in Netrani Islands. Individuals interested in performing solo-scuba diving can undertake a certification course under PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) or SSI (Scuba School International). The course typically lasts 5-7 days and includes 3 modules- classroom sessions, confined dives (in swimming pools) and open water diving. Completing the course enables you to undertake a dive without an instructor and even guide other divers.
Whom to Contact
Netrani Adventures has been operational since 2009 December. It is a PADI registered dive centre, offering both Discover Scuba Dive and professional certification courses for aspiring scuba divers and instructors. The company head office is in front of Murdeshwar temple on the 1st floor. It is the 1st diving company of Murdeshwar and also the 1st PADI-certified company in Murdeshwar. It has various facilities for divers including a diving boat with a capacity of 30 people. It is a government-approved company and the company has an accreditation certificate from the General Thimayya National Academy of Adventure.
Contact : +91 9900431111 / +91 9916554422
The Reef Adventures
The Reef Adventures offer scuba diving programs for freshers, Experience program for kids, PADI Scuba Diving Courses, Pro Level Courses, Underwater Photography & Videography services and also include a strong in water rescue team. The Reef Adventures is a well-known watersports operator in South India and is registered with PADI association, a world standard organization for scuba diving activities in more than 100 countries.
Contact : +91 9482419191 / +91 9483419191