India’s first Scuba diving festival

Image courtesy: ©Kshitij Mittal

Located about three hours from Mangalore, Murudeshwar is a quiet beach and temple town that gained spotlight after recently hosting India’s first scuba diving festival.

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The town is famous for its beach and the 36 meter tall statue of Lord Shiva.
The town is famous for its beach and the 36 meter tall statue of Lord Shiva.
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Netrani Island, about 20km from Murudeshwar offers a huge variety of marine life. It is also home to a variety of fish including the triggerfish, moray, colourful parrot fish, sergeant major, napoleon grass and many more.
Netrani Island, about 20km from Murudeshwar offers a huge variety of marine life. It is also home to a variety of fish including the triggerfish, moray, colourful parrot fish, sergeant major, napoleon grass and many more.
Image courtesy: ©Kshitij Mittal
Netrani Scuba Diving Festival was attended by divers and water sport enthusiasts from across India with three dive centre companies taking people for this adventure sport which is fast gaining popularity.
Netrani Scuba Diving Festival was attended by divers and water sport enthusiasts from across India with three dive centre companies taking people for this adventure sport which is fast gaining popularity.
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Scuba divers carry their own source of breathing gas allowing them greater independence under water.
Scuba divers carry their own source of breathing gas allowing them greater independence under water.
Image courtesy: ©Pallavi Pasricha
Apart from scuba diving plenty of sports such as underwater hockey, beach football, spikeball and seminars were organised at the festival.
Apart from scuba diving plenty of sports such as underwater hockey, beach football, spikeball and seminars were organised at the festival.
Image courtesy: ©Pallavi Pasricha

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