Barracuda Diving India began operations in 1993 to promote the sport of recreational diving in India. We are the first PADI Dive Resort in the entire Indian sub-continent. Our membership, held since 1997, recognizes the highest standards of diver education, staff training, safety, equipment and dive services and denotes a quality control assurance to divers worldwide. The Barracuda team have proudly received three PADI 'Awards of Excellence' for outstanding dedication to diver safety, education and environmental conservation.
We have recently also become India's first SSI Diamond Dive Center and now offer an extensive range of SSI certification courses, specialties and Dive Professional levels.
Owners Venkatesh Charloo (India) and Karen Gregory (U.K.) are both highly qualified PADI IDC Staff Instructors with extensive diving and teaching experience in Hong Kong, Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Maldives, Andaman and Lakshadweep Islands. With 16 years of teaching experience, diving and travel in India we look forward to sharing our incomparable passion for the knowledge and beauty of our amazing underwater world.
We are proud to offer our resident and non-resident divers the following services:
Daily dive trips / Guided wreck dives.
Customized itineraries - dive safaris organized upon request.
Small groups guaranteed. 2-4 divers / students per Instructor.
Comfortable and informal classroom facilities - relax on the lawns but watch out for the coconuts!
Snorkelers and accompanying guests welcome.
PADI certification courses and professional packages.
Landscaped training centre and pool overlooking the salt lakes, rice fields and coconut plantations of Arpora Village.
Comfortable and informal classroom facilities.
Equipment Sales and Servicing.
Scuba programs for corporate groups.
Celebrate your special occasion underwater. Pool parties and underwater celebrations catered for.
Complete your diving day with a cool drink and a gourmet bite at the poolside bar or you may wish to relax in The Spa and Fitness Centre with a traditional ayurvedic massage and a dip in the Jacuzzi.