I wish I could GO! – Scuba Diving Escapade with Adhvagat

Omg! the mango showers have started! and everyone I know, are planning for various trips. 
Imagine my plight when I cant go to the same event conducted by both my office and a friend's travel group! How unlucky! So thought If I am unable to go let me shout out to people not to miss out on this wonderful opportunity! 

Ok there are tons of travel groups and umpteen number of trekking/biking groups with whom most of us would have travelled. But here is a bunch of techies who are nomads and travel junkies! And these globe traveling travel junkies have a page called Adhvagat a Sanskrit word for Traveller.

They have an aim of searching for new unexplored experiences for the body and soul. They are those who are looking for solitude amongst the crowd, craving for a home away from home.  They fall under the category of traveling exploring places that are both cliché as well as offbeat. Eclectic places, some which dumbfounded them, some of which made them scream their lungs out and a few let us trot among the low lying clouds and others let them dive into the tranquil of the sea.  Some made them climb out of their windows and enjoy the slow drive through the misty roads, while others gave them racetracks to enjoy loud music; they took a bit from each place and let a part of them in others. This is an odor that enticed them, and never let them completely unpack their bags.

For the first time they have decided to take the common people to explore the fantastic undersea world as they take you diving into the clear waters of Nethrani island in the Arabian sea. Get up-close-and-personal with the marvels ad secrets of the marine universe, witnessing the diverse inhabitants of this astonishing beautiful sea wonderland.

Trip Itinerary -

Day 1 - May 12th, Friday 
‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍7:00 pm - Meet at pick up point: to be chosen in Google form
‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ ‍‍7.30 pm - Leave to Gokarna.

Day 2 - May 13th, Saturday. 
‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ ‍‍7:00 am - Reach Sirsi. Visit Yana, Vibhuti Falls, freshen up and have breakfast.
‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ ‍‍2:00 pm - Reach stay in Gokarna, freshen up if needed and have lunch. Rest. 
‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍4:00 pm - Self defense training. 
‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍5:00 pm - Visit Om beach and Kudle beach.
‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍7:00 pm - Campfire and some fun activities.
‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍9:00 pm - Dinner.

Day 3 - May 14th, Sunday 
‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍6:00 am - Leave to Murdeshwar.
‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍7:30 am - Reach Murdeshwar and have breakfast.
‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍8:00 am - Leave to Netrani Island. 
‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍10:00 am - Start scuba and snorkeling in batches. 
‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍5:00 pm - Back to Murdeshwar. Freshen up. 
‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍6:00 pm - Visit temple and then head to Bangalore 

Day 4 - May 15th, Monday 
‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍6:00 am - Reach Bangalore and bid out goodbyes. 

Price is Rs.7450/- per head. An advance amount of Rs.2950/- (Non-refundable) has to be paid. Balance to be paid on Day 1 in the bus.

What all you'll get - 

1. Travel in a shared semi luxury bus 
2. Self-defense training.
3. Stay at Gokarna hostel. Multiple sharing.
4. Food - 5 meals. Sunday night dinner is self-sponsored
5. Entry fee wherever applicable. 
6. Snorkeling and scuba charges includes -
‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ ‍‍a. All equipment and boat charges
‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ ‍‍b. 1 dive in the sea 
‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ ‍‍c. Drinking water and snacks on the boat.
‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍d. Underwater photos from your dive (Please bring a USB stick or memory card to copy your photos).

Note: Underwater Videos of your dive will cost extra Rs.250 per head.

Check out the other wonderful destinations Adhvagat has been to; which would surely tempt you to join on their scuba diving escapade!