In an exciting news for adventure seekers, scuba diving, in which one gets to experience the unique visuals under deep sea water, was inaugurated at Kapu beach on Sunday, November 12 by Udupi district administration authorities and West Coast Adventure Company
The deep sea view in this area consists of coral reefs, attractive and rare species of fishes and variety of aquatic animals. Because of the clear water in this area, the deep sea view will be more transparent and feast to the eyes of the divers.
West Coast Adventure Company has entered into a contract with the Udupi district administration authorities for three years to conduct this adventure sport at Kapu beach. The same company is carrying out this sport in Goa, Mumbai and Nethrani Iceland.
Gallery of Scuba Diving at Kapu Beach
The islet is around 30 mins boat ride off Kapu beach. Speed boats will be arranged to commute from Kapu beach to the location. The area around the small islet is shallow. There is rich marine life around it making it an ideal place for scuba diving.
Giving the details of the scuba diving facility, Pavan Shourie, Manager of West Coast Adventure Company, said, “There is no need to know swimming in order to do the Scuba diving. Anyone above the age of 10 can participate. However, the participants have to sign a self-declaration form saying that they do not suffer from any ailment including Cardiovascular disease. Guidance of expert Scuba divers is available. All kinds of equipment required for diving and safety have been procured at a cost of Rs 35 lac. Fee for each person will be Rs 3500. For advance booking, mobile number +91-7057066669 can be contacted.”
Tourists and local people are now be able to enjoy scuba diving in Kapu instead of going to Murudeshwar in Uttara Kannada district. Now Mangalore district authority want to create links between the home stays on mangalore coast and this scuba diving facility with the aim of propelling tourism.
Google Map and Driving Direction to Kapu Beach