Barracuda Diving India is India's Premier PADI and SSI Scuba Diving Centre based in Baga, Goa. We specialise in offering a full range of PADI and SSI Certification dive courses, scuba diving equipment and dive travel services to destinations which include Goa, Karnataka, Maldives, Andamans and Lakshadweep.

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About Us
BARRACUDA DIVING INDIA began operations in 1993 to promote the sport of recreational diving in India. Affiliated to PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) and SSI (Scuba Schools International), both leading dive education organizations in the world, we are the first PADI Resort (Membership No-6023) and the first SSI Diamond Center within the entire Indian sub-continent. Our memberships recognize the high standards of diver education, staff training, safety, equipment and service maintained and denotes a quality control assurance to divers worldwide.
QUALIFICATIONS - Owners Venkatesh Charloo (India) and Karen Gregory (U.K.) are both highly qualified PADI IDC Staff Instructors and Emergency First Response Instructors with extensive diving and teaching experience in Hong Kong, Philippines, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Maldives, Andaman and Lakshadweep Islands. They are able to offer a wide range of certification courses and dive packages to suit individual needs. The Barracuda team proudly received three PADI 'Awards of Excellence' for outstanding dedication to customer care, service, safety and diver training.
LOCATION - We have moved ! Welcome to Sun Village Resort, located in the heart of Baga yet beautifully set in the picturesque hills of Arpora Village. Close to the beaches of Anjuna, Calangute, Candolim, Vagator and the main attractions and highlights of Goa, you will find our new location really is the fun and happening place to be!

FACILITIES available are first class and second to none in India. 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.

EQUIPMENT maintenance and servicing is a high priority with the Barracuda team to ensure diver comfort and safety at all times. We offer top brand names including Sherwood, Scuba Pro, Oceanic and Seaquest. All regulators are fitted with Alternate Air Source, Pressure Gauge, Depth Gauge and Compass. We request divers who wish to use DIN fittings to carry their own adaptor. All prices are fully inclusive of equipment with 3mm shorty wetsuit.

Barracuda Diving is the authorized dealer for several top equipment brands including Scuba Pro, Uwatec, Seac Sub, etc offering the best scuba equipment, dive computers and accessories. Equipment servicing is conducted by an internationally certified scuba equipment technician.

SAFETY, customer care and fun ensured with dives conducted to suit the individual and dive groups limited to 2-4 persons per certified Divemaster / Instructor. A comprehensive medical kit including portable oxygen, communication system and emergency plan is on board at all times. All staff members are certified to administer basic first aid and CPR and are extremely knowledgeable on local dive sites and marine life.

COASTAL IMPACT - Our NGO for MarineConservation, Education & Research. The Barracuda team have 18 years of dedication to environmental conservation, aquatic awareness and diver safety and education. Find out more about participating in our current marine conservation projects and we extend a warm welcome for all to join us on our annual underwater and beach clean-ups. We work hard to ensure your experience with us will be truly rewarding.
DIVER ALERT: If you are planning a holiday in Goa and wish to enroll in a PADI diving certification course please check the certification card and teaching status of your individual Instructor throughout your course. NO other diver, trainee or Divemaster except your PADI Instructor should be teaching you in the pool or conducting training skills in the sea. If in doubt please contact


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