Goa, already famous for its beaches and carnivals has now a new attraction to lure its tourists –undersea walk. Launched by H2O, one of India’s largest and safest environment-friendly ‘adventure sports’ company, the country’s first undersea walk has been introduced on Goa’s Baina beach, a picturesque oceanfront set between green mountains and blessed with relatively tranquil water.
The facility operates from a floating platform in the sea and the participant after been given an overview of safety precautions is then taken to the sea accompanied by a qualified guide. Once neck-deep in water a 42-kilogram fibre helmet is placed on the sea walker's head attached with an oxygen tube. The sea walker can now descend the ladder and leave it once he reaches the seabed. The weight of the helmet keeps the walker from coming up, though once underwater, he does not feel the weight of the helmet.
Both swimmers and non-swimmers alike can participate in this thrilling experience and discover a pristine habitat teeming with billions life and color. At 33 dollars for a 20-minute joy-walk, the undersea walk has been a hit with the tourist with many coming back gain and again to relive this amazing experience.