Barracuda Diving India is India's Premier Scuba Schools International Certified Diamon Diving Centre based in Aldona, Goa. We specialise in offering a full range of International Certification dive courses, scuba diving equipment and dive travel services to destinations within India as well as abroad.

barracuda diving banner
Join DAN Asia-Pacific Today


About Us
BARRACUDA DIVING INDIA began operations in 1993 to promote the sport of recreational diving in India. Affiliated to SSI (Scuba Schools International), the fastest growing dive education organization in the world, we are the ONLY SSI Diamond Instructor Training Center within the entire Indian sub-continent. We are able to offer a wide range of international certification courses and dive packages to suit individual needs.
QUALIFICATIONS - Owners Venkatesh Charloo (India) and Karen Gregory (U.K.) are both highly qualified SSI Dive Control Specialist Instructors and React Right Instructors with extensive diving and teaching experience in Hong Kong, Philippines, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Maldives, Andaman and Lakshadweep Islands.
LOCATION Located just 12 kms from the Northern Goan City of Mapusa, we are in the quaint village of Nachinola in Aldona where we conduct all our training.

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
  • Snorkelers welcome.
  • Pool overlooking the fields and coconut plantations of Aldona Village.
  • Comfortable and informal classroom facilities.
  • Equipment Sales and Servicing
  • Scuba programs for corporate groups.

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 Aqualung, IST Sports, Unidive, Scuba Pro, Uwatec, Trident, Suunto Computers, Myflex Hoses, 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 Marine Conservation, Education & Research. The Barracuda team have 28 years of dedication to environmental conservation, aquatic awareness and diver safety and education. Find out more about our conservation programs, how to adopt your own coral fragment or join our Marine Monitor program at

Please write to for more information.
DIVER ALERT: If you are planning a holiday in Goa and wish to enroll in a Internationally certified course please check the certification card and teaching status of the dive center as well as your Instructor. NO other diver, trainee or Divemaster except your Instructor should be teaching you in the pool or conducting training skills in the sea.


© Barracuda Diving India. 2012 - 2013