A British cargo ship called SS Rita is said to have sank around the 1950’s near the south west face of Grande Island. One of the most popular dive sites around Goa, it provides easy conditions as well as a fascinating wreck diving experience for new and advanced divers. Not only is the site sheltered from strong currents by the island, the wreck is also surrounded by sand patches that are great for Open Water skills. The wreck itself lies between 5-12m and has become prime real estate for a variety of reef fish such as angelfish, surgeonfish, schooling bannerfish, moorish idol and large groupers. Remember to look a bit closer as you swim past some of the cool hard and soft coral growing on the rusted surface of the ship, as you might spot some interesting nudibranchs. If you’re lucky you might be able to see some barracudas in the blue or stingrays in the sand.
Distance from Goa:
Reef fish, schools of bannerfish, giant groupers, stingrays, surgeon fish, barracuda, nudibranchs
Goa & Mumbai
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