Netrani Island, Murdeshwar

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Island · Nature / Park
Netrani (historically known as Pigeon Island and also Heart Shape Island) is a small island of India located in the Arabian Sea. It is off the coast of Karnataka situated approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) from the temple town of Murudeshwara in Bhatkal Taluka. The island can be seen from the main coast over 15 km away, including from various beaches in Bhatkal city as well as from the Murudeshwar Beach. Views above give this island the appearance of being heart-shaped. Besides pigeons, the other inhabitants of the island are wild goats. This island has scuba diving facilities and the place is easily accessible from Bhatkal, Mangalore, Goa, Mumbai or Bangalore. There are dive shops at Murdeshwara and Goa, that regularly organize diving trips to the island. This place is Locally in Bhatkal city known as Nitra Gudo.
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  • Scuba diving At Netrani was an amazing experience The water was not very clear but there were many different species of fish! There were dolphins and sea snakes!!  more »
  • We were 5 families who travelled together during thr Xmas holidays to experience scuba diving/snorkeling for the first time and we weren't disappointed.. The boat ride from the Murdeshwar beach to...  more »
  • Want to go for diving, there can't be a better place in Karnataka. Just a night drive away, has Some wonderful dive sites, and many options for stay
  • It is good place for scuba diving.

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