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Friday, December 26, 2008

Dec 27-28: Scuba diving & Snorkeling at Netrani Island 

Ocean Adventure at Murudeshwar & Netrani Island [27-28th Dec 2008] - - Registration is Open

About the places:
Netrani Island ( Netragudo):
Locally known as Netragudo.The tiny uninhabited Island of Netrani lies 10 nautical miles off the coastal Light House of Bhatkal. With depths ranging from 6 to 40 meters, and visibility between 15 to 30 meters, this island offers excellent diving suitable for certified divers of all experience levels. Netrani is not only home to the great diversity of fish life common to Goa and the Arabian Sea, it is also well known for regular sightings of Turtles, Napoleon Wrasse, Great Barracuda, Cobia, White and Black Tip Sharks, Stingrays and Stonefish. Imagine Grand Central Station in rush hour!

Murdeshwar: (Optional visiting place)
About 16 Kms. from Bhatkal, we come across  the  holy place called Murdeshwar, famous for gorgeous temple  and the beautiful sea shore. the temple, which embodies a Linga, is believed to have erupted when Ravana flung  the Atmalinga at Gokarna while lifting it. As one ascends the hillock, there is a shrine of Jattiga seated on a horse.

Tentative Schedule:  

Friday 26th Dec:
08:00 PM - Assemble at "Symphony Theater (Fame Cinema)- MG Road , Bangalore "
08:30 PM - Start from Bangalore .
Saturday 27th Dec
08.00 AM Break fast at Mangalore/Udpi
12.00 PM Reach Murudeshwar, Check in Hotel/Lodge
01:00 PM Go for lunch (self sponsored).
02:30 PM Swimming pool session for Scuba diving participants. Other people can play Beach volley ball/foot ball till then.
06:00 PM Roam around in Murudeshwar.
              Have dinner (self sponsored).
Sunday 28th Dec:
06.30 AM Finish breakfast, We will carry light fruits and snacks (Heavy lunch not advisable).
07.00 AM Boat ride to
Netrani island
               Reach Island
               Scuba Diving, Snorkeling.
04:00 PM Return back to Land
06:00 PM Take shower leave back to Bangalore
Saturday 29th Dec:
08:00 AM Reach back to Bangalore

Things to carry:
Energy Food, extra pair of shorts/t-shirt, swimming costume, torch light, slippers/floaters, sunscreen lotion, camera.

Participation Fees: Rs. 3500.00 For entire program with Snorkeling (Open for Non-Swimmers too)

Above charges includes: Non-AC Pushback Video-coach Transport, Boat charges, Accommodation in Non-AC Hotel, life jacket, Permission charges, Snorkeling, Sports items, First aid.
NOTE: Due to holiday season, it was very difficult to get accommodation. Some how we managed to get accommodation 3 times expensive than regular rate. People who agree to accommodate 4 people in 1 room (4 rooms) and 8 people in 1 hall (mattress on the ground) can only register for this event. The hotel will provide us Beds & Blankets, request you to carry own towels.
Since we are in proper habitation we don't have to worry about food, people can pay money from their pocket and have whichever food they want. We will include cost for Food on the boat only (which will be snacks, Fruits & Soft Drinks. Due to sea-sickness problem regular lunch is not advisable on boat)

Participation Fees: Rs. 6500.00 For entire program with Scuba Diving (Only for good Swimmers)
Important prerequisites: Person should be a good swimmer, comfortable with underwater. Give your T-shirt and Shoe size in Remark field while registration.

We also conduct PADI Certification course, let us know if you want to get internationally valid Scuba diving certified.

For any clarification email me at neeraj @, after 6pm you can call me at 9980761262/9341961262

Bank Name Axis Bank
Account Holder Bangalore Mountaineering Club
Account Type Saving
Bank Account Number 300010100030913
Branch Marathahalli
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BMC Office Address
No, 69, K. R. Garden, 3rd Main,
Bank colony, Murgeshpalya,
Vimanapura Post, Bangalore - 560017

Airport Road -> ISRO office Signal - > Wing Tunnel Road -> Left turn from Airport compound wall -> Left turn to KR Garden 3rd Main -> Left hand side 3rd House.
See MAP for detailed route
- You can visit above address to swipe the card. OR
- To save the hassle of driving all the way for payment, we have enabled facility of accepting payment via phone. Call one of the phone number (9341961262 / 9980761262 / 9902027262), Give your Credit Card details and done. Do not forget to ask for Transaction Ref No.
In order to pay by phone, we need your confirmation email in following format to
I <Name>, authorize Bangalore Mountaineering Club to charge Rs. <Amount> to my Credit card # <Last 4 Digits only> for <Event Name>.

Please transfer the Participation fees before you register.

To register please fill in the Event Participation Form.

"A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving." -- Lao Tzu


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