Goa is India’s premier holiday destination, with 101 kilometers of coastline that is home to rich and diverse marine and coastal ecosystems. This beautiful state is also part of the Western Ghats, which is a globally identified biodiversity hotspot (Myers 2000). 

Nearest Airport: Dabolim

Best Time to Visit: Nov to April

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 A trip to Goa should atleast be 4 night and 5 days so that it allows students to explore these activities curated for this module comfortably, with clear learning outcomes.

Given below are a few activities that can be conducted at this destination, along with the appropriate age group. Our forte is customisation, so feel free to select ONE, ALL or ANY combination of the below activities to design a trip unique to your curriculum and experiential learning needs.

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Scuba Diving Open Water Certification (Appropriate Age - 14 years and above)

Goa is home to a beautiful fringing reef found around Grande island, an uninhabited island located three nautical miles offshore. The reef is home to a sunken wreck, hard and soft corals and myriad diverse species of reef fish, with occasional visits by Olive Ridley turtles.

Students will explore these coral ecosystems, which are protected under Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act of India, 1972 through professionally conducted certified diving trips. They will learn how to dive responsibly, observe behaviours of reef fish, and understand the link between corals and ocean health, climate change and marine conservation.

Marine Conservation Workshop (Appropriate Age - 13 years and above)

World Wildlife Fund For Nature – India (WWF-India) is working on protecting Humpback Dolphins in Goa by improving the way dolphin watching tours are conducted, to minimise impact on dolphin behaviour and habitat. Students will be guided by project scientists, on how to observe dolphins in the wild, interpret dolphin behaviours and interact with boat operators to understand the challenges of implementing sustainable tourism practices.

River Ecology & Rainforest Conservation (Appropriate Age - 13 years and above)

A trip up Goa’s largest river Mandovi, towards the rainforests of Chorla Ghat will give students an opportunity to understand how the river contributes to the state’s ecology and economy. They will also learn about the wildlife supported by river ecosystems. Naturalists from the Mhdei Environmental Research Centre will provide valuable insights into both river and terrestrial conservation issues.

Community Service (Appropriate Age - 13 years and above)

Students will gain an opportunity in this activity to engage with and support a local community service initiative. This could range from providing a toy library to a local orphanage, helping out in an animal shelter or conducting beach and underwater clean ups. These experiences are key in teaching students principles of compassion, empathy and instilling a spirit of service in them that helps them become more conscious and sensitive to others who may be less fortunate.

Surfing (Appropriate Age - 15 years and above)

The wide beaches of Mandrem, North Goa provide wonderful opportunities for students to test their physical prowess in mastering the skill of surfing, while also swimming in the ocean in a fun and responsible way. Through this activity, students will also understand the importance of keeping the coast free from garbage and also learn how non-motorised sports such as surfing can protect the ocean from pollution and provide livelihood opportunities for local communities.


Goa’s rapidly developing coastline is creating a serious impact on its vulnerable and fragile marine ecosystems. However, tourism is the key livelihood in the state, supporting over 50% of the local communities who run small service oriented businesses focused on tourism in the state.

For students, growing up in a rapidly developing world that is also facing severe environmental challenges such as climate change, species extinction, pollution; this trip provides a window towards understanding these issues and teaches us how to overcome the obstacles generated during this process of protecting and conserving ecologically important species such as Humpback Dolphins and Coral Reefs found along Goa’s coast.

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