Snorkeling & Scuba Diving in Karachi – Hello Charna Island!

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Charna Island after appearing in the Arabian Sea as a result of a mighty earthquake a few years ago has now become one of the most popular vacation destinations and a potential water sports hub in Pakistan. Located between the Sindh and Baluchistan boundaries, near the Mubarak Goth of Kemari Town of Karachi that’s now the second biggest fisherman locality across the country, Charna Island stands gloriously as a small hill amidst water with its impeccable serenity as a result of being uninhabited. Preliminarily used by Pakistan Navy as the fighting range, Charna Island is now a Tourists Eden in context of various opportunities for the ardent activities it offers like Yachting, Sightseeing, Caves Exploration, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Cliff Diving, Freediving, Jet Skiing, Speed boating, Peddle-boating, Kneeboarding, Banana Tubing, Hiking, Wakesurfing, Kayaking, Canoeing, and not to skip mentioning the most memorable Underwater Photography.

However, Charna Island provides enough space for wide-ranging water adventure, Scuba Diving takes the lead of most likeness among the water enthusiasts. The water is calm with no rushes of harsh and high tides, especially during September to May that are valued to be the ideal ones to try snorkeling or scuba diving. Also, the waters deep down are naturally warm even during winters so one can be all the time ready to dive into a whole another world of wonders without any second thought.

Snorkeling & Scuba Diving in Karachi – Hello Charna Island!
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Also, what takes the whole water affair in the surroundings of Charna Island to the next level is the presence of awestriking marine life. There are found 60+ sorts of coral with largely existing coral reefs inside waters. If you dive inside during October, you get to say hi to large groups of Jelly Fishes. The area has sightseen Baleen Whales almost 50 times, while in 2017, Charna Island again was the first place that got to live spot a mighty Blue Whale ever in any Pakistani Sea. Not only this, meanwhile your diving voyage, you get to meet along your way the rare Green Turtles, Oysters, Sea Urchins, Great Barracudas, Angel Fishes, Cobias, Yellow-Bellied Sea Snakes, Narrow Barred Spanish Mackerels, Crabs, Ray Fishes, Sea Fans, Skipjack Tunas, Lobsters, Mahi-Mahi and so much more. The healthy coral reefs deep across the Island attract such huge wildlife representation and presence.

Scuba Diving expedition at Charna Island, thankfully, can be encountered by both swimmers are non-swimmers due to the premium picnicking conditions, though, for the non-swimmers, the first dive might be a little scary. For coming over the feeling, we suggest receiving the assistance from tour guides services. By now, there exist a fine number of tour schools that facilitate your trip to the handsome island along with every possible guidance, training, warnings, food and equipment provision, etcetera with customizations that you dearly desire for, while the safety is marked as their top priority. KWSC, Divers Reef Karachi, Indus Scuba Pakistan, Hiddenture, FindMyAdventure, Divers Club and PALS Outdoor are few to be named.

Additionally, you must carry your food to the destination since you are not to discover any vendors or restaurants and eateries set up for the fact that the place, for now, lacks basic amenities.

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Furthermore, to preserve the nature’s treasures, the Environment Protection Agency of Baluchistan had banned tours to Charna Island in October 2018 under the Environment Act 2012 after the incident of tanker oil spills happened to be polluting the gorgeous waters of Mubarak Goth. Although now the ban is uplifted and you need only a no-objection certificate from Baluchistan Protection Agency with a fee charged, the purpose still serves for the tourists to respect the nature and never to spoil it by any means. Do not disturb the water species during your dive and stay dedicated to lawfulness as well.

Happy Scuba Diving!