Vinay Kumar Sorake Kaup MLA inaugurates scuba diving facility at Kaup beach

Richard D’Souza
Kemmannu News Network, 13-11-2017 16:15:27

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Udupi: Karnataka’s second scuba diving facility inaugurated at Kaup beach by Kaup MLA, former minister Vinay Kumar Sorake in an event organised on Sunday, 12th November. The scuba diving is aimed to display marine bio diversity and beauty of the deep sea to the tourists. This is the second scuba diving facility in Karnataka after Karwar.

Speaking during the occasion Vinay Kumar Sorake said that for the development of Kaup beach many programmes are undertaken and one of the scuba diving facilities which is more attractive one. In order to foreign tourist’s attraction, International Airport will be next demand  for the district.


The diving spot is located nearly 8 kilometer away from the coast in the sea. The diving spot was selected after a detailed survey on the sea and its coast by the experts.

The diving will display rich coral reefs, marine bio diversity and others and the new initiative is expected to attract the tourists into the district. West Coast Adventures has already signed an agreement with Udupi district administration to provide scuba facility to the tourists for the period of three years.  

The tourists who opt to experience scuba diving should remit a fee of Rs 3500 and all who are above the age group of 10 can avail the facility. The people who can’t swim can also experience the diving.

Kaup Town Council President Saumya, District Panchayat CEO Shivanand Kapasi, Chief official Rayappa,  Manohar Shetty of ACT, Yathish Baikampady and other among were present.


Tourism Department Assistant Director Anita welcomed the gatherings and delivered vote of thanks.  

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