Scuba diving in Charna
Churna is a small uninhabited Pakistani island located between the provinces of Balochistan and Sindh. Travelers can get to Churna Island by boat from Mubarak Village. It takes about 90 minutes by boat to get from Karachi Harbor to the Churna dive site. Visitors can enjoy birdwatching and seeing dolphins, and immerse themselves in a pure escape mood. About 1.2km/1.75mi long and 0.5km/0.3mi wide, the island is located in the Arabian Sea and is famous for snorkeling, scuba and cliff diving. The landward side of Churna Island is shallow and best for novice divers, while the southwest side of the island is deeper and more interesting.
When to go
The best time for diving is from November to April. The low season starts from April to September. The low water temperature is 20C/68F.
What to see
Coral reefs offer the opportunity to encounter barracudas, gray sharks, eels, angelfish, sea urchins, sea fans, oysters, rays, and rare green turtles. Churna Island is a real home to many types of corals, which have grown in diversity since the 2005 Tsunami in the Indian Ocean.
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