In a distance of 20 Kms from Murudeshwar, 25 Kms in Bhatkal & Netrani Island is a tiny island in the Arabian Sea which is famed for diving/snorkeling. It is also referred to as Netragudo & Pigeon Island. It is one of those hardly any areas for snorkeling in Karnataka.
Netrani is quite suitable for snorkeling and diving activities. Many varieties of cherry, blossom fish, trigger fish, parrot fish, eels and shrimps could be viewed here. It is also said that Whale Sharks are located around the Island. The island is filled with sharp stones and tourists typically don’t get on to the island.
The island includes a ruined temple, a Roman Catholic Church and a mosque. The island is accessible by boat from Bhatkal and Honnavar.