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Scuba Diving

Go scuba diving - it’s the best way to explore the beautiful azure underwater world in India. The vast coastline stretching thousands of kilometers in India dotted with island groups, finest beaches and fascinating marine life offers great scuba diving opportunities.

Dive in the waters of the Bay of Bengal at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands or in the Arabian Sea at Goa/Lakshadweep Islands and discover the picturesque coral reefs and amazing marine life.

Scuba stands for- Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus and the diver in scuba diving carries the breathing apparatus which gives him flexibility of movement plus lets the diver stay underwater and see underwater sights.

Try going scuba in the crystal clear waters of Indian coasts and shores that will leave you mesmerized. Check out the fascinating underwater marine life, varieties of colorful fish, rare coral reefs and mysterious remains of sunken ships set between the pristine Andaman and Nicobar islands that is the most ideal place for scuba diving in India.

Dive into the deep green and blue waters of Arabian Sea in Goa and be a part of unmatched rich, vivid and amazing marine life plus beautiful coral beds.


Destinations in India for Scuba Diving

Andaman and Nicobar islands, Lakshadweep islands, Goa and Karnataka are the perfect destinations for scuba diving in India.

Andaman/Nicobar Islands: Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Carbyn's Cove Tourism Complex, Havelock.

Lakshadweep Islands: Bangaram, Kadmat

There are a number of stunning spots for scuba diving in Goa. Visit Grand Island off the Mormugao Harbour and enjoy some good diving sites as under

  • Suzy’s Wreck- Depth: 2-13 meters; Visibility: 4-12 meters; Conditions: Calm, occasional rush with negligible current
  • Sail Rock- Depth: 8-24 meters; Visibility: 6-15 meters; Conditions: Gentle to strong current
  • Davy Jones Locker- Depth: 11-18 meters; Visibility: 6-15 meters; Conditions: Moderate current
  • Umma Gumma Reef- Depth: 6-12 meters; Visibility: 6-12 meters; Conditions: Calm, occasional and moderate current
  • Lobster Avenue- Depth: 2-10 meters; Visibility: 6-12 meters; Conditions: Calm, occasional rush with negligible current
  • Shelter Cove- Depth: 2-10 meters; Visibility: 6-12 meters; Conditions: Calm, occasional current
  • The Jetty- Depth: 2-10 meters; Visibility: 6-12 meters; Conditions: Calm with no current

You can also visit Karnataka to enjoy scuba diving at Netrani Island & Bhatkal Wreck. Known sites in Karnataka are:

  • Grand Central Station- Depth: 6-25 meters; Visibility: 15-20 meters; Conditions: Calm
  • Jenny’s Aquarium- Depth: 6-15 meters; Visibility: 15-25 meters; Conditions: Calm, occasional currents
  • Dini’s Delight and the Abyss- Depth: 8-35 meters; Visibility: 15-25 meters; Conditions: Calm, occasional current
  • The Nursery- Depth: 6-10 meters; Visibility: 15-20 meters; Conditions: Calm

Best time to go Scuba Diving

Any time of the year is good to go for scuba diving in India depending on the region. India has a variety of climatic conditions in various regions therefore leaving out the monsoon months the oceans off the Indian coastline is good to go scuba diving at any time of the year, however the best time for scuba diving in Goa is from November to April.


Tips

  • Physical fitness comes first for scuba diving
  • Proper training is imperative where scuba diving. The lessons given by instructors are to be kept in mind and it also gives the diver a chance to learn tasks like neutral buoyancy, underwater flexibility of movement, use of gear and familiarization with safety measures to be taken underwater
  • Beware of animal stings. Avoid touching underwater animals without your guide’s permission. Touching or playing roughly with the marine life might make them irritated and bear in mind that the really poisonous animals are most of the time very little
  • Follow the instructions given by you trainer plus try and avoid unnecessarily touching the rocks around because species like rock fish etc look like rocks that might seriously hurt you very fast
  • While diving you should keep in mind that to remove a coral or damage it is a legal offence in the Marine Park and anyways you should avoid disturbing the natural underwater habitat
  • Practice diving over sand away from coral before snorkeling. Basically you have to learn controlled floating in order to float away from coral and reef animals in order to avoid damaging or hurting them
  • Do not try to grab or ride swimming animals in water and avoid obstructing their path

Scuba Diving tour operators

Some of the major scuba diving operators in India are Barracuda diving, Lacadives DiveIndia, Casino Resort at Bangaram Island and Planet Scuba India.









 

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