Scuba Diving in India
About Scuba Diving
The discovery of a colorful underwater is the most rewarding
experience of an Andaman / Nicobar Island holiday. The blue
green, turquoise, and aquamarine waters are home for the magical
and mysterious underwater world coral reefs, shells and a
fantastic variety of marine life. The Andaman Beach resort at
Corbyn's Cove offers excellent arrangements for scuba diving
Tips About Scuba Diving
While diving there divers should always keep certain safety
options in mind. Always dive with a partner, never dive alone,
this ensures you that the help is nearby whenever you face
danger. Always display a "Diver Below" flags to advise boat
drivers and jet skis of your presence. Diving should be done in
proper health, so get indulges in this sport only when you are
Before planning your diving trip think about all the safety
precautions too. The coral areas and lagoons of Andaman /
Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands are protected regions. Try not
to damage plants, disturb the wildlife and do not leave any
Instructors and experts are present at the dive sites and
reserve the right to refrain any participant from undertaking
the adventure. A doctor's certificate is required if
participants have a heart disease, respiratory or sinus related
problems. Minimum age for diving in India is 12 years and will
be only at instructor's discretion.
Most of the islands in Andaman and Lakshadweep are inaccessible
and foreign tourists require special permits to enter these
islands. It is advisable to carry a few extra passport
photographs and copies of your passport, as you would need to
submit these to the tourist authorities on arrival, for your
permit to visit the islands.
Scuba Diving Gears
The basic diving gears are Masks, Fins, Snorkels and Fins. For
enhanced visibility especially under deep water and around
corals and comfort, single, two, three and four window masks are
the best option. Slip on Fins is ideal for warm water diving, as
these fins allow more water to flow over the blade for increased
thrust. For a better performance go for strap fins, as they
allow a smoother and more powerful kick with less effort.
Scuba Diving Regions in India
Diving is sport that's usually done in the regions, which are
least explored and least known. The more secluded a diving
destination is, the more adventurous it becomes, as said by the
professional divers. The scuba diving and snorkeling adventure
in India involves two Tropical Island destinations of the
country - Andaman / Nicobar and Lakshwadeep, which have caught
the attention of divers from around the world for their
remoteness and rich bio-diversity.
Scuba Diving in Andaman / Nicobar Islands
The coastal water surrounding of Andaman / Nicobar Islands is a
home to one of the richest coral reef Eco-system in the world.
The specialty about the coral reefs and underwater formations of
these islands is that they are untarnished by human activities.
The best season for scuba diving is from December to April.
Scuba Diving in Lakshadweep Islands
Popularly known as Lacadives, the waters of Lakshadweep Islands
are completely untouched and pure, some even totally unexplored.
Kadmat Island is one destination of Lakshadweep that is embraced
by a lagoon that stretches across its western shores and sweeps
over the northern tip to the east. This natural formation offers
you the opportunity to dive in blood warm waters. Waters that
have never been dived before invite you to explore an underwater
world teeming with marine life and virgin coral reefs.
Scuba Diving in Goa
Third major scuba diving destination is Goa, sport lovers would
be amazed to see a similar kind of marine life that is also
found in the islands of Maldives. Another adventure grabbing
attention of this destination is the presence of wrecks of
Spanish and Portuguese galleons and World War II ships. Grande
Island near Goa is a major diving site and for some interesting
shallow diving you can check out Malvan Shoal.
Scuba Diving in Devbagh, Karwar Beach
A noteworthy beach resort diving site is Devbagh near Karwar
Beach in Karnataka, which is having eight dive sites on its
islands like Kumaragarh, Anjudeep and Sannyasi that surround
Devbagh. Also available over here are advanced scuba diving
courses that are run by trainers affiliated to PADI, the
Professional Association of Diving Instructors, USA.
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