Scuba diving can be an intoxicating water sport once you get hooked. Blessed with two seas and the Indian Ocean, India has plenty of scuba diving sites. Visit these locations of India for a fun filled and thrilling diving experience.
5 Destinations in India for Scuba Diving
Andaman and Nicobar Islands:
These islands and waters are home to an impressive variety of marine life. Visit the diving sites at Havelock Island, Fish Rock and Cinque Island and meet under water beings like Octopus, Angler Fish and Scorpion Fish. Get bowled over by the beautiful Coral Reefs in the deep clear waters of these locations. The sighting of dolphins at these islands is an exciting add-on.
Forming a group of 36 islands, the Lakshadweep Islands are off the Malabar Coast. The crystal clear waters of these islands make diving an enchanting experience. Dive into the deep waters at Aggati Island or Bangarram Island and lose yourself in the sea world of coral reefs and some exotic marine species. Take a cruise from Kochi and reach the islands overnight to add to the enjoyment.
Goa is blessed not with just eye-catching beaches but also a host of diving sites. The diving points at the Jetty, Uma Guva Reef, Shelter Cove and Locker of Davy Jones, take you into an exploration of the secrets deep in the Arabian Sea. You will be able to see ship wrecks too along with the marine life in the waters.
With an abundance of back waters and a long coastline, Karnataka has many diving sites. Explore the underwater world and be dazzled by the numbers of varieties of fishes. Spot whales, stingrays, cobias and turtles at diving destinations like the Netrani or Pigeon Island.
Rich in marine life, Pondicherry is an ideal scuba diving destination. To unearth the wonders of the Bay of Bengal dive into the sea anywhere at Cool Shark Reef, The Hole, Temple Reef or Four Corners. Get acquainted with the Lion Fish, Moray Eels, King Fish, Manta Rays, Parrot Fish and many more varieties of these marine species.
The diving destinations have dive schools for amateurs. So even if you don’t know to scuba dive you can still set out on this activity, when in these locations, with a little training and with the help of vigilant guides.