Top 5 Places to go Scuba Diving in India

Grand Island, Goa
Grand Island, Goa Best Place for Scuba Diving in India

Scuba diving and snorkelling in India are water sports which will give you all the calm you wish to have. The sea, being rough or calm, will definitely make you excited! Usually termed as an adventure sport, scuba diving is one thing which can give you serenity and peacefulness. Scuba diving is a popular sport which many people take up

They say people attain enlightenment through different methods. The most peaceful and calm you will ever have been will be during the various times you will do scuba diving. So here is a perfect experience guide for scuba diving destinations in India.

1. Kadmat Islands, Lakshadweep: Lagoon land Lakshadweep

Describing what it felt like to go scuba diving here is like explaining how a rainbow looks like to blind person. Scuba diving here is an experience of a lifetime.

See the coral reefs span before you in the most scintillating way possible. Imagine: Thousands and thousands of microscopic organisms forming islands worth of mass. And you are there in the middle of the mass, and feeling them, capturing it all with your heart.

Kadmat Islands, Lakshadweep scuba diving destination in India
Best dive spots in Lakshadweep: 
Aggati Island, Bangarram Island

Best season for scuba diving: November to March

Approximate Cost: 6000 INR.

Things you will see: Scuba diving in Lakshadweep will feel like a dream with so many Coral reefs, Sea Turtles and whole lot of vibrant coloured fish.

2. Havelock Island, Andaman: The best thirty minutes of your life

I have not given the title for just the sake of it, because I can seriously vouch for this. The best thirty minutes of your life will be scuba diving in Havelock Island, Andaman.

The clear blue water calming your nerves, floating through the deep blues, touching and feeling various fish which shrivel away when you turn to touch them! All just too magical!

Havelock Island, Andaman Best Place for Scuba Diving in India
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Best dive spots in Andaman: Havelock Island, Corbyn’s cove beach and many more

Best season for scuba diving: October and April,

Approximate Cost: 4500-6000 INR

Things you will see: One word can make you want to go Scuba diving in Andaman, i.e., Sea elephants. Other than that you will also see Sea Turtles, Sharks, Coral reefs, Manta Rays

3. Tarkarli, Sindhudurg:  Unknown beauty

Blue waters and pleasant temperature which are neither too hot, nor too cold. They are perfect for you, and just for you. Colourful fish gently come and touch your feet. You see various types of underwater plants swaying to the waves of the ocean.

All just too mystical because man could not even imagine such Best season for scuba diving: before. That is what Scuba diving in Tarkarli will be like.

Tarkarli , Sindudurg Best Place for Scuba Diving in India

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If you are not content with scuba diving, or think that it’s too much for you, try Snorkelling in Tarkarli beach or  sea walk or other water sports in the place.

Best dive spots in Sindhudurg: The Tarkarli beach pretty much takes care of your entire needs of scuba diving and snorkelling and other water sports. But predominantly the best dive spots in Sindhudurg are Devbaug and near the Sindhudurg fort.

Best season for scuba diving: October to April

Approximate Cost:  One Day (5 hrs) boating with deep sea fishing and barbecue– 5000 INR

Things you will see: Sea corals and various types of flora and fauna

4. Goa: The Grandest Adventure

What can one describe scuba diving as? It’s like you are on another planet, it’s like seeing an alien land where the rules of your world don’t apply. It’s like entering a whole new world where the rules of motion and vision, everything is different. It’s like being reborn.

Every penny will be worth it when you spend some time underwater in Goa. Although the water is said to be a bit muddy, the visual treats are still clearly visible.

Grand Island, Goa Best Place for Scuba Diving in India
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Best dive spots in Goa: The jetty, Jetty, Uma Guva Reef, Shelter Cove and Locker of Davy Jones.

Best season for scuba diving: November and March

Approximate Cost: 4000 INR per person.

Things you will see: tunas, sharks, snappers, porcupine fishes

5. Pondicherry: Swim with the sharks

All these above mentioned scuba diving sites seem so serene and peaceful. But if what you have in mind is thrill and adventure, then go to the Coral Shark reef, Temple Reef, The Hole and 4 Corners in Puducherry, which will get your heart beating fast looking at all these deadly creatures. But don’t worry, you will be completely safe!

Coral Shark reef, Pondicherry Best Place for Scuba Diving in India
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Best dive spots in Pondicherry: temple reef, 4 corners, Coral shark reef, the hole.

Best season for scuba diving:  March and October

Approximate Cost: 3500-6000 INR

Things you will see: Sharks! Apart from Lion Fish, King Fish, Moray Eels, Parrot Fish, Manta Rays and Tiger Fish are some of the various species you will see while scuba diving in Pondicherry.

We have given the best places for scuba diving in India. Now all that is left for you to do, is to try it! Now!

Written by Sruthi Nair

As a travel buff, I believe that one life is not enough to see all the places in this planet! Why search for heaven up above when it is right beside you? I call myself an ardent believer of following your (dream) destinations! Join me on this journey of discovering more of this amazing Earth one article at a time.

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