Places To Go Scuba Diving In India

Three Friends Scuba DivingHave you ever wondered what the underwater world looked like? If that has been on your mind for sometime, maybe it is time for you to go scuba diving. The underwater world as the name suggests is not visible from above. There is a certain sense of vibrancy and color attached to its nature. Every natural form under the deep waters of the sea are so well sculpted and structured that it leaves you spellbound. Right from the schools of colorful fish passing by you, to the exotic looking sea creatures inquisitively staring at you, and the silent sea anemones sitting still, they all have a story to tell, something for you to explore. Do this all with the help of scuba diving or snorkeling in Goa and across India, there are various places we would like to share with you where such water sport activities happen.

The underwater wealth

India is home to a large collection rich in underwater wealth, right from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal, to the Lakshadweep Islands at the Arabian Sea. From across the globe diving enthusiasts throng these famous spots and explore the stunning underwater life below. And apart from this India is also home to a range of water sports and beach activities, such as sailing or scuba diving.

Havelock Island, Andaman Islands, IndiaThe tranquil Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The first thing you would notice about the famous Andaman and Nicobar Islands is the sparkling turquoise water. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are in fact 572 islands, each small and full of breathtaking flora and fauna, coupled with wildlife and palms that sway to the music of the winds. The beaches over here are white and have plenty of wild colorful flowers growing on its fringes. You feel as if you are in a movie which such picturesque shots, wild birds, coconut palms and the gentle breeze blowing into your face.

One of the famous surfing and scuba diving spots in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands would be the Havelock Islands. It has vast sandy beaches, plenty of reefs, and you would be very lucky to visit ship wrecks as well. This is a haunt for scuba divers from across the globe, even snorkeling activities happen over here. Don’t miss the Andaman and Nicobar Islands experience, it’s a memory you would cherish for a very long time to come.

When should you be there: From early June to late September heavy rains lash across the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, so the best time to be would be early October to mid May.


The Dotted Lakshadweep Islands

The reason why we say “dotted” is because the famous Lakshadweep Islands are actually a collection of thirty six smaller islands, each of them unique and blessed with abundant beauty of its own. As you approach and settle in these islands, you would find plenty of flora and fauna to soak your visual senses into. The sands on the islands are white and clear, the water sparkles like fluid crystals (dolphin watching in these waters are a hit) and the flora around would take your breath away.

Bangaram Island, Lakshadweep Islands, IndiaAs a visitor one can enjoy water sports such as snorkeling and scuba diving. Two famous spots to do so would be;

1.Agatti Island, and

2.Bangaram Island

The underwater world below these two islands drags the most enthusiastic of all divers from every corner of the globe to come and explore. You would find natural coral reefs, plenty of blue lagoons and marine life which are delicate and pristine to experience and satiate your visual senses.

When should you be there: The best time to be at Lakshadweep is from November to end May, the other months are lashed by heavy rains.


The Gorgeous Netrani Islands

Netrani sits peacefully ten kilometers away from the coast of Karnataka and in the famous mighty Arabian Sea. It is a tiny spec of an island which houses plenty of goats and pigeons, corals, the famous butterfly fish, parrot fish, trigger fish, shrimps and eels. This is one of the reason why this colorful a la carte seduces the minds of many divers from across the globe. Netrani is a gorgeous island and perfect for those who want to experience scuba diving or snorkeling. You can also reach this island from Mumbai and Goa as well, but you would need permission since the nearing island to Netrani is used by the Indian Navy.

When should you be there: Early December to late January is the best time to be at Netrani.


The Sandy Beaches of Goa

Goa is a paradise for water sport lovers, for trekkers and for those who want to go snorkeling or scuba diving as well. It is a delightful experience being under the waters in Goa, where you get to come in close contact with the inhabitants of the underwater world. Throughout the tourist season the visibility range is from five to ten meters, and the waters are temperate and safe to dive into.

Tropical Beach Arambola, Goa, IndiaFamous spots for scuba diving in Goa would be

  1. Suzy’s Wreck – Best for those who are amateurs and want to scuba dive. You get to see the remnants of WW2 metal ship wrecks in shallow waters. There is a lot of colorful underwater life, corals, angelfish, battlefish, snappers, barracudas, stonefish, sweetlips, nudibranchs, blennies, Moorish idols and parrotfish to name a few.
  2. Davy Jones Locker – This is a place only for divers who have experience in scuba diving. The currents are not friendly and what you get to see here is a broken metal wreck, large groupers, jacks, mullets, tuna, barracudas etc
  3. Shelter Cove – Shallow and good for beginners to scuba dive and have fun. You would get to see a lot of colorful fish, lobsters and hard coral as well.
  4. Uma Guma Reef – off the famous Grand Island, this scuba diving spot is not for the weak at heart or the inexperienced. What you get to see here are triggerfish, parrotfish, puffers, angelfish, sweetlips, Moorish idols, porcupinefish, snappers etc.
  5. Bounty Bay – Fit for both amateurs and experienced scuba divers. You get to see small fish species of various types and hard coral, and finally,
  6. The Jetty- North of the famous Grand Island, this scuba diving spot is shallow and what you get to see here mostly would be mullets and lionfish.

So folks, if scuba diving is the name of the game for you this summer, get in touch with Thrillophilia- Biggest Indian Adventure Tour  provider help you find the right dream vacation!!


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