5 Best Scuba Diving Destinations in India

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5 Best Scuba Diving Destinations in India

Do you like diving into the ocean? Then, you must try scuba diving! An exciting water sport, scuba diving lets you explore the life beneath the oceans. Although, the sport needs an elaborate preparation and paraphernalia to be able to survive underwater. But, if one chooses a perfect scuba diving location, it can enrich your experience. Thus, for beginners, try to be extra cautious with the site they pick.

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While there are many luring scuba diving destinations around the world, India has housed plenty of sites to relish the wonderful sport. The scuba diving centers in the country of the Golden Bird offers interesting packages which attract the divers from all over the world. 

Here are the top 5 scuba diving locations in India:-

#1. Goa

Well, Goa is not just about parties and beaches. It is surprisingly an incredible scuba diving site. Especially for beginners, who can have a great time diving in Goa. Along with an impressive underwater visibility, the water bodies also offer an opportunity to watch fascinating shipwrecks and colorful fishes. Apart from that, the place offers an amusing dolphin sighting. Grand Island, Uma Guva Reef, Jetty, and Shelter Cove are some of the major spots for scuba diving in Goa.

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#2. Pondicherry

Besides its on-land mesmerizing French architecture, Pondicherry’s marine life has a lot to offer too. It is a must visit destination for scuba divers around the world. Here you can come across the unique and beautiful fishes and sea animals like parrot fish, lion fish, tiger fish, king fish, and sea snakes to name a few. Major scuba diving spots in Pondicherry are Cool Shark Reef, Temple Reef, The Hole, and 4 Corners.

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#3. Lakshadweep Islands

A perfect location for divers, Lakshadweep Islands houses India’s diverse coral sand beaches. The place offers you a vast number of aquatic species and a surprising underwater visibility. Bangaram Island and Agatti Island are the major scuba diving places to check out in Lakshadweep. 

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You can quite easily reach the Bangaram Island by taking on an overnight cruise journey from Kochi. Interestingly, the diving centers here also have resorts to aid the beginners.

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#4. Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Andaman and Nicobar Islands offer the best of beaches and underwater life. The place is a hub of various water sports, scuba diving being one of them. Major scuba diving destinations are The Havelock Island, The Wall, Cinque Island, and Fish Rock.

Andaman and Nicobar Island offers quite an active marine life and you may come across different species like Scorpion fish, Octopus, Angler fish, and Sharks.

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#5. Dwarka, Gujarat

An underrated and off-centric scuba diving destination, Dwarka has an active aquatic life. The place has a sense of history associated with it, which makes it even more interesting for delving deep into the water to explore the remains and relics. Take a ferry ride to Bet Dwarka, to reach the crystal clear waters. Jelly fish, flower shaped sea anemones and hydroids are the interesting things you could come across while scuba diving in Dwarka.

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We would love to hear from you. Tell us about your favorite scuba diving destination. Kindly use the comment box to share your thoughts and opinions with us.

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Kovalam in Trivandrum Kerala is one of the best destination for scuba diving in Kerala. Bond safari Kovalam is a unique center for scuba diving in Kerala with PADI certified professionals and sea diving experts.

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

Andaman and Nicobar are the best places one can choose to scuba dive. It has a lot of underwater species and can be seen if directed rightly by the instructor. On my scuba diving experience, the best part was I could see the depth of the ocean and that was an EXTRAORDINARY participation. 

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

Though Goa boasts several dive-worthy ship wrecks, the Andamans is perhaps the best site for scuba diving in India. 

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