Over 70% of our planet’s surface is covered by water and many of us are amazed and mystified by the great oceans and seas. Scuba diving is an excellent way to see the beauty of life under the sea up close. Shipwrecks, sharks and all kinds of vibrant and beautiful marine life can be seen up close in their natural habitat while scuba diving. India has a coastline of over 7000 kilometres giving tourists and locals a great advantage. These are the best places to visit to go scuba diving.
A tiny group of islands off the Malabar coastline, the Lakshadweep Islands are just wonderful, whether you want to sit on the beach and relax or enjoy water sports. One of the most beautiful places to scuba dive, the waters here are clear giving you great visibility. Colourful coral reefs surround the island with many tropical fish, turtles and sting rays. Scuba diving is offered from three of the islands – Bangaram, Kadmat and Agatti. These islands are spectacularly beautiful and definitely worth a trip whether for a couples get away or a trip with friends or family.
Though Goa is known for its beaches and parties, it is also a great spot for scuba diving. With shipwrecks and many different types of fish, it is a lovely place to explore the underwater world. As an important port, Goa had a fair amount of sea traffic and there are some sunken ships that can be explored while scuba diving. Spots like Suzy and Davy Jones Locker have shipwrecks that are now home to marine life. While you’re in Goa make sure you check out the many churches and temples. A government certified tour guide in India will be able to provide you with loads of cultural insights and historical knowledge.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands have several beautiful spots for scuba diving. With clear water, these spots are a haven for scuba divers from around the world. You’ll be able to find plenty of diving centres that offer scuba diving for the inexperienced as well as those with experience. Spots around Havelock Islands are very popular where you can go and see many exotic schools of fish including the lionfish. Corruption Rock is another great spot where a 30-meter rock juts out of the surface of the water. There are a few shipwrecks around this area and many beautiful and colourful exotic fish and coral to see too.