About Scuba Diving in India
The discovery of a colorful underwater is the most rewarding experience of
an Andaman / Nicobar Island holiday. The blue green, turquoise, and
aquamarine waters are home for the magical and mysterious underwater world
coral reefs, shells and a fantastic variety of marine life, which are to be explored by enjoying scuba diving in India. The Andaman
Beach resort at Corbyn's Cove offers excellent arrangements for scuba diving
Tips About Scuba Diving in India
While diving there divers should always keep certain safety options in
mind. Always dive with a partner, never dive alone, this ensures you that
the help is nearby whenever you face danger. Always display a "Diver
Below" flags to advise boat drivers and jet skis of your presence.
Scuba diving in India should be done in proper health, so get indulges in this sport only
when you are totally fit.
Before planning your India Scuba diving trip think about all the safety precautions
too. The coral areas and lagoons of Andaman / Nicobar and Lakshadweep
Islands are protected regions. Try not to damage plants, disturb the
wildlife and do not leave any garbage behind while enjoying scuba diving in India.
Instructors and experts are present at the dive sites and reserve the right
to refrain any participant from undertaking the adventure. A doctor's
certificate is required if participants have a heart disease, respiratory or
sinus related problems. Minimum age for diving in India is 12 years and will
be only at instructor's discretion.
Permits For Scuba Diving in India
Most of the islands in Andaman and Lakshadweep are inaccessible and foreign
tourists require special permits to enter these islands. It is advisable to
carry a few extra passport photographs and copies of your passport, as you
would need to submit these to the tourist authorities on arrival, for your
permit to visit the islands.
India Scuba Diving Gears
The basic diving gears are Masks, Fins, Snorkels and Fins. For enhanced
visibility especially under deep water and around corals and comfort,
single, two, three and four window masks are the best option. Slip on Fins
is ideal for warm water diving, as these fins allow more water to flow over
the blade for increased thrust. For a better performance go for strap fins,
as they allow a smoother and more powerful kick with less effort.
Destinations For Scuba Diving in India
Diving is sport that's usually done in the regions, which are least
explored and least known. The more secluded a diving destination is, the
more adventurous it becomes, as said by the professional divers. The scuba
diving and snorkeling adventure in India involves two Tropical Island
destinations of the country - Andaman / Nicobar and Lakshwadeep, which have
caught the attention of divers from around the world for their remoteness
and rich bio-diversity.
Scuba Diving in Andaman / Nicobar Islands
The coastal water surrounding of Andaman / Nicobar Islands is a home to one
of the richest coral reef Eco-system in the world. The specialty about the
coral reefs and underwater formations of these islands is that they are
untarnished by human activities. The best season for scuba diving is from
December to April.
Scuba Diving in Lakshadweep Islands
Popularly known as Lacadives, the waters of Lakshadweep Islands are
completely untouched and pure, some even totally unexplored. Kadmat Island
is one destination of Lakshadweep that is embraced by a lagoon that
stretches across its western shores and sweeps over the northern tip to the
east. This natural formation offers you the opportunity to dive in blood
warm waters. Waters that have never been dived before invite you to explore
an underwater world teeming with marine life and virgin coral reefs.
Scuba Diving in Goa
Third major scuba diving destination is Goa, sport lovers would be amazed
to see a similar kind of marine life that is also found in the islands of
Maldives. Another adventure grabbing attention of this destination is the
presence of wrecks of Spanish and Portuguese galleons and World War II
ships. Grande Island near Goa is a major diving site and for some
interesting shallow diving you can check out Malvan Shoal.
Scuba Diving in Devbagh, Karwar Beach
A noteworthy beach resort diving site is Devbagh near Karwar Beach in
Karnataka, which is having eight dive sites on its islands like Kumaragarh,
Anjudeep and Sannyasi that surround Devbagh. Also available over here are
advanced scuba diving courses that are run by trainers affiliated to PADI,
the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, USA.