The Indian peninsula offers an array of holiday opportunities. It is now in the process of making a place for itself in the adventure tourism map of the world. The peninsular subcontinent is blessed with a long and vast coastline giving it ample avenues for scuba diving and snorkeling in several locations within the country. 70% or our world constitutes water and only 3% of which is been explored till date. If given a chance to get deep into the blue sea, its very hard to resist and hold back. There is an unavoidable charm of the seas that keep pulling us. May be that’s the reason why water sports and water parks are a hit amongst tourists.
Following are the top Scuba Diving destinations in India
Scuba Diving in Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Andaman & Nicobar islands are a popular tourist destination in India. These islands are popular of its turquoise water, rich flora and fauna. Secluded from cities hectic life, life on these islands is much relaxed and lazy. Gigantic trees, tall coconut trees, exquisite flowers and the crystal clear water are the charms of these Island. Bestowed with immense beauty Andaman and Nicobar islands should be on top of every Scuba Aficionados. Best time for scuba diving and snorkeling is from October to May.
Scuba Diving in Lakshadweep
Another haven for scuba diving enthusiasts is Lakshadweep. Located about 200 to 440 km off the South Western coast of the main land India. Due to its isolation and scenic location, Lakshadweep attracts thousands of tourists each year. Lakshadweep gives you most thrilling experiences and the greatest sights you can ever imagine. White sand, clear blue water and scuba diving are the best attractions of the place. Best time for Scuba diving and snorkeling is from November to May.
Scuba Diving in Goa
More than Scuba Diving, Goa is popular for its pristine beaches, late night parties, on land action / activities and hippie culture. Still it is a good and scenic diving destination you can try. There are various professional divers who train and carry out diving trip deep into the sea. They do train armature divers and provide regular snorkeling sessions. The best months to dive here are October through April.
Scuba Diving in Netrani Island
Netrani Island is also known as Pigeon Island because a large number of pigeons inhabit this place. Netrani island is located about 10 nautical miles (19 km) from Murudeshwara that lies on the coast of Karnataka in the Arabian Sea. Netrani is a coral island hence suitable for snorkeling and diving activities. The best time to dive here is from October to May. Snorkeling and diving from June to September is not permitted because the sea is rough during these months.
Scuba Diving in Pondicherry
Though Pondicherry is not a popular diving destination as compared to above listed places. Gradually it is gaining momentum and is popularized as a scenic diving destination. Not recommended for beginners as the sea is a little violent here as compared to the Arabian sea. But yes, it hasn’t stopped professional divers from exploring these waters.