If diving into the Ocean’s deep blue secrets gives you the ultimate high, then you’re born to scuba dive. And a huge collection of India’s marine treasures can take your passion for scuba diving to newer depths. Here’s a list of top 6 destinations for scuba diving in India you should swear by whenever you’re planning to sink into the serenity of the underwater world.
Witness A Rainbow Of Vivid Colours Underwater At Andaman & Nicobar Islands
If you’re opting for turquoise waters, kaleidoscopic coral reefs and abundance of colourful marine life in India, head to Andaman & Nicobar Islands. With a collection of 527 islands, you’re bound to witness one visual spectacle every time you dip into the Andaman Sea off every island. And the best part? If you’re going alone, you could find many swimming partners there. Scorpion Fish, Angler Fish and Sharks, to name a few.
Top diving sites: The Wall (Havelock Island), Clinque Island (Port Blair), Fish Rock (Passage Island), Lighthouse area (ideal for a perfect night-diving experience)
Allow Lakshadweep To Gift You A Sea Of Memories
Nestled 260 km off the Malabar Coast, this group of islands (36 in total) leaves you in complete awe of its crystal clear waters, blue lagoons and exotic marine life. With a wealth of untouched diving sites across the islands, diving enthusiasts across the world leave their mark here. It’s time you did, too!
Top diving sites: Agatti Islands, Bangaram Islands and Kadmat Islands
nearbuy recommends staying at: Coral Beach Resort, Island Holiday Home
Experience A Slice Of Heaven Underwater In Goa
After you’re done relishing the reveler side of Goa on land, experience the thrilling side of Goa underwater. Home to a vast variety of exotic marine life such as parrotfish, butterfly fish, stingrays, sharks and turtles, Goa doesn’t disappoint anyone who takes a dip into its underwater world. Not to mention World War II shipwrecks are still lying deep down in the ocean. Fancy bumping into one?
Top diving sites: Wreck of Suzy’s, Locker of Davy Jones, Cove of Shelter, Reef of Uma Guma, Bay of Bounty & The Jetty
nearbuy recommends staying at: Hard Rock Hotel Goa, The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort, Marbela Beach Resort
Get Up, Close And Personal With Marine Life at Tarkarli Beach
Tucked away on the Konkan Coast, Tarkarli Beach is one hidden destination where you can devour the adventures of scuba diving all day long. Known for its clear and unpolluted waters, a dip into the depths will easily allow you to send friend requests to the aquatic species down under. DO NOTE: Unlike other destinations, here it’s much cheaper to go for scuba diving.
Top diving site: Near Sindhudurg Fort
nearbuy recommends staying at: MTDC Resort Tarkarli, Sea View Resort, Hotel Visava
Escape The City Life And Go For An Underwater Escape In Puducherry
The little France of India may surprise you with peace and spirituality, but the real silence lies underwater. Home to several diving sites, each having an abundant population of Corals, Lion Fish, King Fish, Parrot Fish, Sea Snakes and Tiger Fish. Pack your bags and head to Puducherry for a heck of a scuba diving experience.
Top diving sites: Coral Shark Reef, Temple Reef, The Hole & Four Corners
Take A Dip Into Serenity At Netrani Islands
Nestled 10 kms across the majestic Karnataka coast, the Islands of Netrani are blessed with clear tropical waters, white sandy beaches and awe-inspiring coral reefs that will dazzle you, time after time. Once you take a dip, make sure you set your eyes on Whales, Turtles, Stingrays, Cobias and Stone fish.
Top diving site: Netrani Island
nearbuy recommends staying at: RNS Residency, Sai Vishram Byndoor, Wild Woods Spa & Resort
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