A new world is awaiting to welcome you under water. Welcome to astonishing world of corals and other complex inhabitants displaying their diversity.
Scuba diving is perhaps the best way to explore the fantastic underwater world and getting up close with the wonders and the secrets of this marine universe, with its breathtakingly colourful and diverse inhabitants. Floating below the azure waters, you are in an ethereal – sometimes hostile – environment, with a limited supply of air on your back and with only your fellow divers as your lifelines. Over the years and the decades, scuba diving has evolved into a non-competitive but a very exciting adventure sport.
SCUBA is the short form of ‘Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus’
Gear for modern scuba diving is made up of one (or more) gas cylinder secured to the diver’s back. This gas tank is joined to an air hose and the demand (or diving) regulator – this latter device controls the flow of air, so that the air pressure in the diver’s lungs is the same as the pressure of the water. Among other gear/equipment used in diving is the buoyancy control device (BCD), basically an inflatable jacket that controls your buoyancy by adding or releasing air.
India boast of extensive coastline and sandy beaches. Andamans and Nicobar – which are two major group of islands of India offer one of the most unexplored and exotic diving locations in the world. Both the islands offer quality scuba diving and figure prominently in the itinerary of visitors. Biodiversity pristine location and water with perfect temperature make it one of the hot destination for scuba diving lovers.
Locations for Scuba Diving –
Andaman and Nicobar Islands – Port Blair, the capital can be reached by flights from a number of locations within the Indian Mainland. From the shore, Ferries ply to other islands to reach.
Lakshadweep Islands: One of the most beautiful places with sparkling blue lagoons, surrounded with white sandy beaches Lakshadweep consists of 36 islands. They are located off the Malabar Coast of India in the Arabian Sea.
Netrani Island: it’s a heart-shaped isle located near the seaside town of Murudeshwar in the state of Karnataka. One can see water inhabitants like sperm whales, sharks, eels and corals
Goa: A paradise for all ages. Connected by not only national, but also major international destination. Goa offers various locations for scuba diving. Grand Island off the Mormugao Harbour is the ideal site in goa for scuba-diving due to the good underwater visibility.Davy Jones, Suzy’s Wreck, Tunnel Shelter Cove, Surge City, Bounty Bay, Uma Guma Reef, Devagh Island, St. George Island, Pigeon Island and Locker Sail Rock Turbo are popular scuba diving spots in Goa.