Scuba Diving in India
There is a whole beautiful world underwater that’s just waiting to be explored. Filled with ancient coral reef, colourful fish and a stunning eco-system of its own, the seemingly bottomless ocean contains a world that is nothing short of magical.
Scuba Diving is an activity that is becoming increasing popular India and several locations are expanding and open themselves up to cater to it. India is blessed with an amazing coastline and there are several avenues for scuba diving and snorkelling in the country. The Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean are home to diverse marine life and intrepid snorkellers and divers have the opportunity to explore everything from ancient corals, sandy bottoms, booming reefs to lagoons and mangroves. Once under the water, it’s as though a whole new world opens up to you. This world has an indescribable palette of colours and your companions here are the countless fish who don’t seem to even notice your presence. The undisputed champion for scuba diving enthusiasts is Lakshadweep with Andaman and Nicobar Islands coming a very close second. The Andaman and Nicobar islands are home to several locations such as Carbyn’s Cove, Havelock and the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. As with most adventure sports, there are different levels within Scuba Diving and should you find yourself an addict, you can choose to go all the way to the Dive Master level. Depending on your comfort and confidence levels, even on your first scuba trip you can choose to get Open Water Diver license or go all the way to Advanced Open Water and beyond. It is vital to pay attention to your scuba diving orientation process and the rules involved before you begin. No matter how awe struck you are by the underwater world, remember to stay close to your dive master and dive buddy. Children must always be accompanied by parents and be close to the instructor at all times. Those with heart and blood pressure ailments should avoid taking this up, as should pregnant women. Always be aware of the ecological implications of where you are diving and ensure you are going through an approved and registered provider. Needless to say, do not disturb or interfere with any marine life at all. Don’t try to feed the turtles and definitely don’t try to break a piece of coral to take home as a souvenir. Basically imagine you’re going to someone’s home and behave like a guest who is responsible and well-mannered. As easy as that. Scuba Diving is one of the most beautiful outdoor activities out there and everyone should try it at least once in their lifetime.