The aquatic world is as rich, in fact probably more luxurious than the terrestrial. Surprisingly, even in India. One of the most superior ways to explore the aquatic bounty is snorkelling your way in. Indulge in the best Snorkelling tours in India and Scuba diving sites that are few in India, but are all safe and accessible. Andaman and Nicobar, is famous for water-sports. Two of the most enriching experiences these islands have to offer, are Snorkelling and Scuba Diving. Snorkelling is available at a reasonable rate of Rs. 350-500 while Scuba diving is going to cost you anywhere between Rs. 3500-4500. Havelock and Neil islands are typical Snorkelling sites. You will have to undergo a special 5-day training for these water activities.
Other than Andaman, Grande Island and Sinquerim in Goa are famous sites for snorkelling. However, the waters aren’t as blue or clear. A dive here would cost about Rs. 1800 for an hour. Witness rays, sea turtles, sea cucumbers and a variety of crabs off the coast of Bangaram at Lakshadweep, which is a scuba-diving friendly spot. Costs run upto Rs. 2000 for 30 minutes.
The seaside province of Tarkarli in Maharashtra, is a marine paradise. There are 100 species of fish here and a labyrinth of corals. Water sports will cost you around Rs. 500 for an hour. Another best Snorkelling tours in India is the Pigeon Island in Karnataka. Also called Netrani Island, the waters here are teeming with corals, sea turtles, butterfly fish and in deeper waters, even sharks!