Scuba diving is water adventure which provides people an opportunity to witness life below water in water bodies such as lakes, seas and oceans. The word Scuba is an abbreviation for ‘Self contained Underwater Breathing apparatus’. The divers who dive into water bodies wear the equipment that lets them breathe under water and stay inside for longer periods.
India, as a country, offers many scuba diving spots. Tourists from foreign countries visit India to indulge in this recreational activity and also to explore pristine ocean waters.
Here are some of the known scuba diving spots in India:
Goa- Goa is the smallest state in India which is immensely popular among tourists for its beaches and churches. Scuba diving is also one of the major attractions of Goa. Scuba divers in Goa get to access the vast corals of Arabian Sea and also witness a huge variety of shipwrecks. October to May is the best season for scuba diving in Goa.
Andaman – Andaman is known to be one of the best spots for scuba diving. Divers here usually experience rich schools of fish, abundant coral reefs, and amazing underwater views. The best season for scuba diving here is between November to April with February and March being the best time.
Lakshadweep – Lakshadweep is an archipelago lying 200 kms away from southern western coast of India. The underwater world is beautiful here with lush reef, swim through, and variety of fish.
Pondicherry – Many Indians visit Pondicherry to get a feel of International holidays. Located on the eastern Indian coast, Pondicherry offers large reefs, shipwrecks, schools of diverse fish. Reaching out Pondicherry from Bangalore and Chennai is easy and does not take more than a few hours. The best time for scuba diving in Pondicherry is between January to May and September to November.