Top 5 spots for Scuba Diving in India
Here is a list of Top 5 spots in India for Scuba diving along with 3 more bonus spots. I didnt want these states to feel left out!
I have been obsessed over marine life for the longest period of time. I have always wondered how the life under water would be and I am sure if Spongebob was a person I would have married him just to live underwater. This is also one of the reasons why I want to learn Scuba diving from Sri Lanka in the summer breaks (this would be one of those). But keeping that thought on hold. Here is a list of 8 places in India that are really well known for Scuba diving and just to humor my OCD this list is state-wise from South to North.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Snake Island Off Corbyn’s Cove Beach is one of the most challenging spots for Scuba Diving in India. The semi-circular beach is located 7 km from Port Blair. These are very dangerous waters. The beach is adorned with Japanese bunkers and pills everywhere.
The marine life here comprises of triggerfish, grunts, goatfish and rays among many others.
The best months to visit are between October to May
Other scuba diving spots in Andaman and Nicobar Islands:
Bangaram is one of the most beautiful scuba diving spots in India. This beach becomes a secret beach once the rains come in. It is one of the cleanest and the most beautiful beaches in India. It is surrounded by beautiful coral reefs and makes a very popular destination for adventure enthusiasts.
The marine life here comprises of gorgeous coral reefs and smaller more colourful fishes
The best months to visit are between October to March
Other Scuba diving spots in Lakshadweep:
Kovalam is situated 16 kms from the city of Thiruvanthapuram in the heart of the state of Kerala. Kovalam is known for its own style of scuba diving, they use water scooters instead of the traditional gears. Moreover, the waters here are calm and excellently suited for Scuba diving.
The marine life comprises of pufferfish, groupers, boxfish, sergeants, pipefish and butterfly fish among many others.
The best months to visit are December and January
Other Scuba Diving Spots in Kerala:
Bond Safari Scuba Diving
Scuba Cochin Dive Centre
Pondicherry is known as the Scuba Diving heaven. One of the best places to scuba dive here is the Coral Sharks Reef. The depth varies from 5 metres to 40 metres, making it one of the only natural spots that accommodates both beginners and advanced divers. The beaches are clean and the bed is made of sand what else would you want.
The marine life here comprises of different species of sharks such as Tawny Nurses, Sickle fin Lemons, Grey Reefs, Blacktip Reefs, Whitetip Reefs, Silvertips, massive Bulls and the occasional Tiger among many others.
The best month to visit are between March to October
Other scuba diving spots in Pondicherry:
The temple Reef
Natrani Dives is located at a distance of 19kms from Murudeshwar in Karnataka. The waters here are at a depth of 6 metres to 40 metres making it ideal for both beginners and advanced. However, due to sharp cliffs and uneven bed, scuba diving here can prove to be a little dangerous. This spot is highly recommended for advanced scuba divers more than the beginners. Another point of advice always have the boat nearby, just in case.
The marine life here comprises of coral, butterfly-fish, trigger fish, parrot fish, eels, Turtles, Stingrays, Stonefish and shrimps. If you are extremely lucky you might even see Orcas and Whale Sharks from time to time.
The best months to visit are December and January
Other Scuba Diving spots in Karnataka:
West Coast Adventures
The Grande Island of Goa is one of the most popular Scuba diving spots in India. It has crystal clear water and a warm nice sun over looking you at all times. You can explore multiple ship wrecks at this spot. If you are a beginner definitely check out Uma Gumma Reef and if you are advanced and have a good knowledge about currents don’t forget to check out Suzy’s Wreck and Davy Jones Locker
The marine life varies from reef to reef. Uma Gumma reef comprises of needlefish, lobsters, white tip reef sharks while at the Suzy’s Wreck and Davy Jones Locker the sights include sergeant-major puffers, lion-fish, scorpion-fish, surgeon-fish, barracuda, tuna, and eels.
The best months to visit are between November to March
Other Scuba Diving spots in Goa:
Sao Gorge Island
Tarkali is located to the south of Maharashtra. It homes the delta for Karli River and the Arabian Sea. Because of its unique locations it is one of the most spectacular scuba diving spots in India.
However, you are only allowed to scuba dive in this region if you are a certified Scuba diver otherwise this heavenly place can be your one-way ticket to heaven.
The best months to visit are between October to April.
Honestly this was one of the last places in India I had imagined to have found a Scuba Diving Spot. Well life never ceases to suprise you I guess. Home to the abode of Lord Krishna, Gujrat’s one and only diving spot is Dwarka. According to the Hindu mythology the city of Dwarka has faced the wrath of fire and fiery waters and still stands its grounds today.
The city submerged 6 times in totality and could be the reason why the waters of Dwarka are the most enchanted and beautiful when it comes to Scuba diving.
The marine life here comprises of octopus, puffer fish, sea horse, whale sharks, turtles and dolphins
The best months to visit between the months of October to March.
I hope you have an amazing and safe dives. This information is a concise version, please google more before planning a trip for any of thiese places. As a safety rule, for all dives easy or hard, always be accompanied by a diving instructor. Scuba diving looks easy but is definitely is not!
Have an amazing #worldoceansday