Best Scuba Diving Places In India

The oceans have always been a fascination for mankind for a very long time.  People have often wondered as to what lay beneath the oce...

Best Scuba Diving Places In India

The oceans have always been a fascination for mankind for a very long time. 

People have often wondered as to what lay beneath the oceans of the world. While they certainly had an idea for a very long time, in terms of fish and sea creatures, the oceans of the world have largely remained a mystery. 

Today of course, there isn’t any need to wonder about this vast blue wilderness, since modern science and technology has allowed people to go underneath the waves to discover that which has hidden itself from us over the eons. 

Thanks to the advent and rise of diving gear and submarines, people can finally go beneath all of the vast oceans of the world and explore a world that has not been known until the present era. 

It is here that concepts like scuba diving come into play. 
People who have had a lot of interest in the waters of the world can finally take a look into the vast and wonderful hidden treasures which most from the previous generations have never had the chance to properly experience. 

For a very long time, scuba diving, which is essentially a practice of going underwater with the help of specially designed gear as well as oxygen tanks, was something that remained elusive in India and was restricted to a select few countries. 

Thanks to the advent and spread of globalization, this has spread to India as well with ever more opportunities for people to experience an amazing once in a lifetime event. 

Best Scuba Diving Places In India


There are several places in India where one can experience the excitement of scuba diving. Some of the hottest destinations for this are:


1.) Mumbai 


Largely an important port for India, few people would think that there are options to scuba dive in Mumbai. 

While it is true that much of the city is but a shipping port for the country and a gateway for India’s international trade and commerce, the city of Mumbai also happens to be an excellent place for scuba diving in all of India. 

Located safely off the important shipping lanes are areas in the Arabian Sea where people can experience an amazing and memorable time exploring beneath the waves of Mumbai.


2.) Goa 


Few people would think of Goa as being a place for scuba diving. 
For a lot of people, the thing that comes to their minds when talking about Goa is that of a sunny beach paradise with plenty of sun, sand and surf. 

This however is no longer the case, thanks to operators bringing the concept as well as technology to the masses. There are today several operators who provide opportunities for scuba diving. 
Popular diving destinations in Goa are Uma Guva Reef and Shelter Cove. For more on other activities in Goa, click here


3.) Andaman and Nicobar Islands 


The Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been a part of the Indian Union since the time of India’s independence. 

The region was incorporated into the larger Indian Union as a union territory, making it a fully integral part of the republic of India. 

Geographically a part of the Indonesian archipelago, this island chain is one of the most breathtaking as well as beautiful underwater treasures of the world. 

There are plenty of coral reefs in and around these islands, giving a truly exciting opportunity as well as the choice to go about discovering these hidden jewels. 

Some of the famous hotspots for scuba diving around these islands are the famous Cinque Island located near the capital of Port Blair, and the well known Passage Island. 


4.) Pondicherry 

For a very long time, Pondicherry remained as a tourist hotspot well known for its unique French flavor and heritage. Being a part of the larger French colonial empire, Pondicherry remained an important colonial city for the French during their time in the Indian subcontinent.
 Off lately, the tourism sector here has expanded beyond just showing tourists the remnants of this bygone era. 

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Today, Pondicherry has plenty of different operators who allow for scuba diving around the vast Bay of Bengal. 

Some of the famous hotspots for scuba diving in Pondicherry include, among others, Temple Reef, Cool Shark Reef and 4 Corners. 

As a whole, it should be remembered by all who are interested to try scuba diving that this is still a young and growing industry all across the country. 
It is only now that this has started in India, even though the technology happens to be commonplace all across the world. 

Not too long from now, one can look forward to having a lot more options to go for and select from when it comes to scuba diving, as the industry picks up and gains widespread popularity here, as it has done elsewhere in the world. 

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