Scuba diving in India is a relatively new adventure sport but interest from adventure lovers is causing it to grow rapidly. Although India has a long, vast coastline that stretches for thousands of kilometres it does not have a plethora of scuba diving options. However there are some upcoming locations on India’s nearby islands on both the west and east coast where you can explore the depths of the mesmerizing Indian and Arabian ocean and also take scuba diving courses.Scuba diving in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The pristine water of the Indian Ocean and beautiful marine life make it one of the top destinations for deep sea diving in India. Havelock Island in Andaman and Nicobar has an extensive marine ecosystem and is a perfect place for completing scuba diving courses. The Andaman Sea offers one of the highest counts of fish and coral species on the planet. Your Havelock scuba diving session gives you a chance to swim alongside a mind-boggling array of fish and a profusion of healthy, colourful coral. Havelock Island itself is an idyllic paradise with white sand beaches fringed with coconut groves, and blue, blue water with high visibility.Scuba diving in Lakshadweep
A group of 36 islands in the Arabian sea around 240 metres off the Malabar coast, the Lakshadweep Islands is another fascinating spot for deep sea diving, India. With its blue-green water, colourful fish, coral reef and rich marine species this island offers excellent underwater diving opportunities. Head to Bangaram Island for some of the finest beaches in the world and enjoy the exotic underwater life.Underwater diving in Maharashtra
Maharashtra is blessed with valleys, verdant forests and beautiful beaches where you'll find peace and happiness above water, and magic and wonder underwater. The town of Malvan with its gorgeous Tarkali beach is a popular tourist destination in Maharashtra where you can dabble in some scuba diving and snorkelling and explore the picturesque coral reefs and see varieties of colourful fish. The water here is clear and you can expect to see star fish, cephalopods, sea urchins and reefs on your underwater dive.Scuba diving in Goa
Enjoy diving in the beautiful waters of sunny Goa where you can marvel at the variety of fish and coral native to the area. If you're lucky, you might spot some curious dolphins. They're known to come to visit divers in this area! Some fun dives include a refresher session in a pool, before heading out into the open ocean. Based on your experience, your dive master will lead you through the most interesting parts of the dive site, showing you some jaw dropping topography, cracks and rocky swim-throughs. Goa also has numerous scuba diving courses that you can take and underwater diving sites where you can uncover the mysterious remains of sunken ships.
Other scuba diving sites in India are located at Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Karnataka has clear tropical waters where you can catch a glimpse of turtles, stingrays, and stone fish.