Scuba diving in India

Scuba diving in India

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.

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Discover Scuba Diving
Havelock, Andaman Nicobar
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New to Diving? Enjoy guided dives in small groups on Andaman Island's beautiful reefs and be amazed. Explore the dive sites around Havelock with experienced and friendly Instructors and Dive masters. It's magical, mystical, simply breathtaking and above all it's a lot of fun!

IMPORTANT: This is not a fixed departure trip. It requires a minimum of 2 pax for a booking confirmation.
    Inclusions
  • DSD experience (briefing, practice session in shallow water, dive)
  • All necessary equipment
  • One-on-one supervision by a dive professional and a certificate of completion at the end of the experience
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  • Photo service is optional (Can be booked on arrival)
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PADI Discover Scuba Diving (DSD)
Chidiya Tapu, Andaman Nicobar
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There's something so thrilling about having the freedom to move and breathe underwater. Scuba diving allows you to explore the mysteries of a part of the world that not many see. With your new skills, you can take a closer look at the wonders of teeming coral reefs, brightly coloured fish and scores of other wonderful creatures. And you're doing all this in the tropical, azure waters of the Andaman Islands.

The Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) Course is one of the world’s most popular courses. For those of you who want to give scuba a try, but are unsure about committing to a full certification course just yet, sign up for a DSD.

This trip includes a brief orientation to the equipment, learning basic skills in shallow water, followed by a closely supervised dive over the beautiful coral reef.

DSD skills earned during this trip may be credited towards the PADI Scuba Diver and Open Water Course.
    Inclusions
  • PADI-certified dive instructors
  • All equipment required for diving
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  • Air travel cost
  • Other forms of travel in the Andamans
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PADI Scuba Diver Course (SD)
Chidiya Tapu, Andaman Nicobar
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If you enjoy snorkelling and are fascinated by the sea, you'll be thrilled by the Scuba Diver course. It gives you the freedom and mobility you need to experience the magic of the underwater world. All your training takes place in the idyllic surroundings and tropical waters of the Andaman Islands

The PADI Scuba Diver course allows you to check, manage and monitor your own diving equipment, and to perform dives up to 12 metres deep. Because it is only for two days, this is a great option for those with limited time or as part of a vacation.

This certification is valid worldwide and can be upgraded to the PADI Open Water certification at any time.
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  • PADI-certified instructor
  • All required equipment for 3 confined water dives
  • All required equipment for 2 open water dives
  • PADI course material manual
  • PADI logbook
  • PADI certification card
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  • Air travel cost
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PADI Open Water Course (Andamans)
Havelock, Andaman Nicobar
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If you've tried diving before, you know there's nothing more exciting than being underwater, and able to breathe freely while you explore corals and admire the colours. This Open Water certification course teaches you the skills (and gives you the required papers!) to take it up a notch.

You'll be taught more in-depth techniques and skills for diving deeper, both by video and self-study. You'll learn the essentials, from breathing underwater to managing your equipment, and then you'll have a chance to practise it all in 4 dives in the open sea, under the guidance of an instructor. With this certification, you'll be able to go deeper and see more than ever before.
    Inclusions
  • All necessary equipment
  • PADI learning materials, log-book, card, etc
  • Expertise charges
  • Refreshments on the boat
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  • Any accommodation
  • Any transport or pick-up
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PADI Open Water Diver (OWD) Course
Chidiya Tapu, Andaman Nicobar
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The PADI Open Water Diver Course is your doorway to an incredible new world of iridescent marine life, sprawling coral reefs and mysterious shipwrecks. On this course, you'll learn how to check, manage and monitor your own diving equipment, as well as practise some challenging underwater skills. You'll become a certified diver with an internationally recognized license to dive anywhere in the world.

This 4-day certification course will teach you the fundamentals of diving through a mixture of theory (5 modules), 2 days of shallow water skills training, equipment orientation and troubleshooting techniques, 5 confined water dives and 4 open water dives with water skills exercises. The course follows a gradual progression of skill development allowing students to get comfortable in shallow water before practicing skills in an open water environment.

The Open Water Diver certification is valid worldwide and does not require renewal.
    Inclusions
  • PADI-certified instructor
  • All required equipment for 5 confined water dives
  • All required equipment for 4 open water dives
  • PADI course material including 5 chapters of theory and manuals
  • PADI logbook
  • PADI certification card
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  • Air travel cost
  • Other forms of travel in the Andamans
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  • Visa and entry permits
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Fun Dive in Sunny Goa (for certified divers)
Candolim, Goa
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Enjoy diving in the beautiful waters of sunny Goa. This fun dive includes 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. You can also marvel at the variety of fish and coral native to the area.

NOTE: Participants need to be open water certified divers or higher to book this trip.
    Inclusions
  • Two nights stay at Marina Bay Beach Resort (breakfast not included)
  • Snacks and non- alcoholic beverages served on the boat
  • SCUBA diving equipment (BCD/regulator/fins/mask and thermal protection if required)
  • Pool training session for developing basic dive skills
  • 1 dive in the ocean for 40 min
  • PADI Instructor fees (No more than 2 customers per PADI Instructor)
  • Oxygen kit and first-aid available on site
  • Photographs (2-3) available online, to document your underwater experience
    Exclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Any costs or services not mentioned in the inclusions

Best-selling Goa scuba diving trips

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Try Scuba Diving in Goa
Candolim, Goa
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Try Diving is a perfect way to see if you have an aptitude for diving, or if you'll be comfortable underwater. And where better to learn than in sunny Goa, where the water is warm, the underwater world is friendly, and there's always a beer waiting for you at the end of the day!

With this booking, you'll study some theory so you understand how your gear works, then you'll take a dip in a pool to test yourself in controlled circumstances. And finally, when you're ready, you'll head out into the open seas to try out your newly acquired skills, with your instructor, of course.

This Try Dive can be attempted by both swimmers and non-swimmers, but you have to be comfortable in the water.

IMPORTANT: This is not a fixed departure trip. It requires a minimum of 2 pax for a booking confirmation.
    Inclusions
  • Equipment rental
  • Pool dive
  • Photographs
  • Boat hire
  • Snacks and water
  • Certificate
  • Free t-shirt
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  • Any costs or services not mentioned in the inclusions
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Try Scuba Diving
Arpora, Goa
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This introductory program is perfect for those of you waiting to experience your first scuba adventure. The program includes a training session in a pool on day 1, followed by supervised dives in the blue waters of the Arabian Sea on day 2.

IMPORTANT: This is not a fixed departure trip and requires a minimum of 4 participants for booking confirmation.
    Inclusions
  • Introduction and a 1-hour pool dive
  • Two dives of 45-minutes each in the sea
  • Instructor services/fees
  • Scuba and safety equipment
  • Snacks (fruits, biscuits, filtered water)
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  • Transport or transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Any costs or services not mentioned in the inclusions
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Fun Dive in Sunny Goa (for certified divers)
Candolim, Goa
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Enjoy diving in the beautiful waters of sunny Goa. This fun dive includes 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. You can also marvel at the variety of fish and coral native to the area.

NOTE: Participants need to be open water certified divers or higher to book this trip.
    Inclusions
  • Two nights stay at Marina Bay Beach Resort (breakfast not included)
  • Snacks and non- alcoholic beverages served on the boat
  • SCUBA diving equipment (BCD/regulator/fins/mask and thermal protection if required)
  • Pool training session for developing basic dive skills
  • 1 dive in the ocean for 40 min
  • PADI Instructor fees (No more than 2 customers per PADI Instructor)
  • Oxygen kit and first-aid available on site
  • Photographs (2-3) available online, to document your underwater experience
    Exclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Any costs or services not mentioned in the inclusions

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