With around 8000 kms. of coastline, India can boast of a variety of diving experiences and scuba diving India can be a pleasant experience for all divers. This includes the pristine locations in and around its islands; both in the Andaman and Arabian Seas are on par with some of the best diving around the tropics. Lakshwadeep, a remote archipelago off India’s southwestern coast offers colourful reefs and god marine life that will keep any diver enthralled. On the east cost, the many dive spots around the Andaman and Nicobar islands are brimming with vibrant reef life and pristine dive conditions. In this populous country, you’ll find underwater exploration as intriguing as exploring India’s rich heritage and culture.
Lately, road trips are also becoming a popular way to see India while diving off the coastline and islands. Both foreign and home grown adventure seekers from Mumbai and around who have taken up diving start in Gujarat and work their way around the southern coastline, taking overnight buses through Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, to end up in Vizag stopping on the way to enjoy dives in the morning and exploring India’s many beautiful cities in the afternoon. The dive locations are more on the west coastline with Kochi being the latest addition with a couple of dive shops opening up and bringing diving to the agenda of this tourism rich state. Existing information about India’s waters allows diving at the following places: