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Top Places To Visit In India For Scuba Diving

India is a magnificent destination for numerous activities and endless types of vacations. When it comes to culture, India is unparalleled. The same goes for adventure too. Name a popular adventure activity and you can easily find it in India. When it comes to scuba diving, the options are little; however, the beauty is at the prime.

Here are the Top Places to Visit in India for Scuba Diving.

1. Havelock Island of Andaman and Nicobar

This is one of the most beautiful places of India. Located somewhere near Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean, this island is quite famous among tourists. From Port Blair, it would take 2.5 hours to reach this island. Apart from numerous tourist activities like lighthouse, aquarium, viewpoints and others, scuba diving is an important activity. The best time to visit this region for scuba diving is from October to April. Avoid monsoon at all cost.

Cost of the activity – Ranges between INR 4,500 and INR 6000 plus cost of medical certification

Havelock Island

2. Neil Island of Andaman and Nicobar

This island is also located in Andaman and Nicobar group of Islands. It is beautiful just like Havelock Island but very secluded. Thus, you need not worry about the hustle of getting the service or standing in a queue for your turn. There are numerous unexploited beaches, filled with unique scuba diving spots. The coral reefs of this region make scuba diving more beautiful. Best time to visit is from December to May. The rest of the year is dangerous for the activity because of rough sea.

Cost of the activity – Ranges between INR 3,500 and INR 6000

Neil Island of Andaman and Nicobar

3. Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar

This is the capital city of Andaman and Nicobar group of Islands. This is one of the professional places to enjoy scuba diving. Apart from numerous sightseeing spots, this is the best place to diving to enjoy the water and the colorful coral reefs. The best time to visit for scuba diving is between mid of December and end of April.

Cost of the activity – Ranges between INR 5,500 and INR 6000

Port Blair Diving

4. Grand Island of Goa

You cannot find beautiful coral reefs like Andaman, here. However, you can find unique Uma Gumma reef, British shipwreck site and tropical fish sites for diving. You can also find many sites, which provide scuba diving as a treasure hunting experience. Grand Island can be reached from Goa via, ferry or boat. The best time to visit Goa is from November to March. This season guarantees a good underwater visibility.

Cost of the activity – Ranges between INR 4,000 and INR 6000

Grand Island of Goa

5. Netrani Island of Karnataka

This island is also called as the Pigeon Island. It is located are 10 miles from Mudreshwar and is located on the Arabian Sea. This is a coral island, famous for spotting numerous colorful fishes. The island is inhabited and is open only for scuba diving and other water activities. You can reach this island from Goa, Mangalore, Bengaluru and Mumbai. You need to choose low current season, which starts in December and ends in January.

Cost of the activity – Ranges between INR 5,500 and INR 6000

Scuba Diving at Netrani Island of Karnataka

Apart from these, you can find numerous other scuba diving sites in Kovalam, Pondicherry, Lakshadweep and other destinations.

Alina Jack

Alina Jack is a blogger and writer by profession. She Loves to travel and likes to share travel tips and experiences through writing articles and blogs.

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