Guest Blogger Rohit Agarwal
Guest Blogger Rohit Agarwal

India is a country filled with many surprises and opportunities for those prepared to travel there. One popular adventure pastime enjoyed there is scuba diving, and if that interests you, check out today’s post and lovely photos supplied by Guest Blogger Rohit Agarwal. Perhaps India is calling you this year to explore her vast richness and many opportunities. Maybe 2017 will be your year of travel in india.

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One of the most thrilling experiences enjoyed by many in India is the adventure sport of scuba diving. It is one of a number of adventure sports in india which is gaining fame amongst thrill seekers throughout the country.

In this charged activity, the person gets to experience the secrets and beauty of deep water swimming while breathing through an oxygen tank which they  carry with them underwater.

India has many picturesque spots for scuba diving. So let’s look into some of the best spots to get your adrenaline pumping underwater and experience what it feels like to swim like a fish.

  1. Grande Island

Grande Island is located along the coastline of Goa. This mesmerizing site offers lesser corals to view as compared to the locations in the Red Sea, but is a popular site for amateurs to start and build up their love of scuba diving.

The amazing experience of scuba diving here is enhanced not only by the great diversity of underwater life to be looked into, but also some wreckage of ships which lie deep within. To read more about Scuba diving experiences in India, check: http://www.transindiatravels.com/adventure-sports/scuba-diving-destinations-in-india/

  1. Bangaram Island

Bangaram Island

Photo by Binu K S, CC BY-SA 2.0

This pristine spot is one of 36 islands which comprise the Lakshadweep Islands. A highly popular spot spread over an area of about 2.5 square kilometers which is very popular for scuba diving.

This location gives the diver a one of a kind chance to experience a plethora of stunning marine life, glistening coral reefs and beautiful azure lagoons. For more information about Lakshadweep island and its tourist places, see: http://www.transindiatravels.com/lakshadweep-islands/tourist-places-to-visit-in-lakshadweep-islands/

 

  1. Havelock Island

Havelock Island

Photo by Codex41, CC BY 2.0

This island, located in Andaman has ‘The Wall’ which is one of the most popular sites in India to scuba dive. With a stunning view both over and below the water level, the Havelock Island has almost over 700 species of marine life.

This includes the sting ray, swimming elephant and some species of sharks, and is the perfect place to unearth the secret of the deeper waters.

Plan your trip to Andaman and Havelock islands after considering: http://www.transindiatravels.com/andaman-and-nicobar-islands/5-places-must-visit-havelock-islands/

  1. Temple Reef

This man-made reef is present off the coast of the dainty location of Pondicherry. Famous for its quaint French architecture, this site was first built to combat overfishing of trawlers, and also boasts some great marine life, like mantis, shrimp, eels, and parrot fish.

Visibility here is present up to a range of about 35 meters and is a must visit for adventure lovers. To know more about famous places in Pondicherry, see: http://www.transindiatravels.com/pondicherry/10-places-to-visit-in-pondicherry/

  1. Netrani Islands

netrani-islands

Photo by Subhas nayak, CC BY-SA 4.0

Located alongside the coast of Karnataka, at a small distance from the town of Murudeshwara, this group of islands, also known as the Pigeon islands is widely visited by adventure tourists.

This location hosts many varied species like sting rays, stone fishes, whales, and trigger fishes, and with its rocky location, makes the experience of scuba diving an exhilarating one indeed.

  1. Tarkali

tarkali

Photo by cell105, CC BY 2.0

This amazing spot for scuba diving is in the state of Maharashtra.

With a visibility of up to 10 meters, this region is also the host for quite a lot of underwater life like starfishes, dolphins, sea urchins and those ever mesmerizing coral reefs. An additional attraction here are those species which glow in the dark adding to the ethereal experience.

  1. Kovalam

kovalam

Photo by Kerala Tourism, CC BY-SA 2.0

‘God’s own country’, Kerala, has its very own, special scuba diving spot in Kovalam.

The Kovalam beach hosts a beautifully maintained artificial reef with quite a rich diversity of aquatic life including the starfishes, and blacktip sharks. The great scenic location and the detailed courses guarantee an amazing scuba diving experience.

For more details on Kovalam’s attractions, see: http://www.transindiatravels.com/kerala/kovalam/tourist-places-to-visit-in-kovalam/

  1. Beyt Dwarka

beyt-dwarka

Photo by T.sujatha, CC BY-SA 3.0

The legendary city of Dwarka which is believed to have submerged so many years back is thought to be somewhere hidden deep in this sea.

Whether it is true or not, scuba diving is carried on with great zest in this location in Gujarat. With the visibility extending to a range of up to 20 meters, some of the types of aquatic life to be viewed here are the sea anemones, jelly fish, and puffer fish, which contribute to an amazing multicolored hue.

  1. Cinque Island

Another amazing spot located in Port Blair, Andaman, the Cinque Island is a native region where nature without any human encroachment can be experienced.

The visibility of about 30 meters and the multi colored and varied wildlife contribute to a totally incredible and extraordinary experience. The view of the greater depths can stir the soul and make the trip totally worth the time and energy.

  1. Aggatti Island

aggatti-island

Photo by icultist, CC BY 2.0

This is another island in the Lakshadweep group of islands. Located in the south-western region, this spot is famous amongst thrill seeking people for the greatest mesmerizing view offered in the stupendous setting of blue waters and white sands.

With such an amazing number of places to have fun and experience the thrilling feeling, India really is the greatest location for scuba diving. So why not check today to see what india travel packages suit your lifestyle.


Author Bio:

Rohit loves exploring, spending time travelling throughout India, and sharing his experiences with us. Read more of his explorations on TransIndiaTravels.com.


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