India, as magnificent as it is, is surrounded by water on three sides. Here are some of the most amazing scuba diving spots in India, explored and unexplored, with the ability to make anyone fall in love with the underwater world. Here are the best Scuba diving spots in India.
- Lighthouse Point
This diving spot is located next to a white lighthouse in Havelock Island, Andaman. This place is famous for scuba diving among tourists mainly because of its clear and warm water with very high marine biodiversity. Also, it is rich in exotic marine life and coral reefs, one can see rare dugongs and other fishes here. This place is well known for night diving too because of the light from the Lighthouse.
Best Time to Visit: The place is at its best during the month of November to April.
- The Wreck of Suzy’s
This dive site is located near south west of Grande Island. It is one of the most popular sites for scuba diving because of Suzy’s wreck, a British ship that sank in the 1930s due to a strong storm. The ship still remains at the bottom covered with corals and becoming a home for many fishes and octopuses. The sea current here is quite strong so it is advisable for professionals and experienced scuba divers.
Best time to visit: The best time to visit this place is during November and March because the temperature is just right at that time.
- Barefoot Point
The name ‘barefoot’ reflects the desire to truly reconnect with the underwater land of Andaman Islands. The place is known for the clarity of the water. The underwater visibility is about 80 feet. The azure waters surrounding the Andaman Islands make it a treasure trove to dive. The place has a variety of black corals and also ferocious sharks.
Best Time to Visit: The best of the place can be experienced between December and May because the sea is most calm during that time
- Shelter Clove
This diving spot is situated to the north east of Grande Island near the Goan Sea. It covers a maximum depth of 8 meters. The current here is very minimal which makes it an ideal spot for those who are newbies or amateur in scuba diving. Variety of tiny fishes, coral reefs and beautiful mesmerizing lobsters can be seen here. Also, if you are lucky enough, you will be greeted by dolphins during your scuba journey.
Best time to visit: The best time would be between November and March because the temperature is just right at that time.
This place is truly heaven for scuba diving. The entire diving spot resembles the shape of a heart. There are varieties of coral, eels, parrotfish and shrimps on this island. The island is mostly uninhabited so you can spend your time peacefully here. And if you are lucky enough you might end up seeing a whale or orcas.
Best time to visit: The best time to visit this place will be between December and January because of the high current.
- Coral Shark reef
This famous scuba spot situated in Pondicherry is yet unpopular but exotic. Don’t get scared or confused with the name, it is so named because of the depth of the sea. The visibility of water here is 5-20 meters. This place is a natural beauty as the sea floor here is sandy in nature with gorgeous coral reefs. Also one can find varied species of marine life here.
Best time to visit: The best time to visit this place is during March and October because the water is very cool at that moment.
So with this, I have listed a number of popular scuba diving spots that you can plan out. Head to our Scuba page for further details and to book your dive lessons.