Given the fact India possesses one of the longest coastlines in the world, its diving scene doesn’t get the attention it deserves. A lot of the best diving in India still remains isolated and unspoiled, or even undiscovered. But from the array of outstanding dive sites which are well known, divers get the chance to see some of the top marine life in India.
Escape the hustle and bustle of India and discover the unique underwater world of the Lakshadweep Islands. Formally known as Laccadive Islands, the Lakshadweep Islands are an archipelago lying between 200-400km/124-273 miles from the southeast coast of India in the Laccadive Sea. Due to their geographical location, unspoilt dive sites and clear waters, the diving here has even been comparable to the Maldives.
When you think of scuba diving in India, it is most likely that you only think that it’s possible in one or two areas in the country – the Andaman Islands and perhaps Goa. However, what if I told you that it’s possible in many more areas – such as the South East coast?
When you tell someone you’re a scuba diver, you’re likely to get one of two reactions. If the person you tell is also a diver, you’ll have instant camaraderie and maybe a new dive buddy. If the person isn’t a diver, you may get an earful about bloodthirsty sharks and disbelief that you can dive anywhere – not just tropical destinations. To help counteract some of the incorrect information and outdated ideas circulating out there, we put together a list of the most common scuba diving myths.
Hopefully, you’ll discover (like so many others have) that becoming a diver allows you to escape the pressures above the surface, breathe in, chill out, explore the beauty of the underwater world and #LiveUnfiltered.