Bucket List: 6 Best Diving Spots In India

Bucket List: 6 Best Diving Spots In India
Exploring a coral reef, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Give a break to the mountains and the cities and go diving this season

Precious Kamei
September 29 , 2019
04 Min Read
It's that time of the year again when the travel bug will bite you bad, if not already. So where do you plan to travel this time and how do you plan to enjoy this pleasant time of the year? If you are clueless then why not go diving this year? Now is the perfect time anyway! Temperature is just about right, the rains have finally eased up a little, tides are probably going to be on your side too. Give the mountains, heritage and shopping a break and go diving for India is also home to these great diving spots. When you are surrounded by water on three sides, you will most definitely find a spot or six where you can go diving and get acquainted with the exotic marine life too. 
 
Havelock Islands, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Let's start with the best one, the Havelock Islands. It is located 50 km away from the capital Port Blair and is known for a wide variety of exotic marine life in its waters. Humpback parrotfish, lionfish, corals, dugongs etc are some of marine life you can expect to see. Best time to visit Havelock Islands for diving is between October to April. Avoi the monsoon season. Explore Havelock Islands with Barefoot Scuba , Gypsy Divers  and Dive India 
 
Neil Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands


Now known as Shaheed Island, Neil Islands is home to many unexplored beaches. Far from human intervention, the coral reefs here are flourishing. Margherita's Mischief and Laxmanpur Beach are spots you can't miss. Best time to visit Neil Island or Shaheed Island is between December and May. Dive with Andaman Bubbles and Indian Scuba Explorers 

Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Yes, it's an well established fact that Andaman & Nicobar Islands have some of the greatest diving spots in the world. Take Port Blair for instance, the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park in Wandoor  is great for scuba diving. The underwater scenery is gorgeous in this part, with more than 50 kinds of corals calling this their home. Best time to visit is between December and April. Dive in Port Blair with Barefoot Scuba and DIVE India 

Dive for the beautiful marine life
Grand Island, Goa
We are going beyond sun, sand and surf in Goa; we are going diving in Goa. Grand Island, located just a little distance away from Mormugao peninsula, is a diving haven. Doesn't matter if you are a rookie or a pro, Grand Island has something for everyone. Beginners can try diving at the Uma Gumma Reef. Main attraction here at  Grand Island is the Suzy's Wreck, a British sunken ship from the 1930's. No treasures waiting for you here but you are sure to see a lot of corals.  Davy Jones Locker is another site you need to check out. Aquatic lives like needlefish, lobsters, white tip reef sharks etc. call this their home. Best time to visit Grand Island is between November and March. Dive Grand Island with Dive Goa 

Netrani Island, Karnataka
Netrani Island, also known as Pigeon Island, has stolen hearts of many. Being a coral island, Netrani boasts of beautiful coral reef rich with many types of corals, fishes, eels and even whales if you are lucky to spot some. Best time to visit Netrani is between December and January. Experience diving in Netrani with Dive Netrani 

The Aravind Wall, Puducherry

The Wall, as it's also known in Pondy's diving circuit, is waiting for your to make it your next reason to visit Puducherry. It is located 15 km offshore and is a great place to see a lot of aquatic lives, especially the Honeycomb moray eel. Diving in Puducherry is great between December and March. Dive with Temple Adventures


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sonam jha August 24 , 2020

Amazing Information you have shared I love scuba diving so will go after a pandemic situation Thank you for useful info keep it up chennaidekhocom/
sonam jha August 24 , 2020

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