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Scuba diving is one of the most fun and thrilling underwater activities and with Indias long coastal line, we have many destinations where you can dive and explore the marine life. If looking at colorful coral reefs, watching different kinds of fish swim by and learning to breathe underwater excites you, give scuba diving a try. We list top six diving packages offered by different diving centres in different locations. Also Read - Sunny Leone's Sexy Silver Monokini Look as She Strikes Sultry Pose in The Pool is Too Hot to Handle
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One of Indias best diving destinations, these islands have been preserved well and their marine life is colorful and well-maintained. No wonder, Andaman and Nicobar Islands see a lot of tourist activity and many diving enthusiasts as well as professional divers flock here to either learn or brush up their diving skills. There are many diving companies that conduct courses for beginners and advanced divers. Here are a few of them:
Barefoot Scuba: This company conducts dives in Havelock and has PADI-certified instructors. They also offer snorkelling and dive courses for kids as well. Accommodation is also available that ranges from Rs 300 to Rs 6,000. From one-day courses to longer, advanced ones, Barefoot Scuba provides training to become diving instructors as well. For more information, get in touch with them at +91 9474263120.
DIVEIndia: This one is the oldest dive centre in Andaman and offers scuba diving at Havelock and Neil Islands. DIVEIndia offers scuba diving for beginners as well as scuba diving for certified divers. You can choose to give diving a try with a 2-3 hour session or do a short course where you get four dives. If you already are certified, you can go for the advanced course as well. DIVEIndia too provides accommodation at both Havelock and Neil and you can even book packages for stay, food and scuba diving. Get in touch with the company at +91.8001122205.
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Another offbeat destination that boasts of pristine white sand beaches and clear blue waters, Lakshadweep is a union territory that requires tourists to take an Inner Line Permit before they enter the island. Lakshadweep is an amazing destination for scuba diving and here are some of the best options to learn scuba diving:
Dive Lakshadweep: Agatti Island is one of the dive sites where Dive Lakshadweep conducts its dive sessions. This is the first dive centre here and also offers accommodation for people taking up the course. The instructors are approved by PADI and offer a single session and even one-day courses. For more information, contact +91 9446055972.
The lazy town of Pondicherry is home to a number of beaches and dive sites that are waiting to be explored. The marine life here will not disappoint and youd be tempted to go for another dive in the ocean. Heres where you can learn diving in Pondicherry:
TempleDivers: They offer multiple diving courses that range from one-time dive, one-day program, four-day courses and even advanced ones. All are PADI-certified. They even have rescue courses, deep wreck specialty courses and scuba diving for kids as well. Their course fee ranges from Rs 6,000 to Rs 33,000 but they do not provide accommodation so you will have to find one on your own.
Goa is a haven for people who love the sun, sand and sea. It also happens to be a destination for scuba diving even though it is more popular for its parties and other surface water sports. Nevertheless, Goa is emerging as a scuba diving destination. If you are an experienced diver you may feel its marine life is less colorful compared to some other sites but for first time divers, this is a good start. Heres where you can learn scuba diving in Goa:
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DiveGoa: This scuba diving centre is run by a marine engineer and naturalist who is a PADI-certified dive instructor. Here you will not find short duration courses lasting a few hours if you are a beginner. You can take up either a two-day or four-day course which costs Rs 16,000 and Rs 22,000 respectively. Advanced and rescue diving courses are also offered. Get in touch with DiveGoa at +91 09325030110.
Goa Aquatics: This dive centre started in 2007 and is PADI-certified offering different courses. It conducts dives at various diving sites in Goa some of which are Grande Banks, Bounty Bay, Shelter Cove and Suzys Wreck. Courses begin at Rs 5,000. Get in touch with them at +91 9822685025.
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