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Scuba diving in Lakshadweep


Lakshadweep is India's Coral Paradise. Adorned with 36 beautiful coral islands in the Arabian Sea, the specialty of Lakshadweep is its blue lagoons of coral atolls. The crystal clear water, the clean sand on the seabed, the colorful coral and vibrant tropical fish makes scuba diving in Lakshadweep a magical one. Two Islands in Lakshadweep, Bangaram and Kadmat have excellent provisions for scuba diving.


Bangaram is a 50 hectare, tear shaped island and regarded as the most beautiful amongst all islands in Lakshadweep. Aptly referred to as the Queen of Islands, Bangaram is an atoll. Bangaram is also the finest locations for scuba diving. Unlike some destinations that have earmarked best time to visit tags, this island entices tourist year round. Bangaram is credited with a world class diving school. Trainees aged 14 and above can learn the basics of scuba diving and be certified scuba divers. It's mandatory to provide a doctor's certificate declaring the candidate fit for diving.


As the diving sites in Bangaram are off the reefs, boat services help in reaching the chosen destination. The clear water, the temperature of water ranging from 22-30 degree Celsius, well-equipped and professionally manned Scuba Diving facility makes scuba diving in Bangaram enjoyable.


The flora and fauna on the floor of the sea, the virgin reefs of Bangaram boast of a rich and diverse marine life. An exquisite coral formation is the black coral formations. Bangaram's water is home to sharks, manta rays, sea turtles, moray eels, squirrel fish, puffer fish, barracuda, parrot fish and grouper. Adding to the excitement is the many secret that lies hidden deep totally unexplored and unvisited. For instance, the reefs aren't fully discovered. Sea explorers recently stumbled upon an ancient shipwreck just outside the reef. Some elements of the destroyed ship wreck are still visible; this adds to the excitement and enriches the scuba diving experience.


Yet another amazing scuba diving location is the Kadmat Islands in Lakshadweep. Crystal clear water, an array of fish life on the reefs, the placid shallow lagoon is ideal for scuba diving. The beauty of the island is enhanced by the lagoons on the eastern and western side. Kadmat is an ideal place for tourists searching for an isolated scuba dive area. The Island of Kadmat also has a scuba diving center that imparts scuba diving classes to beginners.


Snorkeling in Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep offers snorkeling opportunities too. This peaceful sport allows you to glance beneath the water surface and acquaint yourself with the marine life. Place the glass mask over your eyes and nose and breathe through the snorkel. The fins will help you propel yourself without using your hands. Snorkeling is ideal for those who are not very comfortable swimming. The limpid waters of Lakshadweep lagoons are ideal for snorkeling.

Scuba diving in Lakshadweep
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