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iF its diving you're looking for. There are three main centers of diving in India. Andaman and Nicobar group of islands in the Bay of Bengal, Lakshadweep group of islands in the Arabian Sea and Goa on the mainland.
While Lakshadweep has the clear blue lagoons of coral , Andaman and Nicobar are volcanic islands surrounded by deep, undisturbed waters that have an astounding bio-diversity. The third destination Goa, has many exciting things to do, on land as in water. Your adventure will begin long before your diving ever does.
World class diving often lies in out of the world places. Getting there may not always be fun. Travel routes MAY BE DIFFICULT butd at the end of it all, the experience of diving in sites, pristine and untouched is truely amazing

The BEST place to dive in India in our opinion is the Lakshadweep or the Andaman Islands. Havelock Island Andamans. Brilliant diving and no crowds. January is a good time to dive here. The other places to dive are Goa, Netrani Island is about 10km off the coast of Murudeshwar in Karnataka.

Lakshadweep & Western India On the Western Coast of India, diving season starts from October and ENDS in Mid of May. Post May, the sea becomes very rough and the visibility drops down to NIL due to the onslaught of the monsoon. As per Tourism Board Regulations venturing out in the sea during June to September is prohibited.

Ocean Adventure & Scuba Diving at Netrani Island -21st-22nd-23rd March 2008, Ex Bangalore by B
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SCUBA & SNORKELING: If you want to learn to scuba dive, the first step is to take a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Open Water Diver course, the most widely recognized and respected diving certification in the world. Within a few days, you can be enjoying the underwater world. Not sure if a full-blown course is for you? Take a Discover Scuba or Discover Scuba Diving program at a PADI Dive Center or Resort and experience what you're missing. Kids are welcome too. There are a variety of fun and exciting programs available for them as well. MORE....

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Western India

The water in Goa is still blue although the current at some of the sites has picked up. We have been doing some amazing dives on Umma Gumma reef. Lionfish have become a common occurance and we are seeing them one almost every dive. << from Goa Aquatics March 18, 2008

Here is some exciting news courtesy Venkat from Barracuda Diving Goa. SCUTTLING OF DECOMMISSIONED NAVAL SHIP SDBT-54 FOR CREATING THE FIRST ARTIFICIAL DIVING REEF AT KARWAR more>>
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Goa: Dive Season: October to May

The marine life in Goa is similar to that found in Maldives. The presence of wrecks in Spanish and Portuguese galleons, World War II ships make the fish life prolific. Grande Island Much of the local diving is conducted around this island. Some of the sites near the island include Suzy's Wreck, Davy Jone's Locker, Sail Rock, Turbo Tunnel, Surge City, Uma Guma Reef, and Bounty Bay. Angria Bank A four-hour high-speed boat ride takes you to this world class dive site 120 miles from Goa. A vast underwater landmass about half the size of the state of Goa, it offers an amazing wealth of coral and fish. A 'live-aboard' is available with the local dive center to make diving at this site an unforgettable experience. Pigeon Island This rocky outcrop has interesting marine life as well as good visibility. Malvan Shoal Some interesting shallow sites in the water between Vengurla and Malvan, 2 hours away from the capital city of Panaji. Miscellaneous Information Decompression chamber is available about an hour away by road from any of the dive sites.

Best time of the year Between November and May. Climate Tropical - between 25-28 degree Celsius.

The Daily Diving Trips are around Grande Island and Sao Gorge Island. They are located about 25 kms from our shop and can be reached within one and half hours by boat. The dives are all shallow 4-14 m (average). The marine species are numerous with lots of hard corals and you can enjoy a very relaxing dive with lots to see. The visibility around the Island varies from 10 m to few feet, average around 4-5 ms. There is a very old metallic shipwreck around the Island. The dive sites have different names, but are all located around these two islands.

DIVE SITES IN GOA<< divegoa.com

GETTING THERE
Indian, among other airlines, connects Goa to Delhi and Mumbai daily. Economy easy fares start at Rs 5,470 per person from Delhi and Rs 3,160 from Mumbai.

Went diving to Burnt Island or Vengurla Rocks . The distance from Sinquerim jetty is 62 kms and it took us 1 hr 20 minutes to reach there. When we started the sea was calm but while on the way the wind picked up and sea was very rough and we had a tough bumpy ride at 50 kpm . Before the island water started to get blue and we were thinking man the viz will be great. But as our luck goes, the water was murky green near the island. Anyway we dived on the north side of the island( new light house). Depth all round is 10-18 ms. The bottom feature was rocky with hardly any corals. We saw some white , yellow and purple gorgonians , same what we see on Suzy's wreck. the area was silty and the viz was 1m . We found a cave which goes all the way in and we abondoned going inside as viz was so bad and we had no lines or torch. Current was pulling us inside. Anyway fish life is great, lots of big blue ringed angels, sugeon fish, banner fish, red tail butterfly fish, lobsters etc. While we were hanging at 5m four 1.5 - 2 m big gray reef shark just passed infront of us. Initially I thought that they are cobia but their head was rounded and olive green in colour without the bands we see on Cobias. Man that was scary when we had just less viz. Its a great site but viz is pretty un-predictable. We blew away 130 lits of petrol for the trip but it was worth it just because of the sharks

Malvan Shoal Some interesting shallow sites in the water between Venugurla and Malvan, 2 hours away from the capital city of Panaji.

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