400 kilometers off the coast of Kerala, this
group of 36 coral islands and atolls can be
reached by a twenty-hour sea journey from Cochin.
Of the ten inhabited islands, only two, Bangaram
and Kadmat, are open to foreigners and there
are dive centers on both these islands. The
lagoons are home to a spectacular world of marine
life, so unexplored, you may well have a site
named after you.
/ Kadmat Diving
on the eastern and western side by the lagoon,
Kadmat is the ideal haven of solitude. This
little island has an astonishing variety of
marine flora and fauna. Some of the dive sites
explored till date are beyond any sort of written
description, they are ethereal moments of pure
who run the Bangaram operation as well. There
are dive operations on several other island
as well, run by the Lakshadweep tourism (SPORTS).
The Lakshadweep tourism website says they run
diving at Kavaratti and Kadmat. December and
Jan are awesome at Kadmat. Great weather, crystal
clarity and plenty of turtles too.
a place on the edge of the world. A bit of paradise.much
better Diving experience. A tear-drop shaped
island surrounded by a continuous strip of creamy
sand. The exquisite black coral formations along
with Angel Fish, Clown Fish, Butterfly, Surgeons,
Groupers, Mantas, String Rays and wondrous marine
life found in the Lakshadweep. Visit the wreck
of the Princess Royal at 32 meters, sunk in
a battle over two hundred years ago, or if luck
is on your side, have the pleasure of being
escorted by a pod of 10-20 Dolphins........
Visit the dive sites Manta Point, Shark Point
and The Wall. Dive amidst a submerged reef with
shoals of Giant Parrotfish.
Miscellaneous Information For both the dive
centers, the nearest decompression chamber is
a 2 hour chopper ride to the Naval Base at Cochin.
Best time of the year Between November and
Climate Tropical - between 25-28 degree Celsius.
Languages spoken English, Malayalam,
Minicoy as its more
pristine, contact Sikander at Sports 91-9447982273
PADI dive centre run by ?? on kavaratti.
the kadmat and bangaram ones are by CMAS- Laca