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Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep: 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.

Agatti / Kadmat Diving

Surrounded 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 wonder.

Lacadives, 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.

Bangaram, 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 May.
Climate Tropical - between 25-28 degree Celsius.
Languages spoken English, Malayalam,
Kadmat-LacaDives

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 dives.




Western India | Andaman Islands | Lakshadweep

Diving at Agatti is pretty fine. we saw amazing diverse marine life - humongous turtles, sting rays, eagle rays, barracuda, sharks, lionfish, titan triggerfish etc. you have to depend on tourism dept. Although, they are great guys and look after you very well provided they are not preoccupied with VIPs & VVIPs.


 


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