Scuba Diving India:Where,How,Photos,Videos

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                     Archana Sardana,first women to unfurl tricolor underwater at a depth of 30 metres

Now that we know what Scuba means,What PADI,SSI and NAUI are,and what are the equipments we use in part 1 of Scuba

Scuba Diving Courses and Movies In Detail

Lets understand why and where scuba is done in India..and how can we all be part of this sport.Discover the charismatic blue water world,interact with fishes,swim with fins.



 Scuba diving is the new attraction of Kankaria Carnival this year 25th-31st Dec.Scuba & Sports Club Dwarka affiliated with Thane Scuba Diving Club is offering Snorkeling, Scuba Diving.You can also check with Planet Scuba for Scuba in Gujarat.


The Scuba In The City program offers you the opportunity to begin the training despite busy city-bound schedules. So if work, school, kids and commitments have been holding you back then we can help you work towards your scuba certification starting now!!Currently in Mumbai,Bangalore,Tarkali,Shimla and Panchkula the in pool session is a fun dive which let you experience underwater in the city and makes you understand how comfortable you are in the water.Can be done by anyone above 10 years.


What a great way to introduce children to scuba diving in a pool in less than six feet of water. Celebrate a birthday by throwing a memorable, exciting Bubblemaker party with friends and family. It’s fun, easy and safe.


Netrani (also known as Pigeon Island) is a tiny island in India located in the Arabian Sea. It is off the coast of Karnataka. It is situated approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) from the temple town of Murudeshwara. Top view of this island similar to heart shape.Besides pigeons, the other inhabitants of the island are wild goats. This Island has some of the best sites for scuba diving easily accessible from Goa, Mumbai or Bangalore.Netrani is a coral island and therefore suitable for snorkeling and diving activities. Many varieties of coral, butterfly fish, trigger fish, parrot fish, eels and shrimps can be seen here.


15 – 40 meters / Mid October to mid May.


In Goa we have a few different dive sites, including Cabo de Rama, Polem Beach, Butterfly Beach and Grande Island. Although all these places are easy to dive and rich in marine life, you have to be aware of the fact that the visibility anywhere in Goa can be limited or sometimes very poor (1-2 meters) due to sandy sea beds and the several rivers in the area. According to tides, wind, status of the Moon and the experience of the local fishermen we can predict the conditions but only one day in advance. Therefore if you choose to dive in Goa you should be flexible but if you pick the right day, the place is perfect for a first diving experience, a refresher dive or even a course.


10-15 metres/October-May


Diving in Andaman waters offer a fascinating world of under-water marine life, varieties of colourful fishes, rarest of the coral reefs in the world, mysterious remains of sunken ships etc. All these can be explored through SCUBA diving.




Clear and unspoiled water in the Lakshwadweep makes it a neat and perfect destination for diving. Lakshadweep has grown to a wonderful stature with unique diving facilities. Lakshadweep is a sports paradise for adventurous tourist. Scuba diving is practiced here with much vigor and dynamism. Diving is currently suspended at Lakshwadeep due to security reasons.




1)Dreamz Diving

Dreamz Diving started the Dive Operations from Murudeshwar in December 2007. The dive centre was started by Mr. Dhirendra P. S. Rawat, and is the first and only Scuba Diving Centre to open in the state of Karnataka. In January 2009 the dive centre at Palolem Beach was opened after finding the potential and discovering the dive sites near Palolem Beach in Goa.Dhirendra is a Leisure, SPA and Adventure consultant. He has 21 years of experience in the Leisure and Adventure Industry.

Dive Sites: Netreni Island

2)Dive Goa

Dive Goa is a diveshop and training centre established by Ajey Patil - marine engineer, naturalist, raconteur and PADI certified dive instructor. Dive Goa prides itself on dive experiences that are customized to client requirements: small groups of no more than 5 people, flexible schedules, and personalized attention.

Dive Sites: Netreni Island,Grande Island

3)Barracuda Diving Center

BARRACUDA DIVING INDIA began operations in 1993 to promote the sport of recreational diving in India. Affiliated to PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) of California, USA, the leading dive education organization in the world, we are the first PADI Resort (Membership No-6023) within the entire Indian sub-continent. Our membership, held since 1997, recognizes the high standards of diver education, staff training, safety, equipment and service maintained and denotes a quality control assurance to divers worldwide.

Dive Sites: Netreni Island,Grande Island 

4)Planet Scuba

Planet Scuba India is India’s first full service dive centre and has been operating in Bangalore since 2008. We provide all of the ‘4 E’s’ of diving:
Equipment: We are India’s first and foremost distributor of state-of-the-art diving and snorkelling equipment. Visit our retail shop for the best advice or shop online right here.
Education: We provide PADI courses at all levels from beginner through to Divemaster and beyond. Whatever your interest in the underwater world, you can learn to enjoy it with us.
Enjoyment: We organise and run dive trips to all the best dive locations around India and overseas. Whatever your budget or level of experience, we can find you a diving holiday that you will remember for a lifetime.
Environment: We are the first dive operation in India to be certified as 100% AWARE to recognise our total commitment to conserving the marine environment. You will be given the opportunity to take part in fun activities that make a difference to our world.

Dive Sites:Lakshwadeep,Andamans,Karnataka,Goa,Gujarat


Lacadives has come a long way since it’s inception on Kadmat in 1995. Our Lakshadweep chapter covers a 16-year history of some of the most remote and exclusive diving in the country, including a 10-year partnership with CGH-Earth on the beautiful island of Bangaram.In 2008 we opened a dive center on Havelock in the Andaman Islands, as well as 2 pool-training facilities in Mumbai and Bangalore. We also began partnering with some of the best liveaboard operators in Asia.

Dive Sites:Lakshwadeep,Andamans,Mumbai,Bangalore

6)Barefoot Scuba 

Barefoot Scuba Dive Resort (formerly known as Cafe Del Mar) is Havelock's premier dive resort. Our property on Beach No.3 comprises an elegant and comfortable Resort with several categories of room appealing to all budgets, an upbeat lively restaurant, and a full-fledged PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Facility. The resort, with its comfortable Sea-Facing Duplex Cottages, Tented Cottages and A Frame Huts makes an ideal base from which guests can explore the beauty of Havelock, both above and beneath the waves.

Dive Sites: Andamans

7)Andaman Bubbles

Andaman Bubbles is a friendly dive centre located at Beach #5, at the Wild Orchid Resort on Havelock Island in the Andamans. We opened our doors in December 2008. With a strong emphasis placed on safety, we offer professional quality service, but in a flexible relaxed manner. We here at Andaman Bubbles have a strong passion for the island and the sea that surrounds it. We look forward to sharing that passion with you, not just as our customers but also as our friends.

Dive Sites: Andamans 

WANT TO SCUBA DIVE IN INDIA??Ask me how to go about here,right there in the comment box :)

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  1. Definitely Andaman is the only best places for scuba diving in India. Either you are a diver or you want to learn it, Andaman is the best place make it happen. There are too many institutions which let you learn Scuba diving and give you certification. Here is what I wrote about Scuba Diving ( ) few days back.

  2. @Jug:I agree Andamans is the best place in India for diving.

  3. Hi Ankita, intresting read here..
    could you please help me out with some good and economical options near Bangalore.
    Netrani Island seems nice. How about Tarkali in Maharashtra???
    if there are other options too besides these two kindly tell about them.
    got max 3-4 days.

  4. It was a treat to read you article Ankita,
    I was actually looking forward for some contacts of people who are active divers and also have a live blog of him/her self !


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