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Scuba Diving

The might of the ocean knows no bound and the beauty of ocean never ceases to amaze. If you are an oceanholic, then let’s sail through the never ending ocean and dive deep into our souls. The enchanting music of sea is enough to lure someone. But the magical thought of most colourful fishes, corals and plants makes the urge of witnessing the sea inevitable. The world beneath the ocean is something very unique, pristine and soothing in itself. It is said that we humans know more about the surface of moon than we know about our seas. The inquisitive nature of man tempts him to dive deep into the dark seas and discover the beguiling mysteries that it holds.

Scuba diving is one such sport which takes you to the cavernous depth of the sea and offers you a sight to behold for eternity. In the vast stretch of the panoramic ocean you witness the world of your dreams which seems to be better than your imagination.

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SO WHAT IS SCUBA DIVING?

Trust me... scuba diving is living your dreams in reality, it is discovering yourself away from hustle and bustle of crowd, it is rejoicing life and living the mysteries of sea. To a Thalassophile, it is the only definition of life.

Scuba diving involves diving deep into the ocean with oxygen cylinder and other safety equipments in order to explore the secrets and beauty of colourful and prodigious marine universe. Everything, from the tiny fishes to the labyrinth network of corals, nothing about the aquatic life is boring.

Let us explore memorable scuba diving destination in India.

SCUBA DIVING IN INDIA?

The vast expansive 7517Km long coastline of India is home of many marvellous scuba diving site. So I would implore you adrenaline junkies to get your scuba diving equipments and fall in love with these sites which may be popular or not-so-popular yet unexplored.

ANDAMAN ISLAND –

Havoc Island and Neil Island in Andaman are considered to be best Scuba diving destination. The credit to the attraction of Andaman goes to its rich aquatic life. Andaman hosts few Islands which are completely uninhabited offering unspoilt beaches, corals and marine life. The Andaman Island is serene location with its turquoise blue water, colourful corals and swaying palm. Andaman has one of the last remaining virgin forests in the world. The best time to hit the waters in Andaman is from December to April. Scuba diving in Andaman is a gift which gives you a sight of rare Humpback Parrotfish, Lionfish, soft corals, rare dugongs and schools of colourful fishes and if you are lucky you might find your own new fish.

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LAKSHADWEEP ISLAND –

This flock of 36 Islands is the gift of almighty to the Indian mainland. Situated in between the Indian Ocean the Island is an exotic tourist destination not only due to its diverse land and marine life but also its rich tribal life. The Island is a paradise for a scuba diving enthusiast. The dive in this ocean is a pleasure to eyes. The visuals of colourful fishes swimming gracefully in water are mesmerising and spell-bounding. Lakshadweep camouflages the best of the sea treasure in its tranquil water. The best time to explore the paradisiacal islands off the shore of mainland India for scuba diving is from December to April.

PONDICHERRY –

The land of French architecture is an abode for beautiful marine life. The place is famous for its long colonial history. History talks loud in the streets of Pondicherry with its well-laid gardens, magnificent churches, historical monument and magnificent mansions. The virgin beaches are an exciting invitation to scuba diving enthusiasts. The only drawback of scuba diving in the waters of Pondicherry is the poor visibility of its waters, hindering the perfect gaze of amazing universe of sea. The best time to visit is when the water is calm and warm i.e. from December to March.

THINGS TO DO WHILE SCUBA DIVING

Scuba diving is an adventure like none other, but the dangers of Open Ocean cannot be redeemed. The wonders of Ocean should be cherished while keeping safety in mind.

  • Before scuba diving or wading through the waters and seeing fishes swim right before your eyes you need to check your equipments. Your masks, fins should not be lose or tight and must fit you perfectly, so chose according to your size. Also your oxygen cylinder and regulator should be cross checked to avoid any mishap.
  • Wear a rash guard like a t-shirt to avoid getting burnt and use sunscreen. Take a test run using your equipments and splurge on a good quality regulator, BCD, computer, mask, fins etc only then decide to scuba dive for longer distances.
  • Watch your gauges to keep track of pressure, depth and nitrogen.
  • Before going to the sea read about the diversity of sea life and try to identify the diverse sea plants, fishes and other creatures.
  • While scuba diving do not kick or knock over any corals. Do not touch anything and any creature of sea as this may frighten them.
  • If you are new to scuba diving do not snorkel alone. This makes you vulnerable to currents, sharp reefs, and wildlife of Open Ocean.
  • Stay alert. Before venturing out for longer trips get acquitted with your surrounding and observe the behaviour of sea and wildlife as their maybe danger due to some wild beast or natural events like Tsunami. Remember animals can sense danger better than humans. Knowing your surrounding is very important, you may encounter a sharp rock.
  • Make sure your oxygen cylinder is buoyant and relax. If you are unable to go downwards then make sure you align yourself in that direction and focus yourself towards it.
  • Listen to the instructions of the scuba diving guide with utter concentration and follow them.

So now that we have learnt all these things about the amazing discoveries the ocean holds for us. Let’s grab our equipments and join the fishes in their awe-inspiring dance while scuba diving.