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10 Amazing Underwater Adventure Destinations in India

The legendary city of Atlantis, the submerged underwater town awakens the awe of every person, child or adult. Tapping into this awe of living life under the deep blue sea are the thrilling underwater adventures of India. Witness the sea, brimming with life under the quietness of its surface. Here are 10 places in India where you can experience the daring feat; life below sea level.


1.   Wreck of Suzy’s, Goa

Famous for its Scuba Diving waters, the Wreck of Suzy’s is one of the most popular hub of underwater adventures in Goa. With state of the art safety measures and a phenomenal view of the sea, this place is a definite visit for those who feel content in the peace of the sea.


2.   Bat’s Island, Goa

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Bat’s Island from Biana Beach, Photo by Aaron C, CC BY-SA 2.0

Put on your swim fins and your diving mask for a surreal snorkeling experience at Bat Islands in Goa. The place is a favorite for experienced snorkelers as well as amateurs due to the training provided here. Have the most magical thirty minutes of your life, swimming the sea and enjoying the never-seen-before sights of the sea world.


3.   The Jetty, Goa

Dona Paula jetty, Photo by Arjun Shekar, CC BY-SA 2.0


If you have the desire to step into the underwater world but your heart’s skip a beat at the thought of the never-ending depths of the sea, head on over to The Jetty. Situated at the north-western end of the Grand Island, this is a great site for shallow water-diving. With the maximum depth of 8m, you can find a wide range of fish species here like Lionfish and baby mullets.


4.   Baina Beach, Goa

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Photo by Debbie Waumsley, CC0 1.0

To experience the joy of walking inside water, try sea walking at the Baina beach in Goa. You will be properly trained about what it feels underwater besides other prerequisites necessary before you embark on this journey. Have a rendezvous with colorful fishes and corals inside the crystal-clear waters. You can even feed the fishes that swim past you!


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5.   Kalpeni, Lakshadweep


Known for its scenic allure and huge coral banks, Scuba diving at Kalpeni is every divers dream come true. Swimming across the beautiful coral reefs, experience in Lakshadweep the mesmerizing marine life and joy like never before.


6.   Bangaram, Lakshadweep


The best place to do scuba diving in Lakshwadeep islands is Bangaram. A shallow lagoon blanketed by a stunning coral reef makes your heart melt with happiness at the very first sight. Some fish species to multiply your gaiety are puffer fish, eels, the sea-bed hugging manta rays and hermit crabs.


7.   Havelock, Andaman & Nicobar Islands

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Havelock islands rocket the intensity of the underwater experience by providing the perfect spot for snorkeling, scuba diving as well as sea walking. Take a trip down under via any of these three routes to rejoice at the fascinating views of the Bay of Bengal. Scuba diving is the most popular one out the three whereas sea walking is the safest. Snorkeling is another enjoyable method to explore the wonders of the sea.


8.   Grand Central Station, Netrani Island, Karnataka

Enjoy the breathtaking sights of the Arabian Sea through snorkeling and scuba diving at this small island in Karnataka. Popularly known as ‘Diver’s Paradise,’ the name aptly suits the opportunities it provides to every diver to witness turtles, stone fish and stingrays.


9.   The Abby’s, Netrani Islands, Karnataka

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The deepest diving beach at the Netrani Island, the place is also called the Abby’s Aquarium owing to its natural collection of diverse flora and fauna. Due to its mindboggling depths, the deep clear waters provide satisfactory views for the seafaring soul.


10.         Pondicherry


East coast’s soul scuba diving beach, Pondicherry is a must visit because of the peace and quiet serenity of its underwater life. With depths ranging from 5m to 45m, the enchanting sea world of Bay of Bengal beckons the thrill-seeking adventurers to explore its magical waters.


Dive straight into any of these underwater adventure spots in India offering the best of the diverse ocean life. You would surely be coming back for more.

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I'm a dual Canadian-American from NYC that moved to South Africa for work and ended up traveling all through the continent. I'm currently living the expat life in Frankfurt, Germany and traveling the world as much as I can. I'm a bit obsessed with scuba diving, churning credit cards so I never pay to fly, and eating the most questionable of foods in the most peculiar of places. My bucket list is the world, and some day I might make it there.

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  1. Johnny – Great list of dive destinations in India. Specifically the sights in Havelock, Andaman & Nicobar Islands sound amazing. Would love to go there one day! Thanks so much for sharing.