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Scuba Diving in Lakshadweep, Lakshadweep Overview

Scuba Diving in Lakshadweep is one of the most popular activities amongst travellers. Agatti, Bangaram and Kadmat islands are the three islands that prove a perfect setting for the Scuba. Each dive centre has attached resorts catering to the needs of beginners as well as those interested in CMAS and PADI courses by certified divers. The islands are also enriched with a diverse variety of tropical fishes, vibrant corals and other creatures like turtles, rays and coral sharks.

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Safety Tips

Going through a reputed diving school helps because of the proper equipment that they use and their experience.

Medical fitness

The diving schools prefer if you're medically fit for a dive due to problems that could arise because of artificial oxygenation underwater.

General tips

1. Make sure to gather essential instructions from expert divers from the dive center. 2. Make sure you have acquired a permit before hand, which is mandatory even for Indian citizens visiting Lakshadweep.

How to reach Scuba Diving in Lakshadweep

  • Air: You can fly from the capital city of Kerala, Kochi which has an international airport connected to almost all the major cities of the country. The airport at the Union Territory is at Agatti. Apart from that there is also a facility of flying in Pawan Hans Helicopter to Agatti from Kochi, which takes about hour and half.

  • Sea: Another good option to reach the island is travelling by water. With a number of passenger ships operating between Kochi and Lakshadweep, you can enjoy the voyage for INR 500 to INR 1000. However, for foreigners the cost is around INR 2000. It takes about 18 to 20 hours to complete the journey. The service is closed down during the monsoon season.

About Scuba Diving in Lakshadweep

Cost of Activity : Starts at Rs. 2000 per dive

Currents : Range from calm waters to strong, depending upon the tides and the dive site

Depth of Dive : 15 m to 40 m

Difficulty Level : Easy-Challenging

Nearest Airport : Agatti

Nearest Port : Agatti

Region : Arabian Sea

Time required for Dive : 1 week to 4 weeks

Visibility in the waters : More than 35 m

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