Time Required : 2-4 days
Entry Fee : Approximately INR 5000 per dive
Packed with enchanting marine life, Pondicherry offers an amazing adventure of scuba diving off the country's East Coast. A dive into the sea will let you explore the rich life comprising of beautiful natural coral reefs and other exotic creatures such as manta rays, kingfish, sea snakes, lionfish, butterflies, crustaceans, moray eels and many more. Apart from that, if it is your lucky day you might even spot whale sharks, even sharks, dolphins and turtles. You also have an option of enjoying the dive at an artificial reef and experience the thrill of the activity making Pondicherry an irresistible diving destination.
Air: Pondicherry: Pondicherry has its own airport with ever increasing air travel demand. The airport is located at Lawspet with a new terminal inaugurated recently where flights from Bangalore and other major cities are scheduled. However, if you are planning a dive into the sea, spicejet is the only airlines with flights operating to Pondicherry via Bangalore.
Rail: With a railways station of its own, Pondicherry is well connected to five-way junction at Viluppuram and Chennai by a broad gauge railway line. There are express trains that connect the Union Territory with other neighbouirng cities and states.
Road: Pondicherry is well connected to national highways and state highways with a good network of roads and infrastructure facilities. With a total road length of 2552 km, one can easily reach the place by road from either Chennai situated 150 km away or from Bangalore situated 309 km away. Regular bus services plies both state and private to and from Bangalore.
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Cost of Activity : Starts at Rs. 5000 per dive
Currents : Range from calm waters to strong, depending upon the tides and the dive site
Depth of Dive : Up to 30 m
Difficulty Level : Easy-Moderate
Nearest Airport : Pondicherry
Nearest Railhead : Pondicherry
Nearest road city : Pondicherry
Region : Bay of Bengal
Time required for Dive : 2 days to 4 days
Visibility in the waters : 20 m to 30 m depending upon weather condition
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