Lakshadweep Scuba Diving Sites
Lakshadweep island has an astonishing variety of marine flora and fauna. Some of the Lakshadweep scuba diving sites explored till date are beyond any sort of written description, they are ethereal moments of pure wonder. So a scuba diver enthusiast must have an experience of scuba diving in Lakshadweep.
Lakshadweep (meaning a hundred thousand islands) the tiniest union territory of India and has the country’s only coral islands mark for their enchanting natural beauty and colourful marine life. Lagoons cruising in crystal clear emerald waters, watching multicoloured fishes in their natural habitat in a glass bottom boat, yatching in lagoon, deep sea fishing mechanised boat around the island etc will be most thrilling and enchanting. Lakshadweep is located in the the Arabian sea approximately 400 kilometres west of the coast of kerala between 8 degree and 12 degree north latitude and 71 degrees and 74 degrees east longitude. Out of 36 islands covering a land area of 32 square kilometer 10 are inhabited. Lakshadweep has a tropical climate with summer temperatures ranging from 35 C to 22C and winter temperature between 32 to 20 degree centigrade.
Be warned. There are some things that are hard to find in Lakshadweep, like fast cars, or shrinks or tranquilizers. They do have all that water though. Bright and clear as liquid glass. Fringed by white stretches of sand where the only throngs you’ll ever see are of the sandpipers on the shore. And you could sleep by the seaside with the night sky as your ceiling. Therapy has never felt better.
Geographically similar to that other diver’s haunt. Lakshadweep is like Maldives without the crowds. 400 kilometers off the coast of Kerala, this group of 36 coral island and atolls can be reached by a twenty-hour sea journey from Cochin. Of the ten inhabited islands, only two, Bangaram and Kadmat, are open to foreigners and there are dive centers on both these islands. The lagoons are home to a spectacular world of marine life, so unexplored, you may well have a site named after you.
LAKSHADWEEP SCUBA DIVING SITES
AROUND KADMAT ISLAND
Surrounded on the eastern and western side by the lagoons, Kadmat is the ideal haven of solitude. This island has an astonishing variety of marine flora and fauna. Some of the dive sites explored till date are beyond any sort of written description, they are ethereal moments of pure wonder.
A wall of soft coral starting at 12 meters and cascading down to the deep blue. Dive amongst turtles as resplendent as their surroundings.
Sting Ray City
A 21- meter dive along the sand dunes, abundant with sting rays.
Located between the islands of Amini and Kadmat drift dive along with schools of snappers, Fusilier and Sharks at 15-21 meters.
A drift dive between 21-30 meters with different types of fish like Jack Fish and King Fish.
Garden of Eden
An abundance of table coral at 12-25 meters along with varities of small fish and Groupers.
Located between 9-20 meters an abundance of soft coral and tuna.
LAKSHADWEEP SCUBA DIVING SITES AROUND BANGARAM ISLAND
A tear-drop shaped island surrounded by a continuous strip of creamy sand. The temperate blue-green waters of the Indian ocean are an irresistible invitation to the scuba diving fraternity of the world.
The exquisite black coral formation along with Angel Fish, Clown Fish, Butterfly, Surgeons, Groupers, Mantas, Sting Rays and wondrous marine life found in the Lakshadweep.
Visit the wreck of the Princess Royal at 32 meters, sunk in a battle over two hundred years ago, or if luck is on your side, have the pleasure of being escorted by a pod of 10-20 Dolphins………..
Visit the dive sites Manta Point, Shark point and the wall. Dive amidst a submerged reef with shoals of Giant Parrotfish.
Bangaram– a place on the edge of the world. A bit of paradise. Lakshadweep Scuba Diving Sites will leave you with an exotic feeling.
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