The term ‘Scuba’ stands for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. It is basically an equipment used for breathing under water.
Scuba diving is indeed an exciting and adventurous experience. It’s a surreal world underwater. As you dive inside, it’s nothing but peace inside. You can hear your own breathing sound, with colorful marine creatures around you.
Scuba diving is a whole new experience in itself. It is the perfect way to explore the underwater world. The best part about it is that even the people who don’t know how to swim can also go for scuba diving. However, basic training is required.
Listed below is all the important information and the tips for beginners:
- People diving for the first time need to stay within a depth of 30 to 40 metres.
- Expert trainers is required for diving deeper
- It becomes important to choose a reliable diving school for ensuring complete safety
- You can consider Scuba diving in Andaman Islands as it has various diving schools offering free dives or open water courses that certify you as a scuba diver. Dive India, Scuba Lov in, Seahawk Scuba, Eco Diver India, Doongi Dives Dive Centre, Andaman Bubbles, Blue Corals Dive, Ocean Tribe Scuba and Havelock Divers, are just to name a few.
- You should prefer the schools certified by PADI and SSI, the most reliable scuba diver training organisations in the world
- You can prefer the months from December to April as it is the best time for Scuba diving in Andaman & Nicobar Isles. You’ll get to see the wonderful sea life along with the world of awesome water bodies, vibrant fish and awesome corals during this time.
- It is home to more than 700 species of fish such as angelfish, parrot fish, loggerhead turtles and unique coral, which you can see while scuba diving
- Andaman has more than 57 islands for diving sites. Havelock Island is the most popular location for scuba diving in Andaman among them
- There are 2 kinds of scuba diving that you can enjoy in the Andaman Islands- Night diving and Deep diving
- A powerful scuba torch is used in night diving. It helps in communicating with the other divers
- Deep diving will take you till 30 metres under water. Thus, it becomes imperative to be cautious as it can be risky if not organised properly
- The charges depend on the type of scuba diving you chose and the school you pick. It is inclusive of the rent of diving gear along with underwater photography and video. Here are some estimated costs which will give you a fair idea:
- A single dive – Rs 4500 to 5000 (This includes an introductory scuba session, and one guided dive with an instructor)
- Two dives – Rs 6000 to 7000
- Scuba lite – Rs 3500 (This includes a shorter version of the introductory scuba session and your time underwater is limited to 30 minutes)
- People with serious medical conditions need to check with the doctor before going for Scuba Diving. Especially pregnant women, heart patient and people with high or low hypertension.
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Last modified: July 7, 2018