On the surface the sea doesn’t look very interesting, but it holds myriad wonders inside it. The best way to explore the vibrant life underwater is Scuba Diving, a sport that is increasingly becoming popular among adventurers. Beautiful sea anemones, exotic corals, and interesting life forms — Scuba Diving is guaranteed to teleport you into a whole new world of experiences!
Here are some of the best places to go snorkelling in India:
The Islands of Andaman and Nicobar
Consisting of around 572 smaller islands, the Andaman and Nicobar islands are surrounded by glistening blue waters. The white beaches dappled with beautiful flowers and swaying coconut trees offer a visual treat to the visitors. The Havelock Island is the most cherished destination for scuba diving and snorkelling in India.
Best time to visit: October to May
Located about 240 kilometers off India’s southwest coast, the Lakshadweep Islands is a cluster of 36 small islands. It is one of the most heavenly locations in India. The crystal-clear water with exquisite marine life, blue lagoons and natural coral reefs are some of the mesmerising attractions of these islands.
Best time to visit: November to May
Around 20 kilometres from the Candolim Beach is the isolated Grand Island, which offers a phenomenal view of underwater life. The unique thing about this place is the clarity of water, which is way better than that of any other destination. This high underwater visibility allows you to have a look at the finest shades of life quite easily.
Best time to visit: October to March
Islands of Netrani
Located 10 kilometres from the Karnataka Coast amidst the Arabian Sea, the Netrani Island is a small island occupied by pigeons and meek goats. Some of the attractions of this island are parrot fishes, eels, butterfly fishes and trigger fishes.
Best time to visit: December and January