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Diving in India

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Incredible diving awaits you off of India’s 8000 km of coastline. Whatever sort of diving you crave, India is sure to deliver. Wildlife abounds, and bizarre underwater formations are the norm. Goa, the smallest and richest state on India’s west coast, has easy access to the Arabian Sea.

Diving off Goa includes gliding over lush coral gardens, pinnacles, and a variety of shipwrecks. Pondicherry, on India’s eastern coast, has untouched and largely unexplored reefs and wrecks. India also offers a variety of diving experiences from its islands, both in the Andaman and Arabian Seas.

Lakshadweep is a remote archipelago off India's southeastern coast just above the Maldives and offers colorful reefs, overhangs, swim-throughs and big fish action.

Dive sites and dive shops in India

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Common marine life sightings for India

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Where to dive in India

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India is a large country with plenty of airports to choose from. The major ports of entry include Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, Bengaluru International Airport in Bengaluru, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad and Chennai International Airport in Chennai.

Flights within the country are reasonable, so it may be in your best interest to fly from region to region. Taxis are recommended for intercity travel.

Time Zone
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International airports
Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl (BOM)

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