There are only a few dive operators to choose from and these can be found on the islands of Bangaram, Kadmat, Kavaratti and Minicoy.
The islands have limited accommodation so be sure to book in advance to secure a spot. As waters are quite calm and current is moderate, this is an ideal destination for new divers while more experience divers will not be disappointed with the rich marine biodiversity and unspoilt reefs.
The dive sites at Lakshadweep consists of sloping reefs, caves, coral gardens, overhangs, shipwrecks and some drift diving. Bangaram and Kavaratti tend to see more visitors while Kadmat and Minicoy are quiet and remote. Both Bangaram and Minicoy offer wreck dives while there are caves to explore off Kavaratti.
The best time to book a trip to Lakshadweep is during October to May as the weather is favorable and waters are calm. Water temperature is warm at 80-82°F (27-28°C) and you can expect excellent visibility which can stretch up to 150ft (45m).
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
Fly to Agatti Aerodome, the only airport in Lakshadweep which is on Agatti Island on Air India Regional which departs from Kochi or Bangalore. Alternatively, there are several passenger ships and helicopter services to reach the islands.