Find a Dive Shop Replace your Card

Diving in Lakshadweep

Explore diving in Lakshadweep

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.

When to dive in Lakshadweep

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).

Book your diving in Lakshadweep

More Information

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.

Time Zone
230 V
Bar (bar)
C, D, M
1st Stage
INT / Yoke / K
International airports
Agatti Airport (AGX)
Carry Your Card with Pride!
Showcase your diving skills with a new PADI certification card in eCard or waterproof card made from recycled materials. Limited supply!
Get Yours Now
Stay Connected In and Out of the Water
PADI Club™ is your way to meetup with divers, keep your skills fresh, and take your diving to the next level with a FREE annual magazine subscription, discounted PADI eLearning courses + more!

Popular courses: Lakshadweep


Save that favourite

With a PADI Travel account, you can favourite dive operators to come back to later on any device or computer

Log in or sign up