Sailing and scuba diving... Where in India?

#1 Oct 23rd, 2011, 18:33
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Hi everyone,

Do any of you know of places to learn to sail or scuba dive in India, especially Goa or Kerala. I've searched previous threads but nothing recent is available on this (latest posts 2003).


#2 Nov 9th, 2011, 16:29
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Hi Bridge,

As far as I know there isn't a recreational diving centre in Kerala, though there's a commercial diving training centre run by the navy in Cochin. However if you count in the Lakshadweep Islands, off the coast there's Lacadives

For diving on mainland India, in Goa:

In Bangalore (yes, but they train people in the pool first and send them offshore later)

In Pondicherry, where I got my PADI advanced certification with a great school (they're on hiatus during the monsoon for the east coast currently)

There are also a few dive centres in the Andamans that you can find with a few clicks.

Hope that this helps.
#3 Nov 9th, 2011, 16:32
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Oh, and Dreamz Diving says that they're now also open in Palolem, Goa

I've been out snorkeling with them to Netrani which is a great location to dive and snorkel. You can message me for more information if you'd like.
#4 Nov 9th, 2011, 16:35
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#5 Jan 4th, 2012, 20:11
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Do you know where in India the underwater disposable cameras are available for capturing photographs during the scuba diving?
#6 Feb 24th, 2012, 16:28
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Arunava, I'm not sure but usually the underwater disposable cameras you can buy are what would be called 'splash cameras' more correctly. This means they can only go to a depth of a couple of metres before the water pressure damages them. OK for snorkelling or in swimming pools, but when scuba diving you should be going much deeper than that so the cameras won't work. Any camera that works at depth is probably going to cost you a fair amount of money and not worth it for one or two dives. Many of the companies that operate scuba tours or lessons have cameras and take underwater photos of you while you dive. Then you can download them or buy them after.

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