India has a coastline of more than 7000Kms out of which 80% is the mainland and we have beautiful islands like Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshadweep, etc. Mainland India is well connected with major International & domestic flights, Railways, and Roadways.
Diving happens all year round on the East coast of the mainland. For diving on the West Coast and Islands late October to early May on is the best time.
22 to 30 degree celsius
East coast is diveable year-round with avg visibility of 10 meters and is easily accessible from Chennai which has an International Airport. West coast is easily accessible from Bangalore or Mumbai both of which are well connected with international flights. The Andaman islands are easily accessible by domestic flights from Chennai or Kolkata. Special permits are required to access the Lakshadweep islands which can be organized by the dive centers or tour operators.
All levels of courses are available in India from Discover Scuba to Instructor level. Most of the dive sites are 5-20 meters and are mostly accessible from boats only. But the best dive sites are 25-40 meters so Advanced or Deep certifications would come handy. New dive sites are being discovered on a regular basis since a lot of the coastline is still unexplored.
India has a lot of rich and beautiful deep dive sites ranging from 50-100+ meters that are yet to be explored. Due to a lot of government restrictions with depth limits in a lot of regions only a few locations have feasibility for deep technical diving. New dive sites with amazing soft and hard coral and the beautiful rocky bottom formations discovered in Pondicherry gives a very good reason to start your Tech diving courses in India. TDI Instructors in the country can support rebreather and sidemount divers. TDI Instructors in the country can also organize dive trips to Srilanka for Wreck and Tech dives like HMS Hermes.