Scuba Diving is becoming the new trending adventure in India. Let us introduce you to Scuba Diving if you are not familiar with this term.
“Scuba diving is a mode of underwater diving where the diver uses a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (scuba), which is completely independent of surface supply, to breathe underwater. Scuba divers carry their own source of breathing gas, usually compressed air, allowing them greater independence and freedom of movement than surface-supplied divers, and longer underwater endurance than breath-hold divers.”
It is a popular adventure for a long time and Hollywood/Bollywood movies have always encouraged this adventure. Scuba diving gives you an experience of underwater life. You get to see and encounter the Coral Reef and experience a whole new world. There are innumerable divers around the world and it is like a daily cup of tea for them to dive inside the water and just travel to an altogether different world and witness a whole different life. But for those who just experience it as an adventure, it becomes an experience of lifetime. Sometimes you do not even get over it ever. It is just so pleasing and self-rewarding that you would probably not get over that feeling in your life and would want to do it again and again.
There are two kinds of diving available in India:
1. Certification Diving
2. Recreational Diving.

1. Certification Diving: Certification diving is an introduction to professional scuba diving where you get a chance to dive free on your own with your scuba. This diving is conducted by all the diving institutions. To become a certified diver, you will be trained by PADI divers for a day. They will give you all the minute instructions along with the practice sessions and trials with them. On the second day, you will have to dive on your own, once you complete your dive you will get a diver certificate. Charges of this diving depend on the institution or company you are diving with. Usually, getting a certification will cost you around 25,000-30,000 INR

2.) Recreational Diving (Diving with an Instructor): This is the most common format of Scuba Diving. In this format, you are supposed to book your diving time with the diving institution and you will have to dive in with your instructor. You will be attached to him with a cord and he will guide you through. Immediate instructions are given before reaching the sight like Underwater communication signals to communicate with your diver, Inhale/exhale techniques through Scuba, and ear equalizing. Charges may vary from 600-4000/- INR depending upon the site, how deep you dive, and your diving time.

Most of the institutions nowadays provide your diving video and pictures as well.
1. Swimming is not compulsory for Scuba diving with Instructor. But we personally will suggest people with extreme panic and breathing issues not to try it.
2. The risk factor in Diving with an Instructor is 0% even if it is your first time and you do not know how to swim.
3. Listen to the instructions given to you by your diver very carefully as you cannot talk inside the water and the only medium of communication is through the signals.
Diving Sited in India:
1.Andaman and Nicobar Islands
2. Tarkarli Beach, Malvan, Maharashtra.
3. Goa, India

Have a Happy Scuba Experience!