Scuba Diving in Lakshadweep
Agatti, Bangaram and Kadmat Islands are remote islands in the Arabian sea represent ideal setting for a scuba diving stay. Agatti, Bangaram and Kadmat has Scuba diving centres and accommodation option that makes it a very popular scuba diving destination Internationally especially Europe.
Agatti, Bangaram and Kadmat Islands are remote and did not have telephones or any sort of communication system till very recently. Till today its a restricted tourism zones and require permit even for Indian citizens for visiting.
Agatti is the only Airport in the area and gets a few flights. The flights have baggage restrictions (15 kg per seat) and therefore guests cannot bring their own scuba equipment. There are Fixed schedule Ships from Cochin during Oct-May period which takes about 22-28 hours depending which island you are going to. Agatti and Bangaram are better accessed by flight whereas other islands are accessed by Ship.
Diving centres here are geared to cater to beginners as well as offers CMAS and PADI courses by certified divers. They also offer underwater photography courses. Snorkeling is possible at specified locations.
Dive centres are attached to three resorts here. Agatti Island Resort at Agatti and Bangaram Island Resort at Bangaram are only two private resorts here. Kadmat Resort is state tourism resort.
Typical Scuba stay here may vary from 1 week to 4 weeks.
Season - Nov - Feb are periods when resorts here go full. Access is limited by few flights that operate between Kochi and Agatti. Flight capacity is limited and therefore early planning of a trip is recommended.