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India creates new opportunities for scuba diving

India has announced plans to open 7 islands for developing tourism at Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep Islands. This includes creating infrastructure that makes previously hard-to-reach scuba sites easier to reach.

English: One of the uninhabited islands of Lak...
One of the uninhabited islands of Lakshadweep (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The new infrastructure catering scuba diving and water sports options should be ready by 2016.

According to the Lieutenant Governor of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, AK Singh, night landing facilities would be developed at Port Blair Airport already this year to allow international flights to stop over.

Beach resorts and water sports facilities will be build on three currently uninhabited Lakshadweep islands: Thinnakkara, Suheli Par and Cherium. The costs are estimated to be just under USD 100 million.

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Andaman Islands – Volcano diving and more

The Andaman Islands are a perfect destination for those who want to spice their diving with the spirit of adventure.

The archipelago of Andaman Islands has 325 islands covering an area of over 6 400 square kilometers. The Vir Savarkar Airport, which is located in Port Blair, is the main gateway for travellers visiting the islands.

If you wish to dive right in, there are good dive sites near Port Blair, Chidiya Tapu and Wandoor. A truly unique experience is however waiting at Barren Island which is one of the most easterly of the Andaman Islands.

Barren Island is known as the home of the only confirmed active volcano in South Asia. Now a tour promoter has announced plans to organize live-aboard trips for those wishing to snorkel or scuba dive at the volcano.

Elsewhere about the Andaman Islands

Barren Island

Barren Island. Photo credit: By NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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