Andhra Pradesh to create a scuba diving academy | Visakhapatnam News

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VISAKHAPATNAM: Chintapalle, the coastal village of Vizianagaram district, will soon have a scuba diving academy.
Livein Adventures, a Vizag-based company that organizes water sports activities with support from the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Department Corporation (APTDC), will operate the academy from October.
Chintapalle is likely to become a premier scuba diving destination in Andhra Pradesh.
In accordance with the agreement between APTDC and Livein Adventures, Chintapalle will have an AP Scuba Academy and a Beach Resort to meet the needs of tourists. APTDC will also set up a bar and restaurant in Chintapalle. APTDC built a six-bedroom complex in Chintapalle but failed to open the complex. Today the structure needs to be repaired. Balaram Naidu of Livein Adventures said the AP Scuba Diving Academy will be located on the four acres owned by APTDC.
The academy will initially be for recreation and later will take care of courses ranging from basic to diving. There will also be boating and kayaking lessons. “We will invest Rs two crore for the establishment of the academy. The academy will raise awareness of the wealth of marine life in Vizag and Vizianagaram districts, ”Naidu said.
The Andhra Pradesh Sports Authority (SAAP) is also setting up a water sports training center in Rushikonda. We have appointed a coach and will be opening the center from October offering training in surfing, kayaking and sailing, said N Surya Rao of District Sports Authority (DSA), Vizag.
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