Deepti Sati is very fond of travel and water sports. While on vacation, the actress shares photos and videos of her adventurous activities on lakes, seas and rivers. Deepti has posted the latest Kochi scuba diving photos.
Deepti shared a photo on Instagram saying she had dived 40 feet and planned to get a scuba diving certificate. In addition, there is a note thanking the trainer and the team that the diving is beautiful and that there is no need to be afraid.
Deepti Sati trains at Scuba Cochin, Kerala’s first institution to teach scuba diving. Justin Jose is the head of the Kadavanthra Diving Center. The Sasthams are trained in quarries. It is the first diving training center in Kerala accredited by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). It is mainly open water courses that are carried out here. There is also recreational diving for tourists and others. Those who enjoy diving can also get a certificate here.
The best places to scuba dive in India
Corruption rock: Corruption Rock is a beautiful diving spot located between Rutland Island and Chidiya Tapu at a distance of 57 km from Port Blair. The dive point is basically a 30-meter (100-foot) high rock that partially protrudes from the water. The distinctive point of this place is the abundance of underwater landscapes like canyons and ridges as well as numerous wrecks making diving a unique experience. The place is famous for its Napoleon rays, unicorn fish, dolphins and the occasional reef shark sightings. The ideal time to visit Corruption Rock is between December and March due to less precipitation. Also look for rare aquatic species like giant wrasse, eagle rays, huge snappers, school riflemen, banners, and unicorn fish. Of course, there are dolphins, tuna, and reef sharks here.
Havelock Island: This pristine island is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Andaman and Nicobar, as well as one of the best scuba diving spots in India. This island, located 50 kilometers from Port Blair, is known for its diversity of unusual aquatic species. Underwater, you can see species such as humpback parrotfish, lionfish and soft corals. March-May is the best time to practice water sports.
Agatti Island: The capital of the Union Territory of Lakshadweep is the gateway to over 300 km of India’s pristine southwest coast. The island is considered one of the most ideal diving destinations thanks to its variety of colorful corals, fish and sea turtles. The place offers never-before-seen blue lagoons, crystal-white beaches, crystal-clear waters, iconic coconut palms and a chance to dive into the fascinating variety of marine life. The ideal time to visit here is between the months of November and March.
Netrani, Karnataka: A coral island hugging the great Arabian shore of Karnataka is home to some of the country’s best dive sites. A lovely heart-shaped corner, this island is 16 km from Murudeshwar, the temple city of Karnataka. The coral reef is home to a wide variety of corals, fish, eels and shrimp. December and January are the moths to visit this place. This place is also well connected with Goa, Mangalore, Mumbai and Bangalore. Blessed with amazing corals, it is also a place to spot whales, stingrays, and a variety of fish.
Kovalam: The seaside town of Kovalam is located at a distance of about 16 km from the capital Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. Although the place is a fairly popular tourist destination, scuba diving is an emerging adventure sport here thanks to the Bond Safari Kovalam. Instead of using traditional scuba gear for scuba diving, the company uses an underwater scooter affectionately known as the “Bond Submarine”. Using such a high-end motorized transport increases the prices 3-4 times, but the experience seems to be worth every penny. The water in Kovalam is quite clear and calm and the wide variety of marine life includes moray eels, boxfish, pipefish, pufferfish, and more. Some of the more popular agencies for scuba diving and training here are Bond Safari Scuba Diving and Scuba Diving Kovalam. December and January are the best for visiting Kovalam.
Tarkali: Cradled in the Konkan region on the Maharashtra coast, Tarkarli boasts of Maharashtra’s only scuba diving training center provided in a natural environment. The scuba diving site is near Fort Sindhudurg. This is a great option for the people of Maharashtra as it steers you towards a deeper diving experience.
Bangaram Island: The island covers an area of 2.3 km² and is easily one of the best places for scuba diving in India. The island is considered one of the top 10 best beaches in the world and is considered India’s answer to Mauritius and the Maldives. The beauty of the underwater landscapes is simply awe-inspiring with a continuous line of magnificent coral reefs and blue lagoons.
Goa: Scuba diving in Goa is pure bliss, with tiny exotic corals, flights of beautiful fish and other colorful marine life. Due to the lack of underwater currents and good visibility, Goan water is one of the safest options for scuba diving in India. Goa is the best place in India to scuba dive for all adventurers, beach lovers and partiers. Grand Island is the premier scuba diving destination, with sunken shipwrecks now home to a plethora of marine life. Umma Gumma Reef is another beginner friendly site. Goa has a great combination of exotic sights and thrills. Throughout the 15-minute scuba dive you will see serene views of fascinating marine life.
Tips for novice divers
All scuba divers, especially those who are new to the world of diving, need a refresher every now and then. The majority of divers only dive a few times a year when they are on vacation, so it is easy to overlook some simple and vital information.
When choosing your dive school, check whether you will be diving in warm or cold waters, what marine life the area is known for, and how much accreditation costs. Obtaining your open water certificate takes three or more full days of training, so you’ll want to be somewhere that is both comfortable and memorable.
As a beginner, your instructor’s word rules and you should never, ever think you know better. Before each dive, a divemaster will give a briefing or overview of the diving conditions, the marine life you will see and the route you will take.
At the end of the brief, ask questions if you have any, there are no lame questions! It is best to get your questions answered so that you are better prepared before the dive.
To maximize your confidence and comfort underwater, practice swimming and yoga for a few months before your scuba lesson. Yoga helps you learn to focus on your breathing, one of the most important parts of scuba diving. Swimming helps you maintain control of your body underwater.
Never dive alone. Ideally, you’ll want to associate with someone you know and trust. But this is not always possible during the holidays, especially if you are traveling alone. Try to choose someone who has some experience with the conditions you will be facing and who has been in the water recently. Having a card doesn’t mean you have the skill.
You want slow, steady breaths at all times. When you are new to diving, it may seem abnormal to breathe underwater. Your body reflexively wants to hold its breath. However, any air trapped in your lungs will expand or contract depending on whether you go deeper or head for the surface. It is a huge security risk that you must avoid.
Scuba diving is about seeing, not touching. If a fish or other curious animal passes by, reduce the urge to reach out and touch it. The same goes for wreck or reef dives. The underwater environment is very fragile; direct human interaction is almost always harmful. Also pay attention to your equipment. Be careful that your gear doesn’t snag anything, for example, or that a wandering kick from your fins isn’t dragging through a delicate coral reef.
Before going underwater, always check your scuba gear. Warning signs of faulty equipment include broken buckles, strange smelling / tasting air, air leaks, and a popping needle on your air pressure gauge when you breathe in your regulator.
Take seasickness tablets in advance if you are prone to seasickness.
Practice self-healing methods like meditation and breathing techniques to help you cope with any diving challenges that may arise. Visualization is a great practice for going through possible challenges and thinking about how you can overcome them.