Scuba diving catches up in City

Scuba diving catches up  in City

Even though the City is being devoid of coastline, people are experiencing this adventure sport in dive centres.

This feeling was exuberate at the first anniversary celebration of the Bangalore Dive Club (BDC) on Sunday. Rohaan Sulaiman, President of BDC. “This is the first dive club in India which was started by few like minded people. We meet periodically not only to discuss various dive experiences but collectively take a stand on environmental issues. Today, the club has more about 100 certified divers and non-divers as its members.”

Planet scuba India, which has created a dive centre in Indiranagar, offers theory classes and then pool training to get you familiarised before heading to the ocean. Madhav Reddy, MD Planet Scuba India, “Planet Scuba helps  enthusiasts discover the underwater world in enjoyable, safe and educational manner.”

Keya, youngest scuba diver, 7th standard student. “It first began with snorkelling first and looking at other diving was tempted to take it up. I want to become a master diver soon.”

India has 7,500 km coastline, but unfortunately only Andaman, Goa and Lakshadweep have diving sites. With the sport gaining popularity across a change seems to be happening. There are now 22 dive centres in the country from five a few years ago. Even Nethrani on Karnataka’s coast was opened to divers last year.

There are still abundant sites waiting to be explored. Just put on the diving gear and learn the safety tips and head to dive centres. Even if you are an amateur or a professional the underwater experience will be exciting.

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