Scuba diving lessons with Deepti Sati

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Deepti Sati is very fond of travel and water sports. During her vacations, the actress shares pictures, and videos of her adventurous activities on the lakes, seas, and rivers. Deepti has posted the latest pictures of scuba diving in Kochi.

Deepti shared a picture on Instagram saying that she had dived 12 meters and was planning to get a scuba diving certificate. Also, there is a note thanking the trainer and team that diving is beautiful and there is no need to be afraid.

Deepti Sati trains at Scuba Cochin, the first institution in Kerala to teach scuba diving. Justin Jose is the head of the scuba diving center in Kadavanthra. Sasthams are trained in quarries. It is the first scuba training center in Kerala accredited by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). Mainly open water courses are conducted here. There is also recreational diving for tourists and others. Those who like diving can also get a certificate here.

Best places for scuba diving in India
Corruption Rock
: The corruption rock is a beautiful dive point situated between Rutland Island and Chidiya Tapu at a distance of 57 km from Port Blair. The diving point is basically a 30 meter (100 feet) tall rock partly sticking out of water. The distinguishing point about this place is the abundance of undersea landscapes like canyons and ridges as well as plenty of shipwrecks making the dive a unique experience. The place is famous for its Napoleon rays, Unicorn fishes, Dolphins, and occasional sightings of Reef Shark. The ideal time to visit the Corruption Rock is between the months of December and March due to less rush. Also look out for rare aquatic species like the giant napoleons, eagle rays, huge snappers, schooling fusiliers, banner, and unicornfish. Of course, there are dolphins, tuna, and reef sharks here.

Havelock Island: This virgin island is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar, as well as one of India’s best scuba diving spots. This island, located 50 kilometers from Port Blair, is recognized for its diverse array of unusual aquatic species. Underwater, species such as Humpback Parrot Fish, Lionfish, and Soft Corals can be seen. March-May is the best time for enjoying water sports.

Agatti Island: The capital city of the Union Territory of Lakshadweep is the gateway to more than 300 km of the pristine southwest coast of India. The island is believed to be 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, pristine waters the iconic coconut palms, and a chance to dive into the mesmerizing variety of marine life. The ideal time to visit here is between the months of November and March.

Netrani, Karnataka: A coral island embracing the great Arabian shore in Karnataka is home to some of the country’s best dive sites. A pretty spot in the shape of a heart this island is 10 miles away from Murudeshwar, the temple town in Karnataka. The coral reef here has a wide variety of corals, fishes, eels and shrimps. December and January are the moths to visit this place. This place is also well connected to Goa, Mangalore, Mumbai and Bengaluru. Blessed with amazing corals, it is also a place to spot whales, stingrays, and a variety of fish.

Kovalam: The beach town of Kovalam is situated at a distance of around 16 km from the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. Although the place is quite a popular tourist destination, scuba diving is an emerging adventure sport here thanks to the Bond Safari Kovalam. Instead of using the traditional scuba gear for diving, the company uses an underwater scooter fondly known as “Bond Submarine”. The use of such a high-end motor transport raises the prices 3-4 times but the experience seems to be worth every penny. The water at Kovalam is quite clear and calm and the wide variety of marine life includes Moray eel, Boxfish, Pipefish, Pufferfish, etc. Some of the most popular agencies for scuba diving and training here are-Bond Safari Scuba Diving and Scuba Diving Kovalam. December and January best for visiting Kovalam.

Tarkali: Cradled in the Konkan region of coastal Maharashtra, Tarkarli boasts of Maharashtra’s only scuba diving training center conducted in natural surroundings. The scuba diving site is near the Sindhudurg Fort. It is a great option for folks from Maharashtra as it orients you for a deeper diving experience.

Bangaram Island: The island is stretched in 2.3 sq km and is easily one of the best places to go scuba diving in India. The Island is considered to be one of the top 10 amazing beaches in the world and is believed to be India’s answer to Mauritius and Maldives. The underwater scenic beauty is simply awesome with continuous line of gorgeous coral reefs and blue lagoons.

Goa: Scuba diving in Goa is pure joy, with tiny exotic corals, flights of gorgeous fish, and other colorful marine species. Because of the lack of underwater currents and good visibility, Goa’s water is one of the safest options for scuba diving in India. Goa is the best place in India to go scuba diving for all adventure seekers, beach lovers, and party animals. Grand Island is the premier scuba diving destination, with sunken shipwrecks that are now home to a plethora of marine life. Umma Gumma Reef is another beginner-friendly site. Goa has a great combination of exotic views and thrilling thrills. Throughout the 15-minute scuba dive, you will see serene sights of fascinating marine life.


Tips for first-time scuba divers
All scuba divers especially those that are new to the diving world need a refresher from time to time. The majority of divers might only dive a few times a year when on vacation, so it is easy to forget some simple and vital info.

When choosing your dive school, check to see if you’ll be diving in warm or cold water, what sea life the area is known for, and how much the accreditation costs. Getting your open water certificate takes three full days of training or longer, so you’ll want to be somewhere both comfortable and memorable.

As a beginner your instructor’s word is law and you must never, ever think you know better. Before each dive, a divemaster will give a briefing or overview of the dive conditions, what marine life you will see and the route you will take.

At the end of the brief, ask questions if you have them, there are no lame questions! It’s better to get the answers to your questions so you are more prepared prior to the dive.

To maximize your confidence and comfort underwater, practice swimming and yoga for a few months leading up to your dive course. Yoga helps you learn to focus on your breathing, one of the most important elements of scuba diving. Swimming helps you maintain control of your body underwater.

Never dive alone. Ideally, you’ll want to partner with someone you know and trust. But that’s not always possible while on vacation, especially if you’re traveling by yourself. Try to choose someone that has some experience with the conditions you will be dealing with and has been in the water recently. Having a card doesn’t mean you have the skill.

You want slow, regular breaths at all times. When you’re new to diving, breathing underwater can seem unnatural. Your body reflexively wants to hold a breath. Any air that’s trapped in your lungs, however, will expand or contract depending on whether you’re going deeper or headed toward the surface. That’s a huge safety risk you need to avoid.

Scuba diving is about seeing, not touching. If a curious fish or other animal swims by, curb the impulse to reach out and touch it. The same is equally true for wreck dives or reef dives. The underwater environment is very fragile; direct human interaction is nearly always harmful. Be mindful with your equipment too. Be careful that your gear won’t catch on anything, for example, or an errant kick from your fins doesn’t drag through a delicate coral reef.

Before you go underwater, always check your dive equipment. Warning signs of faulty equipment include broken buckles, strange-smelling/tasting air, air leaks, and a jumping needle on your air gauge when you take a breath out of your regulator.

Take seasickness pills ahead of time if you’re prone to getting seasick.

Practice self-calming methods like meditation and breathing techniques to help you cope with any diving challenges that may arise. Visualization is a great practice for walking through possible challenges and thinking through how you can overcome them.

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