Psst! Want To Go Scuba Diving Right Here In Chennai? We've Got The Deets

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Do you feel jealous when you see your friends travelling to different countries and putting up pictures of scuba diving and snorkelling expeditions all over social media? Stop, because you can do it right here at home base, namma Chennai!

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Did you know that our little fishing village, Kovalam or Covelong, actually houses the famed PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive {IDC} facility, Barefoot Scuba, from Andaman?  They’ve got five diving spots, each a different depth; you can pick one based on comfort level and Instagram worthiness, ranging from 16.5m to 27m.

There are training sessions lined up which encompass theory lessons and practical lessons in a swimming pool, before you enter the sea. The trainers here are super friendly; if you freak out they know exactly how to calm you down outside and inside the water. If you have been scuba diving before, you would know it’s possible to be disappointed by the view down under sometimes, but these dive sites come with the exciting promise of a view of whip corals, gorgonians, boulder corals, zoanthids, encrusting hard corals, parrot fishes, lion fishes, and butterfly fishes!

Like that experience itself wouldn’t be enough for us, Barefoot Scuba also has a surf school, a restaurant and a guesthouse. Are you thinking what we’re thinking? Bring it up to numero uno for an offbeat staycation people!

This scuba diving centre is open to noobies and professionals. It is also open to non-swimmers {why should swimmers have all the fun, eh?}. It starts from INR 6,900 for one day for first time divers and certified divers can enjoy two dives in one day for INR 5.000. For an extra charge you can get that iconic ‘thumbs up’ photo too under water! Don’t forget to book your dive a few days in advance.

Contact: +91 9840774995 {Meer}, +91 9884008567 {Sonal}

Find them online here.


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