The Five Different Types of Scuba Diving
Posted by Andaman TourTravel on June 08, 2020
Category Places & Travel

Andaman and Nicobar Islands are known to be a haven for marvellous picturesque landscapes, smooth terrains, densely populated forest, surreal nature, moderate climate, a wide range of aqua venture activities, breathtaking peaks, and eye-soothing sanctuaries encompassed with stunning birds and many more. The island is decorated with fascinating wonders of nature. Many travel enthusiast from various corners of the world visits the iconic destination to revitalize their stressed minds. It is said that even though you do not indulge in enthralling activities if you traverse through the lush green forest the unpolluted air and calm ambience will energize your soul and make you young. As mentioned earlier the island is known for its endless aqua ventures activities such as snorkelling, windsurfing, parasailing, underwater sea walking and many more. Among all the water sports scuba diving always stands at the top position. Just like snorkelling, even scuba diving is easy to practise but unless you get authorised certificates you are not supposed to practise it in deep waters. Based on the regions and water the scuba diving is classified into various terms. To know more about it traverse through the following lines and learn more about it.

 What is Scuba Diving?

Scuba Diving is one of the most popular water sports in the world. It is the short form of ‘Self Contained Underwater Apparatus’. Using an artificial breathing apparatus the scuba divers move deep into waters to explore the unseen marine creatures and also to study their unique lifestyle. Sometimes scuba diving is also used for military, commercial and scientific purposes. To explore the amusing marine creatures and stupendous coral reefs people from various parts of the world avail of tour packages to Andaman from prominent travel operators.

Different Types of Scuba Diving

Open water diving

It is one of the most common types of scuba diving. If you are novice scuba diver then open water diving is most suitable for you. If you are above 10 years you can practise and improve your efficiency by practising in open water without any kind of obstructions. By following the instructions of your trainer you can enjoy your diving in the open waters. But you are restricted to dive up to 59 feet or 18 metres only. The eye-catching part of open water diving is you will be taken to the middle of the sea or ocean where you can jump directly into the centre and start your expedition as long as you can. Open water diving is widely practised in seas of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Drift Diving

If you want to cover a large distance and want to explore the aquatic creatures and beauty of the underlying marine water drift diving would be the best options. To explore the magnificent charm of water try not to repeat the path more than once. There might be cases where the ocean currents and tides will lead you to the new place and introduce unseen habitats of the marine ecosystem. The only thing you must be expert to balance yourself in adverse conditions. The demerit of the drift diving is you will able to see the only large-sized creatures rather than the smaller ones. Hundreds of scuba experts avail of tour packages to Andaman to practise the drift diving and to catch the glimpses of herbivorous and omnivorous sea mammals and coral reefs.

Ice Diving


Do you remember the evergreen Hollywood movie ‘Titanic’? The massive icebergs took the lives of many innocent people. Divers went deep into waters to find the dead bodies but returned with only a few bodies. Divers who dive in the freezing cold waters are popularly known as ice divers. While exploring the marine people and other creature ice divers will have to break the ice mountain with the special equipment. Diving into deep-frozen waters is really challenging. There might be chances of losing your life or been caught by hypothermia and sometimes your equipment will get damage and so on. Apart from demerits, the ice diving will help you to see a marine ecosystem devoid of algae and see the aquatic creatures that live only in non-sapphire frozen waters.

Deep Diving

If you want to interact with the unseen tiny marine creatures and rare coral reefs practise deep diving in the oceans and seas. Hundreds of marine navigators do deep diving by travelling beyond 18 m to study about the unique marine ecosystems. Even though you can meet the endangered and beautiful species in deep water, there many hazards in practising it such as the sea sicknesses, arterial air metabolism, drowning and so on. Deep diving is meant only for experienced divers, therefore, novice divers please stay out of it.

Wreck diving

 We have often heard about the sinking of ships and other hydro vehicles. Some can be easily found. In most cases, such vehicles stick to the seafloor and will be unable to identify. In such circumstances, wreck divers play a vital role. They go deep into the sea and identify the lost ships encircled by the coral reefs and other marine plants. While exploring the unseen vehicles in deep-sea beware of the ferocious marine creatures as they might have made them as their shelter. Also, there might be chances to lose the path and also your life. Therefore when you do wreck diving accompany 2-3 friends with you who possess good knowledge in wreck diving.

 To study more about the open water diving and wreck diving hundreds of adventure enthusiast visit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. As the amazing marine species are rarely seen in the seas of India most of the youngsters from developed cities like Bangalore, Chennai, and Delhi make a visit to the archipelago of India, Andaman by purchasing the tour packages from Andaman Tour Travel. It is always said that the sea is one of the unexplored natural resources in the world. Exploring the magnificent sea will enable to learn many new scientific theories and discoveries. If you have any concerns regarding their services without any hesitation communicate with the customer support team at any time.

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