What’s special: With over 20 dive sites, Swaraj Deep is a gorgeous place for scuba diving. Each site features wrecks, gorges, pinnacles, and walls with sharks, manta rays, turtles, dugongs, and barracudas. Best time to visit: October to May

What’s special: The Lakshadweep Islands feature 39 islands and multiple dive points. While Manta Point features kaleidoscope reefs where you can spot snappers, tuna, reef sharks, and manta rays, Grand Canyon boasts tuna, stingrays, and eagle rays. Best time to visit: September to May

What’s special: As the name suggests, the area is teeming with eels. But accompanying these slippery beings, you will also find cuttlefish, octopus, scorpion fish, fusilier, and triggerfish. Best time to visit: September to October

What’s special: Located near the Grande Island, both these shipwreck sites are accessible to those who dive. Around Suzy’s Wreck, you will see barracuda, batfish, angelfish, snappers, lionfish, and squid while plenty of nudibranchs and bannerfish can be seen around the Davy Jones Locker wreckage. Best time to visit: October to April

What’s special: The crystal clear waters coupled with vibrant coral reefs form the perfect backdrop for the marine species found here. With needlefish, damsels, and sea cucumbers teeming the waters, you will be in for a splendid underwater excursion. Best time to visit: November to February

What’s special: A hotspot for scuba diving in Kovalam, Puffer Paradise is your window into the world of butterflyfish, parrotfish, surgeonfish, eels, octopus, squid, jellyfish, red snappers, and of course, majestic coral reef formations. Best time to visit: October to April

What’s special: The lionfish, zebrafish, yellow soft corals, and dolphins seen in these waters make it a lucrative diving spot for lovers of the deep. You will also be able to see unicorn fish in close quarters. Best time to visit: October to March

What’s special: Along with getting a chance to see the remnants of the lost city of Dwarka, you can expect to be surrounded by the most beautiful corals and dolphins, turtles, octopuses, and starfish. There is also a lighthouse along the coast from where you will get a gorgeous view of the place. Best time to visit: October to March