INFINITI puts India on scuba map - The New Indian Express

INFINITI puts India on scuba map

Published: 10th September 2013 07:52 AM

Last Updated: 10th September 2013 07:52 AM

Karina Tourism & Adventures recently announced the launch of the INFINITI, India’s first scuba diving live-aboard vessel. The 130-feet long INFINITI is expected to give a tremendous fillip to scuba diving in India, by drawing enthusiasts from all over the world. The INFINITI will commence operations with five-day trips to fresh and exotic diving sites in the Andaman Islands waters.

Sunil Bakshi, founder of Karina Tourism & Adventures said, “A live-aboard is the only practical option for exploring many of the dive sites in the Andaman Islands, which are fast gaining repute around the world as an alternative to established, but crowded, diving destinations such as Thailand or the Red Sea.” Bakshi added, “With the INFINITI, we have a live-aboard that offers state-of-the-art facilities and unrivalled comfort. From exploration diving to night dives, wrecks, walls and caves, we’ve got it all.”

Scuba diving is a highly popular tourist activity worldwide, with millions of followers. In India, which has 22 dive centers dotting its waters, scuba diving is a new, but fast-growing activity. Diving destinations such as the Andaman Islands, Goa and the Lakshadweep Islands are garnering increasing interest from tourists, both domestic and international. Over the next few years, India can emerge as a major hub for diving as additional infrastructure is built to keep up with the demand.

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