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Scuba Diving in Varkala


Gutsy Adventure
Couples/Group Adventure, Family Adventure, Solo Adventure
24 hrs confirmation
Photos and Videos
Diving Equipment
Professional Instructors


Were you always fascinated by the underwater world? The unique flora, the eccentric fauna and not to forget the distinctive landscapes have always fascinated mankind. So, if you are one of those who was always startled by this majestic beauty, now is your time to experience it! Embark on a magical journey of exploring the wonders of the underwater world with introductory scuba diving in Varkala. Located along the picturesque coastline of Kerala, Varkala offers the perfect setting for beginners to explore the Arabian Sea’s vibrant marine life and stunning coral reefs. As a beginner, “Introductory scuba diving” offers you the ideal opportunity to discover the joy of diving in a safe. In a controlled environment, you can experience the thrill of exploring the ocean depths and creating lasting memories amidst Kerala’s stunning coastal scenery.

  • Embark on a journey to explore the colourful underwater world, encountering a diverse array of marine creatures, including sea turtles and vibrant coral reefs.
  • Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Varkala's underwater landscapes, featuring intricate coral formations, underwater caves, and dramatic rock formations.
  • The tranquillity of the sea and the beauty of the ocean depths as you glide effortlessly offer an experience like no other.
  • Get expert guidance from certified dive instructors for a safe and enjoyable diving experience suitable for both beginners and experienced divers.

  • The thrilling exploration of the underwater mysteries begins as you meet at the designated scuba diving centre in Varkala. 
  • Complete the registration before starting your adventure.
  • The training begins with a pool training session to learn basic scuba diving skills, including equipment use, breathing techniques, and underwater communication.
  • Before proceeding to the next phase, we will offer you refreshments and a brief break.
  • Board the boat and embark on a scenic ride to the dive site, located approximately 1 km offshore.
  • Receive final instructions and safety briefing from certified dive instructors before gearing up with all the safety equipment for the dive.
  • Take the dive to a depth of 10 metres. 
  • Explore the vibrant underwater world for approximately 35 minutes, accompanied by experienced dive instructors.
  • Return to the surface and board the boat for the journey back to the dive center.
  • Conclude the scuba diving session and leave with some everlasting memories.
  • Photos and Videos.
  • Refreshments.
  • Professional Instructor.
  • Safety Gears.
  • Diving Equipment.
  • Boat transfers.
  • Participants must be at a minimum of 10 years of age.
  • Every participant must carry a valid ID. Please note that a PAN card is not considered identity proof.
  • Participants were advised not to take a flight within a minimum of 12 hours before or after the dive.
  • Grand Island is controlled and operated by the Government of India. The activities mentioned in the scuba diving package will be carried out in proximity to the island.
  • Vendor details will be provided post-booking. Please coordinate with the vendor regarding reporting time and location.
  • All participants must sign the 'Standard Risk Acknowledgment & Disclaimer' form before the activity.
  • Strictly follow all instructions given by the instructors.
  • Individuals with the following conditions are advised not to participate: pregnant women, recent surgery, injured limbs, chronic back or neck pain.
  • Admission will be denied for intoxicated participants.
  • Management takes responsibility for preserving your memory through photos and a short video of your first-ever scuba dive.
  • The Scuba diving in Varkala price covers this facility.
  • The Varkala Scuba Diving team reserves the right to cancel activities for uncontrollable reasons (e.g., bad weather or thunderstorms).
  • No refund will be provided if the diver fails to arrive on time or refuses to dive.

Starting Point

Varkala, Kerala

Varkala, Kerala


  • You will receive a booking confirmation from us within 24 hours of making a payment.
  • In case of non-availability for the date, our team will contact you to work out the best possible dates. Kindly bear with us, as this industry does not work with real-time inventory views from vendor partners.
  • You will receive a 100% refund in case you wish to cancel before receiving confirmation.

  • Full Refund– If cancelled before 48 hours of the date of the activity.
  • No Refund– If cancelled by the customer in less than 48 hours of the date of the activity.

  • 100% at the time of booking.

Rescheduling is subject to availability.

Once the cancellation window ends, rescheduling cannot be done.

Each booking allows for a maximum of two rescheduling opportunities. After which, no further changes can be made to the booking.

Any price differences resulting from rescheduling, such as changes in seasonal rates or availability, will be applicable and will be communicated to the customer during the rescheduling process.

In the event that a customer requests a rescheduling but fails to attend the newly scheduled appointment, it will be considered a missed appointment, and our standard cancellation policy will apply

  • In this thrilling exploration journey you will be taken to 10 metres underwater, making the experience suitable for everyone.

  • As long as the participant is a minimum of 10 years of age and is medically fit, they are eligible for scuba diving.

  • The whole program can take up to two and a half to three hours, including briefing, a confined water training session, and the actual scuba dive in the open sea.

  • No, but under the water, sight is magnified by one-third more, and we are only interested in seeing objects close to us. Also, we provide optical masks for those who usually use high-power glasses. If you are using powered contact lenses, you can wear them for diving. But there is a risk of losing them underwater.

  • For any discounts on group booking, please contact us.

  • If your flight is cancelled due to adverse weather conditions or operational or regulatory reasons, you will receive a full refund. You can also reschedule your activity to an alternative date of your choice (subject to availability).

  • You may cancel the booking anytime; a 100% refund will be applicable if the booking is cancelled 48 Hrs before the adventure. No refund if cancelled within or less than 48 Hrs of the scheduled adventure.

  • Welcome and Registration: When you arrive at the scuba dive centre, you are warmly welcomed by the team, which makes you feel comfortable. We understand the anxiety and excitement regarding the scuba diving experience, and hence, we allow a short period to help you relax. After a while, our Scuba diving Varkala team will be asked to complete the registration form and sign the medical fitness form and Standard Risk Acknowledgment & Disclaimer form.
  • Introduction Session: The skilled trainers familiarise you with the equipment, the protocols, and the day’s schedule. Every nitty gritty about the experience, would be explained to you in detail.
  • Activity 1: Theory Session: A comprehensive session is held as per the Varkala itinerary to cover the basics of scuba diving. You’re further taught about the essential equipment, hand signals, and safety guidelines crucial for your underwater experience.
  • Activity 2: Pool Training: After the initial instruction session, you are taken to a pool for scuba diving training. The trainer teaches you everything about practising fundamental skills like mask clearing, regulator retrieval, and buoyancy control. This pool session helps you understand what to expect in the Open Sea.
  • Activity 3: Open Water Dive: Once you complete your training session, we will give you a small break. Indulge in some refreshments included in the package as you prepare for your “real” adventure. You will board a boat to reach the exclusively chosen site for the open-water dive. The time has arrived when you can finally experience the thrill of your first open-water dive! You do not have to worry about safety measures as your instructor will closely guide you through the experience. You focus on exploring the breathtaking underwater world, witnessing the majestic marine life. Immerse yourself in the environment using the skills you learned during the pool session.
  • Debrief and Certification: After the dive, gather for a debriefing session with the instructor. Share your exciting dive highlights, address any questions, and receive feedback on your performance. Receive a certificate of completion for your memorable adventure.
  • Departure: Bid farewell to the Varkala Beach Scuba diving team and fellow divers. We will expect you to come back soon for your next thrilling underwater adventure.


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