Department of Environment and Forest,UT of Lakshadweep,
Government of India
पर्यावरण और वन विभाग, लक्षद्वीप संघ राज्य क्षेत्र, भारत सरकार


The practical sessions of Scuba Diving course were conducted in the lagoon of Kavaratti Island. 18 trainees were attended the program. Shri.C.N. Abdul Raheem, ENVIS Coordinator is also the Instructor for ScubaDive Training. The session covered equipment orientation, scuba gears(accessories) management, basic skills under water, breathing techniques, buddy system, emergency response, underwater navigation etc.

The program aimed at empowerment of local community in marine life conservation by scuba dive training. The technically skilled manpower must be available in the region accordingly the timely activities of conservation programs can be conducted smoothly. The staff from ENVIS Centre also participated in training program where it will be useful for the marine related activities of ENVIS Centre. Later ENVIS Centre has decided to conduct a massive training program for the un-employed youth in scuba diving which can enable a sustainable livelihood from both marine life conservation and marine eco-tourism.