Yes, it’s all true! Now you don’t have to plan a vacation abroad to witness a surreal experience of the underwater world. This news has recently come all the way from Pondicherry which is soon going to give India its first Underwater Sea Museum. Indeed, it would be an exciting experience and we are looking absolutely looking forward to it. If you are also as excited as we are, here is all that you need to know about this one of its kind places in India.
Donated by the Indian Navy to support tourism, the decommissioned ship, named INS Cuddalore, will be sunk in the ocean water at a distance of some 7 km from the Pondicherry shore.
In this entire venture, algae and barnacles will play salient roles; the rusting remains of the ship will be inlaid with them. The algae and barnacles will persuade the marine creatures to make a home at this 12 m wide and 60 m long vessel. As a result of this, adventurous tourists will get to a see a marine museum through snorkeling. That sounds phenomenal!
The exact opening time of this marine museum in Pondicherry is still unknown. It is said that once they started dwelling at this place, the museum will be thrown open for general public.
With the establishment of this museum in Pondicherry, the demand for underwater activities like snorkeling and scuba diving is also be expected to increase. Along with tourism, the whole establishment is also being seen with a perspective to aggrandize the marine biodiversity. Besides, a team from Pondicherry have already examined the ship to make the routes and trails. Along with that, few doors of the ship are also expected to be removed that will allow tourists to swim in and out.
This entire development is supported by Pondicherry Government, NGO PondyCan, National Centre for Coastal Research and National Institute of Ocean Technology. However, clearance certificate from State Pollution Control Board and National Coastal Zone Management Authority for this project is still under progress.
Pondicherry is one of the prominent beach destinations in India that receives a large crowd of tourists throughout the year. And with this first underwater sea museum in India, the tourism of the region is expected to be raised to its double. Well, that’s all the information that we have for you at the moment, we hope it has already drawn your attention to this upcoming attraction in Pondicherry. Let us know in the comment section below if you have Pondicherry in your head for the next vacation snorkeling be happy to help you with your trip.