In what is likely to provide a major boost to the tourism sector in Visakhapatnam, a skydiving school might soon be set up in the city.
Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation would be associating with the Rajasthan-based Aero Sports Adventure Club to set up a skydiving school at Rushikonda in Vizag. The school is expected to offer skydiving training to adventure junkies.
“Skydiving will pick up and spread its roots in the state. It will draw tourists from all parts of the world and will promote adventure tourism,” CEO of APTDC, MD Himanshu Shukla, was quoted as saying.
Adding further to the excitement is the Scuba Diving Academy at Chintapalli near Visakhapatnam city. Expected to be operational from November this year, this academy has been set up by APTDC with the support of Livein Adventures.
Owing to its natural beauty, Visakhapatnam, in addition to the popular scuba diving sites of Goa, Puducherry, and the Andaman islands, is fast unfolding into one of the country’s best locations for this underwater activity. Thanks to its geographical connectivity and other logistics, the scuba diving facility here qualifies to be one of the foremost choices for anyone interested.
Apart from seeing these wrecks situated at the site here, divers can also avail the unmatched experience of watching the spectacular underwater life. The waters are home to a vivid and vibrant aquatic species, including the critically endangered species of goliath grouper.