Pondicherry, a famous tourist attraction that has never failed to impress the tourist with it’s perfect beaches, french architecture and the alcohol of course. The very reason why the place is flooded with vacationers from around the world. Now, gets even more exciting with India’s very own and first ever underwater museum in Pondicherry.
Want to know what makes the museum so exciting? It involves a sinking ship.
The Indian Navy is sinking a ship near Puducherry to enable you to appreciate a stand-out scuba diving experience. The ship, an INS Cuddalore, is a changed Natya-class minesweeper and has secured around 30,000 nautical miles in a span of 30 years. Decommissioned in March, 2018, this ship is presently said to be changed over into a underwater museum. The vehicle will be conveyed in the seabed around 7 km from the shoreline of Pondicherry at a depth of 26 m. To visit the underwater museum in Pondicherry, the vacationers should dive into the ship.
The reason behind setting up a underwater museum in Pondicherry is to support the biological community of the district, catalyze the feasible improvement of the fishing business, and to give a truly necessary push to outside travelers inflow.
The area was chosen while remembering ecological effect appraisal, navigational dangers, climate conditions, wave movement in the district and wellbeing of travelers. “We studied the water quality The reason behind setting up a underwater museum in Pondicherry is to support the biological community of the district, catalyze the feasible improvement of the fishing business, and to give a truly necessary push to outside travelers inflow.and benthic organisms in a 500m radius to find the impact the ship may have. We also chose the location as the seabed is sandy and water becomes calm beyond a certain depth”, said MV Ramanamurthy, the director of National Center for Coastal Research (NCCR), while discussing the examination that is occurring while at the same time getting ready to sink the ship in a meeting with the Times of India.
This exceptional task is a joint effort between the Indian Navy, the Puducherry Government, the National Institute of Ocean Technology, NCCR and PondyCan. NCCR are national research facilities based out of Chennai, while PondyCan is a NGO that moves in the direction of environmental preservation and is based out of Puducherry.
The authorities are evacuating a portion of the ship’s door so as to alter the 60-meter-long and 12-meter-wide vessel to make it helpful for travelers to swim all through it. They are additionally seeking after barnacles and algae to developed superficially so as to draw in marine life, exotic marine animals such as turtles and fishes towards the vessel.
This makes it perfect for the travelers, this museum is certain to draw in numerous traveler from all around the world to Pondicherry.
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