News has it that underwater tourism will be promoted off the shoreline of Puducherry for the first time in India. In order to accomplish this objective, a minesweeper vehicle named INS Cuddalore will be deployed in the seabed 7 km from the coast of Puducherry in waters of no more than 26 m in depth. The minesweeper has served for more than 30, 000 nautical miles in the last 30 years till now. The Indian Navy has consented to give away the minesweeper so as to promote tourism. It will set a record by becoming the first underwater museum that would allow sea divers to visit the site.