- 1 A World Inside a Sea: Andaman
- 2 Scuba Diving in Andaman
- 3 Best Place for Scuba Diving in Andaman
- 4 Diving Spots in South Andaman
- 5 Diving Spots in Havelock Island
- 6 Tips for Dive tourists.
A World Inside a Sea: Andaman
One of the seven union territories of India Andaman sea comprises of two islands, Andaman and Nicobar Island. Most of the travelers who visit the Andaman Islands, explore underwater life at Havelock Island(Known for its beach resorts and amazing water activities i.e scuba diving.
Scuba Diving in Andaman
Scuba Diving is one of the most entertaining water games ever, offering us an approach to experience the submerged species inside the huge waters. India is home to numerous astounding scuba diving destinations and if you are planning to visit one of these spots you should visit their neighboring areas as well.
Andaman is the diving destination for all the diving lovers. The profound clean water and wonderful marine life make Andaman and Nicobar Islands a standout among the most intriguing goals for scuba in India. These islands offer numerous jumping locales that have a spectacular tribe of marine creatures, for example, Scorpion angle, Octopus, Anglerfish, Sharks, and Coral reefs also.
Best Place for Scuba Diving in Andaman
Diving Spots in South Andaman
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park
Scores of colorful varieties and fishes can be witnessed in the park. They include Clownfish, Butterfly Fish, Surgeon Fish, Angel Fish, Parrot Fish, Bat Fish, and Groupers.
One of the best dive destinations in the island, it has clear emerald water with a visibility of up to 80ft. An ideal stretch for the experienced diver.
The site near the passage Island offers an extremely kaleidoscopic dive. The topography consists of rocky slopes, boulders, and drop-offs, featuring large fans of corals and sponges.
The site at Cinque Island is most highlighted by sponges and small corals and offers good diving because of the abundance and diversity of fish life.
This reef spreads on the western side of Little Andaman Island over 4.5sq. Km. and is one of the ideal sites in the island for corals of bright colors.
The shallow waters close to this island have a decent portrayal of numerous little fish and corals, which offer a decent spot for preparing in vast water plunging. Snake Island: This is off Caryn’s Cove Beach. The view has awesome rock faces and spectacular dive capes. Marine life around here includes Triggerfish, Grunts. Goatfish and Rays.
The place bulges out amongst Chidiyatapu and Rutland Island. The jump site is on the western side of the stone and is comprised of huge submerged rocks.
Diving Spots in Havelock Island
It is known for mostly has hard corals and dugongs have been sighted in its vicinity. These dugongs were found from eastern Africa to Australia. To reach there one can take local transport or ferry to Bala reef and the best time to visit there in October to may. The nearest town is Port Blair which is 57 km away.
It is a fringing reef crowded with lots of ‘Fish traffic’. Usually, clear visibility and has mainly hard corals. The elegant turquoise blue water is worth watching experience which makes you jump in as soon as possible. It is also a training site for promising divers.
This city is basically for inexperienced divers which offer tons of fish and at times turtles as well. It has a blend of hard and soft corals. Also called as city of turtles. Swim with turtles and explore the deep secrets of marine life. one can spot colorful corals and a variety of fish, including Blue, spotted stingrays, Coralfish, and Surgeonfish.
It’s a pleasant dive site for easy diving not exceeding 14 meters. Beams and turtles are found in the sand beneath and It was utilized to be the settling site for turtles in the past is encompassed by exquisite blue water and glittery sands with little grass patches. One can witness a school of Bumphead parrotfish amusingly crunching on coral and a wide variety of Butterflyfish, Pipefish, and Banded shrimp.
It is a huge rock with a variety of aquatic life. The shallow area is abundant with staghorn corals and its inhabitants, including Napoleons. The main center for diving in the island chain, Seduction Point has a dive center that offers a wide range of largely unexplored dive sites rich in underwater marine life.
This is a larger dive site affording equal opportunity for any kind of dive, perfect for night dives. It consists of an ample variety of soft and hard corals. The oldest lighthouse of Havelock is famous for its pristine surroundings and for beautiful coral reefs.
A gigantic submerged rock. The wall drops down to a maximum of 55m and is active with marine life. Dense soft coral forests and the added schools of fish encircling them makes for a memorable dive of life. It is Located right in the channel between Peel islands and Havelock, the most unpredictable and one of the most popular dive sites around Havelock.
It is a huge block of pristine hard corals. At the bottom, at about 24 meters, ‘Canyons’ stretch out and Leopard and White tip sharks could also be encountered. The major attractions of Pilot reef are a family of resident Leopard Sharks who can be spotted chilling on the sandbanks along the dive site.
It is even a bigger block and hard corals. A congregation of fish and normally clear visibility and the high possibility of viewing sharks makes it attractive. It is located 10 miles away from Havelock is a vast, shallow ledge of rock and coral north-east of Havelock Island. It is too high to take in on one dive, and so there are three locations on the ledge.
Tips for Dive tourists.
- One can dive only in the open areas and permitted for Scuba Diving by the A&N Administration.
- People should not stand or walk on coral reefs
- One should not break live corals or collect dead corals
- One should not enter the National Parks without permissions.
- Don’t dive without qualifies or unregistered dive operators as it may be harmful to your life.