Scuba Diving in Andaman – The diving destination

Scuba Diving in Andaman – The diving destination

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.

Fishes in deep water
Fishes in deep water

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.

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park Entrance
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park Entrance

 

Cinque Island

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.

 

Cinque Island, Ideal place for Scuba Diving
Cinque Island, Ideal place for Scuba Diving

 

Fish rock

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.

North Point

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.

Bala reef

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.

Rutland Island

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.

Rutland
Rutland

Corruption Rock

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

Mac Point

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.

Aquarium

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.

Barracuda city

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.

Turtle Bay

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.

The Turtle Bay resort
The Turtle Bay Resort

Seduction point

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.

Lighthouse

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. 

Lighthouse in Andaman
Lighthouse in Andaman

The wall

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.

Pilot reef

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.

Minerva Ledge

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.

 

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