Ever wondered how it feels being in zero gravity and surrounded by magnificent Coral Reefs and colourful fishes with a deep blue background- that’s Life after a dive in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Scuba stands for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. It is an apparatus that allows you to breathe underwater. Scuba Diving is an overwhelming marine experience where you can observe and swim along with jellyfish, sea turtles, and colourful corals.
How to Scuba Dive?
You will use a scuba, carry a tank filled with breathing making you completely independent of surface supply so that you can breathe longer underwater.
- You require to have dive certification depending on the type of dive you wish to go. A dive certification from a licensed dive operator before you start scuba diving.
- You should undergo a proper medical checkup in your home country to ensure that you are fit for diving. You need to sign a medical statement before learning how to dive. Always double-check all your scuba gear to ensure a better experience.
- No prior experience is needed and a person ten years and above can dive under the guidance of experts
- People having low or high hypertension, pregnant women, heart patients, to avoid scuba diving.
- The best time for Scuba Diving in Andaman is from November to December.
Pristine crystal clear beaches, tropical climate and lush green forest sound like a foolproof plan to get away from the daily hustle-bustle. Andaman the paradise awaits for you. Whether its a family vacation, honeymoon vacation or a rejuvenating vacation with friends, Andaman is the ideal destination which has something for everyone.
Where in Andamans
Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep)
70-kilometres away from the capital city, resides the dream place for honeymooners, Havelock. The surroundings of Havelock Island is full of serenity, peace, and love. This gorgeous island is called Swaraj Island with a range of activities like scuba diving, water jets, boat rides, snorkelling, etc. This island has diving sites at every 50-100 meters of distance.
Mac Point (6-15 Meters All Levels)
You can dive here to explore Dugong, the state animal of the Andaman. Dugongs are tusked animals located in Eastern Africa and Australia, and the highlight of scuba diving in Andaman.
LightHouse (6-20 All Levels)
This site is famous for night dives. The corals here tend to be beautiful in the shallows of lionfish, octopus and a lot of Fusiliers. If you are lucky enough you can also get to see a gang of Humpback Parrot Fish. Elephant Beach 5-25 Meters All Levels This site lies on Havelock Island where you can experience diving with elephants.
Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep) (12-23 Meters All Levels)
This island dwells in Ritchie’s Archipelago. Here you can explore scuba diving with Margherita’s Mischief with clear water. You can enjoy your drive with batfish, pufferfish, angelfish and more.
Barren Island (8m-30 Meters All Levels)
The barren volcano is the only active volcano in South Asia. The beautiful stone structures, white reef sharks, and purple corals give a great experience to your water sports adventure.
Barracuda City (25-30 Meters All Levels)
It is an unexplored destination for scuba diving in Andaman. You can explore the aquatic wonderland with colourful corals and beautiful fishes. With a depth of 25-30 meters, you can scuba dive with vibrant sea turtles at the Barracuda City.
Aquarium (3-16 Meters All Levels)
If you are a beginner in scuba diving, this site is the best place for you. It resides in the south-west of Havelock Island. The aquarium is a reef spot with a lot of colourful fishes.