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  • A four week long curfew on the islands

    Updated: 26 May 2021

    There is an ongoing four-week long curfew on the island owing to rising COVID-19 cases.

  • Tourist attractions closed till further notice

    Updated: 29 May 2021

     Tourist attractions attracting large gatherings closed till further notice.

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 29 May 2021

    A negative RT PCR report has to be presented by all passengers on arrival.

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  • All passengers will be required to go through thermal screening.
  • All incoming passengers have to carry the RT-PCR negative test report issued from an ICMR approved lab. The test should have been taken within 48 hours. RT-PCR timeline begins from the swab collection time. Any passenger without it will be sent back to the origin. Also, handwritten reports are not acceptable.
  • Along with having the negative RT-PCR report, all incoming passengers will undergo Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) upon arrival at designated testing centers that are located within two kilometers of Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair.
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  • Activities attracting huge crowds such as the Light and Sound Show at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island and National Memorial Cellular Jail, water sports, beaches, and other such activities have been suspended across all three districts for another four weeks starting from May 20, 2021.
  • A new standard operating procedure for adventure water sports has been issued.
  • Travelling to North and Middle Andaman Islands, Nicobar group of islands, and Little Andaman Island is not allowed for tourism purposes as of now.
  • The ongoing night curfew has been extended by one hour from 9 pm to 5 am.
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  • Even if the test of the result conducted on arrival is negative, all passengers still have to home quarantine for a week.
  • Any passenger with a positive test result will be sent for institutional quarantine for further treatment.
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  • Regular flights to Port Blair (the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands) are operational now.
  • There are direct flights from Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Delhi.
  • Public transports like cabs, taxis, and bus services are also functional.
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Travellers should carefully follow social distancing norms and wear masks as well. Also, before making any booking, they should refer to the latest travel news on the government website of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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Semi Submarine Ride in Andaman Islands

Coral Safari

The marine life of Andamans and its coral reefs are a well-known tourist attraction, bringing in scores of people from India and all over the world over the world come to see. Coral Safari is a beautiful submarine tour to explore coral beauty. The deep and calm waters of the Andaman is a perfect spot for coral exploration. The standstill gesture of the dramatic corals can leave you mesmerized. It can be done amidst the crystal-clear waters in an air-conditioned cabin, feasting your eyes on some of the most beautiful fishes and exotic marine life.

Tips

  • One should not scream while observing life under the sea. To enjoy nature at peace, you must avoid overcrowded submarines.
  • Seats allotted at first cum first serve basis.
  • Start your journey from Port Blair to North Bay Island to enjoy the safari.
  • The timing for coral safari is from 6:30 AM- 08:30 AM and 8:30 AM- 10:30 AM.

Overview

When you get to see the underwater species through a large glass, it becomes the memorable experience of your life. People from all age groups can witness coral safari without any fear. You get to know a lot of information about corals and their instinctive behaviours. The sea marvels excite you with their colourful skin and print. Enjoying the corals from close intervals is an experience you do not want to miss out. Safari is an experience that you can share with your entire family and make it more memorable!

Where in Andamans

Coral Safari at North Bay Island – The safari has a fascinating visual representation for days to remember. You get to dip into the ocean floor to view sights of sea life. Few reefs are there which you can approach at a certain water level. You must not miss the chance of exploring the seafloor from such a close quarter. You can enjoy 1 to 1.5 hours of the tour on a semi-submarine. The semi-submarine is a boat with a huge glass to give you a sneak peek of the marine world. The visitors are requested to arrive at a given time slot on the beach. The semi-submarine is designed by the Subsea system of the USA with enough safety features to make it sink proof. The glass windows are inclined at 45 degrees to provide you with the best marine view. You can enjoy rarest fishes, sea turtles, corals and more.

Never say no to Andaman Coral Safari!

  • You get to go underwater with your entire family. Everyone from children to elderly can share this experience.
  • It is different from a Sea World experience because you get to see exotic fishes in their natural habitat.
  • You get a view of the depths which you may not be able to without certified scuba lessons You will be in a submarine adventure (or a semi-submarine)!
  • If you have a medical condition that has kept you away from viewing the treasures of the sea first hand, this is perfect for you!

Andaman Islands FAQs

  • Q1.   Is a semi-submarine ride in the Andaman Islands worth my money?

    If you want to have a glimpse of the magical depths of the Andaman Islands, then taking a semi-submarine ride is the best way to so. While vacationing on the island, you should definitely indulge in this highly thrilling adventure for an amazing underwater experience. You can witness the rich underwater marine life closely while sitting from the comfort of a semi-submarine. This means that you will not get wet at all. The exciting ride will let you have a look at the multicolored corals as well as a plethora of unique fish.

  • Q2.   Where should I go for the semi-submarine ride in the Andamans?

    The semi-submarine ride starts from Port Blair and concludes at North Bay Island.

  • Q3.   How much does a semi-submarine ride in the Andaman Islands cost?

    For adults, the ride costs Rs. 1,850 per person and for children below three years, the charges are Rs. 1,350.

  • Q4.   What is the level of difficulty for a semi-submarine ride in the Andamans?

    You don’t have to do anything at all. Just take a seat in the semi-submarine and enjoy the ride.

  • Q5.   Which fishes can I spot during the semi-submarine ride in the Andaman Islands?

    The best thing about a semi-submarine ride on the island is that there is not any restriction regarding the level of waters you can explore. This ride will let you witness much deeper seas, unlike glass-bottom boat rides, snorkeling, and scuba diving. And when you go deeper, you can find incredible species of fishes such as large tunas and manta rays. It is a wonderful sight for sure.

  • Q6.   Is the semi-submarine ride in the Andamans safe?

    Absolutely! The semi-submarine is made up of extremely tough materials. It is completely safe to go for a ride.

  • Q7.   Why should I go for a semi-submarine ride in the Andaman Islands?

    The Andamans is home to rich marine life. People from all over the world travel to this Indian union territory to get a glimpse of that. To witness the abundance, the island offers these special semi-submarine rides so that you can explore the underwater world without even getting wet. In India, the Andaman Islands is the only place where you can go for this enthralling water activity. For coral exploration, the deep and calm waters of the island are perfect. The whole experience is sure to leave you mesmerised. To have such an out of the world experience, all you have to do is take a seat in the air-conditioned cabin of a semi-submarine amidst the crystal-clear waters and treat your eyes with the sights of some of the loveliest fishes and exotic underwater life.

  • Q8.   What is the best time to go for a semi-submarine ride in the Andaman Islands?

    The Andaman Islands is a year-round destination. However, the best time for a semi-submarine ride in the island is during the winter season—between November and May. The temperature during these months varies between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius and is perfect for sightseeing and indulging in exciting water sports. It is the ideal time to visit the Andaman Islands.

  • Q9.   Is there any minimum and maximum age for people taking the semi-submarine ride in the Andaman Islands?

    There is absolutely no age restriction for this. Anyone can go for this ride in the Andamans as people of all ages can easily enter and exit the vessel. The submarine is friendly for differently-abled and senior citizens as well.

  • Q10.   What is so special about the semi-submarine ride in the Andaman Islands?

    The Andaman and Nicobar Islands is the one-stop destination in India for witnessing marine life at its best. The Indian Ocean has a lot to offer and you can experience the splendor in the Andaman Islands. There are a number of gorgeous sites to explore the marine life on the island and the route from Port Blair to North Bay Island is among the best. Moreover, a semi-submarine ride in the Andamans is not at all a costly affair. Not burning a hole in your pocket, you can encounter a treasure beyond your imagination while being on this ride. This ride in the Andamans can be taken by everyone. The age limit doesn’t spoil your plans.

  • Q11.   How does it feel during the semi-submarine ride in the Andamans?

    Being inside the waters of the island will leave you awestruck with the underwater kaleidoscopic colours and the quietude of the ocean. This activity has the perfect combination of adventure and fun. A must-try here, looking at the colorful marine creatures via a glass is surely an experience of a lifetime.

  • Q12.   Why is the semi-submarine ride in the Andaman Islands so popular?

    When on this stunning island, including this exclusive ride in your itinerary when in Port Blair is surely a great idea. It is because the Andamans has an incredible and rich marine life that is hard to find anywhere else in the country. Also, it is more affordable than scuba diving and you don’t need any complex equipment for it. You don’t even get wet!

  • Q13.   How do I go about booking a spot for my semi-submarine ride in the Andamans?

     It is always a good idea to book your submarine ride in the Andaman Islands well in advance. During the peak season, it becomes very difficult to get a slot. You can make the booking by contacting Andaman Island Travels to save yourself from the last-minute chaos.

  • Q14.   What are the timings for the semi-submarine in the Andaman Islands?

    The timings for the coral safari ride are from 6:30 AM to 08:30 AM and from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

  • Q15.   Are there any packages that include both—a semi-submarine ride and a stay in the Andamans?

    Yes, there are packages that include your stay as well as the slot for the ride. You can book these along with sightseeing tours as well. Contact Andaman Island Travels to get the best deals on various water sports.

  • Q16.   While taking the semi-submarine ride in the Andaman Islands, are there any particular concerns related to health?

    No, there are not any eligibility or health restrictions. Anyone can enjoy the ride.

  • Q17.   Where is a semi-submarine ride available in the Andaman Islands?

    Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is your one-stop destination if you want to go for this special ride on the island. Your vacation will start from here only as it is the entry gate to the rest of the Andamans. To make the most of your time, you can enjoy semi-submarine ride that begins fro, Port Blair and concludes at North Bay Island.

  • Q18.   What can be spotted during the semi-submarine ride in the Andamans?

    Home to rich and diverse marine life, the Andamans is the best place to explore the underwater world. If you don’t want to get wet, then the best way is to see the marine world by taking a semi-submarine ride. The deep and calm waters of the Andamans are full of colorful corals and marvelous fishes, and you can witness them from the convenience of an air-conditioned cabin. The exotic underwater world here is one of its kinds.

  • Q19.   How long is the semi-submarine ride in the Andaman Islands?

    The ride is one-hour long. You can get a glimpse of rare fishes, sea turtles, corals, etc. during this time.

  • Q20.   How long is the semi-submarine ride in the Andaman Islands?

    The ride is one-hour long. You can get a glimpse of rare fishes, sea turtles, corals, etc. during this time.

  • Q21.   Are kids allowed for a semi-submarine ride in the Andamans?

    Yes, kids of all age groups are allowed for this ride as the whole experience is quite educational and highly fun-filled. They would definitely love spending time under the water where they can see marine life in its natural setting.

  • Q22.   Are there any particular concerns related to health for taking the semi-submarine ride in the Andamans?

    There are absolutely not any eligibility or health restrictions related to the semi-submarine ride on the island. Everyone can enjoy the ride.

  • Q23.   Are there any Andaman packages that include a semi-submarine ride as well the accommodation?

    There are packages that include your accommodation as well as the slot for the semi-submarine ride. You can book these along with sightseeing tours as well. Contact Andaman Island Travels to get the best deals on various water sports. Its expert team will suggest to you the best holiday packages as per your preferences so that you can make the right decision.

  • Q24.   What are the timings for the semi-submarine in the Andamans?

    The timings for the coral safari ride are from 6:30 AM to 08:30 AM and from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

  • Q25.   How can I book an advance spot for my semi-submarine ride in the Andaman Islands?

    It is always a good idea to book your submarine ride in the Andaman Islands well in advance because it becomes very difficult to get a slot during the peak season. You can make the booking by contacting Andaman Island Travels to save yourself from the last-minute chaos. Along with this ride, you can make advance bookings for various other water sports and adventure activities as well.

  • Q26.   Why is the semi-submarine ride in the Andaman Islands so famous?

    Including a semi-submarine ride in your travel itinerary when in the Andaman Islands is surely a great idea. The island is home to an awesome and rich marine life that is hard to witness anywhere else in India. Moreover, it is more affordable than scuba diving and you don’t need any complex equipment as well. If you want to get a glimpse of the underwater world without getting wet, then this ride is your best bet. Owing to all these reasons, the semi-submarine ride is quite popular in the Andamans.

  • Q27.   How is the overall experience of the semi-submarine ride in the Andaman Islands?

    Being inside the waters of the island will leave you spellbound with the underwater kaleidoscopic colours and the quietude of the sea. A semi-submarine ride on the island has the ideal blend of thrill and enjoyment. A must-try in the Andamans, looking at the colorful marine creatures via a glass window is definitely an experience of a lifetime.

  • Q28.   What is so special about the semi-submarine ride in the Andamans?

    The Andaman Islands is the one-stop destination in the country for witnessing the underwater world at its best. The Indian Ocean has this little jewel where you can experience the splendor of marine life. On the route from Port Blair to North Bay Island, there are various fantastic sites where you can explore so much. A semi-submarine ride in the Andamans is pocket-friendly as well. Not at all a costly affair, this enthralling ride will let you encounter a priceless treasure beyond your imagination. There is not any age limit as well. So everyone can have quality time together.

  • Q29.   Is there any age criteria for taking the semi-submarine ride in the Andamans?

    There is absolutely no age restriction for the semi-submarine. Anyone can go for this ride on the island as people of all age groups can easily enter and exit the vessel. The semi-submarine is friendly for differently-abled and senior citizens also.

  • Q30.   When should I go for a semi-submarine ride in the Andamans?

    The Andaman Islands is a year-round destination and thus you can visit the island at any time of the year. However, the best time for a semi-submarine ride is during the winter season—from November to May. The temperature during these months varies between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius. It is perfect for sightseeing and going for exciting water sports. It is the best time to travel to the Andamans.

  • Q31.   When should I go for a semi-submarine ride in the Andamans?

    The Andaman Islands is a year-round destination and thus you can visit the island at any time of the year. However, the best time for a semi-submarine ride is during the winter season—from November to May. The temperature during these months varies between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius. It is perfect for sightseeing and going for exciting water sports. It is the best time to travel to the Andamans.

  • Q32.   Why should I go for a semi-submarine ride in the Andamans?

    This exotic island is home to rich marine life. People from all over the world travel to this Indian union territory to get a glimpse of its fascinating underwater world. You can witness this awesomeness while taking a semi-submarine ride wherein you don’t need to even get into the water and get wet. This union territory is the only place in India where this kind of special ride is available. For coral exploration, the deep and calm waters of the island are perfect. To have this fabulous experience, all you have to do is to take a seat in the air-conditioned cabin of a semi-submarine that sails amidst the crystal-clear waters. Treat your eyes to the sights of some of the loveliest fishes and exotic marine life.

  • Q33.   Is the semi-submarine ride in the Andaman Islands safe?

    The semi-submarine is made up of extremely tough materials. It is tested on a number of parameters. It is completely safe to go for this ride on the island.

  • Q34.   Which fishes can I see during the semi-submarine ride in the Andamans?

    There is not any restriction regarding the level of waters you can explore. This is the best thing about taking a semi-submarine ride in the Andaman Islands. This ride will let you witness much deeper seas, unlike glass-bottom boat rides, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Going deeper will help you in spotting wonderful species of fishes such as large tunas, manta rays, and a lot more. Looking at colorful corals is equally memorable. It is a wonderful sight for sure.

  • Q35.   What is the level of difficulty for a semi-submarine ride in the Andaman Islands?

    You don’t have to do anything at all. Just take a seat in the semi-submarine and enjoy the ride. There is no difficulty involved in this adventure activity.

  • Q36.   Is semi-submarine ride in the Andamans costly?

    Given the kind of experience it offers, a semi-submarine ride in the Andaman Islands is quite affordable. For adults, this special ride costs Rs. 1,850 per person and for children below three years, the charges are Rs. 1,350.

  • Q37.   Which are the best locations for the semi-submarine ride in the Andaman Islands?

    The semi-submarine ride starts from Port Blair and concludes at North Bay Island. The entire route is perfect for spotting incredible marine creatures.

  • Q38.   Is a semi-submarine ride in the Andamans worth my money?

    If you want to have a glimpse of the magical depths of the island, then taking a semi-submarine ride is the best way to so. While vacationing in the Andamans, indulging in this highly thrilling adventure is a must for an unforgettable underwater experience. You can witness the rich underwater world closely while sitting from the comfort of a semi-submarine. This means that you will not get wet at all. The exciting ride will let you witness the multicolored corals as well as a plethora of unique fish. The activity is anyway not that costly and is definitely your money.

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