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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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Water Sports in Andaman Islands

Water Sports in Andaman Islands

Andaman Islands FAQs

  • Q1.   Which water sports are available in the Andaman Islands?

    In India, the best place to try your hand at thrilling water sports is the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Adrenaline junkies from all over the world travel to this union territory to experience the best of adventure sports. The island offers a number of water sports ranging from low to high difficulty levels. Thus, there is something for everyone as per their requirements. 

    Various water sports available in the Andaman Islands are as follows:

    • Parasailing
    • Sea Walking
    • Snorkeling
    • Kayaking
    • Jet Skiing
    • Glass Bottom Boat Ride
    • Banana Boat Ride
    • Scuba Diving
    • Game Fishing 
    • Sea Kart
    • Semi Submarine Ride
  • Q2.   Is water sports in the Andaman Islands costly?

    In one word, the answer is no. There are a number of water sports offered in the Andamans that vary in cost. So you can pick up the best one as per your budget. Some of them are really pocket-friendly. The rate list of various water sports is given below:


    Water Sport




    Starting from Rs.3,500 per person


    Sea Walking

    Starting from Rs.3,500 per person 



    Starting from Rs.1,000 per person 



    Starting from Rs.3,500 per person 


    Jet Skiing

    Starting from Rs.750 per person 


    Glass Bottom Boat Ride

    Starting from Rs.600 per person 


    Banana Boat Ride

    Starting from Rs.1,000 per person 


    Scuba Diving

    Starting from Rs.3,500 per person 


    Game Fishing 

    Starting from Rs.13,000 per person 


    Sea Kart

    Starting from Rs.3,500 per person


    Semi Submarine Ride

    Starting from Rs.1,850 per person

  • Q3.   Which is the best place for trying different water sports in the Andaman Islands?

    If you don’t have enough time in hand but are willing to try several adventurous water sports, then your one-stop destination is Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep). The maximum number of sports are available on this island as it is the hub of thrill and enjoyment. You can go for the following water activities in Havelock Island:

    • Scuba diving
    • Sea walking
    • Snorkeling
    • Kayaking
    • Jet skiing
    • Glass-bottom boat ride
    • Banana boat ride
    • Parasailing
    • Game fishing
  • Q4.   Which are the best spots for scuba diving in Havelock Island?

    Havelock Island is home to rich marine life that is extraordinary for sure. It has fantastic diving locations that are counted among the best across the Andamans. Scuba diving here is a mesmerising experience that offers you beyond your imagination. The topmost diving spots in Havelock Island are as follows: 

    • Barracuda City- The best diving spot for beginners
    • Turtle Bay- This spot has an abundance of sea turtles
    • Seduction Point- Its shallow water is home to a huge number of inhabitants including Napoleons, and a dense population of hard staghorn corals. 
    • Mac Point- You can swim around hard corals and small groups of fish here. You can easily spot Dugong, also known as a sea-cow.
    • Aquarium- It has colorful reefs that are home to a number of colorful fishes.
    • The Wall- Dropping down to 56 meters, this is a huge underwater rock that allows beautiful views of the underwater world. 
    • Minerva Ledge- It is a massive block of hard corals in azure waters. The sea dwellers include sharks here. Dive here only if you are an experienced diver.
    • Pilot Reef- Nearly 24 meters deep, this is a strip of an underwater canyon.
    • Lighthouse- Go for scuba diving here if you are seeking the perfect balance of colorful fish and soft & hard corals.

    There are various other stunning scuba diving sites in Havelock Island. You can check out their names below:

    • Purple Haze
    • M4
    • Jonny George
    • The Slope
    • Broken Ledge
    • Dicksons Pinnacle
    • S.S. Inchkett
    • Jackson’s Bar
    • Whitehouse Rock
    • MV Mars
    • Red Pillar
  • Q5.   Which water sports can I try in Port Blair?

    Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is a great place for participating in various enthralling water sports. This town is your entry to the other islands of the Andamans. While you are here, you can indulge yourself in the following water sports:

    • Semi-submarine ride

    If you want a glimpse of the underwater world without getting wet, then it is the best activity to do in Port Blair. Just get a seat in a semi-submarine and look at the colorful marine life from the transparent windows.

    • Sea kart

    An amazingly exciting water sport, you can enjoy a sea kart with two other companions. It is very easy to ride it and it lets you witness the beauty of the serene waters of Port Blair. 

    • Jet skiing

    You can choose to go for this water sport on your own or with an instructor. Jet skiing combines the thrill with adventure and lets you enjoy speed. It is one of the most sought-after water sports in Port Blair.

    • Parasailing 

    If you want to combine the fun of water and air-borne adventure activities, then parasailing is your best bet. While you are in the air, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Port Blair that includes lush greenery and cool blue waters.

  • Q6.   Do I need to know swimming for trying my hand at any of the water sports in the Andamans?

    You don’t need to know swimming for trying any adventure water sport in the Andaman Islands. All the activities are extremely safe for non-swimmers as well.

  • Q7.   Is it safe to go for various water sports in the Andamans?

    Yes, it is absolutely safe to participate in several water sports in the Andamans Islands. Whether it is deep-sea diving or a banana boat ride, you will be given excellent quality gear or equipment. Before going for the actual activity, you will be given training sessions by an expert. He will also be accompanied you throughout wherever required.

  • Q8.   Are the water sports in the Andaman Islands difficult to perform?

    All the water sports in the Andamans are very easy to perform. You don’t need to be an expert to go for them. Just listen carefully to your trainer and follow his instructions. And then you are good to go.

  • Q9.   Are there any restrictions as to who can try these water sports in the Andamans?

    There is not any age restriction as such for participating in most of the water activities. In India, the Andaman Islands is the only place where one can try their hand at enthralling water activities like underwater sea walking, scuba diving, etc. The best part is that anyone can do it with their family, partner, or even alone irrespective of their age. But there are certain medical conditions that don’t allow you to go for these. Pregnant women and people having heart diseases should not indulge in any water activity.

  • Q10.   If I want to do only one water activity in the Andaman Islands, then which one it should be?

    If you don’t have enough time in hand and you can go for only water sport in the Andamans, then we would highly recommend that you should go for scuba diving. Exploring the depths of crystal-clear waters of the island while swimming around beautiful and colorful fish is an extremely pleasant experience that you can have there.

  • Q11.   Which water activities can I perform in Shaheed Dweep?

    Shaheed Dweep, popularly known as Neil Island, is known for its crystal-clear waters and rich marine life. Snorkeling is a very popular water activity here and you can try your hand at it and create memories of a lifetime.

  • Q12.   How much does scuba diving cost in the Andaman Islands?

    The charges for scuba diving in the Andaman Islands vary from INR 3,500 and INR 6,500. It depends on the season and the program that you choose.

  • Q13.   Are the water sports in the Andaman Islands affected by weather conditions?

    Yes, all the water sports in the Andaman Islands are affected by weather conditions. That is the reason why these sports are not allowed in the monsoon reason as there may be heavy rains and storms. It is best that you travel to the island between November and April.

  • Q14.   Is there any special training given before actually going for the water sports in the Andamans?

    Yes, before going for any water sport in the Andaman Islands, everyone is taught the basics and is given crucial instructions. This helps in ensuring complete safety. Moreover, licensed instructors are there with you at all times underwater (while scuba diving). Therefore, you are in safe hands.

  • Q15.   Do I need to make an advance booking for water sports in the Andaman Islands?

    It is definitely a good idea to book the slots for your water sports and other activities in advance. It will help you in avoiding the last-minute hassle and ensures complete peace of mind.

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