Andaman sports warm and clear waters with the highest variety of fish and coral life. Share the magic of these exotic islands with scuba diving. There’s a lot to do in Andaman but scuba diving remains to be the traveler’s favorite
The sea waters of Andaman can introduce you to a fascinating and mystical underwater world full of hordes of colorful fishes, thriving marine life, rare coral reefs, remains of sunken vessels and a lot more than the average eye can explore. Scuba diving can help you experience the underwater life at its fullest, and what better place to do it than in Andaman?
Scuba Diving and a Whole Lot More
Check out the Andaman and Nicobar Scuba Diving Society at Wandoor, so that you can avail the best facilities. You can also hire popular private divers to help you rediscover natural beauty underwater.
Besides scuba diving, the islands offer a plethora of other activities and adventure options like snorkeling in Corbyn’s Cove, Havelock and Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park; trekking from Mt. Harriet to Madhuban to gaze at some wonderful flora and fauna, and island camping.
The latter will surely appeal to you if you’re a nature enthusiast who loves to enjoy and relish the pristine beauty and bounty of nature in all its glory. A visit to the cellular jail is a must for every tourist since the walls here narrate the struggles and pain that people took to achieve independence.
When to Visit Andaman
Temperatures in Andaman range between 23oC to 31o C owing to the sea breeze and the humidity levels stay at 80% throughout the year. The months of December and January constitute the peak season; however, the best time to visit the islands and enjoy its many tourism features would be between the months of December and April.
Conditions for scuba diving are ideal between mid-January and mid-May, since the skies are sunny and the sea lies flat, reflecting the beauty of the clouds. If you are planning to delve into adventure sports, stay away from the islands from late May through July on account of strong winds, low visibility underwater and frequent rainfall.
Getting There and Beyond
If you are not an Indian, you will need to hold a Restricted Area Permit to visit Andaman. You can collect this permit upon arrival at the Port Blair Airport; however, you need to arrange for one if you are traveling by sea, either while applying for a Visa or in Chennai.
This permit is usually valid for 30 days but this need to be specified while applying. Indian nationals require no permit and you can reach Andaman only from the Indian mainland, either by air or by sea.
Flights to the island might not be so ‘low cost’ as portrayed as prices vary according to the travel dates. If you feel like it, take a cruise from Visakhapatnam, Chennai or Kolkata – but it will take at least 4 days for you to arrive at Port Blair. This may eat away into your travel itinerary and timings, but you could try it out for the experience of traveling by sea.
Once you plan your trip well, you can experience the underwater magic in Andaman with no worries