It is an experience of life time to explore the scattered islands of the Andaman and Nicobar in the Bay of Bengal rich in corals and marine flora and fauna, enjoy the serenity and the grandeur of the pristine beaches and having a glimpse of the tribal inhabitants of those islands. Of late sea sports have taken a major part in the tour itinerary and scuba diving is growing to be the most popular among them.
The rich and colorful marine flora and fauna have been luring the visitors to take up this thrilling sport. The water temperatures and the ocean currents remain favorable for the divers to enjoy this sport. Diving is carried out in selected sites in fixed timings of the day to get the best visibility of the marine life.
Diving in Havelock
Havelock Island boasts of the most grand and pristine beaches in the Andaman Islands, and scuba diving is one of the main attractions in this beach island. The island hosts a complete arrangement of scuba diving ranging from the PADI and SSI certified diving courses up to assisting in the diving providing all necessary equipments to the visitors' satisfaction. One can experience an overwhelming array of fishes like barracudas, sharks and mantas in deep sea waters. The colorful coral reefs also host the family of dugongs which is rarely seen elsewhere.
Many diving trips are offered depending upon the level of divers which are duly led by experienced dive masters. For certified divers, trips to the remote Barren Island, Campbell Shoal and Invisible Banks are carried out depending upon the interest of the divers. Huge Barrel sponges, splendid soft corals and fish of reef species of varied colors attract the divers. Dive safaris are also carried out which lasts for days with the experienced divers to the North Andamans to explore the virgin and pristine reefs and many other sites.
Diving in Neil Islands
The Neil Island is also coming up as a significant dive centre due to the rising popularity of scuba diving. The dive centre in the Neil Islands also offers full scuba diving courses starting from the Open Water Divers to the Dive instructors. Along with it many fun diving activities are also carried out in this island.
The divers are enchanted by the huge gatherings of barracudas and surgeons in the mid water, snapper and sweetlips found against the reefs, along with the sudden appearances of Giant Grouper and schools of Mobula Rays. Heavyweight fish like Dog tooth tuna, Napoleon Wrasse and Bumphead Parrot fish catch the divers by surprise by their sudden appearance.
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