The Andaman Islands offer clear, warm water with very high marine biodiversity, making it one of the best dive destinations in India. Scuba Diving is one of the many charms of the destination and makes its way on top of things-to-do in the Andaman list.
The coastal belts around the Andaman Islands have one of the densest ecosystems of coral reefs and structures, which are several hundred meters wide and endorsed by volcanic lava ridges, making the experience unique from anywhere else. The secure, alive corals contain some of the world’s most vigorous fishes and sea creatures that rise out from the ocean and perform a stunning view around the diver. The beings include butterflyfish, triggerfish, parrotfish, eels, shrimps, and 89 coral fishes.
The activity is done under the guidance of a certified and experienced dive instructor, and all the diving equipment quality is maintained and sanitized to provide a safe dive.
Indulge in one of the best Scuba Diving in the Andaman Islands in Havelock Island, Neil Islands, and Port Blair. Diving amongst the most beautiful corals and fishes is an experience that will last a lifetime.
There are a few schools that provide certificates for professional diving courses. Amongst them are PADI and SSI.
1. Is Andaman safe for Scuba Diving?
The diver masters in the Andaman Islands are professionals and with the strict Administration, it is extremely safe for tourists to Scuba Dive. A dive instructor is always present to guide you throughout your session, along with a rescue team at the boat.
Diver sectors are ordered to frequently sanitize and disinfect their types of equipment. The number of positive COVID-19 cases in the Andaman Islands is almost negligible and all the safety protocols are rigidly being followed to make sure that tourists, as well as the islanders, are safe. In addition to that, tourists are not allowed in the islands unless they carry a negative COVID test report.
2. Which is the best place for Scuba Diving in Andaman?
The marine waterfront regions enclosing Andaman is house to one of the thickest ecosystem of coral reefs anywhere, usually spread over hundred meters wide. The secure, living corals dwell a wide range of living organisms, some of the world’s most vibrant fishes which are so alive and welcoming the divers in the sea. The best places known for Scuba diving in Andaman are Havelock Island, Neil Island, Ross Island, and Port Blair.
3. What is the price for Scuba Diving in Andaman?
Scuba diving in the Andaman Islands is INR. 4,500 onwards, which lasts for about 30-40 minutes. There are various types of courses certified and not certified. Tourists are also provided with their photos and videos of diving underseas.
4. What is the best time for Scuba Diving in Andaman?
Scuba Diving is done throughout the year in Andaman; however, the best time would be in the season time, which is from October to May. This time of the year the weather is pleasant and there is no rain and the sea is clear and calm due to fewer currents which enable for a safe and incredible dive.
5. Can I do a scuba diving course in Andaman?
Currently, two schools provide professional divers’ certificates in the Andaman Islands; PADI (The Professional Association of Diving Instructors) and SSI (Scuba Schools International). You begin by doing a Basic Open Water Course and go on to the Advance course. Following that will be diving up to 30 meters depth and then you become an Emergency Responder, and further trains will allow you to become a certified PADI Rescue Diver and then finally, a Dive Master.
6. Do I need to know about swimming for Scuba Diving?
No, you don’t need to know swimming for Scuba Diving, and it isn’t even required as a professional diver will guide you throughout the session, moreover, you will scare the fishes away if you swim!
7. What is the age limit for Scuba Diving?
The qualified age for Scuba Diving in the Andaman Islands is 10 years to 60 years.