Scuba Diving at Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The dive sites in Andaman Islands that have been identified by the IP&T are as follows:
1. Cinque Island
2. North Point, Southeast Reef
3. Fish Rock near Passage Island
4. Bala Reef - on the western side of little Andaman (this area is under tribal reserve)
5. Snake Island off Corbyn's Cove beach
6. Corruption Rock between Chidiyatapu and Rutland Island
7. Rutland Island
8. Havelock Island - Plenty of dive sites near to the Havelock Island :
9. Neil Island : Lots of fish and Marine Life

Underwater life

Underwater Marine life

Scuba - before the dive

North Bay Scuba diving spot

Scuba dive

Scuba Dive

Location Specific Corals

Mac Point : Hard corals. Dugongs have been sighted
Aquarium : Hard corals.
Barracuda City : Hard and Soft Corals, Fishes,Turtles
Turtle Bay : An easy 14m dive. Rays are sighted
Seduction Point: A huge rock with deep and shallow parts and stag horn corals
Lighthouse : A huge site, good for night dives with hard and soft coral.
The Wall : A huge submerged rock that goes to 55 metres with soft coral and very large shoals of fish.
Pilot Reef : Big block hard coral with canyons at the bottom. You can see leopard and white tipped sharks
Minerva ledge : Big block hard coral with lots of fish and some sharks.

9. Campbell Shoal off North Button Island
10. Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Wandoor

What is Scuba diving : Scuba diving is a form of underwater diving using a scuba apparatus. The term scuba is derived from SCUBA i.e. Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus.

Scuba dive near Suicide Point

Scuba Dive

Underwater during Scuba dive

Under the water

Scuba diving has significant risks involved with it and therefore requires absolute guidance from trained and recognised diving trainers. Responsible associations like PADI and NAUI recommend a complete training and certification before diving in open water, which sometimes does not happen on 'Package' scuba trips.

Internationally the two most recognized and respected certifying scuba associations are PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) and NAUI (United states based - National Association of Underwater Instructors). SSI (Scuba Schools International) is another organization having quality reputation. These scuba diving organisations define and maintain quality/safety benchmarks for the scuba diving and their certification courses are required to be allowed to do scuba internationally (including Andamans)

Underwater during Scuba dive

Underwater fun

Scuba diving near Havelock Island

Site near Havelock

Scuba Dive operators at Andaman and Nicobar

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