Ranked 1 among Places to Visit in Andaman-nicobar-islands
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Large coral reefs, an assortment of marine life and the calm blue waters of the Bay of Bengal all make the name "Emerald Isle" highly suitable for the Andamans. Most popular island among all the islands for the dives, however, is Havelock. It is an ideal diving destination for everyone, right from a novice to an experienced diver.
For non-certified amateur divers, charges start from about INR 3500 for a 30-minute dive and goes up to INR 6500 and more
December to May.
The weather can be broadly divided into the following months
January - May: The seas are the calmest making the surface conditions best for diving
June - August: The rainy season. It is characterised by cloudy days with frequent showers that don't last long and dry sunny periods with no rain. It is an offseason and is not very advisable for Scuba Diving.
September-November: Good time to watch beautiful coral reefs. However, the winds can cause strong currents which might restrict the divers to go very deep
December - There is a 10-day Island Tourism festival happens in December. Overall a pleasant season to go diving.
Scuba Diving is the most sought-after activity on Havelock island. The top agencies which are certified by SSI and PADI and provide scuba facilities are Barefoot Scuba, Doongi Dives, DiveIndia, Andaman Dive Club and Andaman Bubbles. Smaller Dive schools include OceanTribe, Gold India and ScubaLuv. Andamans, with its clear waters and rich coral reserves, offers a large number of spots for shallow as well as deep dives (up to 55m). The major dive spots are: Pilot Reef (6-18m), Lighthouse (6-20m), Aquarium (12-15m), Elephant Beach (6-25m), Jackson's Bar (20-35m), The Wall (10-55m), Johnny's Gorge (25-30m), Dixon's Pinnacle (18-40m), Minerva Ledge (10-18m).
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