Ranked 9 among Places to Visit in Andaman
Time Required: 1 - 2 hours
Water Sports in Andaman has been a major attraction for adventure seekers and water babies. Although the demand for water sports is fulfilled at various locations in Andaman, Water Sports Complex located in Port Blair is popular for the variety and safety they offer. Whether it is swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing or just a boat ride, there is something to suit everyone’s desire. The services provided by the complex guarantee an enjoyable time sailing the sea and even exploring it underwater. If one is daring enough, they can even sail through the permitted shoreline of Port Blair on their own all under the watchful eye of the staff. Swimming isn't a prerequisite for any of the activities and thus, tourists can enjoy them without any hesitation.
The Water Sports Complex in Andaman is located close to the northern shoreline of Port Blair near Aberdeen Jetty. The complex has a demarcated area for water sports in the Andaman Sea where adventure buffs can go Skiing, Kayaking, Paddle Boating, Banana Boat rides, Rowing, Para Sailing etc. They provide all the necessary facilities for a safe and enjoyable experience. Other water sports like Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, and Undersea Walking are extremely famous here. It is one of the few places in India that offer services for these water sports.
Air: Once at Port Blair Airport, they can use public transport to reach the Water Sports Complex in Andaman. The Veer Savarkar International Airport at Port Blair is about 4 kilometres away from the complex, while the Phoenix Bay Jetty (cruise drop point) is about 2.6 kilometres away by road.
Sea: Another way of reaching these exotic groups of islands is through sea. The regular passenger ship services to Port Blair commence from Chennai, Visakhapatnam and Kolkata with usually 3-4 sailings per months both sides. The complete voyage takes around 50 to 60 hours approximately to reach the final destination.
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Activities offered : Water-skiing, Sail boats, Windsurfing, Speed Boats, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Para sailing, Water scooters, Row boats, kayaks, paddle boats
Cost of Activity : Starts at Rs. 2000 including equipment, depending upon the kind of activity.
Currents : 55 - 64 cm/sec
Difficulty Level : Easy-Medium
Nearest Airport : Port Blair
Nearest Port : Port Blair
Region : Bay of Bengal
Time required : 4-5 days if you want to try out all the different sports
Water Temperature : 26-30 degrees Centigrade
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