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Tags : Water Sports

Timings : 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Time Required : 1 - 2 hours

Entry Fee : Depends on activity chosen

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Water Sports in Andamans, Andaman Overview

Water Sports in Andaman have 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 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.

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.

Water Sports in Andamans Highlights

1. Scuba Diving In Andaman

Scuba Diving In Andaman
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 islan (Read More)ds for the dives, however, is Havelock. It is an ideal diving destination for everyone, right from a novice to an experienced diver.

2. Night Kayaking in Havelock Island

Night Kayaking in Havelock Island
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands’ mesmerising natural beauty, featuring lagoons, mangroves, beaches, flora and fauna, makes for a unique night kayaking experience. Havelock and Port Blair are fam (Read More)ous for their night kayaking or bioluminescence tours through mangroves, small islets, lagoons and more. Under the guidance of expert instructors, people get a chance to experience nature a little differently; see its slightly eerie side.

3. Snorkeling in Andaman

Snorkeling in Andaman
The unique position held by Andaman in the Indian Ocean guarantees a great avenue to experience snorkelling, with various centres offering short courses and providing the equipment required for snorke (Read More)lling. You can experience snorkelling at North Bay Island, Jolly Buoy Island, Havelock Island, Red Skin Island, Wandoor, Long Island, Andaman Water Sports Complex, Neill Island, South Button, Henry Lawrence Beach, Rutland Island and Kalipur.

4. Seakart in Andaman

Seakart in Andaman
A speciality of Port Blair, Seakart riding allows people to drive away from the Corbyn Cove Beach's shoreline to explore the waters and experience the refreshing feel of water splashing on their faces (Read More). Riders can not only catch glimpses of the retreating shoreline and the horizon but can also capture their experiences through the complementary DSLR services. Self-drivers must be 18 years old and above.

5. Glass Bottom Dolphin Boat, Andaman-nicobar-islands

Glass Bottom Dolphin Boat, Andaman-nicobar-islands
A one-of-a-kind boat experience, a ride atop the Glass Bottom Dolphin Boat on North Bay Island is an excellent way to discover the island’s diverse marine life and coral reefs without actually h (Read More)aving to go underwater. The boat glides over the water and its bottom, made entirely out of glass, acts as a window into the underwater world, allowing passengers to be mesmerised by the rich aquatic life.

6. Sea Walking in Andaman

Sea Walking in Andaman
An absolute joy for adventure lovers who wish to avoid diving and swimming constantly, sea walking is an excellent way to experience marine life in peace. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands offer multipl (Read More)e opportunities to go down to the sea bed, walk around and discover the unique geographical elements, coral reefs, fish and other aquatic life. Instructors prepare people with a short tutorial and accompany them throughout the sea walk’s duration. Havelock Island, Ross Island and North Bay are ideal for sea walking.

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Water Sports Complex Activities

Its always a good thing to have medical or travel insurance before you partake in adventure sports.

Water Sports Complex Activities and Charges

1) Sunblock 2) Flip Flops, Hats, Bathing Suits, Sunglasses 3) Energy Bars 4) Waterproof camera bags, lenses and battery packs

Best Time to Experience Water Sports

Carry a small bottle of water during the day for emergencies. Stretch before participating in water sports. Make sure you choose operators that offer up-to-date safety gear.

How to reach Water Sports in Andamans

The Water Sports Complex is located at Rajiv Gandhi Nagar in Port Blair, Andaman. It is situated very close to the Aberdeen Jetty on the northern shoreline of the island. The attraction is easily accessible by road and one can either board a local bus heading towards the complex or hire a taxi. The route that leads to the Water Sports Complex goes via MG Road and Foreshore Road.

  • Air: It is most convenient to travel to Andaman Islands by air. The airport is situated at the capital city of Port Blair. Regular flights are available to the islands from Chennai, Kolkata and Delhi. One can also get flight from Bhubaneshwar on certain days.

  • 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.

More about Water Sports in Andamans

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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