Scuba Diving & Snorkeling - Havelock Island, Andaman Islands - Timings, Accessibility, Best Time to Visit

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Distance (From Port Blair Central Bus Stand): 65 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day

Place Location: Elephant Beach On Havelock Island

Transportation Options: Boat

Travel Tips: None

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling are the great ways to explore the beautiful underwater marine life. Swim among schools of fish, admire the beautiful corals and enjoy the serenity of underwater life. The coastal belt surrounding Andaman & Nicobar Islands is the abode of one of the richest coral reef ecosystem in the world. The coral reefs and under water formation are untouched by human activities. The best season for diving is from December to May.

Havelock Island, Neil Island and Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park - Wandoor, are the popular places for Scuba Diving & Snorkeling in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Elephant Beach is popular for snorkeling. Seduction Point, Aquarium, Lighthouse, Pilot Reef, Mac Point, Minerva Ledge and Turtle Bay are promising areas for diving at Havelock. Other than these, Cinque Island, Rutland Island, and Snake Island are the some important places where one can experience the rich marine life.

There are many diving schools that offer short term diving courses. The Scuba Diving centres have all the facilities and necessary equipment for a great experience of scuba diving. Adding to this there are many skilled trainers who can help the tourist in getting into the deep of the sea. There are many tour operators offering basic snorkeling courses and snorkeling gear for rent.

Scuba Diving Cost: Rs. 3000 for 1 short dive, Rs, 4500 for 1 dive & Rs. 6000 for 2 dives

Snorkeling Cost: Rs. 750 - 1000 including boat ride to Elephant Beach