The sea waters of Andaman can introduce you to a fascinating
and mystical underwater world full of hordes of colorful fishes, thriving marine
life, rare coral reefs, remains of sunken vessels and a lot more than the average
eye can explore. Scuba diving can help you experience the underwater life at
its fullest, and what better place to do it than in Andaman holidays.
Scuba Diving and a Whole Lot More
Check out the Andaman and Nicobar Scuba Diving Society at
Wandoor, so that you can avail the best facilities. You can also hire popular
private divers to help you rediscover natural beauty underwater.
Besides scuba diving, the islands offer a plethora of other
activities and adventure options like snorkeling in Corbyn’s Cove, Havelock and
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park; trekking from Mt. Harriet to Madhuban to gaze
at some wonderful flora and fauna, and island camping.
The latter will surely appeal to you if you’re a nature
enthusiast who loves to enjoy and relish the pristine beauty and bounty of
nature in all its glory. A visit to the cellular jail is a must for every
tourist since the walls here narrate the struggles and pain that people took to
achieve independence. You can enjoy a lot of water sports by booking exclusive Havelock tour packages.
When to Visit Andaman
Temperatures in Andaman range between 23oC to 31o
C owing to the sea breeze and the humidity levels stay at 80% throughout the
year. The months of December and January constitute the peak season; however,
the best time to visit the islands and enjoy its many tourism features would be
between the months of December and April.
Conditions for scuba diving are ideal between mid-January
and mid-May, since the skies are sunny and the sea lies flat, reflecting the
beauty of the clouds. If you are planning to delve into adventure sports, stay away
from the islands from late May through July on account of strong winds, low
visibility underwater and frequent rainfall.
Getting There and Beyond
If you are not an Indian, you will need to hold a Restricted
Area Permit to visit Andaman. You can collect this permit upon arrival at the
Port Blair Airport; however, you need to arrange for one if you are traveling
by sea, either while applying for a Visa or by taking tours from Chennai.
This permit is usually valid for 30 days but this need to be
specified while applying. Indian nationals require no permit and you can reach Andaman
only from the Indian mainland, either by air or by sea.
Flights to the island might not be so ‘low cost’ as
portrayed as prices vary according to the travel dates. If you feel like it,
take a cruise from Visakhapatnam, Chennai or Kolkata - but it will take at
least 4 days for you to arrive at Port Blair. This may eat away into your
travel itinerary and timings, but you could try it out for the experience of
traveling by sea.
Once you plan your trip well, you can experience
the underwater magic in Andaman with no worries!