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The Andaman Archipelago has 325 islands in the bay-of-Bengal and is located on the east of India and south of Myanmar. These islands are some of the worlds most remote and least visited areas and the deep and undisturbed waters surrounding Andamans support an astounding bio-diversity and offer outstanding opportunities for scuba diving.

January to May is the best season for diving in Andamans although rest of the year with the exception of Monsoon season (Late May to July) are also conducive for diving as long as the sea is not too rough.

Havelock: Havelock is by far the most popular diving destination with numerous dive sites in the Andamans and contains some of the best Scuba diving schools in Andamans. For more detailed information on Scuba destinations and packages in Havelock, visit Scuba Diving in Havelock Island

Outside Havelock, there are also operators in Neil, Long islands South Andamans, Port Blair and Passage Islands.

Neil Island: Abundant and easily accessible marine life around Neil provides great opportunities for Scuba diving for beginners. Ideal diving season is from November to late May. Laxman pur Beach - I and Jetty area are the popular scuba diving spots in Neil island. You can expect to spot Turtles, Rays, Barracudas, Butterfly Fish, Sea snakes, Bump Head Parrot Fish, Wrasses and everything in between

South Andamans: Clinic Island, North Point, Corruption Rock, Rutland Island, Wandoor are some of the popular diving destinations in South Andamans

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If you are not a certified Scuba diver, and looking for a quick and safe experience of Scuba diving, Andaman is the best destination in country! Check out Scuba Diving in Andaman for beginners. Even non-swimmers can try the introductory scuba diving experiences offered by schools here where in the basics are taught in pool or shallow waters and a 30-50 minute underwater diving is conducted in the sea at a coral or a wreck site under the close supervision of an experienced, PADI/SSI certified Scuba instructors.

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If you are planning to get a PADI or SSI certification in Andaman, check Scuba Diving courses in Andaman.

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And in case you are already a certified diver, you can choose from one of the many Scuba fun diving trips at Andaman conducted routinely at different island destinations across Andamans

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Frequently Asked Questions

Scuba diving is absolutely safe as long as the diver follows the guidelines set by PADI/SSI, uses proper gear and dives within his skill level. Statistically speaking, recreational scuba diving is safe as swimming and way safer than driving a car or motorbike or running a marathon! Perhaps the biggest danger of Scuba diving is that its highly addictive. Those who taste Scuba diving in Discover scuba diving programs come back for diving courses and post certification and keep looking for scuba diving trips in all their vacations post that!

For Scuba diving, the best season for Havelock is Decemeber to May. These months have the best visibility and no rainfall. However the Island is usually crowded from December to Mid-Jan. During September, October and November, visibility is great for Scuba diving and the crowds are less but there is a chance of occasional rainfall in the islands. Though in most cases normal rainfall doesn't stop the diving in these months but its better to check the forecasts before your plan and talk to operators.

Underwater visibility in Andamans varies between 5-40+ meters depending on season and day. While February, March and April have best visibility, June, July and August have least. Usually Monsoon months is a bit slow for Scuba diving although on days when the rainfall is not much, scuba diving does happen. Between September to November, unless the weather is very bad scuba diving continues on most days even if there is some amount of rainfall.

Unless you are travelling during the monsoon months from June to September, it is recommended that book your scuba diving trip in advance for Andamans. Usually all the top operators only take limited batches for dives and they tend to get overbooked quite often. So to avoid runnning around looking for dive operators with open slots at the last minute and avoid disappointments, its better to book your scuba trip in advance.

To start with, there are nearly a 1000 species of fish and other marine life around the waters of Andaman near havelock. While most of the dive destinations contain a large variety of crustaceans and other small species of fish, there are also a few destinations frequented by reef sharks, manta rays, turtles, groupers, dolphins among others. Corals in the Havelock and around Andamans are amazing and relatively not effected by bleaching. Divers of all skill level will find amazing scuba destinations in Havelock that would rival even the top scuba destinations of the world like Red sea or Maldives. For more information, Dive Andamans has a great resource on marine life you can spot in your scuba trips off havelock island here http://diveandamans.com/page/dive-sites