Best Scuba Diving Spots in Andaman

divers swimming near a school of fish

Andaman, a land of sheer beauty, hosts breathtaking marine life that you must witness to truly believe in the mesmeric magic nature offers. It is the first and foremost destination that strikes one’s mind when thinking about adventurous water activities. Andaman is one of the best places for those who wish to pump up their adrenaline by plunging into the waves. Andaman and Nicobar scuba diving is one of the most popular adventurous water sports activities where you can enjoy watching and swimming with jellyfish, sea turtles, colourful marine life and dugongs. If you are a diving enthusiast looking for the best place to scuba dive in Andaman, then these ultimate diving destinations are for you!

Havelock Island

Havelock Island tops the list when talking about Andaman scuba diving. This island is truly a haven for both new and experienced divers. The rich coral population and abundant marine life provide a pleasant experience for scuba divers. The island is about 50 km from Port Blair, and can be reached by road. It has many diving sites that remain unexplored even today. Divers are often encircled by sea dwellers and vibrant species of fish during their dive. Some of the best places for scuba diving in Havelock Island are Aquarium, Mac point, Turtle Bay, Lighthouse, Seduction Point, Barracuda City and Pilot Reef.

marine life near a coral reef
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North Bay Island

North Bay Island, famous for its underwater corals, is a small island near the Phoenix Jetty in Port Blair. The island has an affluent coral population along with crystal clear, blue water that offers an amazing diving experience. Scuba diving on North Bay Island features a different vibe that introduces you to the lively world of the sea. Fill your day with unparalleled thrills and a peaceful quietude at the same time, and spend your day relishing the enthralling experience of scuba diving in Andaman. Make sure to pre-plan and pre-book because the boat and transportation costs are high while the diving prices are low compared to other places in Andaman. .

Neil Island

Neil Island is a stunning destination, ideal for divers looking for some peace. The rich biodiversity, unexploited coral reefs and its unparalleled laid-back charm make it the best among other underwater diving destinations. People can take an early morning boat from Port Blair to reach the island. The beauty and serenity of the white sandy beaches, the water currents and the safe depths are perfect for the optimal underwater adventure. India Scuba Explorers offers a team of professional scuba experts in Neil Island that guide divers to unseen realms of the island.

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Diver in the ocean

Barren Island

Barren Island is the only island in Andaman that is home to an active volcano in South Asia. You’ll be amazed to know that this island is surrounded by untouched waters and a variety of marine life. Enjoy scuba diving at this island and get an opportunity to explore silver garden eels, dolphins, turtles, white-tip reef sharks, coral gardens, giant manta rays, and dramatic basalt-formations. The crystal-clear waters also harbours barracuda fish, dogtooth tuna and other magical marine life.

Port Blair

Port Blair, the capital city of Andaman, is the most common and best place for scuba diving in Andaman. From awe-inspiring scenic beauty and an adventurous diving experience to alluring coral reefs, this place has everything you need to refresh your mind and soul. As most tourists tend to stay in Port Blair, it is the best option for the budgeted families. The cost of the complete diving experience is relatively low, and there are no additional boat and transportation costs.

coral reefs in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands
divers with coral in the background

Ruthland Island

Andaman is known for its luxurious resorts. Enjoy a stay at Symphony Palms Resort and Spa, designed to offer a holistic and incredible experience to travellers. The resort hosts well-equipped suites and villas, dedicated to making your stay the most comfortable. Symphony resort also has access to some top-tier scuba diving centres as well as several other adventurous activities for the travellers to indulge in.

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