Bala Reef Scuba Diving will expose you to the most amazing and unseen sea life. Discover colorful species of fishes, turtles, corals and a lot more in the sea .
It is spread over an area of 5 sq km. It has a good variety of hard and soft corals with vibrant colors. The shallow waters near the island have smaller fish and coral in abundance. Also, this place is ideal for training open water divers.
How to get there
By Air: Chennai/Calcutta to Port Blair by air. Take a local transport or a ferry to Bala Reef.
By Sea: Regular passenger ship services ply between Port Blair and Chennai (1,190 km), Kolkata (1,255 km) and Visakhapatnam
Nearest Town: Port Blair which is 57 km away.
Distance: Chennai - Port Blair - 1190kms, Calcutta - Port Blair - 1255kms
Best time to visit: October to May
Exact Location: On the western side of Andaman.
- It is advisable to be registered with a scuba diving instructor from PADI or any such internationally recognized institutes. They offer proper training which includes academic sessions, dives in swimming pool and sea dives.
Remember there are no emergency services for miles, so make sure you go with an experienced dive instructor that knows the waters
You can even do Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in the water. Snorkeling equipment is available at the Reef.
Cinque Island, Corruption Rock, Fish Rock and Snake Island are few of the attractions in the nearby vicinity.
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