Scuba Diving in Havelock

Your trip to Andaman is incomplete if you don’t go for scuba diving in Havelock. Havelock is an island with white sandy beaches, turquoise lagoons that hypnotize you; shimmering gates of coral that tempt you and cobalt waters teeming with marine life that enthrall you. Scuba diving in the waters of such a place is absolutely a magical experience. Snorkeling and Scuba diving are the most popular activities in the Andaman Islands; especially in Havelock. 

These activities have no real barriers when it comes to age, fitness level or enjoyment. For water enthusiasts who can't swim very well, snorkeling is a great way to enjoy the wonderful marine life that the Emerald Isles have to offer. For other water babies, free diving can be just as thrilling and amazing. Participants are provided with a mask and a pair of fins to explore the underwater world. This experience is truly rewarding and can be witness even if you are just a beginner and have never tried the activity before. It is advisable to not miss this opportunity of Scuba Diving in Havelock to get your glimpse of what the underwater world has to offer. The underwater world around Havelock has plenty to offer divers of all skill levels. 

Majority of the areas better diving spots is in water no deeper than 20 meters. Of late, however, newer and deeper sites are being discovered, some of which are highly recommended. The dive sites are between 30 minutes and 2 hours by boat and vary quite a bit in what the individual sites offer, with regards to topography and fish life. Diving instructors adhere to the prescribed depth limits for safety. If tourists wish to dive a site which is deeper than their previous experiences and certification, they can request for the same. Scuba diving in Havelock is strictly performed under the supervision of instructors.

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Indulge in the fascinating activity of Scuba Diving, in Havelock Island. When you arrive at the Scuba Diving camp, early in the morning you will be assisted by the representative. The timing is based on schedule booked and a number of people participating.

A PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) certified Scuba instructor will brief you about the “dos and don’ts” of Scuba Diving. Upon reaching the dive site, the proper equipment for Scuba diving will be given to you and then embark your underwater experience.

The instructor will accompany you through the entire process. Before you get to indulge in deep water diving, you will be introduced to the shallow waters to become familiar with the gears.

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How to get there

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How to get there

Chennai/Calcutta to Port Blair by air. From there board a Govt. Ferry to Havelock Island.

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: Havelock island is the largest of the islands in a chain of islands to the east of Great Andaman in the Andaman Islands.

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Other Information

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Visit the Cellular Jail at Port Blair. An integral part of Indian history this was where many unfortunate freedom fighters were imprisoned tortured and hanged by the British. The Naval Marine museum (Samudrika) and the museums of Anthropology and Fisheries are interesting places to gain some general knowledge.

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, 29 km from Port Blair, is another enjoyable place to go to, covered with tropical and mangrove forests; it has extremely rare flora and fauna. Entry fee to all the places is Rs 10.

Beware of jagged edges of Bleached Coral at Beaches #2, #3 and #5 as the shallow beachfront waters on the northern coast of Havelock is covered with this.

Apart from scuba diving, snorkeling, water surfing, jet skiing and para sailing are ways one can indulge in marine life exploration.

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Other Activities in Havelock

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Snorkelling in Havelock

Snorkelling in Havelock

Along with Scuba Diving in Havelock, snorkeling too is a breathtaking activity in the Andaman Islands. As the visibility in waters here is clear, travelers have a great fun experiencing the marine life. There are many snorkeling excursions programs that range from short day to full day, chartering your own snorkel boat, etc. Off Havelock Island, there are many sites at which one can snorkel. The best time to snorkel in the Andaman Islands is February and March. The peak season starts from November and goes on till Mid April. The second week of May brings in the monsoon season.

Fee/Cost: INR 1250 per head

Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate

Approx cost: Around Rs. 800 per person is the standard
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Kayaking

Kayaking

Besides the dream-like white sandy beaches, Havelock is also famous for being home to 1/5 of India’s total mangrove cover. This makes it ideal for kayaking activity in the blue waters. Hop into a kayak and explore the wilderness of the island, hear the chirping of the birds, and find peace as you row your kayak surrounded by nature. You could also opt for the night kayaking option in Havelock and experience the wonder of nature as you see the glowing bioluminescence with each paddle you make.

Approximate Fee/Cost: INR 350 per head

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Fun at Radhanagar Beach

Fun at Radhanagar Beach

Radhanagar Beach lies on the south coast of Havelock Island. It is about 12 kilometers from the Islands ferry pier and is regarded as Grade A beach of outstanding quality and overall maintenance. This beach is also rated as one of the best beaches in Asia by TIME Magazine. It has an overall length of two kilometers and an average width of 30 to 40 meters. 

The sand is white and very fine in grain. The beach has a gentle gradient of around 1:20 and continues out into the sea as a sandy bottom for over 100 meters. The beach is absolutely fun to be at with your friends, family, and even for a solo traveller. This one of the most sought-after beaches for scuba diving in Havelock.

Fee/Cost: No entry fee

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Visit the Elephant Beach

Visit the Elephant Beach

Elephant beach has a rich coral reef formation and an amazing underwater marine life. One can reach Elephant beach by small cruise boat from Havelock Jetty in about 40 minutes. By road, one can go up to the Forest Camp which is 8 kilometers from the Jetty towards Radhanagar side and from there, by walk to the Elephant beach which will take another 40 minutes. Private ferry operators organize tours to Elephant beach from Havelock. It is another ideal site for snorkeling in Andamans and day time is preferable to visit this beach.

Entry fee: Entry is free, charges are there for watersports


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Sea Walking

Sea Walking

Going for the underwater sea walk is like going for an underwater tour inside the reef, walking between corals, seeing variety of fish, and discovering the rich sea marine life in the crystal clear blue water of the lagoon. Anyone from age between 7 and 70 can go on to sea walk without any difficulties as certified guides always accompany participants in the water to ensure you safe adventure. However, this activity is restricted under a few medical conditions like Asthma, Heart Patient and pregnancy. In Havelock Island, this activity is most enjoyed at the elephant beach.

Approximate Fee/Cost: INR 1,000 per head

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Explore Forests in Havelock

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Explore Forests in Havelock

Apart from indulging in scuba diving in Havelock, there are quite a few trails identified as safe to explore in Havelock. If you are bored of looking at the shining sand and blue waters, walk through the forest covers and venture into unknown paths. Havelock will never fail to awe you with its diversity. It is always advisable to inform the local police station about your trip and avail permissions because unknowingly you may end up trespassing in reserved forests. 

While trekking through the Havelock jungles beware of poisonous snakes like the Andaman Cobra and the King Cobra and steer clear of crocodiles in the dense mangroves. Kalapathar Forest Trek and Chaar Naarial Trek are two forest expeditions worth exploring along with great trails.

Difficulty level: Tough

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Picnic At Vijayanagar Beach

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Picnic At Vijayanagar Beach
The exceptionally beautiful Vijaynagar Beach is part of the iconic Havelock Island which is counted amongst the top places to visit in Andaman. It is also known as the "Beach No 5," and is just 38 kilometers of distance from Port Blair. It is a perfect place for swimming and witnessing aquatic life by taking part in the watersport activities. For all the travelers who is in quest of solace and nature's exquisiteness, Vijaynagar Beach is a matchless spot. The azure sky and equally beautiful sea make the landscape of this beach highly imposing.

The tranquility and beauty of this beach make it an unsurpassed destination to enjoy the vacation far away from the hustle-bustle. A visit to this captivating beach endows traveler with tour whose memories remain hard to forget lifelong.
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Neil Island

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Neil Island

Neil is a beautiful island with lush green forests and silver sandy beaches. It is connected by boat that commute from Port Blair on a regular basis. It is a place that provides an ideal holiday for eco-friendly tourists. It is situated 37 kilometers to the south of the Andaman Islands and is the home to unexplored coral reefs, brilliant bio-diversity, white sandy beaches and tropical forest and vegetation. This island is considered to be one of the hot tourist spots in the Andamans.

Any speciality: The widest part of the island is about 5 kilometers in length. You can walk the whole island in about two hours.

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Government Ferry

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Government Ferry

Govt Ferry is the oldest and the most long-standing mode of transport when it comes to connectivity among various islands. It is by far the strongest ferry that runs from Port Blair to Havelock and further till Neil Island. Though the seating in these ferries is not as good as cruise, the view from the deck is great. The deck gives you a chance to see the vast open sea along with a chance to go to the captain’s corner. 

Government ferry has been very punctual with its timing and services. For Photographers the evening ferry at 4:30 PM from Havelock should be availed as it takes you in the middle of nowhere, for perfect sunset shots. The sunset happens early at the islands by 5:30 PM usually.

Fee/Cost:  Approximately INR. 250 per head

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Kalapathar Beach

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Kalapathar Beach
Kalapathar Beach is a serene beach situated on one corner of Havelock Island. The beach has got its name from the surrounding village, which is Kalapathar Village and the black rocks that known as Kalapathar in Hindi that adorn the coastline here. The drive towards the beach has a tropical fragrance to it and has very less humans around. The emerald seas along with the tropical forests look mesmerizingly beautiful while the Kalapathar (black rocks) that decorate the coastline, the silken smooth silver sands and the sheer solitude make this beach a great place to relax.
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15 March 2020
Excellent
It was an amazing experience to go underwater and see marine life. Andaman had a rich marine life and a variety of aquatic animals and fishes in Havelock Island. It was a great experience of seeing life underwater.
"awesome experience.the trainer was experienced and very cordial.despite being faced issues in booking, the coordination to resolve the issue was commendable"
19 December 2019
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Excellent
We were 8 of us who were looking forward for something adventurous and Thrillophilia made it happen. Night kayaking was the highlight of our trip. We exactly were able to do the kayaking in the dense mangroves of Havelock island on full moon day. We were lucky enough to see bioluminiscence. Thanks for arranging and making our trip extra special. Would also love to thank our guide named Rajkumar who took us for kayaking.
"scuba diving is a once in life time experience and we enjoyed it thoroughly only hiccup was the local tour coordinator was not aware or updated about our scuba diving and i had to call up the tour operator and then at night we got a confirmation that the scuba diving is confirmed."
"it was amazing. The instructor was amazing too!"
06 March 2020
Excellent
It was an exciting water sport to do in Andaman and very famous as well. We were 4 people and had done scuba diving together. It was totally fun and thrilling to do so. Been underwater itself was exciting and watching fishes so close was a lifetime memorable experience. Thrillophilia has the best package available at a discounted price.
23 February 2020
Excellent
Our diving experience was fantastic. We had seen sea turtles and had an amazing photo surrounded by fishes from all sides. The water was clear and calm on that day and we enjoyed it a lot underwater. The equipment was given by them and they were in good condition as well. The training session was very helpful to enjoy the scuba diving experience.
11 March 2020
Excellent
We had done scuba diving at various places and scuba diving in Andaman was a great experience. There are a variety of fishes in the water and the water was clear as well to enjoy the experience of Scuba Diving. It was worth trying scuba diving here.
10 March 2020
Excellent
Scuba Diving was one of the water sports I want to try in my life. We had been on a family trip to Andaman and Nicobar Island and during our visit to Havelock Island I had done scuba diving and it was a lifetime experience and was so much fun.
04 March 2020
Excellent
My wife and I tried scuba diving in Andaman and was scared at first because we had never done anything like this before. But the instructor was so helpful and friendly and during the first dive in shallow water, he let us overcome our fear, and then we went diving in deep water. It was a thrilling and exciting experience for us and we had a great memorable experience.

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