Scuba Diving At Mac Point
Mac Point is known for mostly hard corals and dugongs have been spotted here. Dugongs are Sirenian tusked mammal generally found from eastern Africa to Australia.
Town: Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Exact Location: Wandoor, 30-km Southwest of Port Blair, Andaman Islands
How to get there
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, Kolkata and Visakhapatnam. Take a local transport or a ferry to Bala Reef.
Port Blair which is 57 km away.
Best time to visit
October to May
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.
Apart from Snorkeling and Scuba Diving one can also indulge in marine life exploration, water surfing, jet-skiing and para-sailing.
Dont pick corals to carry home as souvenirs.
Do not anchor your boat at the reef.
Maintain cleanliness. Take your waste back with you.
Follow safety tips and pay heed to suggestions given by boatmen and the guides.