The Andaman Islands are truly a tropical paradise located amidst the cerulean waters of the Indian Ocean. The islands are home to splendid beauty in the form of white sandy beaches, lush forests and mangroves, and an exotic array of fish and coral species. Along with such beauty, the islands of Andaman have come to be known as one of the best adventure water-sports destinations in the world, especially for scuba diving. All of this makes Andaman an ideal tropical escape for beach lovers, adventurers and scuba divers.
If you want to explore the marine life of the Indian Ocean, then Andaman is the best place to be. Here, you get to see some of the most colourful and exotic fish species including leopard sharks, reef sharks and whale sharks, peacock mantis, clownfish, turtles, butterflyfish, and many more. And if you are lucky, you might even see the majestic manta ray! Apart from the fish, there are also some of the best coral reefs around the islands that house a mind-boggling array of vivid corals.
The best way to explore this pristine beauty of the Andaman Islands is via the many Andaman adventure tour package that you can book on our website. Here are some of the best activities that you can do while in Andaman:
Andaman is one of the best scuba diving destinations in the world due to its crystal clear waters, and the exotic marine life of colourful fish and vivid corals. Scuba divers from all around the world come here to explore these rich waters. Andaman has a variety of scuba diving in Andaman adventure package for both beginners as well as experienced scuba divers. Here are the scuba diving trips and courses in Andaman:
If you are a beginner who wants to experience scuba diving, then you can book a try dive/discover scuba diving trip that takes you up to a depth of 40 feet. These packages include one or two dives and you also get to learn the basics of scuba diving. These trips are perfect for those who want to experience what it's like to be underwater.
If you are a beginner who is serious about scuba diving, then you should go for scuba diving courses in Andaman. You can start either book a PADI/SSI Scuba Diver Course or PADI/SSI Open Water Diver Course. The scuba diver course lasts for 2 days and includes a training session, two open water dives to 40 feet and a certificate upon successful completion. The open water diver, on the other hand, lasts for 3-4 days and includes four open water dives to a depth of 60 in the blue waters of Andaman along with an Open Water Diver Certification.
For already certified open water divers, you can book the PADI/SSI Advanced Open Water Diver Course that lets you learn more about scuba diving and improve your skills. These Andaman adventure package lasts for 4-5 days and includes 5 open water dives up to 100 feet. Once you complete this course, you become a certified advanced open water diver, letting you dive in any part of the world without an instructor.
For the certified scuba divers who just want to take a dive at Andaman and explore the rich beauty of the sea, there are many fun dives too. These fun dives take you to the depth of 40/60/100 feet, depending on your level of certification with either one or two open water dives.
Snorkelling in Andaman is another great water sport that you can go for. It is a relaxing experience that does not require any prior training or technical equipment like scuba diving. All you need is a snorkel and a mask, and you are good to go. These snorkelling Andaman tour packages that you to some of the best dive sites of Andaman and let you explore the gorgeous waters around the islands. You get to swim with colourful schools of fish and you get to see the trippy colours of the corals on the ocean bed.
Kayaking in Andaman is a truly mesmerizing experience that gives you a unique view of the Andaman islands. With this Andaman adventure package, you get to paddle around on the turquoise waters of various lagoons and through lush mangroves, all the while enjoying the gorgeous view of the virgin beaches lined with palm trees on one side and the never-ending ocean on the other. This activity takes you away from the crowd, letting you experience the serenity and silence of the Andaman Islands.
There are also many night-kayaking packages in Andaman that you can book. These night packages take you kayaking after sun-down where you get an off-beat view of Andaman islands during the night along with the stunning bioluminescence under your kayak.
Along with many virgin beaches, Andaman also has lush tropical forests. This makes it a great trekking destination, with trails going through these forests, along the coastline to unexplored beaches, limestone caves and mud volcanoes. Trekking is one of the best ways to explore the flora and fauna of Andaman! The top treks in Andaman are Baratang Island limestone cave trek, sunset trek to Chidiya Tapu and the trek to Elephant beach.
The best time to visit Andaman is from October to June, during the winter and summer season. During these months, the weather is pleasant and clear, making it the perfect time for your Andaman adventure tour package. It is recommended that you don’t book your Andaman adventure tour package during the monsoon season since Andaman experiences heavy rainfall, making the sea unstable for watersports. Most watersports do not take place during monsoons.
There are many accommodation options in Andaman including government and privately owned lodges, resorts, budget hotels and 5-star hotels. Depending on your budget and choice, you can either head to one of the cheap hotels or to a resort where you’ll get to stay in expensive villages along the beach.
You can reach Andaman via flight or cruise. Flying is the most convenient way to get there. There is an airport in Port Blair called the Veer Savarkar Airport that is connected to most major Indian cities like Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. Do note that these flights have higher rates. If you have a few days on your hand, then you can take a cruise either from Chennai, Vizag or Kolkata. These cruises take around 3 days/60 hours to get to Andaman but the experience is totally worth it.
If your hotel is on another island, then you can go there from Port Blair via a ferry or catamaran. There are regular ferries connecting most of the islands of Andaman. Remember to book your seats a day prior if you are going during the peak season to avoid delays. Another way to reach other islands is by helicopter or seaplane, but these options are very expensive and erratic.
For your visit to Andaman, you should wear light linen or cotton clothes like shorts, t-shirts, etc. along sandals/flip-flops. If you are going for an adventure sport then remember to carry an extra pair of cloth
You only need to carry your backpack with all your personal essentials, toiletries, first-aid kit, sunglasses and sunscreen, cash, etc. If you are going for any adventure activities like scuba diving or kayaking, the operator will provide all the required equipment, so you don’t have to worry about those.
The fitness requirements depend on the activity you are going for. If it is a low-level activity like snorkelling, then you don’t need any kind of preparation but for other trips like scuba diving courses, you need basic to high fitness levels.
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