Havelock Island, with its swaying coconut trees and sun-drenched beaches, is one of the most beautiful islands in the Andamans. Under the water, it’s even more beautiful, with healthy coral reefs teeming with fish, a number of spectacular dive sites, and great visibility. This is why Havelock is one of the top scuba diving destinations in the Andamans.
Apart from scuba diving in Havelock, there are many other activities to do. Do make time to check out Radhanagar Beach shaped like a crescent moon, and one of the best beaches in Havelock Island. Here’s a list of all the fun adventures to do on your stay:
From December to mid-June, the sea in Havelock is calm and the weather is good. Visibility is good during this time, making it the best time to go scuba diving in Havelock. In the monsoon, from June to Aug/Sept, the sea gets turbulent, so most diving trips are cancelled, unless you’re a very experienced diver.
On diving days, you need to carry comfortable swimwear and sunscreen. The operator will provide all the equipment you need. Read our blog Scuba 101 to understand what equipment you’ll be given. Carry long sleeved clothing, a pair of sunglasses and a cap for the sunny boat rides out to your dive spot.
Anyone over 10 years may take lessons in scuba diving. Check with the operator if you are travelling with children, because age restrictions might differ. There is no real cap or age limit for older divers, but you will need to be in good physical and mental condition to dive.
Read our blog about Scuba FAQs to get more detailed answers.