Scuba diving is the biggest activity on the Andaman & Nicobar Islands other than lying around and eating seafood. The best season for diving in Andaman & Nicobar Islands is from December to April.The exciting experience of Scuba diving is a major tourist attraction. One can see the fascinating marine life among the world of amazing water bodies, colourful fishes and amazing corals. One can explore the wonders of scuba diving and can get the rare experience mixed with adventure. However, Diving in Andaman & Nicobar Islands is still in its infancy.
Scuba diving is a form of underwater diving in which a diver uses a self contained underwater breathing apparatus to breatheunderwater.
Unlike other modes of diving, which rely either on breath-hold or on air pumped from the surface, scuba divers carry their own source ofbreathing gas, (usually compressed air),allowing them greater freedom of movement than with an air line or diver’s umbilical and longer underwater endurance than breath-hold. Scuba equipment may be open circuit, in which exhaled gas is exhausted to the surroundings, or closed or semi-closed circuit, in which the breathing gas is scrubbed to remove carbon dioxide, and the oxygen used is replenished from a supply of feed gas before being re-breathed.
A scuba diver usually moves around underwater by using swimfins attached to the feet, but external propulsion can be provided by a diver propulsion vehicle, or a sled pulled from the surface.
There is no better adventure than diving.Diving in Andamans is a unique lifetime experience. The coastal water surrounding these islands are the abode of one of the richest coral reef ecosystem is the world.
Havelock is the place to be at if you are keen to scuba dive in the islands. Recently, more dive shops have come up even in Port Blair. Some of them are coming up a Neil Island & Long Island. Check out these lists of Dive Sites in Havelock & Dive Sites near South Andaman Island.
(Difference between Scuba diving & Snorkeling: In Snorkeling, you wear a mask and tube that you breath through while at the surface. You will be under water for as long as you can hold your breath. Whereas, in Scuba diving, you have carry a Cylinder of compressed air on your back & you will be under water for as long as your air lasts. In Snorkeling, you will probably get no deeper than 20 or 30 feet. Whereas, in Scuba diving, you can go as shallow or as deep as you like. )