Snorkeling is an adventure activity which is very popular off the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. One can enjoy the under-water marine life and view the rarest varieties of corals by Snorkeling in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.You can Snorkel pristine and undamaged reefs, right off white sandy beaches. Equipped with a mask, snorkel and fins, Snorkeling offers you the experience of studying the exotic wonders of the coral reefs. Snorkeling is an exciting sport that lets you rub shoulders with some unique marine species.
Snorkeling is the practice of swimming on or through a body of water while equipped with adiving mask, a shaped tube called a snorkel, and usually fins. In cooler waters, a wetsuit may also be worn. Use of this equipment allows the snorkeler to observe underwater attractions for extended periods of time with relatively little effort.
Snorkeling is a popular recreational activity, particularly at tropical resort and scuba diving locations. The primary appeal is the opportunity to observe-underwater life in a natural setting without the complicated equipment and training required for scuba diving. It appeals to all ages because of how little effort there is, and without the exhaled bubbles of scuba-diving equipment.
Snorkeling is also employed by scuba divers when on the surface, and search and rescue teams may snorkel as part of a water-based search. It is also a means to an end in underwater sports such as underwater hockey, underwater rugby and spearfishing.
The best snorkelling site in Andaman & Nicobar Islands is at Havelock Islands. The sea around Havelock Islands, display an incredible density and diversity of marine life in seas that sometimes seem to almost boil with fish. The other best places for Snorkeling in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands are Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park near Wandoor, Jolly Bouy and the Red Skin Islands. Cinque Island is another location with some fantastic coral. Snorkeling is also possible off Port Blair at the Andaman Water Sports Complex. The under water corals in Andaman island beaches are extremely colourful. One can experience the live corals at Jolly buoy, red skin, North bay etc., People who do not know swimming also can experience the underwater marine world as they will be escorted by experienced person.
It is possible to snorkel in Andaman & Nicobar Islands throughout the year. However, these Islands are subject to monsoons, which bring with them heavy rains and strong winds, so it’s a good idea to make a note of the seasons and so avoid the Islands that are subject to the bad weather. We will take you to all of the best snorkelling spots in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
(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.