Andaman Islands offers rarest varieties of corals and rich marine life. Snorkeling is a adventurous fun activity, where one can take a plunge into the shallow reef areas and enjoy the amazing under-water corals structures and vivid marine life. Though snorkeling can be carried out at most of beaches here at Havelock as well as the Andaman islands.
Snorkeling is the practice of swimming on or through a body of water while equipped with a diving mask, a shaped breathing tube called a snorkel, and usually swimfins. In cooler waters, a wetsuit may also be worn. Use of this equipment allows the snorkeler to observe underwater attractions for extended periods with relatively little effort and to breathe while face-down at the surface.
Snorkeling is a popular recreational activity, particularly at tropical resort 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. It is the basis of the two surface disciplines of the underwater sport of finswimming.
PLACES TO LOOK OUT FOR
Snorkeling around Port Blair, Andaman
North bay, Red Skin Island, Jolly Bouy Island, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Wandoor,Mowhadhera beach.
Snorkeling in Havelock Island , Andaman
The underwater world around Havelock has plenty to offer snorkelers but the best sites are those further out to sea and away from the regular beat.
- Aquarium, on the southwestern end of Havelock. The gently sloping reef, easily predictable currents and resident fish life make this snorkeling experience like being in an aquarium.
- South Button (Swiftlet Rock).The island is a tiny speck in the sea, a little more than an acre in area. The rock face rises sheer out of the water on the southern side, to a maximum height of 10 meters, and tapers evenly to the north, where stray rocks fringing the island extend into the water.
- Henry Lawrence (Tamarind Camp).12kms north of Havelock ,This is a relatively large island, approximately 40sq.kms in size. It boasts excellent quality forests, teeming with deer and wild boar, and near-pristine mangrove creeks
- Elephant Beach in havelock.
- Middle Button (Turtle Island), is 25kms north of Havelock.
Kalipur, North Andaman
Kalipur near Diglipur North Andaman, the Island off the coast of Pristine Beach resort (200-300 rupee huts) . Best beach snorkeling place in the Andamans. Very diverse too, great coral between on the beach side of the island on the far side are rocks which go down quite deep with lots of fish especially the northeast corner. Could site sting rays, lion fish, sea snake, octopus, several Giant Parrot fish , small barracudas, lots of fish of all sizes. Sea turtles are often seen here as well.
Lalaji beach, Long Island
Lalaji beach, Long island (1.5 hour walk from Guest house either along the cost or through the forest) beautiful beach for one lined with a coconut grove, on the left side is a very nice coral reef. Lots of small fushes and the coral is very nice there.Very easy snorkeling since the reef is shallow and one can walk out on the nice sandy bottom of the beach.
Allow us to lead you to a magical kingdom- a realm where innumerable fish play hide and seek with you, pristine coral reefs enchant you, clear blue waters entrance you and the thrill of discovery awaits you.
The perfect family sport- simple, thrilling, fun, safe and suitable for all age groups, snorkeling in the Andaman Islands will leave you utterly amazed. Complete with copious tropical reef fish and healthy coral formations, these waters are also home to turtles and sting rays. The lucky snorkeler can spot the elusive dugong while the adventurous ones can snorkel alongside the mighty Rajan- our swimming elephant!
From short excursions to nearby reefs like Elephant Beach and Aquarium to the splendid reefs further afield like South Button and Inglis Island; we have a full range of snorkeling trips available. Safe and professionally run, our trips are guaranteed to get you hooked onto water sports forever.
On Havelock everyone snorkels- even the elephants do!!