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Diving in South Andaman
When to go to South Andaman
The best season for diving is from December through April. The average water temperature stays around 27-28C/80-82F range throughout the year.Visibility in the surrounding waters can vary from 5m/16ft to 40m/141ft, depending on the site and the season. During the dry season (January to April) manta rays gather in the fringing coral reefs.
Scuba diving in South Andaman
South Andaman is the most heavily populated of the Andaman Islands, which are located in the Bay of Bengal between India, to the west, and Myanmar, to the north and east. Veer Savarkar International Airport is located here. The seas around the Andamans are some of the world's most unspoilt. Marine life is abundant and many species of fish and coral are unique to the area, including lown-fish, butterfly-fish, surgeon fish, angel fish, parrot fish, bat fish and groupers. Whitetip-shark, hammer-headed shark and manta-ray are also present. The underwater world around Port Blair, Chidiya Tapu and Wandoor has plenty to offer divers of all skill levels. From there divers can reach the pristine and almost unexplored sites of the Southern part of Andamans. The list of some of the more frequented dive places in the area includes Snake Island near Port Blair, Mahatma Gandhi National Park and Red Skin Island near Wandoor. Close to Chidiya Tapu this list covers such dive sites as Enterprise Wreck (50m/164ft ), Munda Pahad Beach Reef, Corruption Rock and also, a bit further, Rutland Island with at least 3 great dive sites, as well as Cinque Island. Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park has hundreds of colorful varieties of coral reef fish and more than 50 types of corals growing on the fringing coral reefs of the park. Some important coral varieties found here include Acropora, Pocillopora, Montipora, Leptosereis, Fungia, Portis, Tubipora and Gorgonians. Cinque Island has some of the most attractive sites such as North Point and Southeast Reef, which are known among divers for their turquoise waters with visibility of up to 30m/98ft.
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