The tropical waters of the Andaman Sea are ideal for snorkeling – clear, calm, balmy and bursting with brilliant marine life. Snorkeling can be done year-round in andamans
Snorkelling is the process of swimming on the surface of the water while outfitted with a designed tube known as a snorkel (A snorkel is a tube around 30 cm long, generally L or J-shaped and fixed with a mouth piece at the lower end, and designed of rubber or plastic. It is applied for breathing air from over the water surface area when the wearer’s mouth area and nose are submerged) coupled with swim fins occasionally. Utilizing this equipment permits the snorkeller to notice underwater attractions for extended time periods with comparatively small effort. It is a well-known fun activity in andamans.
Popular Snorkelling spots in Andamans
North Bay island is a popular destination in Port Blair. The beach and the snorkelling opportunities in its fringing coral reefs are the closest ones you will find at Port Blair. The corals at North Bay are rather good and spread over large area. You shall spot many fishes, a lobster, or even clams on the coral reef. Life rings or jackets are provided during your snokelling trip. A guide assist you while you snorkel. You do not require swimming skills to do this activity though swimming skills can help.
Snorkelling at Elephant Beach is an experience in itself. The beach here offers calm blue crystal clear shallow waters and is an amazing spot for snorkelers. The reefs are in pristine condition and with little exploration you can find corals in the same way they were formed. You can charter a boat, join groups or trek to reach Elephant Beach. Guide assists you during your trip to the Elephant Beach. This is the second best attraction at Havelock Island after Radhanagar Beach. You may even carry your own equipments required to snorkel here.All boats anchored at Elephant Beach are expected to return back by 1600 Hrs.
One of the most famous destination at Port Blair is the Jolly Bouy Island. At Jolly Buoy you get to see corals and also you will be able to see life within these corals. There is another island called Red Skin Island. Both of these islands are open for 6 months alternatively for the tourists. The time duration, is usually from November – April for Jolly Bouy Island and from May – October for Red Skin Island. These are tentative months and can change without any prior notice.
The trip Includes boat ride to JollyBouy/ Red Skin Island including glass bottom boat ride to reach the shore. The trip begins at Wandoor jetty, which is approximately 25 kms from the main city. Forest permit and ticket is required to book this trip. The tickets can be purchased just one day before. You are required to stand in a queue at the Tourism Office to purchase the ticket.