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Andaman Islands

This is closest you get to feeling like Robinson Crusoe. 362 volcanic islands scattered in the Bay of Bengal, only 37 of these are inhabited. These lush green islands have a colourful historical past. With strings of invasions by the French, Dutch, Japanese and British, raging wars between settlers and the native tribes. The Cellular Jail, where hundreds of Indian rvolutionaries were imprisoned during the Indian freedom struggle, still stands tall. Descendents of these political prisoners and the local tribes of the area are the inhabitants of modern day Andaman and Nicobar. The tropical rain forests that loom close to the seashore are home to unique species of birds, and to tribes that still haven't learned to use fire . Andaman is an experience quite unlike another. And if you find yourself using more mosquito repellent here than ever before, you'll be using a lot more camera roll too.

Cinque Island One of the best dive destinations in the island, it has clear emerald water with a visibility of up to 80 feet. The deep dive offers a terrific variety of marine life, including black coral sightings of sharks and is ideal for the experienced diver. Rutland Island The shallow waters here have a good representation of most smaller fish and coral, and a good place for training open water divers. Snake Island Awesome rock faces and a spectacular dive landscape. Marine life includes Trigger fish, Grunts, Goatfish and Rays.

HAVELOCK ISLAND This island is located approximately 4 hours from the Port Blair airport by inter-island ferry. The dive center located on the island offers a wide range of largely unexplored dive sites rich in underwater marine life.

Elephant bay. Please take the track through the jungle (25 mins walk) from forest dept hutments on the road to beach no 7. Please please please do not hire the local donghees from the jetty to reach Elephant bay, the fuel spill from the donghees parked on the reef is killing all the corals, plus locals actually walk on live corals, hurling their boats. I promise you the best diving experience here, the reef is almost 3 km long, depth ranging up to 25 feet. Beautiful shallow water marine life, exotic colours and species, you name it and you have it all. Do carry lot of drinking water, you dont get any thing at the Elephant bay. Please remember to keep the small beach clean and avoid donghees. The walk through the jungle track is also beautiful experince.
dive shops are at Havelock presently. Last I checked there was Dive India at beach #3 and Barefoot at beach #7.

If you can have your way with the forest department officials at Port Blair , then Wilson, Button and Inglis are far better sites. But the problem is lack of any infrastructural support. Out of these Wilson being closer to Havelock is better option. But you will be spending your precious time in to & fro journey.

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Andamans Go to Vinnie's Dive Centre - Dive India at Havelock, Andamans www.diveindia.com -m 9932082204

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