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Andaman & Nicobar Islands have a huge potential for adventure sports. Read more about adventure tourism in Andaman and Nicobar India.

Adventure Sports in Andaman & Nicobar

Snorkeling in Andaman & Nicobar IslandsAndaman Nicobar Islands offer several opportunities for adventure water sports like scuba diving, skiing, sailing, parasailing, wind surfing, snorkeling along with the options of trekking through their dense evergreen forests and island camping in the beach front forests. Andaman Water Sports Complex has a seawater swimming pool with a Change Room facility. It offers one several thrilling and exciting aqua-sport opportunities like water-skiing, sail boats, windsurfing and speedboats along with the safer paddle-boar and row-boat rides. One can also see the Memorial for the Battle of Aberdeen here, which was fought between British and the Andamanee aboriginals in 1859. The amusement park nearby offers roller coaster and other pleasure rides sthat leave you wanting for more.

Snorkeling is a great way to take a close look at the spectacular under-water marine life and the rarest varieties of corals in the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Carbyn's Cove Tourism Complex, Havelock and other islands. One may hire tents from the nearby guesthouses and enjoy a quiet cozy beach holiday by Island Camping in the midst of the nature with tropical green forests, crystal clear blue waters of the sea and a pleasant and heart-warming sun. Trek through the nature trails from Mt Harriet to Madhuban and be the one to discover and glimpse some of the most rare flora and fauna found in the region. There are other delightful treks too. However, the best adventure activity of Andaman waters is undoubtedly Scuba Diving, which offers you a whole new world of under-water marine life including technicolor fishes and rarest coral reefs in the world.

If you are lucky, you may also get to see the mysterious remains of sunken ships. Diving never ceases to fascinate and challenge one to the deeper and darker world of the seas. Underwater photography is a good way to store what you have seen and discovered forever. A unique lifetime experience, the coastal water of these islands offer you the richest coral reef ecosystem in the world in its virgin form. The steep undulating hills of raven volcanic lava sloping steeply, the shallow reefs, large pelagics and a number of sharks, make diving all the more unusual and challenging. Some of the fishes that can be commonly seen here are Hammerheads, Grey, Whitetip, Nurse and Leopard sharks along with Silvertip, Ocean Whitetips and enormous Manta Rays.

The popular dive sites neat South Andaman Island or Port Blair are Cinque Island considered one of the best dive destinations in the island with clear emerald water and visibility upto 80 feet. The deep dive is mostly for experienced divers and features black corals and sightings of sharks. Sponges, small corals and diverse type of fishes highlight North Point here while Southeast Reef is a good site for novices and consists of hard and soft corals. For a colorful dive, Fish Rock near Passage Island is a good option with its rocky slopes, boulders and drop-offs. It features large fan of corals and a number of sponges along with small bushy multihued soft corals below 25m. It features Grey and Whitetip Reef and Reef Sharks, Nurse Sharks, Eagle Rays, Potato Cods, large coral groupers, Fusiliers, Suitlips, Turtles, Batfish, Bumpheads, Parrotfish, Squirrelfish, Oriental Sweetlips, Surgeonfish, Yellow Tangs,Triggerfisk, Tuna, Rainbow Runners and many species of Trevally.

Bala Reef is said to be one of the best sites in the Anadamans for bright-colored corals, the dive site on the western side of Corruption Rock is known for craggy undersea landscape with fantastic gullies, channels, ridges and canyons, Rutland Island is a good place for training open water divers and is also a ship-wreck site, Snake Island offers awesome rock faces and spectacular dive landscape, Havelock Island offers a range of largely unexplored dive sites rich in underwater marine life. There are various other dive sites in the islands including Mac Point, Aquarium, Barracuda City, Turtle Bay, Seduction Point, Lighthouse, Pilot Reef and Minerva ledge at Havelock and Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park with hundreds of colorful varieties of coral reef fishes and more than 50 types of corals in the park.

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