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Everything You Must Know About Snorkeling in Andaman

Everything You Must Know About Snorkeling in Andaman

Andaman has the best and the most untouched beaches in the Bay of Bengal. If you think just about the beaches, then you are mistaken. The Andaman Islands is a gem for snorkel lovers. Snorkeling in Andaman gives you a chance  to explore what lies beneath the blue waters just ahead of the beaches. What is inside the blue waters, there is an exquisite marine world waiting to be explored inside the waters. You will see the more magnificent corals under the water. So, if you don't know how to swim, then also there is no problem. Still, you can give a try to Snorkeling. The Andaman Islands is set in a remote terrain with a rich marine life and corals. So, if you want to see the best of what's beneath the azure blue waters of the Andaman, then the snorkeling is the perfect activity for you. If you have no swimming skills, then even you try this. All you need to do is to stick a rubber tube in the mouth and splashing about underwater to see how the rich living beings stay inside the water.

What is Snorkeling?

Snorkeling is an activity, which doesn't need you to have swimming skills. And even better, it is the cheapest option to explore marine life. It is the best thing to try for diving enthusiasts. Snorkeling is swimming with fins, a mask, and a tube called a snorkel that allows you to have your face down in the water and still breathe. Snorkeling allows you to breathe while you are on the surface with your face down. In case the water is cold, then you may require a wetsuit.

Should I Know Swimming For Snorkeling?

Snorkeling requires little swimming. All you need is to simply float on the sea's surface, with your snorkel and mask strapped on. In case, you don't know how to swim, you will be guided by a professional instructor, who will help you in snorkeling. You will enjoy the underwater sights. The only thing you should be sure of is the equipment and floating abilities.

What is the Best Time to Do Snorkeling?

Anytime apart from the monsoon, which happens in June and July. Andaman is a great place to try snorkeling or diving. During January to May, the sea looks calm, so snorkeling can be done smoothly. From September to November, the natives call it a new season. The conditions would be highly favorable to go diving and snorkeling.

Which are the best places to try Snorkeling in Andaman? North Bay Island:

When you are trying a hand on snorkeling, then you should never miss a chance to explore the North Island near Port Blair. The marine life visuals spotted here are extraordinary, so people make sure they add this place to their Andaman Budget Tour of Andaman Holiday. After trying snorkeling at the famous Havelock Island, some people still like discovering this place. The coral reefs are spread across a vast region, but snorkeling is allowed until a limited place. Like all the other places a guide will take you along the best spots to snorkel at the Island. Since the water is clear and shallow, it easier for non-swimmers too try this activity. There are various companies, which offer snorkeling gear and a chance to get captured underneath the water. Not just the corals, but the boat ride that takes you to the spot is also great. The glass bottom charges are included while you take a ticket to snorkel. So, if you are not a big fan of underwater sports, you still have a way to explore this enticing island. Not, just the rich marine life and corals will entice you. Just turn back the old Rs 20 note and see the magnificent island.

Elephanta Beach at Havelock Island:

Elephanta Beach is located in Havelock Island. This should be the first tip while you are on a trip to the Andaman Islands. The Havelock Islands are gorgeous. However, once you dive under the water of this beach, you will see a new and even more stunning world. Apart from trying sunbathing at this beach, the next thing you can do is to enjoy is snorkeling. Snorkeling here is great for beginners as the waters are shallow. Like if you start just close to the beach, you will have to dip just 1 m. But still, the marine available here is stunning.

Jolly Buoy and Red Skin Island:

Jolly Buoy Island is a celebrated tourist destination. The island is much near to Port Blair. There are a hundred of natural visual waitings to be explored underneath the beautiful waters. The red, sponge and blue coral reefs are the exciting sights underwater here at Jolly Buoy Island. So, this makes snorkeling even more favorite activity. If you are thinking it's just about the corals then you are wrong. You will get a chance to explore the rich marine life like the Zebra Fish. The Red Skin Island opens alternatively for 6 months once the Jolly Buoy Island close down. The tourist can enjoy the glass boat ride, but if you are looking for some adventure. Then try your hands on Snorkeling here. The crystal clear waters here give you a chance to see the rich marine life here. Though the waters here are a little deeper than the Elephanta Beach. So, make sure this beach is added to the list of activities when you drop at the island.

Neil Island:  

Neil Island is the perfect place if you are looking for a place that takes you away from the maddening crowds. If you wish to explore some jaw-dropping creatures and marine life underneath the blue waters, then this is the perfect destination. Neil Island has many unnamed beaches, which give you the pleasure of exploring the beaches on your own and snorkeling too. For snorkeling, you need to have prior experience and good swimming skills here. This is because most of the attractive areas are located away from the shore and are deeper. But once you reach there, you are in for some eyeball-popping visuals. Dark tunnels, water-carved canyons, corals and shimmery schools of fishes that are as enthralled by us as we are with them. Neil Island is also considered as one of the places for snorkeling in Andaman.

Kalipur, North Andaman:

Kalipur in the North Andaman. The place is considered to be one of the best places in Andaman for Snorkeling. The Northern Andaman contains colorful coral reefs, which has a diverse variety of aquatic life. Although if you’re lucky enough you can get a chance to spot a sea turtle or an octopus in here. Some other animals that can be found here are the giant parrot fish, sea snakes and stingrays.

What else should you keep in mind?

  • Always take the help of a professional guide.
  • Refrain from touching fishes and corals as some of them can be allergic or dangerous.
  • Never step on the corals.
  • Don’t go deeper and don’t swim far from the crowd.

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