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Adventure in Andaman & Nicobar

Scuba Diving
Diving in Andamans is a unique lifetime experience. The coastal water surrounding theses islands is the abode of one of the richest coral reef ecosystem is the world. The specialty is that, here the coral reefs and underwater formations are undamaged by human activity. Many of the islands are surrounded by fringing reefs, often several hundred meters wide and separated from the shore by a lagoon of similar width. There are also more steeply undulating hills of raven volcanic lava, which makes for some unusual diving. Large pelagics are plentiful in these waters, as are a variety of sharks. Large schools of hammerhead often patrol the waters away from the reefs and Grey, Whitetip, Nurse and leopard sharks are found closer inshore. Silvertip and Ocean Whitetips also sometimes appear out of the deep blue beyond. Enormous manta Rays are also often seen.

Big Game Fishing

The waters around these islands are ideal for Trolling, Popper Casting, Bottom Fishing & Jigging. Some of the varieties of fish available are: Skip jack, Crevalee jack, Giant Kingfish (5 to 20 Kgs), Giant Trevally (10 - 25 kgs), Grouper (3 - 15 Kgs), Red Snapper (3 - 8 kgs), Giant Barracuda (8 - 15 kgs), Spanish Mackerel (5 - 12 kgs), Bonito (1- 4 kgs), Vivaneau job, Sailfish (30 - 50 kgs), Marlin & Tuna 
(5 - 20 kgs).
Snorkeling

One can enjoy the under-water marine life and view the rarest varieties of corals by snorkeling in the North Bay, Jolly Bouy, Red Skin, Havelock and other islands. There are plenty of steeply sloping and shallow reefs all around suitable for this purpose. While there are regular ferry services to North Bay, Jolly Buoy & Red Skin Coral Island from Port Blair,

Trekking

One can go trekking through the nature trail from Mt. Harriet to Kalapathar and enjoy the rare forest life, flora and fauna. There are other trekking routes also at places like Chidiya Tapu.
Andaman Water Sports Complex

This unique complex offers all possible aqua-sport facilities like Water-skiing, Sail boats, Windsurfing, Speed Boats etc., and safe water sports like Paddle Boats, Row Boats etc. There is a sea water swimming pool and a change room. There is also a Memorial for the Battle of Aberdeen fought between Britishers and Andamanee aboriginals in 1859. Nearby is anAmusement Park with Rollercoaster, Pleasure rides etc. and a children Traffic Park is adjacent to it.

Island Camping

Camps are just the right choice for the nature-lovers who wish to enjoy the sun, sea and the pristine beauty of nature by spending quiet holidays right on the beach. Tents are available on hire at all the Guest Houses at moderate rates.


Contact: Director Information, Publicity and Tourism

Phone No. 03192-30933   
E-mail - dipt@cal3.vsnl.net.in


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