Latest updates – Andaman Government has set up the standard operating procedures to start all water sports activities in the Andaman Islands as per recent updates on 18 November 2020. Scuba Diving, Sea Walking, Kayaking, Glass bottom boat rides and other water activities are expected to start soon by first week of December 2020. More about the recent updates on Andaman Tourism opening during COVID can be referred at https://www.experienceandamans.com/blog/andaman-islands-reopens-for-tourists-plan-during-covid/
The Andaman Islands offers the best water sports activity entire India. The top water sports activity in Andaman island experiences are much better than many places across India. Usually, in the mainland, you will find mainstream water sports such as Jet Ski Ride, Banana Boat ride and speed boat ride. Though, Andaman Island has all these water sports activities it also has many other water sports that are unique to the island and is widely different and amazing than anything found in mainland India. I will be talking about only the best of the water sports that one should do in Andaman. Plus as, I will recommend what kind of travelers can avail which kind on activity so that it is easier for you to decide which of the activity to avail in the Andamans.
Now, this is a good activity that one can do in North Bay and Jolly Bouy Island at Port Blair, Elephant Beach at Havelock Island. This can be done by anyone from the age of 3 years and above. Usually, at Elephant beach you get complimentary snorkeling. Most of the travelers indulge in this water sport. The cost ranges from 1000 – 1500 depending upon where you are going for Snorkeling.
Sea Walking is another must-do water sports activity in Andaman. Now, this is the first one in India and it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to explore Sea Walking in Andaman. It’s much easier than Scuba Diving and anyone can do this easily. This tour is recommended for people from 10 Years to 55 Years of age. The cost for Sea Walking in Andaman is 3500 Rupees. Plus NO swimming skills are required to do Sea Walking. As of 2019 Sea Walk in the entire Andaman islands are closed because of Government regulations.
Well, Andaman is a heaven for Scuba Divers. Divers across the globe visit Andaman for Scuba Diving. It is a must do water sports activity in Andaman. Now, anyone who wish to experience Scuba Diving can enroll in a diving sport and can experience it. The best diving experience is found in Port Blair and Havelock Island. Anyone over the age of 10 years can indulge in Scuba Diving. The price of Scuba varies from 3500 – 30000 Rupees based upon the course you are availing.
Is a very different glass boat ride in the Andaman and is much better than the usual complimentary Glass boat ride provided. This is fast and offers a very clear picture of the underwater corals in Andaman. Anyone who is a little skeptical about getting into the waters can indulge in this water sports activity. This tour is operated in Andaman water sports complex in Port Blair. Once you reach water sports complex you can indulge in this activity. This activity is not operational on Wednesday.
Your kid will just love it. This glass boat ride has a capacity of 130 people and is an amazing activity in the Andaman Water sports complex. In this activity you will be sitting inside a semi submarine and will be exploring the reef underwater. The boat takes you from Andaman water sports complex to North Bay Island and return. One among the most recommended activity for Kids and Elders who are reluctant to go for under water activities. The price range is around 2000 Rupees.
Now, this is another good water sports in Andaman which has a very little following among people. But for sure, if anyone wishes to indulge in sports fishing then Andaman is the place to be. Wide ranges of fish start from tuna, barracuda, Giant Trevally, Red Snapper and many other.
Sea Kayaking is another good activity in Andaman Island. One can explore the mangrove forest around Havelock Island archipelago during this activity. This activity is seasonal and only people over age 13 years are allowed for this activity. A guide accompanies you during this trip. The price range is from 2500 – 3500 Rupees.
This is one among the most opted tour for people on visit to Andaman Island. Take a boat to Ross Island and North Bay Island. North Bay island is the same island seen at the back of a 20 Rupee note. This boat tour is operated from Andaman Water Sports Complex.
Parasailing in Andaman Islands has become one of the most availed water sports in the islands after Scuba Diving in 2019. This water sports can be done both in Port Blair and Havelock Island. In Port Blair you can indulge in this sport at North Bay and Carbyns Cove beach. At Havelock, this water sports is available at Elephant beach.
Jet Ski ride, Speed Boat and Banana Ride are something that people prefer to do after arriving in Andaman.
Andaman island has everything when it comes to any water sports activity that can be offered in India. Possibly the best ones are found only in the islands. So when you are planning a visit to Andaman make sure you are aware of the above sports so that you spend a good amount of time enjoying most unique water sports activity in India.