Scuba diving—an activity that takes you closer to the underwater world! Swimming with hundreds of fishes and experiencing marine life in the heart of the sea is a wonderful feeling. It’s magical! It’s mystical! And it’s fun!
If doing it often is what you dream of, then you should get yourself certified in scuba diving. And what could be a better place to do so than the amazing Andaman!
Why do you need a certification?
A certification in scuba diving allows you to live your passion and a course will help you learn all the skills and techniques required to excel in it. It will open an opportunity for you to be a professional trainer. Besides, if you acquire a globally-recognized certification, you can go scuba diving anywhere in the world.
Who can be a trainer?
You need not be an expert swimmer to be a scuba diver—physical fitness and a love for the sea is all you will need. Some institutions may ask for a medical fitness certificate from a doctor.
Places to go scuba diving at Andaman
Andaman, with its sparkling turquoise waters, is the perfect place for scuba divers. Andaman tourism boasts a wide number of beautiful beaches. Many of these beaches offer a picturesque underwater scuba diving experience. Some of the popular ones are:
- Havelock Island
- Neil Island
- North Bay Island
Different diving experiences at Andaman
Apart from the popular ones, there are several unexplored places to go scuba diving in Andaman. All of these offer varied experiences for the diver. You may try some of the following:
- Night diving
This will be an unforgettable experience for you. While diving around the lighthouse at night, you will rendezvous a variety of soft and hard corals as well as marine creatures like lobsters, octopus, and parrotfish, among others.
- Swimming with Dugongs
Dive at Margherita’s Mischief and witness a myriad of underwater life. It is a calm diving place with crystal clear water. You will get to swim with fascinating creatures like dugongs, batfish, soldierfish, angelfish, and yellow snappers.
- Diving near a volcano rock
K Rock is an enormous volcanic rock standing on a sandy seabed. Due to its easy current, the spot is ideal for all level of divers. You may come across butterflyfish and sweetlips while diving at this place during your Andaman trip.
Institutes offering scuba diving
Some of the institutes offering scuba diving certification at Andaman are as follows:
- Andaman Bubbles
Andaman Bubbles offers diving training at Havelock. It offers diving certification with PADI and
- Absolute Scuba
Absolute Scuba lets you dive at Havelock, Neil, Barren, and some South Andaman Islands. PADI, SSI, CMAS, and NAUI are the varied certifications offered.
- Barefoot Scuba
Barefoot Scuba is the first-ever PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Dive Resort at Andaman. It provides training at the Havelock Island.
Look out for some of the best Andaman tour packages online, and accomplish your dream of being a trained scuba diver on this lovely island.