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Diving Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep)

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Swaraj Dweep (formerly Havelock Island) is the most popular island for scuba diving in the Andamans and has access to over 20 dive sites, including the best ones in the region.

With wrecks, gorges, pinnacles and walls, each dive site is unique with a diverse variety of marine life from sharks, manta rays, turtles, dugongs and barracudas frequently spotted. Schooling fishes are seen by the thousands in these clear waters.

There are several PADI 5-star IDC dive centres at Swaraj Dweep where one can get certified as an Open Water Diver and all the way to a Scuba Instructor. The island is also home to exquisite Radhanagar Beach that has often topped the list of the best beaches in Asia. The legendary Rajan, the last of the swimming elephants in the Andamans, lived here.

When to dive Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep)

The diving season here is from October to June with the rest of the months being monsoon. The visibility ranges from 10 metres / 30 feet generally to 40 metres / 120 feet in the summer months.

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Common marine life sightings for Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep)

More Information

The nearest airport is at Port Blair with daily flights from Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Bangalore in India. From Port Blair, one has to take a ferry to reach Swaraj Dweep and the journey is about 2 hours.

Time Zone
230 V
Bar (bar)
C, D, M
English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Bengali
1st Stage
INT / Yoke / K
International airports
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Intl (CCU),
Chennai Intl (MAA)
Hyperbaric chamber
Port Blair
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