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  • 1 Does one need to know swimming before going for any water sport in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep)?

    No, you don’t need to be an expert of swimming for trying your hand at various water sports on
    the island. Even those who don’t know anything about swimming can enjoy these thrilling activities a lot
    and be sure of their safety. There are experts and instructors with you at all times so that you can have a
    great time without worrying about your security.

  • 2 Which are the best water sports one should try when in Havelock Island?

    Havelock Island in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is the hub of the most amazing water sports across the country. Almost all thrilling water activities are available here. The best ones are as follows: 

    Answer: Havelock Island is the hub of exciting water adventure sports. There is a lot that you can do here when it comes to thrill. Be sure to get the perfect dose of adrenaline rush on this island. You can try your hand at the following water sports in Swaraj Dweep:


    To experience the scenic beauty of Havelock Island from the sky, parasailing is one of the best water sports in Havelock Island. Surfing with the tropical wind through the blue ocean with your bare legs and taking small dips in the water in between is revitalising! Soar high in the sky after one long pull from the boat and appreciate the best views that the island has to offer. 

    Scuba Diving

    If you want to try something different when you are holidaying in the Andaman Islands, then you should definitely scuba dive in Havelock Island. It is the best way to witness the beauty of its underwater life. The ocean is full of colorful creatures and corals, and you can see them all while diving here. Nemo Reef is one of the best spots on the island for beginner divers.


    If you don’t want to carry any heavy equipment with you but still want to have a look at the abundant marine life of the Andamans, then snorkeling is the best adventure activity for you. Very easy to perform, you don’t even need to know swimming to be able to snorkel. You will be given training by experienced divers before you actually go for snorkeling.

    Underwater sea walking

    While doing this activity, you can walk on the seafloor quite smoothly. Just wear the gear and get ready to witness the marine life while you walk effortlessly on the ocean floor. Even your hairdo and makeup will not get messed up under the water. The best place to try underwater sea walking in Havelock Island is Elephant Island as its water is quite clear and marine life is also rich.

    Banana Boat Ride

    Banana boat rides are known to have the perfect blend of fun and adventure. This splendid and exciting activity is a must-try in Havelock Island. These boats are shaped like a banana and are tied behind a speed boat to gain speed. A total of six people can ride on these boats, and that includes an instructor as well. It is absolutely safe as everyone is given a life jacket. 

    Jet skiing

    If you love speed, then jet skiing in Havelock Island is the best water sport for you. It will be even more memorable and charming when the cool wind and ocean water will be sprinkled all over your face. After the training session, you will zoom through the challenging sea waters and hustle against the breeze. However, the water sport is affected by weather conditions. 

    Game fishing

    Game fishing in Havelock Island is one of its kind adventurous activity in India. There is limited commercial fishing in the huge ocean and also, fishing is restricted in reefs. As a result, a wide range of fishes grows very big in size in the untouched and unexplored spots in Havelock Island. You can spot Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado, Dogtooth Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, etc. 

    Along with the above mentioned activities, one can also indulge in Glass Bottom Boat Ride, Kayaking, and Speed Boat Ride.

  • 3 How much does water sports in Havelock Island Cost?

    Water sports in Swaraj Dweep do not cost much and are in everyone’s budget who is travelling here. The charges start from as low as Rs.750 and go up to Rs.13,000. In the table given below, you can check out the cost of all the available water sports on the island: 


    Price (INR per person)





    Glass Bottom Boat Ride



    Scuba Diving 






    Sea Walking



    Jet Skiing 



    Banana Boat Ride 






    Game Fishing



    Speed Boat Ride 


  • 4 Are there any PADI dive centres in Havelock Island?

    Scuba diving is the most popular activity in Havelock Island and there are so many scuba diving centers. However, not all of them are PADI certified. Andaman Island Travels recommends the service of Havelock Island Beach Resort Scuba, which is a well-equipped instructor development facility in the Andaman Islands. It is the preferred choice of travellers as well. It is one of the largest dive centres in the country. It has many multi-lingual instructors who give training in whichever language you are comfortable in. The center has state-of-the-art equipment, friendly staff, and very high regard for your safety. 

  • 5 Can I learn to dive and snorkel in Havelock Island?

    Of course, you can. It is very simple and easy, and it does not require too much time as well. Just let us know your preferences and we will organise everything for you so that you can have the best training sessions.

  • 6 Is there an age limit for these water activities in Havelock Island?

    No, there is no age limit as such for doing water sports in Havelock Island. However, it is recommended that general fitness and health should be considered while registering for these adventure activities. For scuba diving, you need to fill a medical form first before going for it.

  • 7 Can a non-swimmer do scuba diving and snorkeling in Havelock Island?

    Yes, snorkeling and scuba diving can be done easily by non-swimmers. If you want to snorkel the right way, then it would be great if you enroll yourself in a snorkeling program. It is generally a half-day program wherein you will learn the basics of snorkeling. In this, you are given a floatation device and a life jacket to help you. You are going to have a memorable time while learning to do snorkeling.

    Non-swimmers cannot get a license for scuba diving. However, they can learn diving via a program, which is also for half a day duration. It is a very fun-filled way to spend your time in the Andamans. There will be a 20-minute basic theory session and one dive to a maximum of twelve meters accompanied by a PADI certified experienced instructor. Moreover, you will also get a participation certificate that you can cherish forever.

  • 8 Can I spot a Dugong in Havelock Island?

    Dugongs, also known as sea cows are mammals that can be usually spotted in shallow water near areas of seagrass. These amazing animals are endangered and are facing the possibility of extinction at present. There are two resident dugongs at Beach Number 7 in Havelock Island. However, you have to be a very fortunate diver or snorkeler in order to see them.

  • 9 Which are the most popular water activities in Havelock Island?

    Havelock Island, officially known as Swaraj Dweep now, is the hub of a number of water activities. You should definitely go for scuba diving here. You may also obtain a diving license with advanced programs. If you are already certified, then simply enjoy fun diving and witness the rich marine life of the island. It doesn’t require you to know swimming and anyone can do it after getting instructions from trainers. He will accompany you the whole time during your dive. If you have never done scuba diving, then be sure to get awestruck with the whole experience. The cost varies depending on the program you choose.

    The next popular adventure activity in Havelock Island is snorkeling. There are no restrictions on fitness and age for this activity. So many reefs in the Andaman Islands are shallow. As a result, most of the tourists traveling here spend a day at a serene beach trying their hand at snorkeling. The type of your boat, duration of the trip, and site of snorkeling determine the overall cost.

    There are lovely mangrove creeks in Havelock Island and thus, kayaking here is an incredible experience. There are guided tours for travelers. Both double and single-seater kayaks are available here for rent. 

  • 10 What is the most special thing about Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep)?

    When vacationing in the Andaman Islands, spending at least two-three days in Havelock Island is a must. It is the most frequented island owing to its extremely gorgeous beaches. Moreover, the island is the one-stop destination for trying a number of enthralling water sports such as scuba diving, underwater sea walking, snorkeling, kayaking, etc. to name a few. Its marine life is very rich and witnessing is an unforgettable experience for sure. Also, it is a heaven for foodies as well. They can try authentic seafood here.

  • 11 What is the best time to try water sports in Havelock Island?

    The best time to visit Havelock Island especially if you want to go for water sports is post-monsoon, that is, the months between November and May. During this time, the water is peaceful and safe. The sky is cloudless as well. So you can have a great beach time as well.

  • 12 Which are the best diving sites in Havelock Island?

    Havelock Island is popular all over the world for its rich and colorful marine life. The top diving sites on the island are as follows:

    • Barracuda City
    • Turtle Bay
    • Seduction Point
    • Mac Point
    • Aquarium
    • The Wall
    • Minerva Ledge
    • Pilot Reef
    • Lighthouse

    Also, there are many other scuba diving sites in Havelock Island that are awesome as well. Their names are as follows: 

    • M4
    • MV Mars
    • Red Pillar
    • The Slope
    • Purple Haze
    • S.S. Inchkett
    • Jackson’s Bar
    • Broken Ledge
    • Jonny George
    • Whitehouse Rock
    • Dicksons Pinnacle
  • 13 Which is the best location to stay in Havelock Island?

    Although the whole Havelock Island is perfect for staying, Govind Nagar Beach is extremely gorgeous. You can stay at Havelock Island Beach Resort that has a private beach meant only for its guests. So be sure of getting the desired privacy.

  • 14 Do I need my passport for Havelock Island?

    If you are an Indian, then no passport is required. You can stay in permitted areas as long as you want. However, foreign travellers require a passport and an Indian visa in order to enter India.

  • 15 Is Havelock Island safe for solo female travellers?

    Yes, Havelock Island is a safe destination for solo female travellers. At its hotels and resorts also, the staff is helpful and friendly.

  • 16 How many days are enough for Havelock Island?

    You should at least keep three days for exploring Swaraj Dweep. This island has the most beautiful beaches and it is also the hub of adventure activities. Three days is the minimum duration for Havelock Island.

  • 17 How do I reach Havelock Island from Port Blair?

    Reaching Havelock Island from Port Blair, capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is very easy. It is located around 57 kilometers from Port Blair. There are ferries to reach there and it takes nearly two to three hours. Frequent ferries and cruises are available between the two places. You can choose as per your budget and convenience. The ferries leave from Phoenix Bay Wharf. Make sure that you make the booking in advance with the help of a reliable travel agent because online booking is not available.

  • 18 What are the things to keep in mind for snorkeling in Havelock Island?

     Tips for snorkeling in Havelock Island are as follows:

    • In order to avoid any last-minute confusion, make sure you book your snorkeling slot in advance with a reliable company. Andaman Island Travels is a trustworthy name across the island and you can easily make all your bookings here.
    • Checking the snorkeling equipment before heading out is very important. If it is not comfortable even a little bit, change your equipment right away. You don’t want to panic under the sea, right?
    • Attend your training session carefully. Learn all the methods and gestures properly. You will also be taught about the usage of the equipment. 
    • For avoiding underwater sickness, make sure that you have not eaten anything for the last four hours.
    • There are a number of snorkeling packages that vary in cost and location. Select the one according to your budget and convenience. 
  • 19 What is the minimum age for kids for snorkeling in Havelock Island?

    The usual recommended minimum age for snorkeling on the island is between twelve to fifteen years. Most importantly, the child should feel comfortable in the water.

  • 20 Where should I go for sea walking in the Andaman Islands?

    Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep) is the topmost destination for trying your hand at sea walking in the Andaman Islands. Sea walking is an incredible water sport that anyone can enjoy. The whole experience is extremely engrossing!

  • 21 Is sea walking in Havelock Island a costly activity?

    Light on your pocket, the charges for underwater sea walking begin from Rs.3,500 per person. The cost varies depending on the location and time duration. This activity is something that you should not miss at any cost in Havelock Island. It definitely stands out among all the water sports here.

  • 22 I will be travelling alone to the Andaman Islands. Can I go for sea walking in Havelock Island solo?

    This water activity is done in groups. So even if you are travelling solo, you will end up doing this activity with other travellers. You don’t have to do it alone. There is absolutely no need to worry.

  • 23 How do I go about booking a spot for my course or fun dive in Havelock Island?

    It is always a good idea to book your scuba diving slot in Havelock Island well in advance. During the peak season, it becomes very difficult to get a slot. You can make the booking by contacting Andaman Island Travels to save yourself from the last-minute chaos.

  • 24 My ears hurt when I dive to the bottom of a pool. Will they hurt when I scuba dive in Havelock Island?

    Ears hurt due to the water pressure on the eardrums. You will learn simple techniques to equalize your ears to the surrounding pressure in your scuba course.