Cruises and Charters
Gili Trawangan, 2018
Raja Ampat, 2018
Red Sea, 2019
Marine life of Andamans
Students in Action
The Wreck at Chidiyatapu
Island Explorer Program
RE(EF) Generate Course
April 8, 2019
Scuba diving in the Andamans with pugmarks holidays
November 5, 2018
The Island Explorer Program (October 2018)
August 31, 2020
Into The Blue by Avantika Rungta
July 25, 2019
An Ode to the Nightingales (Galapagos, June 2019)
June 19, 2019
Coral-ing in the Red Sea (March 2019)
October 1, 2018
Balinese Blues, The Good Kind (June 2017)
We have sites here that can blow away an advanced diver and yet humble and encourage a new diver. The first 3 dive sites below are named after 3 brothers who found these gorgeous wonders. They used to free dive to depths of 30 meters with just a bamboo snorkel as kids, so they have essentially always been children of the sea. We haven’t mentioned all the dive sites since that list is quite extensive but here are the few key ones.
Depth: 30 meters
A mushroom shaped reef lying between 24 to 30 meters beneath the surface is a diver’s paradise. With white tip reef sharks and blue spotted stingrays all around the reef, an occasional encounter with a guitar shark or a dolphin pod is just the cherry on top. Johnny’s Gorge is filled with colorful corals of all kinds which attracts vibrant tropical marine life. With schools of barracudas, snappers, groupers and jacks, one can hardly see the bottom! Giant moray eels and lobsters peek from underneath rocks, the path to which is paved by a bed of Garden eels.
Depth: 32 meters
Dixon’s Pinnacle is one of the most loved sites in Havelock. It starts at 18 meters and goes down all the way to 32 meters. This is not your typical dive site since it has 5 to 6 pinnacles which are filled with coral! The specialty about this site is the macro life that it has to offer. Ranging from mantis shrimps to nudibranch eggs, this place has it all. The barracuda and snapper schools will stray your attention from the resident napoleon wrasse! The top of the pinnace always has some jack hunting action. Fun fact – You can see methane bubbles rise from under rocks at a few spots. And, there has been a long-lasting relationship between a blue finned jack and a titan trigger fish which we just adore!
Depth: 25 meters
Starting at 25 meters, Jackson’s Bar can go as deep as 37 meters! As the name suggests, it is a bar-like formation underwater with a strong current almost always. Blue spotted stingrays can be found in the hundreds!! A portion of this reef is called the stingray city for this very reason. Anywhere you look, you are bound to see a tail coming out of the sand. It only gets better with a bed of garden eels all around the reef stretching out for tens and tens of meters. Apart from this, the schools of tropical fish such as barracudas, snappers are bound to make you awestruck with this beautiful place.
As the name suggests, the broken ledge starts at about 24 meters and goes down to more than 30 meters. It is surrounded by sand but you can easily swim through the small canyons to find residents hidden under the rocks and below the overhangs. The corals attract a lot of tropical fish life such as moray eels, napoleon wrasses, trigger fish, marbled groupers, schools of snappers, bannerfish, barracudas. Dogtooth and Yellowfin Tunas are occasional visitors.
Depth: 10-30 meters
An ideal site for Open Water and Advanced divers alike. Somewhat like a massive pinnacle, this dive site is unique since it offers a different view on all sides of its slope. One side is steep and reaches the depths of 30meters with whip corals and fan corals covering the bottom whereas the other side has a gradual slope filled with a rich reef and schools of fusiliers. Snappers, shrimps, bannerfish, surgeonfish are commonly found here amongst many others. Turtles occasionally stop by to greet our divers!
Inket was an inter-island cargo vessel which struck the bottom and sank at the mouth of the inlet near Duncan Island. The visibility is generally low but the ship stretches 50-70 meters one way. It is a shallow dive site with the bow only a few meters below the surface. The boundless propeller sits upright in 18 meters of water and is one of the main attractions of this wreck. The bow rests on its starboard side with the hatches and cargo hold clearly visible. The centre of the ship has crumbled in places, but parts of the boilers and engine room are intact along with a second, spare propeller. The macro organisms at this site are unbelievable. Snappers are found in the remains along with a lone giant grouper.
Depth: 10-55 meters
This dive site starts at 10 meters and drops down to 55 meters where it tapers off to meet the channel between Havelock and Peel Island. This dive site falls in the channel where tourist ships operate and there is only a certain time at which we are allowed to dive here. The tapering side of the wall is filled with beautiful fan corals. On the top of the wall you can see a multitude of camouflage organisms such as octopus, scorpionfish, crocodile fish. Snappers and coral groupers a common sight. Napoleon wrasse, tunas and trevallys are seen around. The changing tides cause a strong current here which is slightly challenging for beginners. The nudibranches hidden in the soft corals are always a treat!
Depth: 15 meters
The gentle sloping reef, clear waters and small fish have given this site its name. One of our favourite sites for beginners and discover divers, this reef has sand on one side allowing for practice and the reef itself harbouring angel fish, bannerfish, snappers, octopus, shrimps, coral groupers and a plethora of other small fish.
An ideal location for beginners. The shallow ledge-like reef boasts of a rich coral life with a plethora of small fish. The anemones and acroporas make a cosy habitat for juvenile fish and shrimps. It’s a great site to complete off a few skills and continue your course dives. There is a marking structure which is used by ferries for reference but under the water, these concrete pillars are bursting with coral growth. A stingray or two could surprise you in the sandy parts of this reef.