Latest Information on Travelling to Andaman Islands?

  • A four week long curfew on the islands

    Updated: 26 May 2021

    There is an ongoing four-week long curfew on the island owing to rising COVID-19 cases.

  • Tourist attractions closed till further notice

    Updated: 29 May 2021

     Tourist attractions attracting large gatherings closed till further notice.

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 29 May 2021

    A negative RT PCR report has to be presented by all passengers on arrival.

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  • All passengers will be required to go through thermal screening.
  • All incoming passengers have to carry the RT-PCR negative test report issued from an ICMR approved lab. The test should have been taken within 48 hours. RT-PCR timeline begins from the swab collection time. Any passenger without it will be sent back to the origin. Also, handwritten reports are not acceptable.
  • Along with having the negative RT-PCR report, all incoming passengers will undergo Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) upon arrival at designated testing centers that are located within two kilometers of Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair.
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  • Activities attracting huge crowds such as the Light and Sound Show at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island and National Memorial Cellular Jail, water sports, beaches, and other such activities have been suspended across all three districts for another four weeks starting from May 20, 2021.
  • A new standard operating procedure for adventure water sports has been issued.
  • Travelling to North and Middle Andaman Islands, Nicobar group of islands, and Little Andaman Island is not allowed for tourism purposes as of now.
  • The ongoing night curfew has been extended by one hour from 9 pm to 5 am.
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  • Even if the test of the result conducted on arrival is negative, all passengers still have to home quarantine for a week.
  • Any passenger with a positive test result will be sent for institutional quarantine for further treatment.
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  • Regular flights to Port Blair (the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands) are operational now.
  • There are direct flights from Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Delhi.
  • Public transports like cabs, taxis, and bus services are also functional.
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Travellers should carefully follow social distancing norms and wear masks as well. Also, before making any booking, they should refer to the latest travel news on the government website of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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Sea Walk in Havelock Islands

Sea Walking Tour Package in Havelock Islands

One of the most popular activities in Andaman, Sea Walking is an enthralling experience and is a whole lot different from other water activities in Andaman. It is the perfect way to check out the Marine diversity and its beauty by Non-Swimmers. Sea Walk in Andaman Island is also one of the safest adventures to take part as lifeguards accompany you throughout the walk. People from all age groups ranging from 7 to 70 years old can avail this walk.

How to Sea walk?

You wear a large glass dome connected to a tube that supplies oxygen. Once you are aware of the safety measures, you will be lowered towards the seabed. Well, not too deep, You can easily walk around the seabed and view the splendid underwater world. Book your sea walking tour package in Havelock Island with us.

Timings

For those who are wondering about the timings, here it is. Sea Walking is available from Monday to Sunday, at  Elephant Beach – Starts at 8:30 AM and is until 2:00 PM.

Tips for Sea Walk in Andaman Islands

  • People with heart diseases should not try Sea Walk in Andaman Island without the approval of the doctor.
  • Elephant beach, located at Havelock Island is the best place for Sea Walking in Andaman.
  • The best time to experience Sea Walking is from May to June as the weather is favourable. Also, you will find the corals blooming during these months.
  • The usual depth of Sea Walking is between 7-10 metres.
  • Anyone above the age of 9 and under 60 can experience this activity.
  • The maximum duration for this activity is from 20 to 25 minutes.
  • You can also wear glasses, sunglasses and contact lenses as it is completely safe inside the helmet.
  • Do not touch the reefs.
  • It is crucial to read the safety guidelines provided by your instructor for a safe sea Walk experience in Andaman Island.
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Andaman Islands FAQs

  • Q1.   Where is Andaman and Nicobar Islands?

    A union territory of India, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands consist of as many as 572 islands. Of these, only 38 are inhabited. The island is at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. Nearly 150 kilometers north of Aceh in Indonesia, the territory is separated from Myanmar and Thailand by the Andaman Sea. Two island groups are comprised in it— the Andaman Islands (partly) and the Nicobar Islands. The 150-kilometer wide Ten Degree Channel (on the 10°N parallel) separates them.

    Port Blair is the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The total land area of the islands is around 8,249 square kilometers. It is divided into three districts:

    1. The Nicobar District with Car Nicobar as its capital
    2. The South Andaman district with Port Blair as its capital
    3. The North and Middle Andaman district with Mayabunder as its capital
  • Q2.   Where should I go for sea walking in the Andamans?

    North Bay Island and Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep) are the topmost islands 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!

  • Q3.   Are people of all ages allowed to sea walk in the Andamans?

    There is not any age restriction as such for sea walking in the Andaman Islands. In India, this adventure water activity can be done only on this union territory. The cherry on the cake, anyone can do this and with anyone—be it your family, partner, or friends.

  • Q4.   I will be travelling alone to the Andaman Islands. Can I go for sea walking in the Andamans 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.

  • Q5.   What exactly is sea walking in the Andaman Islands?

    While sea walking, you have to wear a special helmet and go to the seabed on which you can walk easily. This helmet lets you breathe smoothly and with you, you can witness the rich marine life of the island by becoming a part of it. Just walk on the floor of the ocean and appreciate colorful corals and wonderful sea creatures.

  • Q6.   Do I need to know swimming to be able to sea walk in the Andamans?

    Absolutely not! You are not supposed to swim under the water. Rather, you have to simply walk on the seafloor. With the specialised equipment, you will be able to do so without any problem.

    Whether you are a swimmer or a non-swimmer, this activity is an excellent option for you. To enjoy it to the fullest, always listen to your instructor and follow his instructions. It is the perfect water sport for you. Swimmer or otherwise, you just cannot miss this water activity when in the Andamans.

  • Q7.   Why go for sea walking in the Andaman Islands?

    If you want to observe the magical marine life at its best, then sea walking in the Andamans is your best bet in India. In this, you have to go down and walk on the seabed of a tranquil beach. With the help of a visor and a special helmet, you can walk past the exotic aqua life and the stunning coral reefs.

    A professional photographer will click your memorable pictures while you explore the jewels of the ocean and treasure these miraculous moments. If you want to try something different while holidaying
    on this island, then sea walking is the best choice. It is like scuba diving except that you don’t have to swim while exploring the marine beauty.

  • Q8.   Do I need to undergo any special training before underwater sea walking in the Andamans?

    Yes, the expert divers will give you training regarding the basics and sign language before you actually go for sea walking. This will help you in communicating smoothly under the water. Also, these instructors will accompany you throughout your sea walking session. Thus, you will be in safe hands at all times.

  • Q9.   Is it difficult to do sea walking in the Andaman Islands?

    Sea walking in the Andamans is such an easy adventure activity that anyone can do it. Its difficulty level ranges from low to medium. A superb fun adventure sport, absolutely no experience is required to do it. You don’t have to handle any complicated equipment. All you need to do is wear the helmet and walk smoothly on the sand of the ocean bed. Get a close-up view of the underwater world.
    Even your contact lenses, glasses, or fancy hairdo will not get messed up under the water. One of the most preferred water sports in the Andaman Islands, it lets you walk on the ocean bottom as you walk
    on the land. You don’t have to put any effort to balance or swim.

  • Q10.   Is booking an advance slot for sea walking necessary?

    Making the booking in advance would be great as by doing this, you will save yourself from any kind of last-minute chaos due to rush. You can book your session by contacting Andaman Island Travels—a reliable travel company located in Port Blair.

  • Q11.   I will be spending most of my time in Havelock Island. Is sea walking available there?

    If you want to explore marine life at its best, then sea walking in Havelock Island is the best place while you are vacationing in the Andaman Islands. This activity is the newest and the coolest way to explore underwater life. Sea walking has secured a place in every adrenaline junkie’s bucket list. Just walk on the seafloor comfortably. Of course, you have to wear special breathing equipment.

  • Q12.   I have never done sea walking in the Andamans before. Will that be okay?

    A superb fun adventure sport, absolutely no experience is required to do this. It is extremely easy to perform. You come across the exotic beauty of flora and fauna residing in the ocean while you walk on the seafloor.

  • Q13.   How is the overall experience of sea walking in the Andaman Islands?

    Sea walking is known to have the perfect blend of fun and adventure. This splendid and exciting activity is a must-try in the Andamans. Don’t hold yourself back and go for this activity when holidaying there. It is counted among the best adventure sports here. You will notice the colorful reefs of the ocean shining through your helmet. You can have a look at the marine life and the rarest corals while performing this activity on this gorgeous island. The miraculous natural marine life under the enchanting waters of the island is waiting for you. Sea walking is counted among the best water activities in the world, and doing it for the first time on this island would be an experience of a lifetime for you.

  • Q14.   Is it safe to do sea walking in the Andamans?

    Before going down, the instructors will train you a bit in the shallow water and teach you the underwater signals for communication. Once you get accustomed, take the plunge. You will be amazed by the undiscovered underwater life that will unfold before your eyes. You will be completely comfortable and safe as expert divemasters will accompany you at all times. And if you want to cherish these awe-inspiring memories for life long, then don’t forget to take a picture or two while you are surrounded by fishes.

  • Q15.   Is sea walking in the Andaman Islands worth my money?

    One of the finest sea sports, sea walking is a magical experience for sure. If you want to have an awesome experience of being a part of the marine life for a while, then the Andamans is your one-stop destination to fulfill this dream of yours. The island is home to the richest marine life and the clearest underwater in India. While you are here, you have to go for one of the most incredible water sports in the waters of the island. The best part is that anyone can go for this enthralling activity as you don’t need to know swimming to witness its diverse underwater life. It offers the richest and diverse underwater life that presents a great world for the divers. Some of the very rare species of fishes can be spotted there.

  • Q16.   Is there any age restriction for sea walking in the Andaman Islands?

    Anyone between the age of nine and 60 years is allowed to go for sea walking in the Andamans.
    However, pregnant women and senior citizens above the age of 60 years are restricted from doing this.