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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Semi Submarine Ride in Andaman Islands

Coral Safari

The marine life of Andamans and its coral reefs are a well-known tourist attraction, bringing in scores of people from India and all over the world over the world come to see. Coral Safari is a beautiful submarine tour to explore coral beauty. The deep and calm waters of the Andaman is a perfect spot for coral exploration. The standstill gesture of the dramatic corals can leave you mesmerized. It can be done amidst the crystal-clear waters in an air-conditioned cabin, feasting your eyes on some of the most beautiful fishes and exotic marine life.

Tips
One should not scream while observing life under the sea. To enjoy nature at peace, you must avoid overcrowded submarines.
Seats allotted at first cum first serve basis.
Start your journey from Port Blair to North Bay Island to enjoy the safari.
The timing for coral safari is from 6:30 AM- 08:30 AM and 8:30 AM- 10:30 AM.

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Andaman Islands FAQs

  • Q1.   Is a semi-submarine ride in the Andaman Islands worth my money?

    If you want to have a glimpse of the magical depths of the Andaman Islands, then taking a semi-submarine ride is the best way to so. While vacationing on the island, you should definitely indulge in this highly thrilling adventure for an amazing underwater experience. You can witness the rich underwater marine life closely while sitting from the comfort of a semi-submarine. This means that you will not get wet at all. The exciting ride will let you have a look at the multicolored corals as well as a plethora of unique fish.

  • Q2.   Where should I go for the semi-submarine ride in the Andamans?

    The semi-submarine ride starts from Port Blair and concludes at North Bay Island.

  • Q3.   How much does a semi-submarine ride in the Andaman Islands cost?

    For adults, the ride costs Rs. 1,850 per person and for children below three years, the charges are Rs. 1,350.

  • Q4.   What is the level of difficulty for a semi-submarine ride in the Andamans?

    You don’t have to do anything at all. Just take a seat in the semi-submarine and enjoy the ride.

  • Q5.   Which fishes can I spot during the semi-submarine ride in the Andaman Islands?

    The best thing about a semi-submarine ride on the island is that there is not any restriction regarding the level of waters you can explore. This ride will let you witness much deeper seas, unlike glass-bottom boat rides, snorkeling, and scuba diving. And when you go deeper, you can find incredible species of fishes such as large tunas and manta rays. It is a wonderful sight for sure.

  • Q6.   Is the semi-submarine ride in the Andamans safe?

    Absolutely! The semi-submarine is made up of extremely tough materials. It is completely safe to go for a ride.

  • Q7.   Why should I go for a semi-submarine ride in the Andaman Islands?

    The Andamans is home to rich marine life. People from all over the world travel to this Indian union territory to get a glimpse of that. To witness the abundance, the island offers these special semi-submarine rides so that you can explore the underwater world without even getting wet. In India, the Andaman Islands is the only place where you can go for this enthralling water activity. For coral exploration, the deep and calm waters of the island are perfect. The whole experience is sure to leave you mesmerised. To have such an out of the world experience, all you have to do is take a seat in the air-conditioned cabin of a semi-submarine amidst the crystal-clear waters and treat your eyes with the sights of some of the loveliest fishes and exotic underwater life.

  • Q8.   What is the best time to go for a semi-submarine ride in the Andaman Islands?

    The Andaman Islands is a year-round destination. However, the best time for a semi-submarine ride in the island is during the winter season—between November and May. The temperature during these months varies between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius and is perfect for sightseeing and indulging in exciting water sports. It is the ideal time to visit the Andaman Islands.

  • Q9.   Is there any minimum and maximum age for people taking the semi-submarine ride in the Andaman Islands?

    There is absolutely no age restriction for this. Anyone can go for this ride in the Andamans as people of all ages can easily enter and exit the vessel. The submarine is friendly for differently-abled and senior citizens as well.

  • Q10.   What is so special about the semi-submarine ride in the Andaman Islands?

    The Andaman and Nicobar Islands is the one-stop destination in India for witnessing marine life at its best. The Indian Ocean has a lot to offer and you can experience the splendor in the Andaman Islands. There are a number of gorgeous sites to explore the marine life on the island and the route from Port Blair to North Bay Island is among the best. Moreover, a semi-submarine ride in the Andamans is not at all a costly affair. Not burning a hole in your pocket, you can encounter a treasure beyond your imagination while being on this ride. This ride in the Andamans can be taken by everyone. The age limit doesn’t spoil your plans.

  • Q11.   How does it feel during the semi-submarine ride in the Andamans?

    Being inside the waters of the island will leave you awestruck with the underwater kaleidoscopic colours and the quietude of the ocean. This activity has the perfect combination of adventure and fun. A must-try here, looking at the colorful marine creatures via a glass is surely an experience of a lifetime.

  • Q12.   Why is the semi-submarine ride in the Andaman Islands so popular?

    When on this stunning island, including this exclusive ride in your itinerary when in Port Blair is surely a great idea. It is because the Andamans has an incredible and rich marine life that is hard to find anywhere else in the country. Also, it is more affordable than scuba diving and you don’t need any complex equipment for it. You don’t even get wet!

  • Q13.   How do I go about booking a spot for my semi-submarine ride in the Andamans?

     It is always a good idea to book your submarine ride in the Andaman Islands 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.

  • Q14.   What are the timings for the semi-submarine in the Andaman Islands?

    The timings for the coral safari ride are from 6:30 AM to 08:30 AM and from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

  • Q15.   Are there any packages that include both—a semi-submarine ride and a stay in the Andamans?

    Yes, there are packages that include your stay as well as the slot for the ride. You can book these along with sightseeing tours as well. Contact Andaman Island Travels to get the best deals on various water sports.

  • Q16.   While taking the semi-submarine ride in the Andaman Islands, are there any particular concerns related to health?

    No, there are not any eligibility or health restrictions. Anyone can enjoy the ride.