Example Itinerary - 7 days
|Day 1||Arrive in Port Blair in the morning & join SY Asia. We depart Port Blair and sail NE to Havelock Island.Magnificent deserted beach anchorage backed by towering green jungle. We often see logging elephants swimming here – brought down to the beach by their mahouts for a refreshing dip.|
|Day 2||A morning sail north from Havelock brings us to South Button Island – a tiny little rocky outcrop inhabited by 2 White Bellied Sea Eagles. This is a superb dive site with huge shoals of fish, pristine coral, enormous Napolean Wrasse and the occasional manta ray. We spend the rest of the day diving and snorkelling at South Button before moving on to the perfect "castaway" island of North Button for the night.|
|Day 3||An early morning departure takes us to Barren Island. This remote and very active volcano has fabulous scuba diving. Around the island vertical walls drop to depths of over 2000m.|
|Spend the day diving at Barren Island. You can see practically anything here from nudibranchs to whales and everything in between. There is spectacular fringing coral that looks almost psychedelic against the backdrop of black volcanic sand. We frequently see large sharks, whales, dolphins and manta rays in this area.|
|Day 6||Just south of Inglis Island are a series of coral ridges which stretch 20km from Minerva Ledge in the north to a series of deep water pinnacles in the south. There are an enormous number of dive sites in this area – many of which have never been dived. Spend the day diving. Great overnight anchorage at the nearby Neil Island.|
|Day 7||Spend the day at Sir Hugh Rose island – a small uninhabited island with a magnificent white sand beach and fabulous snorkelling.
Evening sunset sail back to Port Blair departing SY Asia for the airport early the following morning.
When to visit the Andaman Islands
|High season. Pleasant NE winds, hot and sunny, cool overnight. Great sailing. Great fishing.||Very hot - no wind. Great diving. Superb surfing.||Effectively closed with heavy rain, strong winds, rough seas and hurricanes.|
"This itinerary provides a balance of world class scuba diving, deserted tropical islands, some local wildlife, a glimpse of the local culture and lots of beautiful beaches."
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