April 2017, Meghalaya- The weather suddenly changed; totally unfavorable for scuba diving.
April 2018, Goa- Well, that's not the right place for it.
August 2018, Philippines- The flight scheduled for Bohol got cancelled which is among the best places in the world for diving.
November, 2018, Andaman and Nicobar Islands- What a joy it is to finally tick off something from the bucket list!!!
Ticking off scuba diving from my bucket list was long due. I was giving every shot to do it since 2017 but even after trying thrice, my dream of swimming underwater among fish was still unfulfilled. But last month, I went to the Andaman Islands with a friend of mine who had also been unlucky like me when it came to taking a plunge in the water. She had returned from places like Thailand and Mauritius empty-handed, without a single glimpse of the sea life. Whatever was the reason behind our fate, we decided to change it because we both really wanted to be a part of the marine life even it is for a short time period. And for this, she especially joined me from Denmark.
Havelock Island is the best place in Andaman to do scuba diving. You don’t need to book your slot in advance. The hotel/resort where you are staying will take care of it. There are two variants in terms of tariff (including photographs and videos)- Rs. 4,000 for early morning dive and Rs. 3,500 for afternoon dive. The rates vary because of clear visibility and increased chances of finding breathing corals early in the morning. So, we took the first slot of the day which was from 6 am to 7 am.