Took a flight from Bangalore to Port Blair.
To begin with, it indeed is a very boring flight because aircraft flies in straight trajectory without any turns once it sets the path from Chennai. All you can see for two hours is calm sea and clouds.
And then you begin to see the islands. Blue waters. Green trees. ISLANDS!!
I didn't want to explore Port Blair as I'm not really a history enthusiast. So I went straight for Havelock Island.
You will have to book your tickets a month prior for a steamer to go from Port Blair to Havelock Island. Since I was staying at Dive India (details to follow), I requested them to take care of my transportation needs to and from the accomodation spot.
Upon landing at the airport, I was greeted by Dive India driver who dropped me to the port. Upon waiting for 2 hours, I hopped onto the steamer and was on my way to Havelock.
Tip: If your steamer is after 2 hours or so of your landing, you may request the cab driver to halt at some cafe so you can eat something. There is nothing much to eat at the port (just a small shop to pick up packed food).
After reaching Havelock port, I was again greeted by Dive India driver who dropped me to Dive India.
About Dive India:
It is one of the oldest scuba-diving training centre in Andamans. It was started by an IIT passout who wanted to get scuba diving professionally to India.
Dive India has a complete setup of upto date diving gears, gear shop (in case you want to buy your own), amazing cozy huts to stay (clean and well maintained), an amazing cafe and beach right in the back yard. It is a perfect place to stay if you are going with a bunch of friends/solo and want to meet new people as most of the backpackers come there.
Best part: You can just leave your clothes and gadgets in the hut and take a stroll on the beach ANYTIME. Come back, eat some amazing food in the cafe overlooking the sea, sleep whole afternoon on the hammocks right on the beach and dive.
Rest of the day I was briefed about basics of diving, given some study material to read about diving.
I slept early. Didn't really get a chance to speak to anyone.