Day 3, and I woke up early at 8 (early for my liking). Breakfast was supposed to be at 9 so I had an hour to explore the place. I was looking to rent a bicycle to take a tour of the place, but instead I rented a scooty. The fare was 300 for a full day but I managed to bargain it to 250. I took my love interest with myself, don't think far it's just my camera, and went for a ride. The roads are single lane tracks for one side and the whole of the Havelock is connected via this one road. Unlike Delhi, the weather was terrific. Left or right, the whole road is surrounded by palm trees making a spectacular view. I stopped at a roadside shop looking for a cup of coffee, and this lovely gentleman was making tea and coffee for some locals who were probably the regulars customers. I had a chat with some of them, language can be a problem, but if you talk with a love gesture and a smile on your face, you can manage anywhere in this World. Came back refreshed, had our breakfast ready. Had Omelette and Aloo Puri, not the Delhi like Aloo Puri, but decent enough. Had a walk in my hotel, and all was geared up for Scuba Booba, Scuba diving. It was just a couple kilometres away, Sealink Scuba was the place, and like this place, every scuba destination kind of had there own private beach. Ours was Beach no. 2. At 12 we were there and ready to go. Rate starts @2500 but as usual we Delhiites managed to bargain, haha. Wore my Swimsuit, which was irky, and all set to go. They make you fill a form checking in your health conditions,and if you are a regular medicine taker, you won't be allowed, unless obviously you lie. So I was in the water, and our guide taught us the basics, took just 10 mins. All those scenes from Zindagi na Milegi Dobara were flashing, and excitement was at all time high. Boom ! I went in, at first your excitement takes a backseat and your concentration in only on the equipment and if you are breathing okay or not. All those signs that Katrina kaif in that film demonstrates, apply everywhere. The guide at every step asks you if you're okay. Then after 10 or so minutes I was like okay now we are here, saw some fishes, then some more, then some more. It was starting to feel magical, the coral reefs are rich here in Andamans and the water is very clear. You touch some particular reefs and they open and close themselves, being very sensitive. You always try and touch the fishes, but you can't actually touch them, they run away quickly. All the experience was beautiful, but it may not be easy for the first timers as it pains a lot in your ears if you don't breath properly. So a lot of time went by concentrating on the process rather than enjoying the view. The trainers with you take your pics inside the water and ask you to pose. The time expired and I was out of the water. The experience was wonderful but from inside I wanted to do it again, so had a chat with the manager and he advised me to come at 5 in the morning if I needed to get a better experience, as the sea is calm in the morning. I had double thoughts, but said yes for the next day as well, as you never know you might be able to do this again ever in life. After a tiring afternoon came back to the hotel and slept for some time. Symphony palms, our resort, had a very unique thing, it was full of cats, very friendly cats. Seldom you touch a cat as obviously they run away from you, but here there were plenty, very friendly, and you could play with them. I on the other side was busy photographing them. I'll post the pics. Even the pigeons, if you feed them food, they will stay at your place and won't run away. Perks of being in Andaman, which is very close to nature. Had a great day.
Day ended with Dinner, had Andamani Chicken masala, laccha parantha, and paneer pasanda. Food is good, not as spicy as North Indian food, but is good. Had 2 beers this time and time to sleep. Day 4 coming up, with another Scuba Diving session, Once named as The best beach in Asia 'Radhanagar Beach', and also the Kala patthar beach.
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