I've had some truly amazing highlights of my trip to the Andaman Islands, but the two best would probably be diving off a seaplane and swimming with an elephant in the sea.
Neill, Original Diver
Floating in splendid isolation in the middle of the Bay of Bengal are the Andaman Islands. The islands are one of the most remote and least visited areas of the world and offer excellent prospects for diving and exploration.
Why we think you’ll love it
- Hundreds of deserted islands to explore and very few people there exploring them.
- Snorkelling with swimming elephants. Quite an experience!
- A live volcano and excellent fish life near Barren Island, a truly magnificent dive site.
From the gallery
Our Guide to Andaman Islands Diving Holidays
Administered by India, the 300 or so Andaman Islands are the highest peaks of a submerged mountain range that stretches from Sumatra in the south to the Irawaddy delta in the north.
The Andaman Islands have everything you could desire from an adventurous yachting destination. There are literally hundreds of deserted islands to explore, each one seemingly more spectacular than the last. The beaches are magnificently pristine. The snorkelling and scuba diving is amongst the best in the world with an almost untouched marine ecosystem.
There is a live volcano, thousands of square miles of untouched jungle, exotic and thriving wildlife and primitive hunter-gatherer tribes. The fishing is amongst the best in the world and the Andaman Islands are also starting to develop a superb reputation as a frontier surfing destination where the reef breaks have never been surfed before. They were declared a World Heritage Site in 2002.
The very best way to explore and dive the islands is by liveaboard but there are hotels we can recommend so if you want to go somewhere that is about as remote as you can get then the Andaman Islands may be the place for you.