Liveaboards are the best way to dive India’s scuba wonderland, the Andaman Islands. You’ll find gorgeous coral reefs and manta ray cleaning stations scattered along this remote archipelago.
India is a country ripe with shoreline. While there are a number of interesting sites along the mainland, the majority of liveaboards in India dive the Andaman Islands. This archipelago of 572 islands spent 50 years in isolation, but was reopened to tourism in 1993. Because of this, the marine environments around these remote islands are pristine. You’ll find sloping coral reefs full of Indian Ocean species. Manta cleaning stations surround Barren Island, and the walls and channels of Havelock Island are worth exploring. Most liveaboard cruises in India last 6 to 8 nights, departing from Port Blair, and the best time to dive the Andaman Islands is from October to May.