Activities at Havelock Island
The abundance of marine life around Havelock Island provides a rich variety of varied diving sites. ‘Seduction Point’, ‘Aquarium’, ‘Lighthouse’, ‘Pilot Reef’, ‘Mac Point’, ‘Minerva Ledge’ and ‘Turtle Bay’ are promising areas for diving. The ideal dive season is from December to May.
Swimming and Snorkeling
One can enjoy swimming at the calm and clear waters of Radhanagar, Vijaynagar and Elephant beach. Snorkeling is available to view shallow areas of the coral reefs without going underwater with scuba equipment. Under the water, one can glide along the coral shelf and experience the strange and striking coral formations. One can see fish swim, nibbling at colorful algae, sea anemones and plankton right next to you.
The Island is surrounded by emerald lagoons and tropical evergreen forests. In some stretches, mangrove swamps line the shores. It is a landscape of primeval splendor. White-headed mynas or the woodpecker with a white-barred black mantle and red crown, fulvous-breasted woodpecker are endemic to the island. The olive-backed sunbird and Andaman swallow are other endemic birds in the islands, which are a birdwatcher’s paradise.
For fishing enthusiasts, the sea of the coasts of Havelock Island, in the Ritchie’s archipelago offer some of the best catches. There are organizations that offer all kinds of fishing equipments and boats.
Kayaking is also gaining popularity in the havelock island. Safe and clam creeks offer an excellent scope for kayak lovers.