Barren Island – Visit the only active volcano in South Asia as a day trip. Andaman Bubbles offers this exclusive day diving trip on the fastest boat Havelock has to offer.
Barren Island, one of the most easterly of the Andaman Islands is the only active volcano in South Asia and lies 135 km northeast of Port Blair. The first recorded eruption of the volcano dates back to 1787. The volcano still continues to spew smoke and ash.
True to its name, it is a barren area uninhabited by humans, though it has a small population of goats, birds, bats like flying foxes and a few rodent species such as rats known to survive the harsh conditions.
The trip departs from the Havelock at 4 am and is back by 5pm. The expedition constitutes 3 dives . There is a deep endless wall on one side that’s teeming with life, a stunning coral garden to be lost in, vast expanses of black volcanic rocks and sand, colour contrasts that will leave you lost for words and clearly marked tracks or lava channels.
This site offers splendid diving and the chance to see both reef fish and the larger ones as well. Turtles, white tip, black tip and oceanic white tip sharks and Manta rays can be seen in addition to a large school of barracuda, giant sized jacks, kingfish and tuna.