South Andaman Islands
Mahatma Gandhi National Park
Hundreds of colourful varieties of coral reef fishes can be seen in the park. Some of these are clown-fish, butterfly-fish, surgeon fish, angel fish, parrot fish, bat fish and groupe₹ Whitetip-shark, hammer-headed shark, manta-ray and blue-fin jack are also occasionally seen. More than 50 types of corals are found in the fringing coral reefs in the park. Some important coral varieties found here are Acropora, Pocillopora, Montipora, Leptosereis, Fungia, Portis, Tubipora and Gorgonians.
Fish Rock [ Near Passage Island ]
It offers and extremely colourful dive. The topography consists of rocky slopes, boulders and drop-offs featuring large fan of corals and plenty of sponges. Below 25 m, the rocks are covered in small bushy soft corals in numerous hues. Hard corals are not so evident. Grey and white tip. Reef Sharks are always in the vicinity as are nurse Sharks. Among the rest of the marine life are eagle rays. potato cod, large coral groupers, fusilier, suitlips, turtles, batfish, parrotfish, squirrelfish, surgeonfish, curious and friendly oriental sweetlips, yellow tangs, triggerfish, tuna, rainbow runners and many spices of trevally.
Cinque Island [Near Port Blair]
One of the best dive destinations in the island, it has clear emerald water with a visibility of upto 80 feet. The deep-dive offers a terrific variety of marine-life, including black-coral, sightings of sharks and is ideal for the experienced diver.The Cinque Islands are a pair of islands in the Andaman Archipelago, on the north side of Duncan Passage, between Rutland Island and Passage Island. They are part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Union Territory of India.