Johnny’s Gorge, Havelock Island

Scuba Diving in Johnny’s Gorge

Scuba Diving in Johnny’s Gorge

About Johnny’s Gorge, Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep)

This site in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep) was named after Johnny, a local dive master, who discovered it. The topography of this dive site in the Andaman Islands comprises low-lying rocky outcrops at a depth of 98 feet. The sea bed is dotted by gorgonians and multicoloured soft corals. Bustling with life and activity, it is surrounded by sands from everywhere. A variety of small angelfish, anemone, and surgeonfish take refuge at the rocks of Johnny’s Gorge. One can spot magnificent schools of mackerel, trevally, snapper, Andaman sweetlips, barracuda, giant groupers, batfish, tuna, queenfish, unicorn fish, and so much more here. And if you are lucky, friendly dolphins may also greet you.

Type of dive site:

  • Coral reef
  • Sandy bottom

Depth:

  • Maximum 30 meters
  • Maximum 40 meters

Visibility:

20 meters or more

Current:

Light to mild

Required scuba diving level/certification:

Advanced - CMAS 2

Boat trip duration:

1 hour 20 minutes

Aquatic life includes:

  • Manta ray
  • Stingray
  • Eagle ray
  • Moray eels
  • Tuna
  • Groupers
  • Lionfish
  • Octopus
  • Nudibranchs
  • Napoleon wrasse
  • Trevallies
  • Hard coral
  • White-tip reef Shark
  • Coral flora

Factors affecting the scuba diving experience:

  • Safety
  • Water depth
  • Water clarity
  • Coral population
  • Fish population
  • Water current
  • Weather

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