Minerva Ledge, Havelock Island

Scuba Diving in Minerva Ledge

Scuba Diving in Minerva Ledge

About Minerva Ledge, Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep)

Scuba diving in Minerva Ledge in Havelock Island (officially known as Swaraj Dweep now) is quite a surprising experience. One can spot a number of marine creatures here, including nudibranchs. This scuba dive site is a huge block of hard corals in clear waters. Sea dwellers here include sharks. Recommended for experienced scuba divers, Minerva Ledge is perfect for observing the underwater kingdom at its best. In the 1970s when Jacques Cousteau was exploring the Andaman Islands, he discovered Minerva Ledge, which is a huge dive site and still has some unexplored spots. Drift diving here is highly recommended. This scuba diving site in the Andamans is home to some of the most splendid varieties of fishes. Diving here is like being transported to another world. Owing to its shallow depth, one can dive for a longer duration here.

Access:

By boat

Quality:

Good

Difficulty:

Easy

Marine life includes:

  • Oriental Sweetlips
  • Angelfishes
  • Surgeonfishes
  • Triggerfishes
  • Butterflyfishes
  • Banded Sea Kraits
  • Green turtles
  • Eagle Rays

Highlights:

Juvenile fish - Many different species - Nudibranch

Average depth:

12 meters

Maximum depth:

18 meters

Currents:

When there is current, the site is perfect for a drift dive

Visibility:

Generally good (20 meters+)

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