Pilot Reef, Havelock Island

Scuba Diving in Pilot Reef

Scuba Diving in Pilot Reef

About Pilot Reef, Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep)

A long strip of the underwater canyon that is around 25 meters deep, the Pilot Reef in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep) houses hard corals and some unique fishes such as Leopard, Whitetip Sharks, etc. Due to a little bit of difficulty level, this dive site is only recommended for experienced divers. It is a huge dive site and you can reach there by boat. A rocky reef, it stands tall from the sand bed like a fortress. It is counted among the most gorgeous dive sites in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands owing to its unique marine life. There are many crevices and small caves inside the water where you may find hidden surprises. The residents of Pilot Reef are rare to be found at any other location across the island. This site is suitable for experienced scuba divers owing to its depth, topography, and water currents.


12 meters to 25 meters

Bottom time: 

45 minutes to 1 hour

Suitable for:

Experienced divers

Aquatic life includes:

  • Lobsters
  • Giant and white-eyed moray eels
  • Sweepers
  • Soldierfish 
  • Orange-spine unicornfish
  • Longnose butterflyfish
  • Trumpetfish 
  • Leopard sharks
  • Whitetip Sharks
  • Hard corals