The Andaman Islands are also a heaven for Mantas. They are found in great numbers throughout the islands during certain seasons. During the many dives we have made in the Andaman Islands, we have found many so called Manta Cleaning Stations, where Mantas stop to get cleaned, whilst obligingly posing for a lucky client’s camera. Whale sharks, dolphins and even whales can be spotted in these waters. There are many varied dive spots to be found. Some with tropical coral reefs and a white sandy bottom, others on the volcanic islands, with black sandy sea beds and colourful soft corals, giving the dive spots a surreal touch. Due to the Andaman Island’s remoteness and protected status, as a World Heritage Site, there is little commercial development, resulting in superb visibility often exceeding 40 meters.
Imagine diving at the foot of Barren Island (an active volcano), where the sea drops down to a thousand meters, and watching Mantas and other large fish passing by in crystal clear water with no other divers but your buddies around.
Catamaran Nakamal is fully equipped for prolonged stays at remote areas. With two dive compressors and a professional PADI dive instructor on board we cater to every diver’s need. During the many sailing and diving cruises we have made there, we have gathered much local knowledge of the area, but are still discovering more beautiful bays and beaches, navigable mangrove rivers and breathtaking dive spots during every charter sailing.