Things to do
1.1 Scuba diving
Dive in Havelock
Pool Table at Pearl Beach Resort. Pool Table is available at Havelock island at Pearl Beach Resort..Rent is ₹ 400 per Hour ..
Scuba diving is probably the biggest activity on the island other than lying around and eating great seafood. Andaman Bubbles, Barefoot Scuba, Doongi Dives and Dive India are the top 4 SSI http://www.divessi.com/ PADI certified dive centers, provide good equipment and offer training up to instructor. They share pretty much all of the same discovered dive sites, and prices are more or less standardized at ₹.4500 for discover scuba dive for non-certified divers, with a 10% discount for your own equipment for fun dives for certified divers. You don’t need to be a swimmer to do the discover scuba diving. However, you should book your schedule with the dive center's well in advance as there are limited trips.
The diving possibilities around the Andamans are vast and it feels that what has been discovered is only the beginning... and even that is pretty great. Look for more sites to open up soon. Havelock is the main center for diving in the island chain. Usual places for diving are Elephant beach and Lighthouse in Havelock. If you're an experienced diver, also enquire about dive expeditions, where they will take you out hunting for new and undiscovered sites. For certified divers, South Button is another great place to dive.
Earlier, diving was done in converted dungi fishing boats but Government has mandated compulsory use of speed boats now for safety of tourists.In the event of an accident, the nearest recompression chamber is at the naval base in Port Blair, so it's wise to keep your diving profiles on the conservative side.
12.02063993.0062541 Andaman Bubbles Dive Centre, near Wild Orchid Resort (Follow the east road south till Vijar Nagar), ☎ +91 3192 282140, +91 95318 92216. 07:00-20:00. A well run dive shop with confident dive masters, Bubbles provides extensive dive courses and a few selected fun dive spots. It is limited in the dive sites offered which also means contending with diving crowds, and a lack of exploration. The equipment may not be the most recent, but this is one of the cheapest options on the Island. An on-site café (Fat Martin) offers early breakfasts and late lunches before and after the dive trips. The equipment centre is a 5-minute jeep-ride further south. You may have to carry your equipment to the boat, 100 metres across the beach. 2 dives for ₹ 4000 all included, special discounts for couples or multiple dives. (updated Mar 2015)
12.0302893.0002912 Barefoot Scuba, Cafe Del Mar, Beach #3. ₹5000 for 2 dives. (updated Mar 2015)
A typical Andaman-style dive boat
12.02700293.0028033 DIVE India. ₹5000 for 2 dives. (updated Mar 2015)
Doongi Dives, ☎ +91 94742 96200.
Snorkeling is also popular, with several options.
Radhanagar Beach (Beach #7) has a couple of food shacks at the end of the road that rent out fins and masks for ₹ 50/each. There are great reefs for snorkeling in both directions from the end of the road.
Elephant Beach also has some good snorkeling sites.
Both of the dive shops can also take along snorkelers to some of the off-shore sites.
Local fishermen offer day trips and half day trips to different locations. South Button Island is particularly good as the reef is shallow, colorful and beautiful. It makes sense to get a group of 5-10 people together to share the cost of the boat.
Near Havelock Jetty, opposite reservation counter there is a small lane which goes along side the beach. Keep going on that road and you‘ll reach some boats parked at the shore. They can take you for snorkeling at Lighthouse and Elephant Beach. Corals out there are worth watching. They charge 2000/- for a couple for Speed boat transfer + Snorkel.
If you've had enough of the beach, try a little hot and sweaty jungle trekking. If you're into confluence hunting, you can find 12°N 93°E  just 800 metres away from the end of beach #5. Guides can be arranged through resorts. The Wild Orchid Resort and Emerald Gecko Resort also conduct Jungle treks and you can walk into the reception and check on their offers.
Barefoot Eco Tours, operating from the Barefoot Brasserie at the jetty and at Barefoot at Havelock Resort can arrange interesting treks both on Havelock and at other islands (e.g. Long Island) and even conduct overnight camping and trips including treking, kayaking and snorkeling.
Wild Orchid Resort, on beach #5 organise trekking, fishing trips and snorkeling.
Emerald Gecko Resort, on beach #5 organise trekking, fishing trips and snorkeling.
A local trip on a speed boat with two local fishermen to the nearby mangroves (which is not that great if you've seen dense mangroves before) and then to deeper waters for fishing. The fishermen will prepare fishing lines for you and you can catch fishes. Duration: 3-4 hr. Time: 15:00-19:00 usually. Cost: ₹. 3500.
Mike's Fishing Adventures, ☎ +91-9840238042, e-mail: email@example.com. 1-day or 2-day fishing trips on the reefs around the Island, departing from Port Blair or Havelock. (updated Mar 2015)