Muck diving comes to the Andamans

By September 17, 2014News

Muck-Diving-in-the-Andamans

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So far, muck diving has been synonymous with Lembeh in Sulawesi.  Well, the Andamans is a geographical extension of the same region, and we – especially Vikas and Sayeed – have been exploring the macro realm quite intently, looking to expand the scope of what is available here.
During the season, we found a few “firsts” for the Andamans – electric clam, frogfish and devil stinger.  And now that the off-season is slowly coming upon us, we have been doing some exploring… and this past week, we found the archetypical muck diving site:  black sand, no rocks or coral, just lots of sea urchins and massive feather stars.  And while here, 2 exciting new discoveries:  ambonscorpionfish (!!!) and robust ghost pipefish!
With an average depth of 18m, and sloping down to 60m plus on one side, this site is accessible to all diver levels and we are also planning to do blue-water dives off from here, hoping to find hammerheads (fingers crossed).   Will keep the world posted on what happens!
The site name is V16 for now, and it will be on our schedule of regular dive sites from next season.