Situated in the Bay of Bengal, the Andaman Islands, also known as Emerald Isles because of their green forests, are an isolated group of 325 islands with distinct beauty. Still remaining untouched by mass tourism, the islands are located closer to Thailand than to India and the main settlement called the Port Blair is easily approached from India by plane or ferry.
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Scuba Diving in Mudjimba or Old Woman Island, Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia
Old Woman Island also provides with an interesting and safe dive site. The average depth here is at 10 m/32.8 ft and the maximum is at 15 m/49.2 ft. Visibility is good and varies from 10 m/32.8 ft to 30 m/98.4 ft. In addition, the spot is suitable for all divers and it is the perfect location for beginners. The average water temperature is around 28°C/82.4°F in summer and around 20°C/68°F in winter.
Old Woman Island is home to numerous hard and soft corals, nudibranch species and sea sponges. Divers will have the opportunity to witness an abundant marine life. Expect to see tropical fish, crayfish, starfish, turtles, sea whips, gorgonians, stingrays, moray eels, wobbegong sharks, coral trout and small groper. Last but not least, it is also a great place for snorkeling. Note: book a boat dive in one of the many scuba schools located in the area.
Relevant activites based in Australia
December – AUSTRALIA
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Tully River.
Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.