The beauty of Havelock Island in Andaman kept me glued to it during my on 10-day trip. The moment I landed at Port Blair, I didn't know what to expect from Andaman Islands, I was on a impromptu , unplanned trip. All I knew was I wanted to dive and get certified as an Advanced Adventure SCUBA Diver in Andaman Islands. I had heard a lot about Andaman sea hiding many marine gems in its vast expanse. I knew the diving was good around Havelock Island and so I headed there the very next morning. I planned to dive to my heart's content in Havelock and then hop around different islands in Andaman. It's only after I stayed there for few days I realized how irresistible everything about this island is. "Unlike me", I didn't hop around to any other Island but spent all my days at Havelock.
I could just not keep my eyes away from the myriad shades of blue. I would keep gazing through the clear waters, the sky, the meadows, the crystal sand.
The deep dive sites were around 1.5 hrs boat ride away. These rides gave me lot of time to make new friends on the boat and cherish the island from a distance.
Just when I would be done with my exhaustive diving in the day, i would get the entire beaches to myself for my "Me Time". Those were the most splendid evenings I spent here.
I hired a bike and rode around the interiors of the island. I got some pristine views straight from fairy tales.
The best and cleanest beach of Asia - Radhanagar beach, is the best place to unwind in the evenings. It has the most picturesque views of the sunset.
I was so fascinated by the mangroves, I made extra efforts to walk through the inner lands to view them in abundance.
I had celebrated my Birthday diving the entire day and a dinner in the night with my new friends, Christian from Switzerland and Kristina from Bulgaria. It took us very less time to be friends and crack ceaseless jokes over extended dinners. They asked me a lot of questions about India and shared details about their country too. After a couple of days, Kristina says this for me "We need to find another Indian friend. She doesn't know how to wrap a Saree and eats European food with us!"
Well, honestly, I did think of going to Neil Island and Long Island. But everytime I would look at this cute chicken hut of mine, the thoughts would snap off. I had found the most ideal accommodation in Andaman.
Once the sun sets, the entire island becomes lazy and laidback. I spent one of the most memorable evenings on a secluded beach, under the star-lit sky, with a bottle of red wine. Such special moments can only be captured by eyes.
Namaste! I'm Medhavi Davda.
I travel to Evolve..
In Nature, I confide..
I find my calling in the Himalayas..
In the Oceans, I meditate..
A High-Altitude Trekker & PADI certified SCUBA Diver, I love exploring the heights and depths of the planet with my regular doses of mountains and oceans.
Discovering myself & life through nature, adventures, travels, sports and dance has been an addiction since my existence!
Quite fond of the natural & cultural diversity of India, I've travelled extensively in my own country before exploring international destinations.
I had left my 9+ yrs of career in Software Industry in a quest to make a living out of my passions. I packed my basics in my car (gave away the rest) and lived in different parts of Himachal Pradesh for 16 months. This invaluable time taught me to experience life from a broader perspective.
I'm currently living in Mumbai to work with an Adventure Travel company as a product manager for Scuba Diving. I continue living a minimalistic life.
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