Agatti Island is a long, narrow part of land, located on a coral atoll. It is a part of the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, India. Agatti is 7.5 km long, and its area is 2.7 sq. km. In order to get to the island, tourists need to get a permit from the administration of the region. It is granted based on a confirmed place of residence. Tourism is well developed here, and therefore, the atoll, just as any other coral island, attracts divers.
Despite its humble size, the island has many interesting diving spots. Agatti is surrounded by untouched, magnificent reefs with rich marine flora and fauna.
The airport is located on the southern part of the island. There is only 1 take-off runway which can accommodate only small passenger aircrafts of the local airlines. The airport offers direct non-stop flights to Cochin. It connects Agatti with the rest territory of the country.
Agatti has a tropical monsoon climate. Spring is the hottest season of the year. The air temperature varies from +25 to +35 °С, and the humidity is up to 76%. The water warms up to +28 °С and above. The best period for diving is October to March, as the weather is most comfortable, and the sea is calm.
Fish Soup on the Rocks is a fantastic spot for diving with large rocks, surrounded by a forest of hard corals, growing from the sandy sea-bottom. You will see many shining butterflyfish, large Moorish idols, and snappers.
Mauritius Point is a dive site on a thin edge of the island. There is a diversity of corals, shrimp, crabs, lobsters and fish. On the outer edge of the reef, you can see pelagic fishes.