Jackson’s Bar is a wonderful dive site in the Andaman Islands. It’s a large rocky reef that slopes towards a sandy area starting at 20 meters/60 feet and going down to 30 meters/100 feet.
The reef consists of soft corals and barrel sponges. It attracts a myriad of marine animals like potato groupers, tuna, barracudas, Napoleon wrasses, Bengal snappers, Andaman sweetlips, Java eels, as well as big stuff like stingrays (dozens can be seen on a single dive), manta rays, and whitetip reef sharks.
The strong currents that run in this area make Jackson’s Bar suitable for Advanced Open Water divers and up.