The North Button Island National Park is spread over a 114 square kilometer marine area in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands along the eastern coast of India. A typical oceanic type of climate prevails along this region with average temperatures ranging between 20 degrees to 30 degrees Centigrade. It receives heavy rainfall from June to October every year and is situated to the east of Middle Andaman Island is a part of the Ritchie’s Archipelago comprising of 4 large and 7 small islands. South of Campbell Shoal and immediately north of the Diligent Straight, the North Button Island area is an exotic diving site.
One of the most wonderful locations for scuba diving and snorkeling, the bottom mainly comprises of the coral covered rocks interspersed with patches of sand. These areas of the Bay of Bengal are home to the Dugong, Dolphins, Blue Whale, Water Monitor Lizard, and other marine life which includes the Humpback Snappers, Giant Groupers, and schools of Spiny foot and Unicorn fish. On the reef flats divers normally get to see Boulder Corals, Stag horns, Coral Laminates and Finger Corals.
Long Island is the nearest town to the North Button Island National Park, where tourists can brace up for this exciting adventure. Port Blair is the closest Airport, Seaport and always the first stop on your Andaman & Nicobar Island voyage. Port Blair is connected by scheduled flights and through ships on sea-routes with the three Indian cities of Kolkata, Vishakhapatnam and Chennai. However, the best time to visit the North Button Island National Park is through December to the beginning of April every year.