Following fish aggregations in the Andaman Islands is a thrilling experience. Depending on the depth of the reef, time of tide, strength of the current and visibility underwater, you can be surrounded by hundreds, even thousands of fish. Or more. Groups of single or mixed species may be feeding, fleeing, hunting, or hiding, sometimes all at once. Flashes of bright colours dart below the water’s surface when you peep over the edge of a boat or stand on shore. Fish schools populate the entire water column as you descend to reefs, and large shoals will still fill your field of view if you decide to snorkel and stay shallow.