Ross Island

Visiting Ross Island feels

Visiting Ross Island feels like discovering a jungle-clad Lost City, à la Angkor Wat, where the ruins happen to be Victorian English rather than ancient Khmer.The former administrative

Neil Island

If you really want to slow down

If you really want to slow down, and are looking for peace, isolation and near-deserted beaches without being a castaway, Neil Island, 40km northeast of Port Blair,

Havelock Island

With one of the Andaman’s most

With one of the Andaman’s most dazzling beaches and plenty of cheap bamboo-hut accommodation, Havelock is the island of choice for travellers

Diglipur & Around

Diglipur, three hours by road north

Diglipur, three hours by road north of Mayabunder, is the main town of North Andaman and as far north as you can get in the island chain.

Scuba Diving

Equipped with an experience spread over the last decade, we offer Tour packages and arrange Customized trips, Transfers with assistance, Hotel bookings, Tours, Yacht Agency Services, Air Ticket bookings, , Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Sport Fishing and Rental cars in the islands.

Scuba Diving Equipments

Our Dive shop have new and well-maintained scuba diving equipment and have taken the step to have equipment quality above that of standard rental gear you find with most scuba diving centres. We hope this will offer our customers as well as experienced scuba divers the opportunity to consider if they really need to bring their own equipment. Our Dive shop stock Apeks fully balanced regulators, Seaquest BCDs, open heel fins, shoes, masks and a selection of short/long wetsuits.

Also Suunto dive computers/compasses and digital cameras are available for rent. Our Dive shop also have 72 12-liter cylinders with yoke valve and 10 with din inserts for customers with Din first stage. For those that tend to be a bit heavy on air, Our Dive shop have four 15 litre cylinders and for the smaller scuba divers four 10 litre cylinders. Our Dive shop have a German built L&W 300 Nautic compressor with digital maintenance system to prevent any contamination in the cylinders.

Our Dive shop have recently purchased a Nitrox Membrane System with an L&W 280 3 phase compressor.  

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BOATS

Speed Boat

Our Dive shop have a locally made fiberglass boat that can hold up to eight divers. It's run with a 4-stroke 115 hp Yamaha outboard engine. This will be used primary for local dive sites and in good calm sea more far out dive locations, however due to the higher fuel consumption we may request a supplement for fuel amounting to 600 rupees per day.

Local Fishing Boat - Dungie

These boats are the popular mode of ocean transport in the Andamans. These are very durable and parts are easy to obtain, hence they are use extensively. Our Dive shop have converted two so they are suitable for diving and will be running them this season as our main dive boats.

Local Cargo Boat - Carmen

Similar to a dungie but bigger, used for snorkeling and diving when needed.

COURSES

Please note: before participating in a scuba diving course you will need to answer a medical statement. If you have any pre-diagnosed medical problem, it's advised to visit your doctor prior to arrival, as this service is not available on Havelock. For those planning to do the divemaster course, a dive medical is compulsory before arrival. All courses include study material, PIC Cards and Manuals. Download Medical Statement (Click Here) PADI Approved Courses We follow the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) general standards and recommendations.

PADI DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING (DSD): The Most popular introduction to diving

This course allows you to experience the magic of the underwater world. You will be educated on the basic breathing skills in shallow water and some theory to allow you to experience Scuba Diving. Our experienced PADI Certified Divemasters and Instructors will help you experience breathing underwater and see the beauty that lies beneath the sea, this is your first step to as the name suggests to Discover Scuba Diving. What's more, you will get a PADI Certificate confirming you have done the DSD course and the skills you learn in this course can be credited towards the Scuba Diver and Open Water certified courses of PADI.

  • Minimum Age: 10 years
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Swimming Skills: Not required
  • Maximum Dive Depth: 12 meters (40 feet)
  • For rates please refer to our packages and rates page
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PADI Scuba diver (SD)

If you want to be a certified diver but do not have a lot of time, the PADI Scuba Diver Course is the one for you. You will need to have basic swimming skills for this course. The course consists of a mixture of 3 theory sessions, 1 day of water skills and 2 open water dives with a maximum depth of 12 meters / 40 feet. Once you have completed the course you will receive a diving license to dive upto a depth of 12 meters / 40 feet under the supervision of our PADI Certified Divemaster or instructor. This Certificate and licence is valid worldwide. This is a good warm up program for the PADI Open Water Diver course.

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Swimming Skills: Required
    1. You will also need to float and tread water for 10 minutes, using any method that you want
    2. You will need to be able to swim 200 metres/yards (or 300 metres/yards in mask, fins and snorkel). You can use any swimming stroke you want and there is no time limit to complete this distance
  • Minimum Age:
    1. 10 years - Junior Scuba Diver
    2. 15 years - Scuba Diver
  • Maximum Dive Depth: 12 meters (40 feet) For rates please refer to our packages and rates page

PADI Open Water Diver (OWD)

Want to build you scuba diving skills and gain experience or do some underwater photography or maybe experience Night Diving or Deep Diving? Why not try the Adventure Diver course. You will need to be a Certified Open Water Diver. What's more you can choose the type of dive you want from the list below:

  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Underwater Navigator
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle
  • Drift Diver
  • Multilevel Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Search and Recovery Diver
  • Wreck Diver

Under the watchful eyes of our PADI Certified Divemaster or Instructor you can choose any 3 of the dives listed above. These dives can be credited towards your Advanced Open Water Diver certificate as well as can be credited towards the PADI Speciality Course which means you can be on your way to becoming a Master Scuba Diver.

  • Duration: 1-2 days
  • Prerequisites: Open Water Diver certification
  • Swimming Skills: Required
    1. You will also need to float and tread water for 10 minutes, using any method that you want
    2. You will need to be able to swim 200 metres/yards (or 300 metres/yards in mask, fins and snorkel). You can use any swimming stroke you want and there is no time limit to complete this distance
  • Minimum Age:
    1. 10 years - Junior Adventure Diver
    2. 15 years - Adventure Diver
  • Maximum Dive Depth
    1. 18 meters (60 feet) - Junior Adventure Diver
    2. 40 meters (130 feet) - Adventure Diver
  • For rates please refer to our packages and rates page
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PADI Advance Open Water Diver (AOWD)

This course is designed for those who are comfortable with diving and want to take the next step in certification. This is a good way to log in more dives and get more comfortable with scuba diving. It also allows you to experience deeper dives which could be anywhere from 18-30 metres (60-100 feet). You will learn about underwater navigation and do 3 more Adventure dives of your choice. You can take this course right after you get your Open Water Diver Certification.

  • Duration: 1-2 days
  • Prerequisites: Open Water Diver certification
  • Swimming Skills: Required
    1. You will also need to float and tread water for 10 minutes, using any method that you want
    2. You will need to be able to swim 200 metres/yards (or 300 metres/yards in mask, fins and snorkel). You can use any swimming stroke you want and there is no time limit to complete this distance
  • Minimum Age:
    1. 12 years - Junior Advanced Open Water Diver
    2. 15 years - Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Maximum Dive Depth:
    1. 21 meters (70 feet) - Junior Advanced Open Water Diver
    2. 30 meters (100 feet) - Advanced Open Water Diver
  • For rates please refer to our packages and rates page

PADI Enriched Air / Nitrox Course

This course is becoming the most popular specialty scuba diving course and the reason is simple: diving with enriched air also known as Nitrox reduces your decompression time. This basically translates to more time underwater even when you do repetitive dives. Therefore you can ideally stay down longer as well as get back to the water sooner. This is why many divers choose this as their very first specialty. You will learn the techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air Nitrox and also enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations which includes including managing oxygen exposure, which is how to tell what's in your tank and how to set your dive computer. You can do the course along with your Open Water or Advanced Open Water Course.

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Prerequisites: OWD or AOWD certifications
  • Swimming Skills: Required
    1. You will also need to float and tread water for 10 minutes, using any method that you want
    2. You will need to be able to swim 200 metres/yards (or 300 metres/yards in mask, fins and snorkel). You can use any swimming stroke you want and there is no time limit to complete this distance
  • Minimum Age:
    1. 15 years or older
  • Maximum Dive Depth:
    1. 21 meters / 70 feet - Junior Nitrox Diver
    2. 30 meters / 100 feet - Nitrox Diver
  • For rates please refer to our packages and rates page

PADI Emergency First Responce (EFR)

First Aid is a tool that is useful for any one. This course is specifically designed to teach essential life saving skills, thereby boosting your confidence if faced with an emergency both in and outside the water. You will learn about CPR, spinal injury management, basic first aid and also care and prevention for shock. This course is a pre requisite to the Rescue Diver course. You can do this course in combination with any of the courses.

  • Duration: 1-2 days
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Swimming Skills: None
  • Minimum Age: None
  • For rates please refer to our packages and rates page

PADI Rescue Diver (RD)

This course is aimed typically at taking your diving skills to the next level by incorporating skills to prevent problems and manage them in case they do occur. This course has been described as a very challenging and yet rewarding experience. Here you will learn self rescue as well as rescuing other panicked or divers in problems and learn to recognize and manage stress in other divers. You will also learn to manage equipment in case of an emergency.

  • Duration: 3-4 days
  • Prerequisites: OWD + EFR Certifications
  • Swimming Skills: Required
    1. You will also need to float and tread water for 10 minutes, using any method that you want
    2. You will need to be able to swim 200 metres/yards (or 300 metres/yards in mask, fins and snorkel). You can use any swimming stroke you want and there is no time limit to complete this distance
  • Minimum Age:
    1. 12 years - Junior Rescue Diver
    2. 15 years - Rescue Diver
  • For rates please refer to our packages and rates page

PADI Master Scuba Diver

This is the highest level in non-professional Scuba diving. If you have the eagerness to live the dive lifestyle and continue to discover the ever-changing underwater world in various places around the world, then this is the course for you. You need to contact us for to plan your schedule for this course.

  • Duration: 15 days
  • Prerequisites: (Junior) AOWD, (Junior) RD
  • Swimming Skills: Required
    1. You will also need to float and tread water for 10 minutes, using any method that you want
    2. You will need to be able to swim 200 metres/yards (or 300 metres/yards in mask, fins and snorkel). You can use any swimming stroke you want and there is no time limit to complete this distance
  • Minimum Age:
    1. 12 years - Junior Master Scuba Diver
    2. 15 years - Master Scuba Diver
  • For rates please refer to our packages and rates page
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PADI Dive Master Course (DM)

This is the first step into the professional world of Scuba diving. This course will transform your passion for the underwater world from merely a recreational sport into a career. In this course you will learn about motivational skills and also how to manage dive activities and assist other instructors with the students. You will also learn to manage a dive centre. You will complete all your water skills and leadership skills through a well-structured internship. Once you have completed this course you can assist with and instruct on any diving course, assist in planning, organising and directing dives; and independently guide Open Water Diver students. This course is the prerequisite for the Assistant Instructor and Open Water Scuba Instructor.

  • Duration: 25-30 days
  • Prerequisites: Rescue Diver Certification + 20 Logged Dives and Current EFR. You will also need to do a Dive Medical
  • Swimming Skills: Required
    1. You will also need to float and tread water for 10 minutes, using any method that you want
    2. You will need to be able to swim 200 metres/yards (or 300 metres/yards in mask, fins and snorkel). You can use any swimming stroke you want and there is no time limit to complete this distance
  • Minimum Age: 18 years
  • For rates please refer to our packages and rates page

DIVE SITES

The Andaman Islands are a kaleidoscope of colors and coral, pristine reefs and a mind-boggling array of fish. The seas around the Andamans are some of the world's most unspoilt. Marine life is abundant and many species of fish and coral are unique to the area.

From the depths of Johnny's Gorge to the gardens of Minerva ledge, there is something here for everyone. But what makes the Andamans so special is not only the amazing treasures you'll find with in her. The Andaman Islands have managed to escape the mass amount of divers you'll find at other dive locations. Here diver impact is minimal and you'll always see more fish than divers.

SOUTH BUTTON 6-25 Meters, All Levels

This is one of our popular places to dive, however the farthest away but full of fish and coral (soup), also the best place to snorkel, it has something for everyone with a Manta Ray or even the odd little Devil Ray passing by, it's a great place to see Barracuda watching the Big Eyed Trevally below, Batfish as well as Crocodile Fish, Moray Eels, turtles, Angelfish, Blue Fin Trevally and Nudibranch, these are all on a large list of things that can be seen here, even above the water the sea is alive with Sweepers being chased from below as well as the White Bellied Sea Eagle from above.

THE WALL: 10-30 Meters, All Levels

A small wall 50 meters long that drops in to the shipping channel near the jetty on Havelock, this is the best local site and is visited by a very large Napoleon Wrasse called Pierre, who's very friendly to divers. The top of the wall is very colorful with purple, red and yellow soft corals, alone the wall has many beautiful fans with Puffer Fish and Lionfish peering out at you and Nudibranchs trying to race around the wall. We see many octopuses and Scorpion Fish here and even Anglerfish are seen tucked into holes. On the sandy parts Kulhs Rays are spotted with or without their tails.

DIXON'S PINNACLE, 18-30 Meters, Advanced

Three large pinnacles are surrounded with excitement from all the active feeding frenzy from the pelagics, Barracuda, Giant Trevally, Giant Groupers, Tuna and Mackerel. Beautiful Big Barrel Sponges perch on the edges of the larger pinnacle that is covered with Glass Fish that make it hard at times to look out at the schools of Batfish floating in the currents and then suddenly a shadow appears from the deep, it's a Manta Ray cruising by to take a look at the commotion. There are many colors here with lots of juvenile Emperor Angelfish and shy Red-Toothed Triggerfish looking for holes to hide from the glares from the Napoleon Wrasse circling the reef.

JOHNNY'S GORGE; 20-30 Meters, Advanced

Just 3 minutes from Minerva ledge also visited by dolphin is the famous Johnny's gorge, divers fight to dive here, its not a big reef but most diver don't notice the beautiful colored coral because they are surround by a kaleidoscope of swirling Barracuda, giant friendly Grouper, Unicorn Fish and Snappers, not to forget one of the few place to see shark on a regular basis and groups of Eagle Rays often drop in to add to the experience.

LIGHTHOUSE; 6-20Meters, All Levels

A sloped reef about 30 minutes away from the dive shop, the coral tends to be better in the shallows with lots of Fusiliers, Lionfish, octopus and if divers are lucky a big gang of Humpback Parrotfish. This site is a great place to do night dives; we see lots of macro life as well as very small Lionfish, sleeping Parrotfish in their bubbles and of course lobsters.

ELEPHANT BEACH, 6-25 Meters; All Levels

A popular reef for snorkeling and dive training, it's the only dive site where you can walk straight of the beach. It has a large open sand area with several rocks and coral patches with lots of small macro life, like Pipefish, many different shrimps and porcelain crabs. We've also seen young Eagle Rays, Scorpionfish lazing around in the sand. The reef itself has colorful hard coral including Staghorn as well as Feather/Basket/Sea Stars, juvenile Harlequin Sweetlips, Groupers and many more common reef fish busy on their daily routine.

MV MARS; 7-15, All Levels

This small wooden local cargo ship went down during a storm 2006, it sits upright and has become a new home to many fish which inhabited the near by reef ten meters away. It a short dive around the wreck, then on to the reef and finish back at the wreck, visibility tends to be not so good but great when it appears through the gloom.

NEIL'S COVE;12-18 Meters, All Levels

This site is a extension of another very similar dive site called the aquarium, both gentle slope out to sea with the reef running from a beautiful cove almost Elephant Beach, mainly hard coral and hosts a large array of fish, Stingrays are often spotted in the sand as well as big schools of Blue Stripped Snappers. It's a great place to find Humpback Parrotfish crunching away at the coral.

7TH HEAVEN; 6-12 Meters, All Levels

Just 300 meters off Number Seven Beach is a small coral patch that is a great place to see many anemones with several different Damselfish including the famous Nemo (Clown Fish). Also Ornate Ghost Pipefish have been spotted around the mooring line and keep looking out on to the sand so as not to miss the passing stingrays, On rare occasions its possible a Dugong might even pass on his way to graze in his garden.

MINERVA LEDGE; 10-18Meters, All Levels

A large plateau of colorful coral, you need more than one dive to cover this place, with abundance of life, we never really know what we see from one dive to the next, With a gentle current (sometimes strong) you could pass by Napoleon Wrasse, Eagle Rays, White Tip Sharks, an uncommon Tiger Shark was recently seen by another dive shop but this is Minerva ledge. Even on the quiet days there's lots to see.

PILOTREE; 8-20Meters, All Levels

The closest dive site to the dive centre, a large reef sister to Minerva ledge. This site has lots of small Reef Fish with Napoleon Wrasse, occasional young Manta Ray and Leopard Shark have been spotted at times alone with big Stingrays, turtles, Scorpionfish, sea snakes and Trevally.

The above sites are just a few of the most visited during the dive season, some of the other sites are: Ghost Reef, i-95, Mystery Mountains, Duncan's Wreck, Jacobs Table, Guddo's Garden, and Jackson's Bar.

Diving around the Andaman's is limited to mainly Havelock and we've barely scratched the surface, new dive sites are being discovered all the time and we find new fish previously not seen before in the Andaman islands every season, it's a great place to dive, so join us and our team of professional staff in discovering the treasures hidden beneath the sea.

PACKAGES AND RATES FOR 2011-2012

A Typical Day

For certified divers, we run 2 tank trips to some of the most amazing dive sites around Havelock and Neil Island. We keep our groups small, usually no more then 5 divers per divemaster for both your safety and enjoyment. And to the best we can, arrange groups by experience, ability and interest.

Every morning our experienced staff will assemble the gear of our certified divers and place it on the boat. For typical day trips, we meet everyday at the dive shop at 7:00am for breakfast. We are usually back at the shop around 2:30pm, depending on the distance to the site and length of the dive. But we are not in a hurry. Our bottom times are only limited to your air consumption and the dive tables or your dive computer. Lunch and snacks are provided in between dives as well as plenty of purified drinking water.

PADI Approved Courses

We follow the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) general standards and recommendations.

Most of our dive sites are suitable for all diver levels and certifications. But, a few require Advanced open water certificate and more experience due to depths and possibilities for strong currents. If you wish to further your diving education, one of our experienced PADI instructors would be happy to assist you.

Let us show you the treasures hidden beneath the Andaman Sea.

ALL PRICES IN INR

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Daily Diving
Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) 4500 (60 minutes, elephant beach)
Discover Scuba Diving, Light 3500 (30 minutes, lighthouse)
Discover Scuba Diving, extra dive 1500 (on same day)
Day Diving 4000 (certified divers only)
Night Dive 2500 (certified divers only)
Specialty Courses
Enriched Air Nitrox, academics only (0 dives) 5000
Enriched Air Nitrox, Digital Underwater Photographer
and Peak Performance Buoyancy (2 dives)
8500
Night, Deep and Wreck (3 dives - if 4 dives is needed
Rs. 1500 extra)
9500
Master Scuba Diver (4 specialties after own choice
+ Enriched Air Nitrox)
44000
Dive Packages
3 days / 6 dives 11500
4 days / 8 dives 15000
5 days / 10 dives 18500
6 days / 12 dives 22000
Additional day/per 2 dives 3000 (after 6 days/beyond 12 dives)
Course Packages
Discover Scuba Diving + Open Water Combo 21000
Open Water + Enriched Air Combo 23500
Open Water + Advanced Open Water Combo 30000
Open Water + Advanced Open Water + Enriched Air Combo 34500
Advanced Open Water + Enriched Air Combo 17500
EFR + Rescue Diver Combo 17500
EFR + Rescue Diver + Divemaster (Course Dives Only) 42500
Basic Entry-Level Certification Courses
PADI Scuba Diver (2 dives) 14000
PADI Open Water (4 dives) 19000
PADI and NG Open Water (5 dives) 25000
Special Dive Trips
Speedboat trip to best local dive sites (3 dives) 6000
Speedboat trip to Long Island (3 dives) 9000
Speedboat trip to Barren Island (3 dives) 13000
Speedboat trip to Invisible Bank (3 dives) 13000
Speedboat trip to Cinque and Passage Island (3 dives) 13000
Advanced Level Certification Courses
PADI Adventure Diver (3 dives) 11000
PADI Advanced Diver (5 dives) 14500
EFR First Aid (0 dives) 5000
PADI Rescue Diver (2 dives) 15000
Professional Certification Courses
PADI DM (Course Dives Only) 32000
PADI DM (Course Dives + 20 FD) 62000
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All Courses include study material PIC Cards and Manuals