28 Best Scuba Diving Tours in Andaman and Nicobar - 2020 (with 1561

Popular Andaman and Nicobar Scuba Diving Tour Packages

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5 Days Andaman Honeymoon with Romantic Candle Light Dinner 5D/4N ₹ 21400 5.0 star View Details
Scuba Diving in Andaman 1H ₹ 3999 5.0 star View Details
8 Days Andaman Tour with North Bay & Ross Island Trip 8D/7N ₹ 24750 4.0 star View Details
6 Days Andaman Tour Package Including Airfare @ Flat 10% off 6D/5N ₹ 25140 5.0 star View Details
All in One Scuba Open Water Course with Sightseeing 6D/5N ₹ 23000 4.0 star View Details
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5 Days Andaman Honeymoon with Romantic Candle Light Dinner Featured
5 Days Andaman Honeymoon with Romantic Candle Light Dinner

5D/4N

Port Blair

About the Destination:Unveil the crystal clear waters and scenic wonders of Andamans without giving a pinch to your pockets! While you tour this quarter you can traverse the major attractions of the destination and tantalize your taste buds with the lip-smacking cuisine. Be it the traveling or accommodation for the trip everything is taken care of!About the tour:On this 5 Days and 4 Nights honeymoon tour, you will be covering the major attractions of Andamans. While you are here you can traverse the alluring  Carbyn's Cove beach followed by the Light and sound show at Cellular Jail, where you can let your heart go pumping with the story of freedom fighters. Later stroll along the  Kalapathar Beach which is known for its reefs! You will also be touring Havelock and Radhanagar Beach.Why book this package?Such destinations are well-suited for strengthening the bonds, as they extend a fusion of soothing vibes and a tinge of adventures. With this package, you can not only experience the spellbinding candlelight dinner.*Note: The mentioned cost is per person cost valid for 2 people travelling together. Hit the send enquiry button to get the price for more than 2 people travelling together.High peak season charges will be applicable for December & January.
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236 Ratings

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236 Ratings

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INR 21,400

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Scuba Diving in Andaman Featured
Scuba Diving in Andaman

1H

Havelock Island

About the Activity:Explore the beauty of Ocean DepthsIndulge in the fascinating activity of Scuba Diving, in the mesmeric Beach No:1 in Havelock Island. When you arrive at the Scuba Diving camp, early in the morning you will be assisted by the representative. The timing is based on schedule booked and a number of people participating. A PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) certified Scuba instructor will brief you about the “dos and don’ts” of Scuba Diving. Upon reaching the dive site, the proper equipment for Scuba diving will be given to you and then embark your underwater experience. The instructor will accompany you through the entire process. Before you get to indulge in deep water diving, you will be introduced to the shallow waters to become familiar with the gears.Get Ready for Once in a Lifetime Experience!
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752 Ratings

5.0

752 Ratings

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INR 4,650

INR 3,999

8 Days Andaman Tour with North Bay & Ross Island Trip Featured
8 Days Andaman Tour with North Bay & Ross Island Trip

8D/7N

Port Blair

About the tour:Visiting the Andaman Islands is a special experience and the best way to enjoy it is with a carefully curated Andaman holiday package. Such a package will allow you to experience the best sights and sounds that Andaman has to offer from Port Blair to Havelock island to Neil island and more. All the popular attractions of these places will be visited during the course of this tour. There are many historical attractions around Port Blair. An informed guide will give you a tour of the places so that you get a good insight into the past of the region. There will also be many chances to enjoy the water sports that the Andamans are so famous for. This Andaman tour with North Bay & Ross Island trip is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the beauties of the islands and create special memories to cherish for life. What you'll be covering?Carbyn's Cove beachLight and sound show at Cellular JailRoss & North IslandSnorkeling at Elephant Island Bharatpur Beach Laxmanpur Beach Neil Island Havelock Island.*Note: The mentioned cost is valid for 2 people travelling together. Hit the send enquiry button to get the price for more than 2 people travelling together.The price is not valid in High peak season(10 Dec-20 January)
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41 Ratings

4.0

41 Ratings

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INR 30,938

INR 24,750

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6 Days Andaman Tour Package Including Airfare @ Flat 10% off Featured
6 Days Andaman Tour Package Including Airfare @ Flat 10% off

6D/5N

Port Blair

About The Tour:Andaman is a fascinating holiday destination and this Andaman tour package including airfare is the perfect way to experience it. The package is a comprehensive one which allows you to enjoy not only the sights of Port Blair but also the magical beaches of the islands around it.This Andaman Tour Package including Airfare is 5 nights and 6 days package which includes your activities and airfare costs during the trip. In the course of the 5 days, you spend in Andaman, you will be able to enjoy visits to popular places like Corbyn’s Cove, Havelock Island, Ross Island among others. Port Blair’s many attractions will also be open to exploration including the Cellular Jail, Samudrika Museum, Forest Museum, and the markets. And since a visit to the Andaman Islands is incomplete without some water adventurers, you will get a chance to enjoy activities like snorkelling, scuba diving, sea walking and much more during this trip. The time you spend in Andaman with this package will be an exciting one, and you will take back loads of great memories with you. *Note: Hit the send enquiry to get the quote for flights from other parts of India.The package cost will vary with the flight cost depending on the Date of Travel.
Excellent

38 Ratings

5.0

38 Ratings

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INR 28,140

INR 25,140

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All in One Scuba Open Water Course with Sightseeing Featured
All in One Scuba Open Water Course with Sightseeing

6D/5N

Havelock Island

About the TripMillions of the people around the world have learned to scuba dive and have gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through PADI/ SSI Open Water Diver Course. This course will teach you the fundamentals of diving through a perfect mixture of theory, sessions of confined water and four open water dives in the tropical Andaman waters. This certification from PADI/SSI at Aqua Nomad Dive Center at Havelock will allow you to be a Certified Diver who can plan and dive independently of a dive professional up to a depth of 18 meters anywhere in the world. The all-in-one package not only makes you a certified diver but also offers other activities and opportunity to explore and discover the hidden treasures of Havelock including cycling/kayaking and a visit to stunning beaches of Kala Patthar & Radha Nagar. In case you are an Open Water Diver, you can take up Advanced Open Water Course. Tour Highlights PADI certified Open Water/Advance Open Water courseKayaking/ Cycle trekkingBeach Volleyball/Dart/Chess gamesVisit Cellular (Kala Pani) JailAdmire sunset at Radha Nagar beachSun bask at Kala Patthar beachThe two variants of this course will be either inclusive of certain provisions or exclusive. If you choose the all-inclusive package, you will be getting the following provisions:Lodging in Havelock, 5 nights, standard non AC. Taxi in Port Blair for Airport pick up and drop, Cellular Jail visit.Taxi in Havelock for Jetty pick up and drop, Kala Patthar and Radha Nagar Beach visit.Your scuba diver will provide you with all the basic scuba gear you will use including mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device, dive gauges, and a tank on a refundable basis.
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26 Ratings

4.0

26 Ratings

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INR 23,000

Open / Advanced Open Water Scuba Course in Andaman Featured
Open / Advanced Open Water Scuba Course in Andaman

4D/3N

Havelock Island

About the Activity:Scuba diving, an exhilarating experience that takes you closer to your heard or unheard art as you go deeper into the ocean, invites you to write your story within it. While living your plunge, the evolving peace in mind develops a language that helps to communicate with the mystical water world and in the process gets created a set of memories worth growing ahead with. Millions of the people around the world have learned to scuba dive and have gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through PADI/ SSI Open Water Diver Course. This course will teach you the fundamentals of diving through a perfect mixture of theory, sessions of confined water and four open water dives in the tropical Andaman waters. This certification from PADI/SSI at Aqua Nomad Dive Center at Havelock will allow you to be a Certified Diver who can plan and dive independently of a dive professional up to a depth of 18 meters anywhere in the world. In case you are an Open Water Diver, you can take up Advanced Open Water Course.
Superb

27 Ratings

4.0

27 Ratings

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INR 20,000

One Day Dive at Andaman Islands
One Day Dive at Andaman Islands

1D

Havelock Island

About the ActivityThe art of beginnings defines the core of your capacity to choose the endings you start living at. Discover Scuba Dive is one such space which lets one of the most beautifully soothing beginnings to happen as you would effortlessly experience the first dive of your life. With just a few instructions taken in and being enveloped within a comforted frame of mind, you could rejoice a journey beyond your circumference, in the eternal layers of water.Ready for your first dive in the ocean? What all does it consist?This is a one day program which makes you learn key skills that you will use during every scuba dive.You will get comfortable with the gear that helps us breathe under water.Confined water training. Swim across and explore.No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable physical health.No exam.No swim tests.If you are short of time but do not wish to miss the best part of your visit to Andaman, that is, the scuba diving in Havelock, you can go ahead with the Try Dive with just a few instructions taken in.
Very Good

28 Ratings

3.0

28 Ratings

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INR 3,500

Andaman Scuba Diving Expedition
Andaman Scuba Diving Expedition

15D/14N

Port Blair

The Andaman & Nicobar Islands comprise of around 572 islands, and lie 1190 km from Chennai. Of these only 36 are inhabited. The islands are formed by a sub-ocean mountain range which separates the Bay of Bengal from the Andaman Seas. Its a long term stay package for those who want to really becomes a part of the easy-going life of the Andamans; enjoy some diving, explore the islands, hang out on the beach. Andaman's also offer other Water Sports like Scuba Diving and Snorkelling, speed boating, Jet-ski etc. Combining diving with some continuing education can improve the skills The islands have tropical climate. The rain forests on these islands shelter more than 3000 species of plants and birds. Its a paradise for eco-tourists and Andaman adventure sport lovers.
Superb

25 Ratings

4.0

25 Ratings

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Andaman Divers Paradise
Andaman Divers Paradise

6D/5N

Port Blair

Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a union territory of India lies in the Bay of Bengal. It consists of about 527 islands both small and large. The coastline of the Islands stretches for about 100 Kms. The Islands are covered with dense forests all around. This Andaman trip will take one to Havelock, an island with white beaches, coral reefs, and dolphins, turtles, situated 57km north east of Port Blair. The beaches Vijaynagar and Radhanagar are the most prominent and known for their crystal clear turquoise blue waters. A tour to the Havelock beach is exciting, relaxing and rejuvenating. One can enjoy few water sports activities (optional) here. The stay at Port Blair offers lots to see in local culture, much known Cellular Jail, Viper Island through Harbour Cruise and many more.
Superb

33 Ratings

4.0

33 Ratings

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Learn To Dive
Learn To Dive

6D/5N

Port Blair

Diving in Andaman waters offer a fascinating world of under-water marine life, varieties of colorful fishes, rarest of the coral reefs in the world, mysterious remains of sunken ships etc. All these can be explored through Scuba Diving. This is our most popular diver program for all newbie, a passport to a lifetime of underwater adventure, which allows you the freedom to dive with a buddy, independent of a professional. Learn about scuba fundamentals, equipment and diving techniques then practice your diving skills in the pool before discovering the tranquil beauty of our underwater wonderland. Must be able to Float/Swim for 10 minutes and complete either a 100% meters continuous swim or 300 meters continuous swim with snorkel & fins.
Very Good

23 Ratings

3.0

23 Ratings

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Andaman Divers Special
Andaman Divers Special

8D/7N

Port Blair

The Andaman & Nicobar Islands, located in the Bay of Bengal are the last of the few undiscovered jewels of nature that have so far escaped the ravages of mass tourism. The busiest diving season in Andaman is between the months of October and May. The clear blue seas provide good visibility for the abundant and enthralling variety of marine life. The Havelock and Neil Islands are most visited due to the beauty of their beaches, relaxing environment and SCUBA diving facilities. The place is still untouched for the most by tourism. Scuba Diving is a sought after sport among the new generation and even the elderly may enjoy its thrill. These islands are reached by a regular and reliable ferry service operating from Phoenix Bay Jetty in Port Blair. Havelock has seven beaches, most resorts being located on the stretch along the road from beach 3 to beach 5; beach 7 that is Radhanagar Beach is held to be the most gorgeous. On Neil Island, Sitapur is one of the most well-known beaches, known for its clear water and white coral sands. This package tour covers the entire top diving sites of Havelock and Neil Island, also leaves the tourist with a free day or two to soak in the unique charm of these these captivating islands. The dive sites are organised according to difficulty into All, Intermediate and Advanced category.
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30 Ratings

4.0

30 Ratings

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Andaman Holiday Package with Water Adventure
Andaman Holiday Package with Water Adventure

6D/5N

Port Blair

5N/6D: Port Blair - Havelock - Port Blair What will you see: Sound and Light Show at Cellular Jail, Coral reef, Marine life.What will you do: Swimming and bathing at the beach, beach activities, Snorkeling and other underwater activities.  The beaches in Andaman hold the divine ability to mesmerize their visitors. Most of these beaches are ranked amongst some of the best beaches in Asia as well as in the world. This tour itinerary has been designed in a way, which will offer the most primal experience of life amidst the clear blue water and the tepid sands. Most of the beaches covered in this Andaman and Nicobar package are esteemed to be tourist-friendly and also offer a tranquil stay, away from the bustling city life. If not every year, this tour is a must for once in a lifetime experience!
Superb

24 Ratings

4.0

24 Ratings

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INR 23,500

INR 20,000

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Marine Conservation Expedition in Andaman Islands
Marine Conservation Expedition in Andaman Islands

7D/6N

Port Blair

Travel Dates: 15th to 21st April About the Destination:The Andaman Islands is India's best tropical beach destination and offers its visitors some of the most amazing experiences of a tropical lifestyle. You can do a lot here in just a matter of few days, like sightseeing, water sports, birdwatching, and diving. Scuba diving in Andaman is a great way to explore life underwater from up close. This tour brings you the chance of not only seeing the marine treasure of Andaman but also how the increasing pollution and global warming has affected it all. Also, if you are someone who does not possess a PADI certification for diving, you can get it with this tour as an optional add-on.About the Tour:- As you arrive at Port Blair's Vir Savarkar Airport, you will be met by our representatives who will directly take you to the location of the project in Chidiya Tapu. This is where you will be introduced to the programme with a proper briefing.- On the coming 3 days, you will be going through the experience of Dive Theories, Classes on Island Biogeography, and practical dives to understand Coral Reef that grow around the islands of Andaman.- The next day will be for trekking in the forests, understanding the ocean flows, and learning to build a raft. On the second last day of the project, you will take your dive into the open water, where you will learn about the fishes in the waters. You will also be taking a walk through the mangrove forest.- On the last day, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to the Indian Mainland, bringing the experience to an end.Tour Type: Group DepartureTravel Group: Young Adults (Age 14-19 years) | Minimum Age Required to Book: 14 YearsStarting Point: Veer Savarkar Airport, Port BlairEnd Point: Veer Savarkar Airport, Port Blair How suited this trip is for you? This trip is designed for the young adults, aged 14 to 19 years, who have a genuine interest in life underwater, marine conservation, and environment-related practices. Since this is beginner level experience, one does not have to be in possession of prior knowledge of the subject. You will be working with professionals who are experts in their field. *Note: Phones are strictly prohibited on this trip and you are unlikely to be able to contact your family during the duration of the trip*Note: After the completion of this experience, the participants will be awarded a certificate of completion and for working in Marine Conservation.
Superb

32 Ratings

4.0

32 Ratings

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INR 50,000

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Andaman Sightseeing Tour of 10 Days
Andaman Sightseeing Tour of 10 Days

10D/9N

About the Activity:Here comes a long tour of 10 days to explore and understand the exact beauty of the Andaman Islands. This is an extensive sightseeing trip that ranges from the complete view of the cities to the beaches to the favourite small islands.The Cellular Jail and the Light and Sound Show, the Coral Island, Ross Island, Diglipur are the main attractions that you are going to come across during the tour.For the adventure lovers, there are options to do scuba diving or snorkelling. For those who want to just sit back and relax, the palm-fringed beaches around the island will be a great choice.The package includes food, accommodation in hotels and all the transportation during the sightseeing trip.
Excellent

38 Ratings

5.0

38 Ratings

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INR 30,000

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Ross and Smith Island Tour in Andaman and Nicobar
Ross and Smith Island Tour in Andaman and Nicobar

5D/4N

About the Activity:A must visit island, the twin islands separated by a sand bar is the Ross and Smith Island, arranging a pleasing view of it to the visitors.There is a nine-day Andaman trip that will take you to this major attraction along with other locations such as Corbyn's Cove, Havelock Island, Elephant Beach, Baratang Island, Diglipur etc.There would be adventure activities like scuba diving and snorkeling as well satiating the adventure junkies' love for more thrill. The palm-fringed beaches, long shores, turquoise water, bewitching sunset views etc are enough to leave you stolen throughout the tour.Trekking to the Lime stone caves and Mud Volcano in Baratang enhances the whole enthusiasm hidden in the tour.The package includes food, accommodation in hotels and transportation during the entire sightseeing trip.
Superb

41 Ratings

4.0

41 Ratings

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INR 27,800

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Sightseeing and Scuba Diving in Andamans
Sightseeing and Scuba Diving in Andamans

5D/4N

About the Activity:An enigmatic melange of turquoise waters, white sandy beaches and multiple natural extravagant sights is what makes Andaman and Nicobar Islands separated from any other island.Here is an activity combined sightseeing tour of Andamans, showing you the best scenery along with the best adventure time.This five day tour takes you to observe the administrative, historical, anthropological, geographical and cultural aspects of this island in a detailed manner.The Cellular Jail, the Anthropological Museum, the Marine Museum, Chatham Saw Mill, Ross Island, Havelock and much more are in the schedule. Take part to know the minute nuances the island boasts of.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the sightseeing tour including the round trip air transfer.
Superb

35 Ratings

4.0

35 Ratings

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INR 33,500

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Sightseeing Tour of Andaman with Neil Island Visit ( Flights Included)
Sightseeing Tour of Andaman with Neil Island Visit ( Flights Included)

5D/4N

About the Activity:For those who are looking for a special Andaman trip on the next vacation, here comes a chance to explore the best parts of India's most visited islands.This is a 6 day tour features Neil Island, an undying beauty with long beaches and crystal clear waters to enhance the beauty.On this sightseeing tour, you are going to witness the precious attractions of the Andaman  like the Cellular Jail, Havelock Island etc as well along with spending a quality time on the Neil Island.The package includes food, accommodation in hotels and transportation during the whole trip including flight transfer from Chennai.
Superb

37 Ratings

4.0

37 Ratings

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INR 38,665

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Andaman Sightseeing with Semi-submarine Cruise ( Flights Included)
Andaman Sightseeing with Semi-submarine Cruise ( Flights Included)

5D/4N

Port Blair

About the Activity:A semi submarine ride and scuba diving to the interiors of Bay of Bengal from the attractive Andaman Islands are the major features of this five day tour of the Andamans.The moment you arrive in Port Blair, you will receive a vague picture of how beautiful the island is and when you set out to explore each and every corner, you will gradually fall in love with the location.During the tour, you will touch the proud attractions like the Cellular Jail, Ross Island, Havelock Island, Radhanagar Beach, Anthropological Museum and Fisheries Museum.Fill your travel diaries with the incomparable moments on these white sandy beaches, clear waters and the long shores covered by coconut trees.The package includes food, accommodation, transportation including flight from Chennai and inland transportation.
Superb

33 Ratings

4.0

33 Ratings

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INR 31,350

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Andaman Tour Package For Family
Andaman Tour Package For Family

6D/5N

Port Blair

About the tour: The Andamans are a fantastic holiday destination for families. They provide a unique opportunity to bond with each other and create special long-lasting memories full of adventure. A specially curated family holiday tour package is a great way to comprehensively enjoy your vacation, and this Andaman tour package for family does just that. The tours in this package have been thoughtfully put together keeping in mind the activities that will make for the best family enjoyment in Andaman. The package lasts for 5 nights and 6 days and covers popular destinations in Andaman including Port Blair, Havelock island, Neil Island, and more.  You get the opportunity to enjoy the marvellous sights and sounds of these places via visits to their most popular attractions. From the Cellular Jail to the Elephant Beach, we’ve got you covered. This Andaman tour package for family will definitely leave you with the best of memories.
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25 Ratings

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25 Ratings

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INR 18,000

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Cinque Island Excursion, Port Blair
Cinque Island Excursion, Port Blair

1D

Port Blair

North and South Cinque Islands, two spectacular island pieces connected by sandbars called ‘Manners Strait’,are seen to be believed. Away from human habitation, this destination in the Andamans is an ideal getaway. In this one day guided tour, reel in the charm of these natural wonders - North Cinque is popular for water sports like scuba diving, snorkelling, game fishing and camping and the South Cinque doles out as a part of the ‘Mahatma Gandhi National Park’ which is also called ‘Wandoor Marine National Park’. At around 7am, drive early morning from Port Blair to Chidyatapu Island, from where you’ll be ferried to Cinque Islands. Explore the long sandy beaches that support eco-tourism. Trace the islands exotic coral reefs, sea weeds, colourful species of fishes, shells, starfish, sea anemones and several other amphibians and reptiles. Partake in rip-roaring water sports and enjoy lunch by the sea. Unfold the beauty of the place and head back to Chidyatapu by late afternoon. Duration: 1 day
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37 Ratings

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37 Ratings

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Frequently Asked Questions About Scuba Diving in Andaman and Nicobar

  1. When is the best time to do Scuba Diving in the Andamans?

    For certified divers, we recommend them to visit Andaman from December to early May, as that is the peak season. Otherwise, you can always visit Andaman from September to November. This time period offers massive schools of fishes and excellent views of reefs and marine cultures. If you are a beginner diver or just want to come for training, the sites that the diving schools offer are open all year long and accessible all the time.
  2. Is Scuba Diving safe on the Andamans?

    Yes, scuba diving in Andaman is extremely safe because it is done entirely under the guidance of professional divers. The operators are certified who'll give proper training to every diver, be it experienced or newbie. They will provide all the safety equipment during the diving.
  3. Which are the best places to do Scuba Diving in the Andamans?

    There are famous spots  in Andaman for scuba diving. Havelock Island is the best place.

    Lighthouse- Best for night diving, it is best for night diving for PADI/SSI certified divers. One can come across hard and soft corals, along with interesting water beings like Humpback Parrotfish, Octopus, Fusiliers, and other underwater marines.

    Mac Point- This is famous to spot Dugongs and rugged hard corals which actually add on to the beauty.

    Barracuda City- An unexplored destination for scuba diving in Andaman. Swim with the turtles, and explore the deep secrets of marine wonderland. Bala Reef, Little Andaman Island: This is the perfect spot to witness varied kinds of corals, of different hues. It indeed is much like picture-perfect down under.

    There are many more such places for scuba diving in Andaman and nearby. The price for this adventure starts from INR 2500 and goes up to INR 6500 and more. One should add this activity to their bucket list if planning for Andaman vacationing.
  4. Can a non swimmer Dive in the Andamans?

    You will have to the basics of swimming to be able to dive in the waters and keep yourself drowned. There are training programs that makes you adept with the diving culture and no-swimmers are asked to participate in that before diving into real waters.
  5. Can someone do scuba diving who hasn’t done it before?

    Yes, of course. This is the whole purpose of scuba diving training. Sign yourself up and enjoy the mystics of undersea. Newbie divers will be given proper training by experts to get knowledge about the diving.
  6. Is there any age limit to do Scuba in the Andamans?

    Yes. Children below 10 are not allowed under water, young teens are always provided with personal guide while diving. However, there is no upper age limit as long as you are fit and pass the medical questionnaire.
  7. Who can dive?

    There is an age restriction for scuba diving. The water adventure service in Andaman and tour operating company encourage anyone above the age of 10 to participate in scuba diving. There are special options for children between the ages 8-10. You should be physically fit, and more importantly, have a zeal for adventure.
  8. Are there any prerequisites to scuba diving?

    No. if you are medically fit and properly trained, you will be allowed to practice scuba diving. Pass the medical questionnaire and get a preliminary training and you are good to go.
  9. Is learning to dive difficult?

    Learning scuba diving isn’t as difficult as you may imagine. Frankly, it’s quite easy, especially if you are comfortable in water. Take up an entry level course that will teach you pool diving, open water dives and grow your knowledge on water tactics. The courses are generally performance based and you proceed as per your learning skills.
  10. How long does it take to become a certified scuba diver?

    There is no specific course duration. The courses are generally performance based so you earn your certification as quickly as you are able to learn the scuba diving procedures.

    PADI Scuba Diver Course- In 3 days of duration, one can get water skills and 2 open water dives with maximum depth of 12 meters/40 feet. The license is valid worldwide. For this course, you need to carry certain swimming knowledge.

    Open Water Diver- This will allow to learn underwater photography skills, night diving and deep diving. With the duration of 1-2 days, you can be Certified Open Water Diver. Minimum age is 10 years.

    Advanced Open Water Diver (1-2 days)- The course is designed to experience deeper dives for 18-30 meters/60-100 meters. Minimum age is 12 years.

    Master Scuba Diver- For 15 days, one will learn about Advanced Open Water- Rescue Diver and Minimum 50 logged dives.
  11. How old do I have to be to become a certified diver?

    There are a number of varieties of certification. A young diver must be at least 10 years of age to get the Junior Open Water Diving Certification and he/she should be accompanied by a certified parent, guidance or a professional diver. Young divers are not allowed to dive more than a depth of 12meters or 40 feet. 12 to 14 year olds should also be accompanied by a certified adult. When the young diver reaches age 15, his junior certification is upgraded to a regular Open Water Diver certification.
  12. Are there any special qualifications or considerations to participate in a scuba class?

    Scuba diving is generally open to all individuals. With considerable fitness and a thrill for adventure, operator take anyone who wants to experience the beauty of underwater. You, though, will have to fill a medical questionnaire. If we find anything of concern you will have to get a clean chit from physicians.
  13. Do I have to be a great swimmer to be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver?

    It is not necessary to be an excellent swimmer. A fairly good swimmer, who can swim a length of 200m without any break and has the ability to float, will be considered. But if you’ve no idea about swimming, the scuba diving professional will help in learning.
  14. What equipment do I need before I take scuba lessons?

    The scuba diving service offering course provides gears like scuba regulator and tank, mask, snorkel, fins, Dive watch, dive light, scuba gear bags and dive knife. All these equipments will be provided under the fees.
  15. How much money does it costs to do scuba diving in the Andamans?

    It varies according to the scuba diving instructor or the school through which you are taking your scuba diving lessons. There are several certified schools and diving coaches who conduct scuba diving for tourism purposes. On an average a 2 day 4 diving package may cost you around Rs. 10,500. Some travel operator which includes these activities in Andaman package at a good price.
  16. What modes of payment will be accepted by the diving centers?

    Almost all the noted and certified diving centres take credit and debit cards. If you have problem with them, then cash is always an open option.
  17. I want to be a diver, but I can’t afford the course. What do I do?

    Don’t worry yourself. Most scuba diving schools provide internship programs that allow you to work towards your goal of undertaking the Instructor Development Course. These will give you the opportunity to work alongside international and highly qualified professional divers and learn from them.

    Check out about tour packages of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  18. How are the medical facilities in Andaman?

    The medical facilities in Andaman,is fairly decent, however, it depends on where you are at Andaman. Port Blair and Havelock have some good hospitals and healthcare centers. GB Pant Hospital, INHS Dhanvantari, Chakraborty Hospital, Pillar Health Center, ACE Hospital and few others.
  19. What are the most common injuries or sickness associated with diving?

    Well, scuba diving causes pain in your ear and on your face while you are trying to decent in the water. These are the minor common problems. It happens to almost everyone. However, the major ones include barotraumas to the lungs and decompression sickness. These can be handled with proper training and guidance from a certified diving trainer.
  20. My ears hurt when I dive to the bottom of a pool. Won’t they hurt when I scuba dive?

    They will hurt, but there’s a simple explanation. Your ear hurts because of the water pressure on your ear drum. When you will be doing your scuba diving course you will be taught some tricks on how to equalize the pressure with the surrounding.
  21. I need vision correction. Is that a problem?

    It isn’t a problem as wearing soft contact lenses don’t pose any problem while you dive. However, if you are a hard contact lens user, we recommend you to use gas permeable lenses. Prescribe to your eye doctor for more information on this issue.
  22. What are the medical conditions that impede diving?

    Any medical conditions related to your respiratory organs and your cardio vascular system that may render you senseless and lag your response or cut it off altogether, is considered to be a red signal by us. We regret to inform you, but you won’t be able to take a diving course. There are several common contraindications which the schools look for in their diving students. They are asthma, epilepsy, diabetes and heart disease. If you have any of these, we recommend you to consult a doctor before diving.

    It is generally not recommended for people with the following conditions to scuba dive:

    •People who suffer from breathing problems.

    •People with ear problems and those who had an ear surgery in the last 12 months.

    •People suffering from cold, flu or congestion. We recommended that people with a cold should not take decongestion medication in order to dive, this will create a problem underwater, as this can wear off and create chaos while ascending to the surface.

    There are several other reasons for which a diving student will be asked to prescribe a doctor. They are:

    •If you have a history of heart or lung disease

    •If you use prescription or non-prescription medications

    •If you suffer from shortness of breath

    •If you are having repeated trouble clearing air spaces (equalization)

    •If you experience unexplained loss of consciousness or “blackout”

    •If you had suffered from of nausea or vomiting recently.
  23. Are there any special concerns that women need to be aware of?

    No, nothing as such guidelines are provided specifically for women, but it must be noted that pregnant women are not allowed to dive.
  24. What if it rains?

    Rain never affects your diving activities. Rain falls on the surface and hence, when you are in sea, 12-15m deep, it will not affect your diving in any way possible. Also, rain does not alter your visibility in the ocean.
  25. What does the diver’s Never-to-do checklist look like?

    It’s a simple checklist, but the diving schools are extremely strict with it.

    •Never drink and dive, as intoxication can put a diver in a very dangerous and compromised position. An intoxicated diver won’t be able to make sane judgment and rational decision jeopardizing his safety in water.

    •Don’t dive in a full stomach, schools says that you should wait for at least two hours after your meal to dive. Diving in full stomach or after a heavy meal will make it uneasy for you to move in the water, there is a possibility of acquiring cramps and making it impossible for you to breathe.

    •It is a strict rule to never conceal any kind of medical conditions that you are aware of yourself.
  26. Is there a decompression chamber on Havelock?

    Sadly, there aren’t any decompression chambers in Havelock in Andamans. We strongly recommend that you check with your diving insurance company to know if there is any decompression chamber.
  27. In the movies and on TV, divers are always running into sharks or eels. Should I be concerned about marine animals?

    This is interesting. You must keep in mind that like land animals, most marine animals are passive and timid. They rarely attack you. Some animals do bite and/or sting, but only if you touch them. The divers are not a natural prey for sharks, so they rarely or never attack. There are many scuba divers who actually seek for an encounter with sharks, just for the experience and the thrill that come with it.

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