Scuba diving in Andamans, India

Scuba diving in Andamans

The pristine water of the Indian Ocean and beautiful marine life make it one of the top destinations for scuba diving courses in Andamans. Port Blair scuba diving and Havelock Island scuba diving are the most popular spots, but there are also other smaller islands where the scuba course is a wonderful experience.

The extensive marine ecosystem makes scuba diving courses in Andamans the perfect underwater experience. The Andaman Sea offers one of the highest counts of fish and coral species on the planet. Whether you’re doing Port Blair scuba diving or a Havelock scuba diving session, you can expect to swim alongside a mind-boggling array of fish and a profusion of healthy, colourful coral. Havelock Island itself is an idyllic paradise with white sand beaches fringed with coconut groves, and blue, blue water with high visibility.

Scuba diving course in Andamans

If you've tried diving before, you know there's nothing more exciting than being underwater, and able to breathe freely while you explore corals and admire the colours. Taking a scuba diving course in Andamans teaches you the skills (and gives you the required papers!) to take it up a notch. You'll be taught more in-depth techniques and skills for diving deeper, both by video and self-study. A scuba course goes through the essentials, from breathing underwater to managing your equipment, and then you'll have a chance to practise it all in the open sea, under the guidance of an instructor.

Port Blair scuba diving

Most Port Blair scuba diving takes place at Chidiya Tapu, south of Port Blair, which has a lush and pristine heritage of natural wonders. Your Port Blair scuba diving trips take you out to explore some spectacular dive sites like Mundapahar beach, Parrot's Rock, Cinque, and Suar Mundi. The outer edges of the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park and the islands of Rutland and Cinque have a number of potential dive sites yet to be explored.

Scuba Andamans experience

There's something so thrilling about having the freedom to move and breathe underwater. Scuba courses allow you to explore the mysteries of a part of the world that not many see. With your new skills, you can take a closer look at the wonders of teeming coral reefs, brightly coloured fish and scores of other wonderful creatures. And you're doing all this in the tropical, azure waters of the Andaman Islands. Whether you’re doing a scuba course in Andamans or just looking for a fun dive, you can choose from a range of accommodation options, from budget huts to luxurious air-conditioned cottages. Look for accommodation that is located on the beaches, so you can stay close to the sea at all times.

Best season for scuba Andamans

The best time for scuba diving courses in Andamans is from January to May/mid-June, when the sea is calm and the visibility is good. Towards April and May, the weather warms up, making your scuba Andamans experience a tropical dream. Avoid going during the monsoon months of late June, July and August, unless you’re an experienced diver who won’t be deterred by some rough water. You can also head out after the monsoons, but you’ll be risking a few showers and altered plans.

What to carry for scuba diving courses

For your scuba Andamans trip, all you need is comfortable swimwear and a bottle of sunscreen. Carry long sleeved clothing and mosquito repellent for the evenings, and a pair of sunglasses and a cap for the sunny boat rides out to your scuba spot.

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Discover Scuba Diving
Havelock, Andaman Nicobar
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New to Diving? Enjoy guided dives in small groups on Andaman Island's beautiful reefs and be amazed. Explore the dive sites around Havelock with experienced and friendly Instructors and Dive masters. It's magical, mystical, simply breathtaking and above all it's a lot of fun!

IMPORTANT: This is not a fixed departure trip. It requires a minimum of 2 pax for a booking confirmation.
    Inclusions
  • DSD experience (briefing, practice session in shallow water, dive)
  • All necessary equipment
  • One-on-one supervision by a dive professional and a certificate of completion at the end of the experience
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PADI Discover Scuba Diving (DSD)
Chidiya Tapu, Andaman Nicobar
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There's something so thrilling about having the freedom to move and breathe underwater. Scuba diving allows you to explore the mysteries of a part of the world that not many see. With your new skills, you can take a closer look at the wonders of teeming coral reefs, brightly coloured fish and scores of other wonderful creatures. And you're doing all this in the tropical, azure waters of the Andaman Islands.

The Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) Course is one of the world’s most popular courses. For those of you who want to give scuba a try, but are unsure about committing to a full certification course just yet, sign up for a DSD.

This trip includes a brief orientation to the equipment, learning basic skills in shallow water, followed by a closely supervised dive over the beautiful coral reef.

DSD skills earned during this trip may be credited towards the PADI Scuba Diver and Open Water Course.
    Inclusions
  • PADI-certified dive instructors
  • All equipment required for diving
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  • Air travel cost
  • Other forms of travel in the Andamans
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PADI Scuba Diver Course (SD)
Chidiya Tapu, Andaman Nicobar
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If you enjoy snorkelling and are fascinated by the sea, you'll be thrilled by the Scuba Diver course. It gives you the freedom and mobility you need to experience the magic of the underwater world. All your training takes place in the idyllic surroundings and tropical waters of the Andaman Islands

The PADI Scuba Diver course allows you to check, manage and monitor your own diving equipment, and to perform dives up to 12 metres deep. Because it is only for two days, this is a great option for those with limited time or as part of a vacation.

This certification is valid worldwide and can be upgraded to the PADI Open Water certification at any time.
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  • PADI-certified instructor
  • All required equipment for 3 confined water dives
  • All required equipment for 2 open water dives
  • PADI course material manual
  • PADI logbook
  • PADI certification card
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PADI Open Water Course (Andamans)
Havelock, Andaman Nicobar
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If you've tried diving before, you know there's nothing more exciting than being underwater, and able to breathe freely while you explore corals and admire the colours. This Open Water certification course teaches you the skills (and gives you the required papers!) to take it up a notch.

You'll be taught more in-depth techniques and skills for diving deeper, both by video and self-study. You'll learn the essentials, from breathing underwater to managing your equipment, and then you'll have a chance to practise it all in 4 dives in the open sea, under the guidance of an instructor. With this certification, you'll be able to go deeper and see more than ever before.
    Inclusions
  • All necessary equipment
  • PADI learning materials, log-book, card, etc
  • Expertise charges
  • Refreshments on the boat
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  • Any accommodation
  • Any transport or pick-up
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PADI Open Water Diver (OWD) Course
Chidiya Tapu, Andaman Nicobar
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The PADI Open Water Diver Course is your doorway to an incredible new world of iridescent marine life, sprawling coral reefs and mysterious shipwrecks. On this course, you'll learn how to check, manage and monitor your own diving equipment, as well as practise some challenging underwater skills. You'll become a certified diver with an internationally recognized license to dive anywhere in the world.

This 4-day certification course will teach you the fundamentals of diving through a mixture of theory (5 modules), 2 days of shallow water skills training, equipment orientation and troubleshooting techniques, 5 confined water dives and 4 open water dives with water skills exercises. The course follows a gradual progression of skill development allowing students to get comfortable in shallow water before practicing skills in an open water environment.

The Open Water Diver certification is valid worldwide and does not require renewal.
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  • PADI-certified instructor
  • All required equipment for 5 confined water dives
  • All required equipment for 4 open water dives
  • PADI course material including 5 chapters of theory and manuals
  • PADI logbook
  • PADI certification card
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  • Air travel cost
  • Other forms of travel in the Andamans
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Fun Dive in Sunny Goa (for certified divers)
Candolim, Goa
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Candolim, Goa
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Enjoy diving in the beautiful waters of sunny Goa. This fun dive includes a refresher session in a pool, before heading out into the open ocean. Based on your experience, your dive master will lead you through the most interesting parts of the dive site, showing you some jaw dropping topography, cracks and rocky swim-throughs. You can also marvel at the variety of fish and coral native to the area.

NOTE: Participants need to be open water certified divers or higher to book this trip.
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  • Two nights stay at Marina Bay Beach Resort (breakfast not included)
  • Snacks and non- alcoholic beverages served on the boat
  • SCUBA diving equipment (BCD/regulator/fins/mask and thermal protection if required)
  • Pool training session for developing basic dive skills
  • 1 dive in the ocean for 40 min
  • PADI Instructor fees (No more than 2 customers per PADI Instructor)
  • Oxygen kit and first-aid available on site
  • Photographs (2-3) available online, to document your underwater experience
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  • Breakfast
  • Any costs or services not mentioned in the inclusions

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