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  • Scuba diving in Havelock

    Scuba diving in Havelock is one of the top activities on this gorgeous island. The Andaman Islands are a tropical paradise, famous for their white sand beaches, palm tree-lined shores, and beautiful blue waters. Under the waves, it’s even more beautiful, with vivid coral and a wide variety of marine life. Whether you’re a beginner or a certified scuba diver, scuba diving in Havelock offers something for everyone.

    Havelock scuba diving for beginners

    Choose from a range of Havelock scuba diving options, from Try Dives to PADI Discover Scuba Diving sessions. You can also read about Havelock scuba diving for beginners here.

    Try Dives in Havelock:

    A Try Dive offers you a fun way to experience scuba diving for the first time. You don’t need any experience; you don’t even need to know how to swim for this. A Try Dive is perfect if you don’t have much time, or if you’re not sure about scuba diving. You’ll be taught the basic skills, and will do a short dive in the ocean for 25-30 minutes. The whole Try Dive takes about 2 hours, and at the end, you’ll know what it feels like to breathe and move in the underwater world.

    Find out more in our blog about Scuba Diving in Andamans for Beginners.

    Discover Scuba Diving in Havelock:

    For those who want a longer diving experience, sign up for the PADI Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) session. You’ll get a more in-depth training to learn the same skills that are taught in the scuba course in Havelock. Once you’re ready, you’ll head out for a 45-minute dive. It’s a thrilling experience because you’ll have the time and confidence to explore deeper and longer, so you’ll get to see some amazing underwater life. With your DSD certificate, you can transfer the skills you’ve learned when you decide to do your scuba course.

    Scuba diving courses in Havelock

    While scuba diving in Havelock for beginners is fun, getting certified as a scuba diver is the real thrill. The dive spots you can visit as a certified scuba diver are impressive, and you’ll get to see some fascinating sea life too. The Andaman Islands have shipwrecks to explore, massive coral walls to swim along, and even a deserted volcano island that you can dive around.

    For the scuba diving courses in Havelock, you will need to know how to swim. You’ll be expected to swim for 200 metres (any stroke) and float for ten minutes in open water, and will have to do this to pass your test.

    Scuba course in Havelock - PADI Scuba Diver:

    The first certification you can get is the PADI Scuba Diver (SD) course. In this scuba course in Havelock, you’ll learn the basic skills to move and breathe underwater, and will dive up to a maximum depth of 40 feet.

    Scuba course in Havelock - PADI Open Water Diver:

    The PADI Open Water Diver (OWD) course teaches you the skills required to dive to a maximum depth of 60 feet. This scuba course in Havelock includes four open water dives.

    Scuba course in Havelock - PADI Advanced Open Water Diver:

    At this level, you spend more time in the water, specializing in the type of dives that you are interested in. You’ll be able to dive to a maximum depth of 98 feet. You’ll be doing 5 dives and can choose from fascinating options like Night Diving, Wreck Diving, Naturalist Dive and more.

    Best season for scuba diving in Havelock

    The best time to take courses for scuba diving in Havelock is from October 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, from late June to Sept, unless you’re an experienced diver who won’t be deterred by some rough waters. Read the top FAQs about scuba diving here.

    What should I carry for scuba diving course in Havelock

    For your scuba diving courses in Havelock, 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 spots. Read our blog post about scuba equipment here.

    Reaching Havelock

    There are two ways to reach Havelock, you can either fly from Port Blair or take a ferry. Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd. runs flight services between the two islands via a fleet of seaplanes. These flights are of 20 min and usually operator on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

    If you prefer going by ferry, then you can board the air-conditioned catamaran ferries which will take about 90 minutes to reach Havelock. The government also runs ferries between the two islands but these ferries take 2.5 hours to reach Havelock.

    Scuba Diving in Havelock Summary

    • State: Andaman Nicobar
    • Nearest city: Havelock
    • Total days: 1-4 days
    • Grade: Easy to moderate
    • Max depth: 40-100 feet
    • Season: Summer and winter
    • Avg temperature: 25 to 27 degrees Celsius
  • Try Dive in Havelock

    Sketch Itinerary:

    Day 1:

    • Number of dives: 2
    • Diving depth: 40 feet
    • Diving time: 90 min
    • Shallow water training before the dive
    Detailed Itinerary:

    Day 1:

    Arrive at the dive centre in the morning and head to the shore with your instructor. After a short training session in the shallow waters, you'll board the boat and head to the dive site. There you'll engage in 2 dives before returning to the dive centre. The trip ends here.

    Inclusions:

    Transfers by boat to the dive site and back will be included in the package. One 20-25 minute shallow water training session with underwater breathing exercises will be provided. Two Discover Scuba Dives of 45-50 mins duration each along with an experienced dive instructor is included as part of your package. You will be given a certificate for successfully completing your Discover Scuba Dive course. All scuba diving equipment will be included in the costs. Some operators include photos/videos of your scuba dive in the package, while some operators charge additional. Please check with the operator at the time of booking. All applicable taxes are included.

    Exclusions:

    Accommodation of any kind or any food or beverages will not be included. Personal expenses or any additional expenses incurred due to illness, injury, medical emergency evacuations, weather emergencies etc. as well as insurance is not included and will be additional. Anything not mentioned in the inclusions will be additional.

    PADI Scuba Diver Course in Havelock

    PADI Open Water Diver Course in Havelock

    PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Havelock

  • Best time to go/Weather

    Months from October to mid-June are the best time to go scuba diving in Havelock. During these months, the visibility is good and the waters are calm. Unless you're an experienced diver, monsoons are not a good idea as the sea can get rough during heavy rains.

  • Scuba Diving in Havelock - Route Map / Altitude Map

    • See the map of adventure activity spots in Havelock

  • Scuba Diving in Havelock - Frequently Asked Questions

    What should I carry for my scuba diving course in Havelock?

    For scuba courses in Havelock, you will need comfortable swimwear and sunscreen on the boat. Between dives, you might like to have a light, long-sleeved cotton shirt or kurta to protect you from the sun. Carry a mosquito repellent, sunglasses and a cap.

    What skills/experience do I need to do a scuba course in Havelock?

    Is it dangerous to do scuba diving?

    Do I need my own scuba equipment for learning scuba diving?

    After my certification, can I go scuba diving on my own?

  • Reviews

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      The coordinators are extremely helpful. They go to extra lengths for helping you in figuring out where do you want to go and will be there with you at every step whenever you need them. Amazing service, I wanted to book a last minute ticket, I didn't think I'd get any good treks, but they sorted me out. Highly recommended.

    • Rated : 4

      27-03-2020

      The team is great. They properly guide you so that you can make the most out of your trip. They are very helpful and quick in resolving any of your queries. And the trip was amazing too. The way it was all planned was great. We didn't have to worry about anything. The guides with us on the trek were also very cooperative. The team makes sure that you have everything you need. Recommended 10/10 ❤️

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      Trekking on new year's eve was an amazing experience. Adding to that thanks to the great next for making the overall experience wonderful. Supportive staff, good guides and the facilities were also nice. Keep up the good work

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      On trek best arrangement what can be offered.

  • Getting There

    To reach Havelock, you can take a flight from Port Blair to the island. It It is a 20 min flight in a seaplane which is operated by Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd. These flights are usually available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

    You can also reach the island by air conditioned catamaran ferries which will take about 90 mins from Port Blair. There are also government run ferries connecting to Havelock but they take 2.5 hours to reach there.

    What To Wear

    The tour operator will provide you with a scuba suit. But to maintain hygiene standards, you need to wear a swimsuit/bikini/swimming trunks under the suit. You should also carry an extra pair of clothes for when you're not diving.

    What To Carry

    You don't need to carry any diving equipment as the operator will provide you with those. However, do carry an extra pair of clothes, sunglasses, sunscreen, swimwear and sandals.

    Preparation/Fitness

    You need a basic level of fitness for scuba diving in Havelock. If you're going for a try dive, then you don't even need to know how to swim. But if you're going for a scuba diving course, then you are required to be able to swim 200 meters and float in the water for 10 min to be eligible for the course.