Video About How Dive is Conducted in Havelock Islands and its associated Training for Beginners.
SCUBA DIVING TRIPS FOR BEGINNERS IN ANDAMAN ISLANDS
|Diving Type||Location||Level||Cost Without GST|
|Shore Diving in Port Blair||North Bay Island||Non Swimmers Or Beginners||Rs.3500||Book Online|
|Shore Diving in Havelock Island||Nemo Reef, Beach No. 3||Non Swimmers Or Beginners||Rs.3500||Book Online|
|Boat Diving in Port Blair||Carbyns Cove Beach||Non Swimmers Or Beginners||Rs.4200||Book Online|
|Boat Diving in Havelock Island||Around Havelock||Non Swimmers Or Beginners||Rs.5500||Book Online|
|Boat Diving in Neil Island||Around Neil||Non Swimmers Or Beginners||Rs.5000||Book Online|
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Advanced Diving Courses and Dive Sites For Professional Divers are Mentioned later in this Article.
How many days are required to Do Scuba Diving in Andaman?
Now, if you are a beginner and want to experience diving for fun then half a day is enough to complete your diving. Make sure your slot is booked in advance. The above diving programs for Non Swimmers or Beginners will be completed in half a day. However, if you are looking into going for advanced courses then minimum of 4 days till 30 days may be required just to complete the course.
What is Included in Our Diving Program?
Your Scuba Diving contains All gears, training, guide, photos and videos.
What quality Standards are maintained?
Andaman Island follows all professional standard of PADI and SSI.
Who accompanies us underwater?
A Dive Master accompanies you underwater.
Scuba diving is the greatest action on the Andaman & Nicobar Isles other than relaxing around and tasting the delicacy of seafood. The best year for diving in Andaman & Nicobar Isles is from Nov to April. However, one can indulge in a diving experience all through out the year. This is one activity in Andaman, that is operational through out the yeaer. One can see the amazing sea life among the world of awesome water bodies, vibrant fish and awesome corals.
Scuba Diving in Havelock Island, Andaman
The Indian government takes a serious approach to defending its sea resources. There are many experienced and PADI certified instructors who can help the divers in exploring various dive sites in the Andaman archipelago. Most of the diving happens in North Bay Island, Port Blair and Havelock Island. Neil island has started picking up slowly. You also have an option to dive near Barren island, the only active volcano in India. For Advanced diving experience you need to be open water certified. We have covered various open water courses later in this article. The superior Indian ocean native shorelines promise wonderful scuba diving and scuba diving locations that will leave you completely captivated.
The sport of scuba diving can be easily put with actions like marine digital cameras and fish recognition.
We do not recommend scuba diving to people with high or low hypertension, pregnant women, heart patient, and others who are under regular doctors advise. You may check with your doctor before availing Scuba Diving. In India the experience is a serious business with certification of various levels for the scuba divers. Moving on the steps with route and dedication you can increase from being a beginner scuba diver to a master.
Andaman is absolutely wonderful in terms of its diving experience, and we will educate you where to get indulge in your diving experience during your period of stay in the islands.
SCUBA DIVING COURSES IN HAVELOCK ISLAND
|Diving Type||Total Dives||Number Of Days||Cost Without GST|
|PADI Scuba Diver Course - Upto 12m||2||1.5||Rs.16000||Book Online|
|PADI Open Water Course - Upto 18m||4||4||Rs.26000||Book Online|
|PADI Advanced Open Water Course - Upto 30m
Add On To Open Water Course
|EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONDER CPR/FIRST AID
Non Diving - Required For Rescue
|Padi Rescue Diver||2||3||Rs.20000|
|Combo - Padi Rescue and EFR||2||3||Rs.27000|
Now, For Those who are looking into becoming a professional divers have to go through various certification courses before becoming a professional diver. To start with firstly you will have to certify yourself with an open water course. This could be from either of schools such as PADI/SSI. Both the certifications are valid all throughout the globe with PADI having more precedence over SSI.
Once you have completed the Open water course, you can successfully dive at most parts of the globe with the diving card you get after you have cleared the certification.
For those who are looking to more advanced experience can indulge in the Advanced Open water course in the Andamans which gives you a certificate to dive freely upto a depth of 30 Metre. You can continue this course further indulge into Emergency First Responder and Later do a Padi Rescue Diver course before you become a Dive Master.
A Dive Master is certified to assist any new diver when they dive into open water or when they are doing shore diving.
FUN DIVING FOR CERTIFIED DIVERS IN HAVELOCK ISLAND
|Diving Type||Location||Number Of Days||Cost Without GST|
|1 Day / 2 Dive||Havelock / Neil||1||Rs. 6250|
|2 Day / 4 Dive||Havelock / Neil||2||Rs.12500|
|3 Days / 6 Dive||Havelock / Neil||3||Rs.18500|
|4 Days / 8 Dive||Havelock / Neil||4||Rs.24500|
|5 Days / 10 Dive||Havelock / Neil||5||Rs.30500|
|Barren Island/Invisible Bank||Barren||1||Rs.22000|
Mentioned below are some of the famous dive sites in the islands. However, as the diving community in Andaman is pretty active new dive sites get found every few months in different areas. So it could be possible that you are diving in a location more beautiful than what has been mentioned below.
Famous Dive sites in Andaman Islands :
LIGHT HOUSE : 6 -20 meters, 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.
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.
MV MARS : 1 -15 meters, 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 nearby 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.
ITH, HEAVEN : 6 -12 meters, ALL LEVEL 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 - 18 meters, 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.
PILOT REEF, 8-20 meters, 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.
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ) About Scuba Diving in Andaman Islands
Do we need to know swimming to go for Scuba Diving?
Swimming skills are not mandatory for beginner programs. However, for advanced diving experience swimming should be known. Advanced diving program can be availed only by certified divers.
Which is the best location for Scuba Diving in Andaman?
Port Blair, Havelock and Neil Islands are good places to go for Scuba diving. The reefs in each of these locations are good.
Is Scuba Diving operational through out the year?
Yes, scuba diving in andaman island is operational through out the year.
Can non swimmers do boat diving in Havelock Island?
Yes, boat diving can be done by beginners in Havelock Island. Neil Island is also very good for boat diving.
Are there changing rooms available at the dive shop?
Yes, changing rooms are present at the dive shops.
Is advance booking required for Scuba Diving?
Advance booking is recommended for Scuba Diving to get the best slot timings. If you book after arrival in the Andaman, you may not get the best time slot.