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Scuba Diving in the Andaman Islands
DIVEIndia, an SSI Platinum Instructor Training Facility and PADI Dive Center, is the oldest dive center in the Andamans, and the pioneers of diving in the region, having discovered virtually all the dive sites of Havelock and Neil.
From our scuba dive centers in Havelock & Neil, we offer daily scuba diving activities to the best scuba diving sites of the Andamans (India), including day trips to Barren Island & Invisible Banks as well as a full array of PADI & SSI scuba certification courses. With 2 full-time instructor trainers and over 15 dive professionals on staff, we are the only dive center in India that can conduct scuba training all the way from Open Water, the basic learn to dive course, up to Instructor all year long.
Located in the Bay of Bengal about 900km from India, the Andaman & Nicobar Islands are one of the few undiscovered gems that have escaped the clutches of mass tourism. There are no concrete-and-glass resorts offering all-inclusive deals, no nightclubs / discotheques, no shopping malls and no fancy restaurants. There aren't even any street salesmen offering to sell you trinkets at “a special price, my friend - just for you.”
What the Andamans do have to offer is clear, warm water with one of the largest variety of coral and fish life anywhere on the planet. And that is where DIVEIndia and its team of experienced dive professionals come in.
Diving for the first time?
We have a broad array of programs for people who are new to scuba, ranging from the half day “Intro to Scuba” program for those who want a taste of the underwater world, to a 4-day Open Water course, for those who want the full experience. We are India’s leading scuba training center, and take great pride in offering very high-quality training, that goes well above the bare minimum stipulated in the standards – this is what we love to do!
Certified Already? Improve your skills or just get some dives in!
For the certified diver, we offer a broad array of continuing education courses, ranging from value-packed Specialty programs and combos in areas like Deep Diving, Wreck Diving, Buoyancy, etc.
Or you could just choose to go diving and explore the amazing biodiversity and enormous schools of fish that characterize the Andamans.
First Instructor Trainer Center
A Platinum Instructor Training facility, we are the first/only full-time Instructor Training Facility in India, with two instructor trainers on staff & offer very thorough divemaster and and instructor training programs.
Focus on conservation
We pride ourselves in our conservation efforts – ranging from reducing our power demands, recycling water, conducting reef surveys and training the staff of the Zoology & Forest Departments
We are the only dive center offering diving in multiple locations – Havelock and Neil, as well as safaris to the north and trips to Barren & Invisible Banks. So no matter what your interests, experience of preferences, we’ve got you covered.
Leaders in Dive Discovery
We have found virtually all the top dive sites of Havelock and Neil Island that you will dive, and even now, continue to discover new sites each year. No one in the world has more dives in the Andamans than us.
Your staff was courteous and patient with first timers like us. My wife is a non swimmer and she could dive too. The world beneath the water is every bit as surreal as the world above it - we both had a great time!Rajeev, Bangalore, India
A big big thank you for a wonderful stay & an experience of lifetime. It was wonderful being a part of your world. Each one of us had a brilliant time throughout our trip. The entire staff & the team is a group of such positive individuals which makes the stay & diving all the more fun. On behalf of all of us, I would like to say a big thank you for everything & we will definitely be coming back to meet you & the lovely Frodo,Sam & Buffy 🙂Shikha, New Delhi, India
Couldn’t have asked for a more kickass experience in the Andamans. You guys at DIVEIndia have been stellar. Thanks for helping me check off all the species i wanted to see - I reckon the mimic octopus and the ambon scorpionfish were the best of the lot! Gonna miss both the diving and the post-diving shenanigans!Chris, Australia
We just received our diving certifications and wanted to express a heartfelt thanks to Dive India forChhavi, Mumbai, India
making this such a memorable and exciting experience for us. We are already planning our next trip (in October most likely) and can't wait to dive again 🙂