RATES & PACKAGES

DIVING & ACCOMMODATION – RATES & PACKAGES

The following are our prices for the 2016-2017 season (valid until Aug 31, 2017). Please click on the various tabs below for details. Our lawyers are forcing us to mention that prices are subject to change at our sole discretion, blah blah blah. You know how it goes.

LEARN SCUBA DIVING – PRICES

Learn Scuba Diving – Prices in Havelock, Andamans, India

The following are our prices for the Scuba Diver and Open Water Diver certification courses for beginners. Prices are all inclusive – gear rental, training, certification & mandatory materials.

Please scroll down to see related Dive+Stay packages.

COURSE AGENCY

# of dives

# of days

Prices -Havelock Prices – Neil

SCUBA DIVER COURSE
Intermediate certification program – up to 12m

SSI

2

1.5

Rs. 13,000

Rs.13,000

PADI

2

1.5

Rs. 14,500

Rs. 14,500

OPEN WATER COURSE
Full entry-level diver certification – up to 18m

SSI

4

4

Rs. 22,500

Rs. 22,500

PADI

4

4

Rs. 24,000

Rs. 24,000

ADVANCED COURSE (ADD-ON TO OPEN WATER)
Second level of certification – up to 30m

SSI

5

2-3

Rs. 15,500

Rs.15,500

PADI

5

2-3

Rs. 17,000

Rs. 17,000

Note: The price of the Advanced course is discounted substantially – this price is only available for divers who have completed the Open Water course with us and want to do the Advanced course immediately after.

6n 'Learn to Dive' Package (Havelock)

Come experience life in the idyllic Andamans, and learn to dive while you are at it. This package combines the Open Water course, stay, all transfers and an additional day of diving, while leaving you with enough spare time to get in some sightseeing and general island-time.

In keeping with our philosophy, courses are done in small groups, with unlimited confined water training and even 1-to-1 instruction, if needed, at no additional charge. We want you to be good divers, and will do whatever it takes to get you there.

The package includes:

  • 6 nights accommodation at our partner resort, Island Vinnie’s Tropical Beach Cabanas
  • SSI Open Water certification (PADI also possible – see below)
  • 1 day / 2 dives after certification
  • All transfers – airport to airport, including private ferry tickets

If you are not sure as to which agency best suits your needs, read this article on The Great Agency Debate. We can also discuss your options with you when you are here and help you decide, but take comfort in the fact that there really is no wrong decision here: all courses, under a good instructor, will teach you to dive competently and safely.

A discounted add-on option is available for the Advanced Course as well – doing an Advanced course has many benefits: one, you accelerate your learning a lot; second, you are trained to dive up to 30m; third, you retain your skills for longer. Because we feel strongly about the benefits of the Advanced when done in conjunction with the Open Water, we offer this at a heavily discounted price, as an added bonus.

The Advanced Add-on Pack includes:

  • An additional 2 nights stay
  • SSI Advanced Course (PADI also possible – see below)

Do note that even if you book the Advanced Add-on, you don’t have to commit to the Advanced course until you complete your Open Water. If you decide not to do the Advanced course, you only pay for the additional nights stay, that’s all.

Meals: ala carte meals are available at our restaurant, and you also have option to have breakfast, lunch & dinner included for an additional flat daily fee (see notes below the price list). There isn’t a significant price difference between choosing one option or the other.

Pricing (all prices per person):

Room Type Occupancy Base Rate Advanced Course Add On (Advanced Course + 2n stay) Additional Nights – stay only

TENTED CABANA

Single

Rs. 44,500

Rs. 20500

Rs. 2,500

Double

Rs. 37,000

Rs.18,000

Rs. 1,250

Triple

Rs. 35,000

Rs. 17,300

Rs. 900

UPGRADED HUT

Single

Rs. 38,000

Rs. 17,900

Rs. 1,200

Double

Rs. 34,000

Rs. 16,700

Rs. 600

STANDARD HUT

Single

Rs. 33,000

Rs. 16,300

Rs. 400

Double

Rs. 32,000

Rs. 15,900

Rs. 200

Please note the following:

  • A 6% service tax applies to the package, additional nights stay and additional diving. Meals are not taxable.
  • Additional diving days can be added for Rs 4,700 per person per day (2 dives).
  • Meals-included option is available at Rs 1200 per person per night. You can choose this when making your booking, or when here.
  • You can replace SSI with PADI if you prefer – surcharge for the PADI course is Rs 1500 per course.
  • There is a 15% discount on the package starting on/after June 1 and ending on/before September 15
  • A peak season surcharge applies between December 15 and January 5
  • Not included in this package are beverages, tips, personal expenses and accommodation in Port Blair or surcharges for expedition trips (if applicable).
  • Transfers included are via private ferry – Makruzz or other. In the event timings or circumstances do not allow for a private ferry, the base package price will be reduced by Rs 800 per person each way.