Scuba Diving Prices in the Andamans  – All you need to know

 

The following is our price list for the 2021-2022 season.

A word of pricing – while I know it seems self-serving to say so, we really do not recommend choosing dive centers purely on the basis of price.   While diving does follow common standards set by a central agency, so do schools.   Yet we don’t pick schools purely on the basis of price, do we?

How to pick a dive center is going to be the basis of a different post soon, but the short answer is – the experience of the instructors, their commitment to making sure that you are having a good time, the way diving is conducted, the group sizes, etc:  all of these play a big role in determining the “Fun” factor of your dive trip.

And here, we have a very simple philosophy for you on how we run our operations:  our approach is to run a dive center in a way that would make us happy if we or our friends/family were the customers here.

In any case, here are the prices.

They are valid until September 2022, they can be revised at any time prior if we choose, they are not binding unless quoted over email, blahblah-more-lawyer-talk.   You know how that goes.   Also note that 18% GST extra applies on all diving prices – other than that, the prices are inclusive, with no hidden catches or surprises.

Intro Programs For Beginners / Scuba Diving Prices for Beginners in the Andamans

The following half-day programs are designed for beginners who want to get a taste of scuba.   No swimming skills needed!

Program Havelock Neil
PADI DSD / Boat
Half-day boat trip and Discover Scuba Diving session, consisting of in-water training, one guided dive with an instructor, dive log and registration with PADI
Rs. 6,500 Rs. 6,500
PADI DSD / Shore
Half-day introductory Discover Scuba Diving session, consisting of in-water training, one guided dive with an instructor, dive log and registration with PADI
Rs. 4,500 n/a
Single Day / 2 Dive DSD Program
Full day session, starting with a PADI Shore DSD program in the morning, followed by a PADI boat DSD in the afternoon (subject to instructor discretion)
Rs. 10,000 n/a
Additional Boat DSDs
Additional boat DSDs conducted within a week of the initial boat or shore DSD
Rs. 5,000 Rs. 5,000
Upgrade to Scuba Diver certification
For boat/shore DSD participants only
Rs. 14,000 Rs. 14,000
 
Also, please note that in Neil, we only offer intro programs off the boat - shore programs are not possible (well, they are possible, but not worth it).

More information on the Try Diving / Intro to Scuba programs.

 Diving Courses / Scuba Diving Prices in the Andamans to get certified

As a PADI 5-star dive center, we are proud to present a full array of training courses, all the way from a beginner to an instructor.

Course prices include everything needed for your training – equipment rental, mandatory materials, certification charges, boat fees, etc.    There are no hidden surprises.   And with all our training, the course duration is determined by the student and their pace of learning – if you need more training time, that is included at no extra charge.

COURSES FOR BEGINNERS

COURSE # of dives # of days Prices – Havelock Prices –Neil
PADI SCUBA DIVER COURSE
Intermediate certification program – up to 12m
2 1.5 Rs, 17,000 Rs, 17,000
PADI OPEN WATER COURSE
Full entry-level diver certification – up to 18m
4 4 Rs. 27,500 Rs. 27,500
PADI OPEN WATER COURSE – REFERRAL
Completion of 4 OW dives, cost of certification not included
4 2 Rs. 16,000 Rs. 16,000
PADI OPEN WATER + ADVANCED OPEN WATER COURSE COMBO
Second level of certification – up to 30m
9 5-6 Rs. 49,500 Rs. 49,500

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.

COURSES FOR CERTIFIED DIVERS

CORE SCUBA DIVING COURSES

COURSE

# of dives

# of days

Prices – Havelock

Prices –Neil

PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER
Second certification level – up to 30m

5

2-3

Rs, 26,500

Rs, 26,500

EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONDER CPR/FIRST AID
Non-diving program, reqd for Rescue training

0

1

Rs. 11,000

Rs. 11,000

PADI RESCUE DIVER
Third level of certification

2

3

Rs. 20,000

Rs. 20,000

PADI RESCUE + EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONDER COMBO
Combo Rescue + CPR/First Aid program covering both courses

 

2

 

3

 

Rs 27,000

 

Rs 27,000

More information on continued education programs for certified divers.

SCUBA DIVING PADI SPECIALTY COURSES

COURSE

# of dives # of days Prices – Havelock Prices –Neil

CORAL REEF DIVER
Our custom & extensive u/w Marine Ecology training program.

4

2

Rs, 14,000

Rs, 14,000

BUOYANCY BOOTCAMP
Advanced buoyancy and trim master class

2

1

Rs. 8,000

Rs. 8,000

PADI DEEP SPECIALTY
Certification to dive up to 40m

3

2-3

Rs. 18,000

Rs. 18,000

PADI SIDEMOUNT SPECIALTY

3

2

Rs. 18,000

Rs. 18,000

PADI NITROX SPECIALTY
Extend your bottom dive – use of gas mixes up to 40% Oxygen

0

1

Rs. 9,000

Rs. 9,000

ADVANCED FUNDAMENTALS COMBO
Buoyancy, Deep & Nitrox specialties combo

6

3

Rs. 39,000

Rs. 39,000

UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY
Add Rs 4000 for certification
4 2 Rs. 12,500

Rs. 12,500

We also offer NIGHT, NAVIGATION and SEARCH & RECOVERY specialties (as well as BOAT DIVING, COMPUTER DIVING and DRIFT DIVING, if you want). Please contact us for more info on these programs.

More information on continued education programs for certified divers.

Scuba Diving Prices in the Andamans for Fun Diving

For certified divers only.  Prices include gear rental, boat fees, snacks on the boat and group sizes of 4 divers or less per guide, typically.

DIVES (Days / Dives)

HAVELOCK

NEIL

1 day / 2 dives

Rs. 7,000

Rs. 7,000

2 days / 4 dives

Rs. 14,000

Rs. 14,000

3 days / 6 dives

Rs. 20,500

Rs. 20,500

4 days / 8 dives

Rs. 27,000

Rs. 27,000

5 days / 10 dives

Rs. 33,500

Rs. 33,500

6 days / 12 dives

Rs. 40,000

Rs. 40,000

Additional Diving (After 6 days)

Rs. 6,300

Rs. 6,300

A discount of 10% on the above prices is applicable for people that have their own equipment (BCD and regulator).

OTHER ACTIVITIES

HAVELOCK

NEIL

Afternoon Dive

Rs 5,000

Rs 4,500

Night Dive

Rs. 4,000

n/a

Dawn Dive

Rs 5,000

Rs 5,000

Remote Trip surcharge

Varies

Varies

Barren Isl/Invis Banks

n/a

Rs 25,000

Quick refresher

Free

Free

Full refresher + 1 dive

Rs 5000

Rs 5000

Private instructor - per day/part

Rs. 2,000

Rs 2,000

Private guide - per day/part

Rs 1,500

Rs 1,500

For people who have their own gear (BCD/regulator), there is a discount of Rs 300 for dawn/afternoon/night dives and a discount of Rs 1,000 for Barren Island/Invisible Banks/Expedition Trips.


More info on our dive trips for certified divers.

Professional Training

As India’s first/oldest instructor training facility, we offer PADI Divemaster and PADI Assistant Instructor training courses all year long.   In addition, we also offer PADI Instructor Development Courses (PADI IDCs) several times a year.

Please contact us for more information on professional training / more information on Scuba Diving Prices in the Andamans (Havelock and Neil)