RATES & PACKAGES

DIVING & ACCOMMODATION – RATES & PACKAGES

The following are our prices for the 2019-2020 season (valid until Aug 31, 2020). 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.

PACKAGES

The following is a complete list of all our dive+stay packages, both in Havelock and in Neil. To see just diving prices, please click on the appropriate sections in the links above.

Please scroll down for more details on each of the packages.

Package Name

Description

Starting Price

5n ‘Learn To Dive’ (Neil)

5n PADI Open Water certification package for beginners

 Rs 37,500
7n ‘Andaman Diver’ Package (Neil)
7n “Best of Andamans” diving package for certified divers Rs 49,000

7n ‘AOW Combo’ (Neil)

7n package, including the PADI Advanced course

Rs. 57,000

7n ‘Advanced Diving Fundamentals’ (Neil) 7n package for certified divers with an emphasis on refining dive skills
Rs 48,500

2n ‘Experience Neil’

2 nights package for non-divers

Rs. 9,500

7n ‘Rescue Diver Combo Dive’ (Neil) 7n package including the PADI Rescue Course, CPR/First Aid training and additional dives
Rs 50,000

14n ‘Long Term Diver’ package (Neil)

14n dive+stay package with several variants – diving only or with AOW/Rescue courses

Rs. 89,000

‘8n ‘New Season’ Diver’ package (Neil)
8n diving package for the “off-season” Rs 39,500

Havelock scuba diving packages

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HAVELOCK PACKAGES

 

At present, we do not have any dive+stay packages in Havelock, as we are re-locating our resort.   However, we do have tie-ups with resorts at various price points and can put together a dive+stay bundle for you accordingly.

NEIL PACKAGES

5n 'Learn to Dive' Package (Neil) - for beginners

Come experience the relaxed Andaman life on the idyllic island of Neil, and learn to dive while you are at it.  This package combines the 4-day Open Water course, stay, all transfers and ample 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:

  • 5 nights accommodation at our partner resort, Dancing Dugong Resort
  • PADI Open Water certification (4 dives minimum)
  • 2 extra dives after certification
  • All transfers – airport to airport, including private ferry tickets

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
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Course (5 dives) – this replaces the 2 extra dives of the base package

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.

Pricing (all prices per person):

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

COTTAGES

Single

Rs. 58,000

Rs. 26,500

Rs. 5,000

Double

Rs. 43,000

Rs.21,500

Rs. 2,500

Triple

Rs. 41,000

Rs. 20,000

Rs. 1,800

GARDEN ROOMS

Single

Rs. 53,500

Rs. 24,800

Rs. 4,000

Double

Rs. 41,000

Rs.20,600

Rs. 2,000

Triple

Rs. 37,500

Rs. 19,500

Rs. 1,500

Please note the following:

  • 18% GST extra.
  • Additional diving days can be added for Rs 6,250 per person per day (2 dives).
  • There is a 20% 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 600 per person each way.

7n 'Andaman Diver' Package (Neil) - for certified divers

Come experience the best scuba diving of the Andamans – our 7 night ‘Neil Diver’ package is designed to cover all the best sites of both Havelock and Neil, leave you with enough time to soak in the special charm that makes these islands so magical.You can also use some of the dives included in this package to count towards your Advanced Open Water certification – see notes below.The package includes:

  • 7n stay at our partner resort, Dancing Dugong Beach Resort
  • 6 days/12 dives
  • Full gear rental and divemaster
  • All pickups and transfers in Port Blair and Neil via private ferry (Makruzz or similar)

Pricing (all prices per person):

Room Type Occupancy Base Rate Additional nights stay

COTTAGE

Single

Rs. 72,800

Rs. 5,000

Double

Rs. 55,000

Rs. 2,500

Triple

Rs. 51,000

Rs. 1,800

GARDEN ROOMS

Single

Rs. 67,500

Rs. 4,000

Double

Rs. 53,000

Rs. 2,000

Triple

Rs. 49,000

Rs. 1,500

Please note the following:

  • 18% GST extra
  • Additional dives can be added for Rs 6,000 per day
  • You can use 5 of the dives in the package to count towards your PADI Advanced Open Water course by paying Rs 8,000 extra
  • Meals-included option is available at Rs 1,400 per person per night plus tax, payable directly to the restaurant. You can choose this when making your booking, or when here
  • Add our “Premium Gear” option for Rs 3,000 per person plus tax – this includes a high-end BCD with integrated weights (WSD available for women), Apeks regulator and computer for rent
  • If using own equipment, please deduct Rs 3,000 from the above prices. This only applies to full set of equipment (BCD, reg, mask, fins, wetsuit)
  • There is a 15% discount per person on the package if starting on or after June 1 and ending on or before September 15
  • A peak-season surcharge applies between December 15 and January 5, 2015
  • Not included in this package are beverages, tips, personal expenses and accommodation in Port Blair or surcharges for expedition trips (if applicable)
  • In the event that timings or circumstances lead to a government ferry transfer, a discount of Rs 600 per person will apply to the base package price

4n 'Neil Highlights' Package (Neil) - for certified divers

Come experience the highlights of diving in Neil Island – our 4 night ‘Neil Diver’ package is designed to cover all the best sites of Neil, and is best paired with a few days of diving in Havelock as well -this would let you get experience both the islands on your trip.

We recommend perhaps doing 2-3 days in Havelock to start with, and then coming to Neil to take this package.      We offer accommodation in Havelock at various price points – please contact us and we can put together a full package for you.   

You can also use some of the dives included in this package to count towards your Advanced Open Water certification – see notes below.The package includes:

  • 4n stay at our partner resort, Dancing Dugong Resort
  • 3 days/6 dives
  • Full gear rental and divemaster
  • All pickups and transfers in Port Blair and Neil via private ferry (Makruzz or similar)

Pricing (all prices per person):

Room Type Occupancy Base Rate Additional nights stay

COTTAGE

Single

Rs. 41,300

Rs. 5,000

Double

Rs. 31,600

Rs. 2,500

Triple

Rs. 29,000

Rs. 1,800

GARDEN ROOMS

Single

Rs. 38,300

Rs. 4,000

Double

Rs. 30,100

Rs. 2,000

Triple

Rs. 27,800

Rs. 1,500

Please note the following:

  • 18% GST extra
  • Additional dives can be added for Rs 6,250 per day – either in Havelock or Neil
  • You can use 5 of the dives in the package to count towards your PADI Advanced Open Water course by paying Rs 8,000 extra.
  • Meals-included option is available at Rs 1,400 per person per night plus tax, payable directly to the restaurant. You can choose this when making your booking, or when here
  • Add our “Premium Gear” option for Rs 3,000 per person plus tax – this includes a high-end BCD with integrated weights (WSD available for women), Apeks regulator and computer for rent
  • If using own equipment, please deduct Rs 3,000 from the above prices. This only applies to full set of equipment (BCD, reg, mask, fins, wetsuit)
  • There is a 15% discount per person on the package if starting on or after June 1 and ending on or before September 15
  • A peak-season surcharge applies between December 15 and January 5, 2015
  • Not included in this package are beverages, tips, personal expenses and accommodation in Port Blair or surcharges for expedition trips (if applicable)
  • In the event that timings or circumstances lead to a government ferry transfer, a discount of Rs 600 per person will apply to the base package price

7n 'AOW Combo' Package (Neil) - for certified divers

Our 7n “Andaman Diver” package is our most popular diving option for certified divers, as it allows divers to visit some of the best sites in the area. These sites tend to be deep, however, and do require people to hold an Advanced certificate. And that’s where our 7n ‘Advanced Combo’ package comes in: this is designed for divers who are already certified, and want to combine a diving holiday and also get their next level of certification – after all, if you are coming all the way to do the Andamans, why stop after just 2-3 days of diving?

Unlike the Open Water course, the PADI Advanced Open Water course is more of a practical course, and the emphasis is on in-water training, with relatively little traditional classroom sessions: most of the theory is taught in the form of pre- and post-dive briefings, with one classroom session to cover some additional concepts and ideas that we have added to the program. This means that you are able to go diving right away, and because you are under instructor supervision for some of the dives, you get to visit the same deep water sites as people already holding Advanced certificates – and when you leave, you have gotten your Advanced certificate for a very nominal surcharge.

  • 7n stay at our partner resort, Dancing Dugong Beach Resort
  • 6 days/12 dives
  • PADI Advanced Open Water course included in the package
  • Full gear rental and divemaster
  • All pickups and transfers in Port Blair and Neil via private ferry (Makruzz or similar)

Pricing (all prices per person):

Room Type Occupancy Base Rate Additional nights stay

COTTAGE

Single

Rs. 80,800

Rs. 5,000

Double

Rs. 63,000

Rs. 2,500

Triple

Rs. 59,000

Rs. 1,800

GARDEN ROOMS

Single

Rs. 75,500

Rs. 4,000

Double

Rs. 61,000

Rs. 2,000

Triple

Rs. 57,000

Rs. 1,500

Please note the following:

  • 18% GST extra
  • Additional dives can be added for Rs 6,000 per day
  • Meals-included option is available at Rs 1,400 per person per night plus tax, payable directly to the restaurant. You can choose this when making your booking, or when here
  • Add our “Premium Gear” option for Rs 3,000 per person plus tax – this includes a high-end BCD with integrated weights (WSD available for women), Apeks regulator and computer for rent
  • If using own equipment, please deduct Rs 3,000 from the above prices. This only applies to full set of equipment (BCD, reg, mask, fins, wetsuit)
  • There is a 15% discount per person on the package if starting on or after June 1 and ending on or before September 15
  • A peak-season surcharge applies between December 15 and January 5, 2015
  • Not included in this package are beverages, tips, personal expenses and accommodation in Port Blair or surcharges for expedition trips (if applicable)
  • In the event that timings or circumstances lead to a government ferry transfer, a discount of Rs 600 per person will apply to the base package price

7n 'Advanced Diving Fundamentals' (Neil) - for certified divers

So you have gotten certified – however, perhaps you are lacking a little confidence in your skills.   Or maybe your air consumption isn’t the greatest.    Or you struggle with your buoyancy or in currents.      But you also don’t want to spend your dive vacation doing drills – you would much rather be diving instead.   Sounds familiar?

Our somewhat-oxymoronic Advanced Diving Fundamentals program is designed to help you polish your dive skills, address any issues you may have with your techniques, refine your buoyancy skills and also help you select the right combination of gear to make your diving most efficient (don’t worry – you won’t need to purchase anything).

Some confined water time is unavoidable, but the bulk of the program will be conducted on actual dive sites – you will get to spend quality time doing actual dives, but also working on specific areas to improve your skills as well.

  • 7n stay at our partner resort, Dancing Dugong Beach Resort
  • 1 confined water session
  • 5 days/10 dives with additional in-water skills development
  • Full gear rental and divemaster
  • All pickups and transfers in Port Blair and Neil via private ferry (Makruzz or similar)

Pricing (all prices per person):

Room Type Occupancy Base Rate Additional nights stay

COTTAGE

Single

Rs. 72,000

Rs. 5,000

Double

Rs. 55,000

Rs. 2,500

Triple

Rs. 50,500

Rs. 1,800

GARDEN ROOMS

Single

Rs. 67,000

Rs. 4,000

Double

Rs. 52,500

Rs. 2,000

Triple

Rs. 48,500

Rs. 1,500

Please note the following:

  • 18% GST extra
  • Additional dives can be added for Rs 6,000 per day
  • Meals-included option is available at Rs 1,400 per person per night plus tax, payable directly to the restaurant. You can choose this when making your booking, or when here
  • Add our “Premium Gear” option for Rs 3,000 per person plus tax – this includes a high-end BCD with integrated weights (WSD available for women), Apeks regulator and computer for rent
  • If using own equipment, please deduct Rs 3,000 from the above prices. This only applies to full set of equipment (BCD, reg, mask, fins, wetsuit)
  • There is a 15% discount per person on the package if starting on or after June 1 and ending on or before September 15
  • A peak-season surcharge applies between December 15 and January 5, 2015
  • Not included in this package are beverages, tips, personal expenses and accommodation in Port Blair or surcharges for expedition trips (if applicable)
  • In the event that timings or circumstances lead to a government ferry transfer, a discount of Rs 600 per person will apply to the base package price

14n 'Long Term Diver' Package (Neil) - for certified divers

If you are coming all the way to the Andamans, why not stay longer and really become a part of the easy-going life of the Andamans? Do some diving, explore the islands, hang out on the beach… it’s a tough life, but someone has to live it!

And while you are at it, why not do some continuing education courses and improve your diving skills too?

The Long-Term Diver package includes:

  • 14n accommodation at our partner resort, Dancing Dugong Resort
  • One of the diving options listed below
  • Full gear rental and divemaster
  • All pickups and transfers in Port Blair and Neil, including private ferry transfers (Makruzz or similar ferry)

For diving, please pick from one of the following options:

  • Option A: 12 days/24 dives
  • Option B: 10 days/20 dives, including PADI Advanced Open Water Course and a free Specialty
  • Option C: 8 days/16 dives including the PADI Advanced Open Water Course, plus the PADI Rescue Course

Pricing (all prices per person):

Room Type Occupancy Base Rate Additional nights stay

COTTAGE

Single

Rs. 130,000

Rs. 5,000

Double

Rs. 100,000

Rs. 2,500

Triple

Rs. 93,000

Rs. 1,800

GARDEN ROOMS

Single

Rs. 121,000

Rs. 4,000

Double

Rs. 96,000

Rs. 2,000

Triple

Rs. 89,000

Rs. 1,500

Please note the following:

  • 18% GST extra
  • Additional dives can be done for Rs 5,750 per day
  • Meals-included option is available at Rs 1,400 per person per night plus tax, payable directly to the restaurant. You can choose this when making your booking, or when here
  • CPR/First Aid training is not included in Option C. You can do this at home before coming, or, if you choose to do it with us, it is available for a discounted price of Rs 6,000
  • Add our “Premium Gear” option for Rs 6,000 per person – this includes a high-end BCD with integrated weights (WSD available for women), Apeks regulator and computer for rent
  • If using own equipment, please deduct Rs 6,000 from the above prices. This only applies to full set of equipment (BCD, reg, mask, fins, wetsuit)
  • There is a 15% discount per person on the package if starting on or after June 1 and ending on or before September 15
  • A peak-season surcharge applies between December 15 and January 5, 2015
  • Not included in this package are beverages, tips, personal expenses and accommodation in Port Blair or surcharges for expedition trips (if applicable)
  • In the event that timings or circumstances lead to a government ferry transfer, a discount of Rs 600 per person will apply to the base package price

8n 'New Season Diver' Package (Neil) - for certified divers, from June 15-Sep 30 only

Traditionally, the monsoons have been termed the off-season in the Andamans. However, based on our experience over the past 4-5 years, this period actually offers some really special diving in terms of fish life and activity. The number of fish that can be seen increases dramatically during this period, as a lot of fish spawn in the early summer: this means very high bio-mass on the reefs and a lot of action, as the predators come in and feed. We have seen schools of 30 manta rays go soaring by, been funnelled by over 300 barracudas, been surrounded by a swirling shoal of over 500 fusiliers and lot more.

The weather can vary – typically, rain falls in the afternoon or nights in the Andamans, and usually in the form of showers, so there are extensive dry periods to go with the rain. And this by itself doesnt affect the diving so much – visibility in the Andamans depends more on currents, and so are not that affected by rain. The wind is a bigger factor – if the wind picks up, there is a risk that we may not be able to visit our remote sites, but we are almost always able to go diving to some site or the other.The flip side is that the diving – even for the nearer sites – is really good. And we offer some very attractive discounts on the diving and continued-education training for certified divers. So that makes it a great time to get in some underwater time and also improve your diving skills.

And one other benefit – the islands are absolutely magical at this time. The weather is extremely pleasant, and with the bulk of tourists avoiding the Andamans because of mistaken perception of monsoons, you have extensive stretches of the beach to yourself and get to soak in the island when it has reverted back to its sleepy, slow-paced self. And the lagoon outside our resort is a balmy 30C, so great for relaxing in the afternoon with a beverage.

The package for divers during this period includes:

  • 8 nights accommodation at our partner resort in Neil, Dancing Dugong Resort
  • 5 days/10 dive
  • Your choice of Free PADI Specialty included in your dives OR 50% off Advanced or Rescue Diver course.
  • All gear and divemaster fees
  • All pickups and transfers in Port Blair and Havelock

Pricing (all prices per person):

Room Type Occupancy Base Rate Additional nights stay

COTTAGE

Single

Rs. 62,700

Rs. 4,000

Double

Rs. 45,500

Rs. 2,000

Triple

Rs. 41,400

Rs. 1,500

GARDEN ROOMS

Single

Rs. 57,300

Rs. 3,000

Double

Rs. 43,000

Rs. 1,500

Triple

Rs. 39,500

Rs. 1,200

Please note the following:

  • 18% GST extra
  • Additional diving days will cost Rs 5,000 per day
  • While the restaurant is open at this time, we offer a limited menu at this time (2-3 pages, instead of the usual 7-8 page menu). This makes it hard for us to come with a meals-included price that is equitable for everyone (including us). As such, for this package, we recommend ala carte. Budget approx Rs 800-1000 or more per person per day for this. That being said, if you want meals-included, you’ll get meals-included @ Rs 1000 per day, so let us know
  • Add our “Premium Gear” option for Rs 2,500 per person – this includes a high-end BCD with integrated weights (WSD available for women), Apeks regulator and computer for rent
  • If using own equipment, please deduct Rs 2,000 from the above prices. This only applies to full set of equipment (BCD, reg, mask, fins, wetsuit)
  • There is an additional 10% discount per person on the package if starting on or after June 1 and ending on or before July 31
  • For people taking the free Specialty, some of the dives in the package will apply towards the specialty. For people taking the Advanced course option, 3 dives will come from the package and 2 dives will be additional. For people taking Rescue course option, the entire course is extra, beyond the package. CPR/First Aid is not included, but can completed at a cost of Rs 6000 additional
  • Not included in this package are beverages, tips, personal expenses and accommodation in Port Blair or surcharges for expedition trips (if applicable)
  • In the event that timings or circumstances lead to a government ferry transfer, a discount of Rs 600 per person will apply to the base package price

2n 'Experience Neil' Package (Neil) - for beginners

We have designed this as the ideal package for those who want to experience a mix of the Andamans lifestyle – the quiet beaches, the swaying palms, the general peace and quiet – but who also want to experience some of the magic that these azure waters hold.

With our emphasis on professional supervision/safety/training mixed with fun, this is a great package for honeymooners, families, people who are new to the ocean, etc. and who also want a more exclusive diving program, away from the crowds.

Unlike Havelock, Neil is a more sleepy island and we feel it should be explored in a more relaxed manner – so our package leaves you with more  free time, so that you can decide what to do while there (don’t worry, our team at the resort will help you fill up your time – there is plenty of stuff to explore!)

It is also a great way to combine a Neil trip as part of a larger Andaman holiday.This package includes:

If you know swimming, you can even upgrade to the PADI Scuba Diver certification course – this certifies you to dive up to 12m under professional supervision. You learn more about the underwater world, about diving theory and practice basic scuba and emergency skills. This way, next time you are on holiday somewhere by the sea, you can go out diving with greater confidence and comfort. The PADI Scuba Diver upgrade option includes further training, an additional dive (making a total of 2) and certification charges.

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. 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 PADI Scuba Diver course upgrade

Cottages

Single

Rs. 17,000

Rs. 11,000

Double

Rs. 11,500

Rs. 11,000

Triple

Rs. 10,000

Rs. 11,000

Garden Rooms

Single

Rs. 15,500

Rs. 11,000

Double

Rs. 10,500

Rs. 11,000

Triple

Rs. 9,500

Rs. 11,000

Please note the following:

  • 18% GST applies to the package and additional diving.
  • Meals-included option is available at Rs 1,400 per person per night plus tax, payable directly to the restaurant. You can choose this when making your booking, or when here
  • Add an extra Boat DSD for Rs 5,500 extra
  • A monsoon discount of 20% is applicable on package starting on/after June 1 and ending on/before September 15

Not included in this package are beverages, tips, personal expenses and accommodation in Port Blair or surcharges for expedition trips (if applicable).

7n 'Rescue Diver Combo' (Neil) - for certified divers

The Rescue Diver course is one of the most rewarding courses that you can do, after the Open Water course – not only does it teach you the ability to rescue yourself or others, it also goes into a lot of detail on how accidents happen and how to prevent them – this results in significant improvements in not just your actual dive skills, but also in the mental aspect of being an alert, safe diver.

Our Rescue Diver combo combines the Rescue course along with CPR/First Aid as well as 2 days of diving – after all, why come so far and not get some dives in?

  • 7n stay at our partner resort, Dancing Dugong Beach Resort
  • Emergency First Responder (CPR/First Aid training)
  • PADI Rescue Diver course
  • 2 days/4 dives
  • Full gear rental and divemaster
  • All pickups and transfers in Port Blair and Neil via private ferry (Makruzz or similar)

Pricing (all prices per person):

Room Type Occupancy Base Rate Additional nights stay

COTTAGE

Single

Rs. 74,000

Rs. 5,000

Double

Rs. 57,000

Rs. 2,500

Triple

Rs. 53,000

Rs. 1,800

GARDEN ROOMS

Single

Rs. 68,000

Rs. 4,000

Double

Rs. 53,000

Rs. 2,000

Triple

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 1,500

Please note the following:

  • 18% GST extra
  • Additional dives can be added for Rs 6,000 per day
  • If you already have a CPR/First Aid certification, please deduct Rs 8,000 from the price above
  • Meals-included option is available at Rs 1,400 per person per night plus tax, payable directly to the restaurant. You can choose this when making your booking, or when here
  • Add our “Premium Gear” option for Rs 3,000 per person plus tax – this includes a high-end BCD with integrated weights (WSD available for women), Apeks regulator and computer for rent
  • If using own equipment, please deduct Rs 3,000 from the above prices. This only applies to full set of equipment (BCD, reg, mask, fins, wetsuit)
  • There is a 15% discount per person on the package if starting on or after June 1 and ending on or before September 15
  • A peak-season surcharge applies between December 15 and January 5, 2015
  • Not included in this package are beverages, tips, personal expenses and accommodation in Port Blair or surcharges for expedition trips (if applicable)
  • In the event that timings or circumstances lead to a government ferry transfer, a discount of Rs 600 per person will apply to the base package price