RATES & PACKAGES

DIVING & ACCOMMODATION – RATES & PACKAGES

The following are our prices for the 2020-2021 season (valid until September 15, 2021). 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.

FUN DIVING – PRICES

The following are the prices of our diving trips for certified scuba divers. Prices are all inclusive – gear rental, divemaster, boat fees & snacks on the boat.   Only GST is extra.

Please scroll down to see related Dive+Stay packages.

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

18% GST additional. Also, 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

18% GST extra. 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.

PACKAGES

7n 'Neil Diver' Package

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. 74,500

Rs. 5,000

Double

Rs. 57,500

Rs. 2,500

Triple

Rs. 53,000

Rs. 1,800

GARDEN ROOMS

Single

Rs. 69,000

Rs. 4,000

Double

Rs. 55,000

Rs. 2,000

Triple

Rs. 51,000

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)

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. 42,500

Rs. 5,000

Double

Rs. 32,500

Rs. 2,500

Triple

Rs. 30,000

Rs. 1,800

GARDEN ROOMS

Single

Rs. 39,500

Rs. 4,000

Double

Rs. 31,000

Rs. 2,000

Triple

Rs. 29,000

Rs. 1,500

Please note the following:

  • 18% GST extra
  • Additional dives can be added for Rs 6,300 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

14n 'Long Term Diver' Package (Neil)

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. 133,500

Rs. 5,000

Double

Rs. 103,500

Rs. 2,500

Triple

Rs. 96,500

Rs. 1,800

GARDEN ROOMS

Single

Rs. 124,500

Rs. 4,000

Double

Rs. 99,500

Rs. 2,000

Triple

Rs. 92,500

Rs. 1,500

Please note the following:

  • 18% GST extra
  • Additional dives can be done 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
  • 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) - 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. 63,500

Rs. 4,000

Double

Rs. 47,000

Rs. 2,000

Triple

Rs. 43,000

Rs. 1,500

GARDEN ROOMS

Single

Rs. 58,500

Rs. 3,000

Double

Rs. 44,500

Rs. 1,500

Triple

Rs. 41,000

Rs. 1,200

Please note the following:

  • 18% GST extra
  • Additional diving days will cost Rs 6,000 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

*18% GST extra