Share your LOVE for Scuba diving and WIN and all paid trip to the Andamans. Fall in love with diving and experience a whole new world with us!

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Diving is an amazingly addictive sport for a variety of reasons. To start with, it is the sheer uniqueness of the underwater world – being absolutely weightless and moving in a 3-dimensional space is something that is very alien to us ground-dwellers, and is the closest we can come to flying.

Add to that being surrounded by significant amounts of marine life, in quantities and diversity that is orders of magnitude higher than on land (seeing a hundred species and some thousand individual fish on a dive is not uncommon). And there you have it- a recipe for a magical experience that is totally unlike anything on land!

The great thing about SCUBA diving is…anyone can try it!  Within the span of one hour, you see more species, more individuals of any kind of living animal, more shades of red, blue or green than you would see anywhere on land in one place.

It really amazes us each passing year to see how many people are getting into diving. For some, it clearly turns into a lifelong passion, for some others, it is all about being in nature, and for many others it is a challenge they take on for themselves and see it culminate into an experience of a lifetime!

To celebrate 15 years of DIVEIndia, more than a decade of phenomenal diving and making magical underwater memories, we bring you our very own #LetsDIVEIndia Contest!

Have you EVER dived? Even if it was just that one time on your last vacation, we want to know about what that dive meant to you! We want to know about your most special, memorable, thrilling, life-changing experience underwater.


Head over to your Instagram handle and share your experience with one if your favourite photograph/ a stunning video/ illustrations, Poems  or anything else that you can come up with that talks about your love for scuba diving.

Most importantly, tag us @diveindia and use the hashtag #LetsDIVEIndia



17th December 2018 to 17th February 2019


One lucky winner will receive a free dive holiday with us here in the Andaman Islands!



If you are a non-certified diver:

(1) Experience Havelock Package for two people (http://diveindia.com/try-diving/)

+ 15th year anniversary limited edition #LetsDIVEIndia T-shirt for the winner.

This is the ideal package for those who want to experience a mix of the Andamans lifestyle – the quiet beaches, the lush forests, the general peace and quiet – but who also want to experience some of the magic that these azure waters hold. So we have put together a combination of activities that will give you a good mix of all the Andaman specialties that Havelock has to offer: quality time on the beach, a half-day intro to diving and a beach dinner to really make this a trip to remember. 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. It is also a great way to combine a Havelock trip as part of a larger Andaman holiday.

(2) Learn to Dive Package for two people (http://diveindia.com/learn-diving/)

+ 15th year anniversary limited edition #LetsDIVEIndia T-shirt for the winner.

Come experience life in the idyllic Andamans, and learn to dive while you are at it. This package combines the 4-day 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.

For certified divers:

(1) Havelock Diver Package for two people (http://diveindia.com/fun-diving/)

+ 15th year anniversary limited edition #LetsDIVEIndia T-shirt for the winner.

Come experience the best scuba diving of the Andamans – our 7 night ‘Havelock Diver’ package is designed to cover all the best sites of Havelock, and also leave you with enough time to soak in the special charm that makes these islands so magical.

Contest Terms & Conditions:

If you are a non-certified diver:

(1) Experience Havelock Package for two people (http://diveindia.com/try-diving/)

This package includes:

If you want, you can also upgrade to a PADI DSD / Boat, or add that as an extra dive to the package.

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.

  • Replace the Shore DSD with a Boat DSD for Rs 2,000 extra
  • Add an extra Boat DSD for Rs 6,000 extra

(2) Learn to Dive Package for two people (http://diveindia.com/learn-diving/)

The package includes:

  • 6 night accommodation in Tented Cabanas at our partner resort,Island Vinnie’s Tropical Beach Cabanas
  • PADI Open Water certification (4 dives minimum)
  • 1 day / 2 dives after certification
  • All transfers – airport to airport, including private ferry tickets

For certified divers:

(1) Havelock Diver Package for two people (http://diveindia.com/fun-diving/)

The package includes:

  • 7n stay in Tented Cabanas at our partner resort, Island Vinnie’s Tropical Beach Cabanas
  • 6 days/12 dives and 1 night dive
  • Full gear rental and divemaster
  • All pickups and transfers in Port Blair and Havelock via private ferry
  • Additional dives can be added for Rs 5,500 per day

Please note the following:

  • The prize package is valid for a period of year starting 17th February 2019 and must be availed before 17th February 2020. However bookings must be made 2 months prior to the dates of the planned trip.
  • 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)
  • 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
  • GST applies to additional diving and services selected outside of the prize package 


These large and tastefully decorated Swiss-style (we have no idea why they are called Swiss-style, but they are) full-sized walk-in tents are of the same design as used by much more expensive resorts elsewhere.

Built on permanent plinths, these tents are decorated tastefully and exude coziness and comfort, with a lot of little touches which go a long way towards making your stay more enjoyable: plenty of plug points to make your life easier; ample storage space for your clothes; a balcony with rocking chairs for relaxing with a book; a powerful fan (no AC needed!) and electronic mozzie repellents (it works) or mozzie nets, whatever you prefer, and an en-suite bathroom (yep, hot water).

The rooms are not air-conditioned, nor do we have any plans of putting in aircon. For starters, being beachside on a very green island, with minimal concrete development and lots of tree cover, means that even in the peak of summer, it is much cooler here than in cities (a fact we notice every time we leave the islands!). We get a cooling sea breeze in the day. And we have designed the rooms to have as much natural cooling as possible. The fan will provide more than enough cooling to let you sleep at night. So why boost your carbon footprint needlessly?