Located in the Bay of Bengal about 900km from India, the Andaman & Nicobar Islands are one of the few undiscovered gems that have escaped the clutches of mass tourism. There are no concrete-and-glass resorts offering all-inclusive deals, no nightclubs / discotheques, no shopping malls and no fancy restaurants. There aren’t even any street salesmen offering to sell you trinkets at “a special price, my friend – just for you.” What the Andamans do have to offer is clear, warm water with one of the largest variety of coral and fish life anywhere on the planet. Neil island is still not as explored as Havelock and believe us we see some of the rare views not seen at Havelock. Neil island is the other good destination for Scuba Diving. And, because we start off early in the morning for scuba diving, you can let us arrange for one the best resorts in Neil Island for you, where you can have a comfortable night before your thrilling scuba diving experience the next morning.
This is the perfect program if you want to experience scuba diving in a controlled, safe environment. Swimming skills are NOT required for this program. This is not a training course, but meant to give you a taste of diving (and hopefully, get you hooked to the sport!). We leave at 7:30 from our dive center by boat to a nice sheltered reef. You get a briefing on what to do and what to expect during the day; then you spend some time doing shallow water skills and getting comfortable with the gear. After that, we go for a dive. A dive professional is in the water with you at all times, and will handle your safety. We are back between 11:30 – 1, typically. Maximum depth of the program is 12m – how deep we go will depend upon your comfort level in the water and the instructor’s discretion (we want you to have fun, but safety obviously comes first!)
The dive duration depends on you, your air consumption and comfort level. Typically, it lasts 45 min or longer, but some people are able to extend it to an hour. From our side, there is no limit.Please note that there are many ways to conduct this program – as with everything else, we do not take the dive-factory approach with this program. We conduct the program at a nice and leisurely pace; you are not hurried and if you need extra time to get comfy, you will get extra time to get comfy. Also, our programs are conducted by fully trained dive professionals – something that sounds very obvious, but regrettably, isn’t always the case. Snacks and water are provided on the boat, and we also take pictures of you underwater – we can burn this on a CD if you want, but if you bring a memory card or pen drive, that is generally better and more reliable.
The trip is subject to weather conditions.
Full refund, if the weather conditions are bad and the dive does not takes place.