Neil Island has some of the best coral formations in Andaman. The best way to explore these underwater treasures is through Scuba Diving. Discover Scuba Diving (introductory Scuba Diving) is conducted in Neil (Shaheed Dweep) Island for the first time divers.
Scuba diving is diving under water with the help of an underwater breathing apparatus (scuba), which is completely independent of surface supply, to breathe underwater. This activity is conducted under the supervision of a professional certified Dive master who accompanies every participant independently.
What you get to experience
As a participant of Introductory Scuba Diving programme you will get to dive under water in the coral reefs of Neil (Shaheed Dweep) Island with your Dive master. You will be required to wear the diving suite and all other equipment will be provided to you. The programme includes on shore training on safety and under water communication techniques.
While you dive under water our photographer will take your under-water photographs and small video clips for you to share in social media. The photographs and video clips will be instantly transferred to your smart phones.
ü Diving equipment
ü BCD Jackets
ü Oxygen tank
ü Dive suit (Dry clothes)
ü Dive master escort
ü Changing room
ü Photos and videos
The total duration of the activity is 90 minutes which involves under water diving for approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
How to reach Neil (Shaheed Dweep) Island
Neil (Shaheed Dweep) Island is a 90 minutes cruise ride from Port Blair.
You can produce a print out of the voucher or a mobile phone voucher to our counter in Neil Island. More information and contact details will be mentioned in our confirmation voucher.
Some FAQs about Discover Scuba Diving
Is it mandatory to know swimming?
No it is not. Even if you know swimming, you should not try to swim on your own while diving. Every participant is accompanied by a Dive Master who will hold you with your tank throughout the dive.
Is it safe ?
It is a very safe activity as all our divers are professionally trained and certified by PADI (Australia) and SSI.
I wear spects, can I see under water ?
We have power glass masks to suit your eyesight, you need not wear your spects. You can view the underwater world through our power glass masks.
Minimum age limit for Scuba Diving is 11 years. There is no upper age limit, subject to medical fitness.
You need to fill a medical declaration form declaring that you are medically fit to undergo Scuba Diving. Pregnant ladies and people with ear infection are not permitted to dive.