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 first-time divers.
Scuba Diving in Neil Island
Scuba diving is diving underwater 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 Divemaster who accompanies every participant independently.
What you get to experience
As a participant in the Introductory Scuba Diving program, you will get to dive underwater in the coral reefs of Neil (Shaheed Dweep) Island with your Divemaster. You will be required to wear a diving suit and all other equipment will be provided to you. The program includes on-shore training on safety and underwater communication techniques.
While you dive underwater our photographer will take your underwater photographs and small video clips for you to share on social media. The photographs and video clips will be instantly transferred to your smartphone.
The total duration of the activity is 90 minutes which involves underwater 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 printout of the voucher or a mobile phone voucher at 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 about 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 aspects, can I see underwater?
We have power glass masks to suit your eyesight, you need not wear your aspects. You can view the underwater world through our power glass masks.
The minimum age limit for Scuba Diving is 11 years. There is no upper age limit, subject to medical fitness.
You need to fill out a medical declaration form declaring that you are medically fit to undergo Scuba Diving. Pregnant ladies and people with ear infections are not permitted to dive.