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 Scuba Diving At Chidiya Tapu - Clear visibilityExplore the underwater world with Scuba Diving At Chidiya Tapu in Port Blair, Andamans for an active family holiday experience


Given the variety of programs available for Scuba Diving At Chidiya Tapu, duration can be arranged from half a day to two months

 Best Season to Travel

The best season for Scuba Diving at Chidiya Tapu is considered to be the months from December to May. As it is sunny during this time, visibility is great and the sea is flat. The sea is the calmest during these months and offers the best opportunities for dives. 

June to August is when rains lash the islands but there are still plenty of opportunities to dive. The winds tend to be stronger from September to November which translates into rough seas and thus, is not conducive for dives.

 Highlight of the Tour

Enjoy a holiday with a difference by choosing to learn scuba diving or hone your skills with some specialty courses.  The thrill of experiencing the wonders of the underwater world up close is something that will stay with you all your life. A novice or a veteran scuba diver seeking to hone your skills – you will cherish the exploration of the varied aquatic life off the Andamans coast forever!

Combine the fun of scuba diving and the opportunity to spend quality time with family to come up with the perfect recipe for a spectacular vacation! Since quite a few of the courses and dives are also available to children over the age of 10, this is a great option for some family adventure in exotic environs. Enjoy the sunset from one of the best spots in the archipelago as you rest after a fun-filled day.


One of the best places in the Andamans archipelago to view sunsets, Chidiya Tapu is a secluded haven located south of Port Blair. The accommodation at the resort is right at the end of the rainforest, on a scenic beach where the verdant greenery meets the aquamarine blue.

The white cottages of the resort, an abundance of pristine air, sparklingly clear water, and soothing sea breeze make your stay no less relaxing than a spa. The cottages are beautifully constructed, well-appointed, and are sea facing. The sunrise from the resort is breathtaking and it stirs up guests for an enthusiastic marine expedition. Non-AC accommodations are available on twin sharing basis at extremely reasonable rates and the tariff includes food.

The resort is just a few minutes away from the dive center. This eco-friendly resort houses a restaurant that serves up delicious meals.


Some of the amateur diving programs have absolutely no prerequisites while some of the advanced programs need you to have at least basic knowledge of scuba diving. Minimum age required for diving up to a depth of 12 meters is 10 years. But if the depth of the diving is 18 meters and above, the lower age limit will change. A few basic scuba diving courses in shallow depths of 10 meters don’t require swimming as a pre-requisite. But for depths above 12 meters, knowing swimming is mandatory. The ability to swim 200 m (any style, no time limit) and the ability to float/tread water for 10 minutes is required for a few programs.

Travel Tidbits

Andaman enjoys a tropical climate and thus, the water is warm year-long. The temperature ranges between 25-30 degrees Celsius. The visibility inside water is between  15m  to 30 m in the further reefs. The visibility will be fainter in the closer reefs. There are over 850 species of marine life found in the Andaman waters. The corals here are incredible and the region is one of the most bio-diverse in the world. Innumerable unexplored reefs and dive sites call out to be found and explored by the adventure-seeker lurking within you.   

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There are a variety of diving programs that you can choose to take up. Some programs are as short as a half day, while some are 2-day or 5-day programs. Some advanced professional diving courses are elaborate and take about 2 months.  

PROGRAM I – PADI Dive / Rescue Courses

1.PADI Discover Scuba Diving

Dive into a new world underwater! In this half day course, equipment familiarization, breathing instruction, and other scuba diving skills are taught in confined water initially. Later, open water dive sessions will follow and the depth will not exceed 12 meters.  

2.Optional Open Water Dive (after completion of  PADI Discover Scuba Diving)

Finish your novice program with this open dive program to a maximum depth of 12 meters, conducted under supervision.  

3.PADI Scuba Diver

Become a certified diver with this course comprising 3 confined water dives, 2 open water dives, and theory sessions. A log book, manuals, and certification card are also included while the maximum depth of dive will not exceed 12 meters.  

4.PADI Open Water Diver

If you are looking for a comprehensive diver program, this 4-day certification course is just right. It covers 5 confined water dives, 5 chapters of theory, 4 open water dives, with a logbook, manuals, and certification card provided. The maximum dive depth is 18 meters.  

5.PADI Referral

Finish up your PADI Open Water Certification with this course comprising of 4 open water dives.  

6.PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

Hone your skills with this certification program over 2 days. It covers 5 specialty dives, theory classes, manuals, a log book, and certification card. Here, the maximum depth of the dive can go up to 30 meters. A combination of Open Water Diver and Advance Open Water Diver is also available if you are truly passionate about becoming an accomplished diver.  

7.Emergency First Responder

An emergency first aid course for primary care of life threatening injuries and secondary care for non-life threatening injuries is what you need if your aim is to become an emergency first responder.  

8.PADI Rescue Diver

Scuba divers can often run into troubled waters and this is where rescue divers are often needed. This advanced open water divers’ course is focused on rescue scenarios. The course includes 5 open water dives, theory, manuals, log book, and certification card.   

9.PADI Dive Master

Undergoing a month long scuba diving program is never boring when it is at an exotic location such as this. Academics is part of this program and other aspects of this course aimed at those aspiring to become dive guides, include confined and open water training modules.  

10.Zero To Hero (Dive Master Program- 2 Months)

Put to rest all the rumors about having to be an experienced diver before you can be a professional dive master. The Zero to Hero program is perfect even for non-divers who wish to become a professional Dive Master and teach anywhere in the world.      

PROGRAM II– PADI Underwater Photography Courses

1.Underwater Photography Course (Beginner Module)

Here’s a chance to realize your dream of becoming an underwater photographer. Targeted at beginners, this course covers all aspects such as technicalities of the aperture, shutter, depth of field, ISO, RAW vs JPEG, principles of refraction, loss of light and color in the water and understanding lenses. Covering two days, the course includes 4 dives.  

2.Underwater Photography Course (Advance Module)

If you wish to hone your underwater photography skills, the advanced module is just right for you. It teaches you to shoot professional underwater photographs and use your SLR to its maximum potential while exploring the submerged world. The course includes four dives over two days.  

PROGRAM III – Dive Experiences

  If you want to have some fun while you learn, choose from some of the customized dive experiences offered.  Many dive programs are customized according to popular demand and include night dives, snorkeling, single /6 /12 dive packages, 30 nautical miles round trip dive, fish identification dive, deep specialty, search and recovery, wreck specialty, and peak performance buoyancy.

Scuba Diving – Our Approach

Chidiya Tapu is an unpolluted treasure chest of marine wonders and is the most secluded destination in the Havelock Island. Due to its aloofness, nature is pristine here and the aim is to preserve it that way by allowing fewer divers on board the dive boats. This approach also ensures personal care, attention, and comfort to all guests. It is ensured that minimal disturbances are caused to the reef and the conservation process is taken further a step by offering specialist courses for reef conservation awareness. Many unexplored dive sites lie beneath the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, an Island of Rutland, Viper, Passage, and Cinque.  During our dive programs, we explore new dive sites and anyone who joins us would witness one of those dive site discoveries. Once a course is completed with us, guests may take assistance or professional support for international dive trips outside India. Pool training facility is also available in Mumbai and Bangalore to begin basic dive training much before reaching the dive site. We also provide online programs to assist you with the basics of scuba diving

Tour inclusions

The cost of meals is included in the accommodation tariff.

Tour exclusions

  • Service charges are applicable as per government guidelines.
  • Service tax applicable with only diving - 14%. Service tax applicable with accommodations + diving - 3.50%
  • Camera rental charges.

Terms & Conditions

  • A government approved identity document is required at the time of check-in.
  • Foreign tourists will also need to have proof of identity as per regulations.
  • Dive packages at 10% deduction on bringing your own gear (BCD, Regulator, Masks, and Fins).

Only applicable in diving related activities: Payment 

  • The specified deposit of 25% of estimated tour charges is due on booking. 
  • The balance of the cost of the tour as detailed in the Company’s confirmatory email to you must be paid to the Company not later than four weeks prior to the date of departure. Failure to do so will result in the booking being treated as canceled by you. Cancellation charges will be payable as mentioned in the Cancellation Policy. 
  •  In the case of bookings made less than 8 weeks before the departure date, payment must be made in full upon booking. 

Cancellation policy

Only applicable for diving related activities: 

  • If you wish to cancel your holiday, the Lead Client must give written (email) notification to SelfRoadiez.
  • The date of cancellation will be the date on which SelfRoadiez receives a written (email) notice from the guest.

 In the event of cancellation,the following cancellation charges will be applicable:

  • 60-31 days prior to departure: 25% of tour price forfeited 
  • 30 days – 14 days prior to departure: 30% of tour price 
  • 13 days – 7 days prior to departure: 50% of tour price 
  • Within 7 days departure: No refund
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