A typical Andaman-style dive boat Scuba diving is almost certainly the principal activity on the island further than lying around and eating grand seafood. Both the operators on Havelock, Barefoot Scuba and Dive India are PADI licensed dive centers, make available good quality equipment and tender training up to instructor. They contribute to a great deal all of the same discovered dive locations, and cost / charges are more or less fixed at INR 3000 for two dives a 10-15% discount can be availed for one’s own equipment.
All that said diving at this point is a part of a seat-of-the-pants process. Diving is performed off transformed dungi fishing boats, having a rack for tanks and a tarp for shadow. Powered by ear deafening thunderous and excitable nevertheless incompetent piston engines, journeys to dive sites on a regular basis take up to two hours every way, more if the sea is jerky or the engine goes out of order. In the event of a mishap, the adjoining recompression chamber is at the naval base in Port Blair, so it is prudent to keep the diving profile on the unadventurous end.