At DIVEIndia Explorer, we have a strong passion for teaching, and focus on developing divers who are self reliant and confident. Our programs are designed with the knowledge and experience gained from 14 years of teaching scuba diving. DIVEIndia Explorer is for people who do not want to compromise, and who are ready to work that little bit extra to explore the magnificent under water world in a more meaningful, in-depth manner. With significantly more time in the water, our programs are designed to let you expand your limits by increasing skills development and comfort in the water. If you are looking for a holiday filled with fun, adventure and challenges, you are at the right place.
Come explore the time and the depths of the blue. Freediving is about working of mind and body together. Freediving is where you can feel the beat of your heart and hear the sound of the ocean. It’s about discovering oneself. We are proud to have India’s first PADI freediving instructor on board.Learn More
Imagine balancing yourself on your on one foot on your toes, holding a camera while there's a strong wind blowing and pushing you over. That is about how intense it can be to do underwater photography. In this program you will learn how to shoot magical photos, despite all the challengesLearn More
With over a decade of experience and research in dive education, we’ve developed a unique course to help you become an independent diver. We want to give you the opportunity to take your own decisions under water, and learn how to solve problems yourself. Feel the rush of adrenaline that comes with expanding your comfort zone!Learn More
Gunnhild came to Havelock to do her divemaster training with DIVEIndia in 2014. Two years later she quit her job as communication advisor in the Norwegian Parliament to spend more time doing what she love, scuba dive and under water photography.
Vikas came to Havelock for the first time in 2007, before that he had been a scuba diver instructor in Goa since 2002. He came on holiday and was suppose to go home within a month. A dive at South Button, just watching the diversity of the marine life on one single rock, made him stay back. During all these years of teaching scuba diving in the Andamans he is still finding new things and he loves sharing this anyone who wants to learn. He is also a passionate under water photographer and wild life observer. His favorite subjects are macro life.
I had the opportunity to complete a Freediving course at DIVE India Explorer with Vikas as my instructor. I have a few friends who are dive instructors and dive masters and every one of them have a huge respect for Vikas, with regard to his professionalism and his passion for Diving. True enough my instructor, humble as he is, Vikas guided me through the theory explaining and discussing key points while patiently answering all the questions I had during the course. During the course I had a large variety of Freediving gear to choose from and between dives I tried out all the different masks and fins, while Vikas gave a breif explaination for pros and cons of different equipments. For the various diving skills and rescue skills required for the course Vikas patiently guided me through them. Overall I had a very good time with DIVE India Explorer and Vikas while completing this course. Apart from relaxation techniques, breathing techniques and rescue drills to name a few, I learnt a lot during the course which I apply to scuba diving, swimming and other walks of life. Thanks!
"I must say it was a brilliant experience. Especially under your guidance. Very few are really passionate about what they do. But, you are exceptional, you literally make sure that, your clients are first comfortable in that particular environment and then move ahead with the next steps. In a single sentence, I would say " scuba course wouldn't have been as beautiful and comfortable, If not for a rockstar mentor like you"
Vikas was my Rescue Diver Instructor years ago and he's the one who cured me of my fear of jumping off a boat into the sea. When it came to Freediving, my apprehensions were all about how long I could hold my breath and whether it was wise to go underwater without scuba gear. Again, Vikas made it easy for me. The step by step approach, the detailed theory class and the strict safety protocol all ended up with me surprising myself with how long I could hold my breath underwater. The course isn't very long either -- one and a half days -- so I've seen people who have a couple of free days on the island sign up because it is such a cool skill to learn. The best part for me was when my turn came to freedive to ten meters and hold my breath for as long as I could. I went down and all I had surrounding me was the blueness of the sea, the sheer silence (because you aren't breathing through scuba gear) and a total sense of peace. It was such an experience I haven't stopped talking about it since.
"I got certified as a Level 1 Freediver in December last year and it was definitely more fun than I expected! Our instructor Vikas was very enthusiastic and also busted some of the misconceptions I had of the sport first hand. I enjoyed this course very thoroughly. It wasn’t long before I realised that it wasn’t just a physiological process but a mental one as well. Thanks to Vikas’ patience, to get through the course became so easy and the appreciation for the sport came more easily, fear was replaced with fascination. A lot like yoga, Freediving is a sport that help me connect with myself and also with the environment in a very surreal way. A beautiful, silent, blue world"
"They say trying for freediving certification when you have never been out in open water, and are not even sure of your swimming abilities, is not the greatest idea. I say, if you have to do it, do it with a calm, encouraging and knowledgeable instructor like Vikas. There are only a few experiences that come close to the freedom of movement given by freediving in a marine environment, but its a demanding sport both physically and mentally, and you want someone who will make you feel safe while pushing for another effort. Vikas is that sort of person and I wholeheartedly recommend his company to do your next course."
Thanks Vikas! We had an awesome experience at scuba diving during our four day stay at havelock. It was one life time amazing experience exploring the marine life. We would like to thank you for guiding us in such a comfortable and friendly manner, without which this would not have been possible for us to dive. Thanks for energizing us and enhancing our interest in diving. We will definitely like to come at your centre again for advanced courses.
I have had the most wonderful time in Andaman. Went there on a two week holiday and to primarily dive with my husband. We were lucky to be in very good hands of Vikas and his partner Gunni. Vikas was patient and he taught us every aspect of diving. They were happy to clear all our doubts and reservations about all the beautiful creatures under water. Diving is different for everyone. I took longer to equalise, but always felt safe having Vikas and Gunni around. Diving has opened my eyes to a new world and I look forward to exploring more. Went there to do my open water course but extended our stay and finished the advance course too. It has been the most exciting and exhilarating holiday, I've had in a very long time. The island is so beautiful with beautiful people. Riding a bike and interacting with locals made us sooo happy. So all in all Andaman is a perfect destination to learn diving and relaxing. Love the island and look forward to many more trips here in the near future
DIVEIndia Explorer is for those people who do not want to compromise, and are ready to work that extra to explore the magnificent under water world
At DIVEIndia Explorer we have a strong passion for developing divers who are self reliant and confident. Our programs are designed with the knowledge and experience from 14 years of teaching scuba diving.
If you are looking for a holiday filled with adventure and challenges, you are at the right place.