Discover Scuba Diving in the Andamans
Gypsy Divers Dive Resort, Havelock( Swaraj Dweep) welcomes you to enjoy a relaxing holiday at our newly opened Dive Resort where you can experience the best scuba diving in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India. Located right on Beach 2, Gypsy Divers is now a certified PADI 5-Star Resort offering comfortable and cozy accommodations with an in-house cafe, free private parking, free WiFi and a front desk. Whether you are looking for an adventurous getaway or a relaxed holiday, Gypsy Divers Dive Resort has something to offer for everyone. With our dive boats starting from our own beach, you don't have to worry about your scuba diving and snorkeling adventures. Or if you are just looking to relax, head right to the beach, put your feet up and enjoy the turquoise sea during the day and the brilliant colors of the sky during dawn and dusk.
We are a PADI authorized Scuba Dive Resort in the heart of Havelock with trained PADI Dive Masters and Instructors, having years of experience under our belt. Gypsy Divers offers the best experience for scuba diving in Havelock Island (now known as Swaraj Dweep) with unique underwater encounters of coral gardens, walls, drive-through wrecks. Whether you’re looking to discover scuba diving for the first time or planning to Go Pro, have half a day or a week or a month, our extensive selection of dive programmes have something for everyone.
Relax on a hammock and experience the beautiful palm-lined, whitesand beaches and mangroves. Discover the magical world of coral reefs supporting marine life such as sharks and rays which make for popular diving and snorkeling sites. Leave behind the shackles of the daily grind and set your spirit free - come stay with us and let us take you for a scuba dive with us and experience the nomadic existence of dolphins, turtles and manta rays who roam the ocean like a Gypsy. Let’s dive in..
Choose your dive
(EXPLORE SCUBA DIVING)
Are you interested to go scuba diving but a bit hesitant because you don't know swimming? Do you have just half a day and not really interested in taking a certification course? If this is more or less you, then come and experience a BOAT DIVE with us.DIVE HERE FOR ALL OPTIONS!
(COURSES / LEARN SCUBA DIVING)
If you are curious about scuba diving and the undersea world, Open Water Diver Course is your introduction to it. Learn the theory of diving, basics of scuba, followed by 4 open water dives and earn your PADI certificate.DIVE HERE FOR ALL OPTIONS!
(FOR CERTIFIED DIVERS)
The aquatic underwater landscape of Andamans is incredible. Come explore the vibrant world of a variety of multihued fish, coral gardens and submerged pinnacles in our very own boat, HUSNA.DIVE HERE FOR ALL OPTIONS!
If you are on a family holiday and you want to give your kids some wonderful memories that will stay with them for life, then a Bubble Makers dive can be a great way to do that. Or enjoy Snorkeling together with the whole family.DIVE HERE FOR ALL OPTIONS!
Choose your stay
Gypsy Divers, a PADI 5-Star Dive Resort has something to offer for everyone, from budget to luxury accommodation. Our resort welcomes backpackers, adventure enthusiasts, groups, certified divers and dive students, families, solo travelers, beach goers and holiday makers. We would love for our guests to come together, share travel stories, laugh, enjoy the stay, make new friends and have a memorable time on the island.
More spacious rooms for you to relax and feel at home that come with an attached private balcony deck, sea view, mini fridgeLEARN MORE
Standard room includes all kinds of basic facilities such as a double bed, AC, table, chair, desk, open cupboard, television, telephone, coffee maker and a private bathroom.LEARN MORE
Shared bunk beds with attached cupboard and desk, 3 beds per room. Ideal for dive students, solo travellers, backpackers.LEARN MORE
About Gypsy Divers
Gypsy Divers is the brainchild of Poonam Darne, a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and SSI Advanced Open Water Instructor, who has been diving for over ten years now. Once a successful businesswoman, Poonam discovered scuba while holidaying in Andaman in 2007 which changed her life and sent her packing for Thailand to master the skill. She learnt, taught and explored in Phuket, Koh Tao Island, Gili Islands and of course, Havelock Island. "The first time I dived, I loved it bits. I was so hooked to diving that I spent every day doing it at the Andamans. By the end of the holidays I was sure diving was my true calling", recalls Poonam. Oceanographer Jacques Yves Cousteau has said that, ‘The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder'. This maxim came true for Poonam... read more
We are now a PADI 5-Star Dive Resort!
We are thrilled to announce that Gypsy Divers Dive Resort is now a certified PADI 5-Star Resort. After careful consideration by PADI of Gypsy Divers' Passion, Dedication, Consistency in International Diving Standards, Safety, and outstanding service in dive education, we have been decorated as a PADI 5-Star Dive Resort. What this means is that you can still expect the same great experience and service we have been providing for the past five years with lots more on offer. We are your one-stop shop offering the full range of PADI Scuba Programs, great equipment selection while offering dive activities that promote aquatic environmental responsibility. Additionally, your dive safety is our priority, our passion is conservation. Not to forget, our comfortable and relaxed accommodation with an immediate access to the beach! With everything in-house, from your stay, to your meals and your dives, you can relax comfortably between dives or munch up on some snacks if you get hungry after your underwater adventure and still be ready to go for your next dive without having to worry about the hassles of managing time and commute.
Fret not! We will not let all these shiny stars get to our heads. Gypsy Divers continues to offer diving from our dive boats with small groups and flexible schedules. You will still find us at our usual haunts, such as having lunch between dives, wandering the beautiful beaches of Havelock, and enjoying dinner at our chilled-out in-house Gypsy kitchen.
Plan your trip
BEST TIME TO VISIT THE ISLANDS
The most ideal season is from November to May. It is peak diving time, as the days are sunlit, the sea is placid, and visibility is excellent. These months are ideal especially for fun divers, professional divers and advance level divers.
There are no direct international flights to Port Blair, Andamans. There are regular direct flights throughout the year from major cities of India – Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kolkata & Chennai.
GETTING TO HAVELOCK
Please click on the link below for more info on how to get to islands, best seasons to visit, what to bring, safety tips and additional details on permits and visas for foreigners.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Havelock Island is fairly safe, as far as malaria and tropical diseases. But, please consult your doctor about vaccines, shots and preventive medicines.
Had a good stay and a great experience. Great rooms. Visitied for about 5 days, for the open water course. Training was good as well.
The resort opens up... read more
I wanted to conquer my fear of water and decided to try scuba diving. Gypsy divers was highly recommended by a friend and so my daughter and I decided to... read more
We had gone for the Padi Open Water and Advanced course to Gypsy Divers. We had a great experience. The rooms were clean and the staff was very helpful.
The... read more
Having done my AOW course in Maldives not too long ago, I came to Havelock once it re-opened. Great dive sites, lovely dive school. The equipment was very well maintained... read more
Best experience ever, and the training team and the diving team.... All great!!
For people who don't even know how to swim or are anxious need not worry. They just... read more