Lacadives: The pioneers of diving in India since 1995

Who we are

Lacadives is the only dive operator in the country to have offered diving in the Lakshadweep Islands, the Andaman Islands and in the cities of Mumbai and Bangalore

We have been diving in India's waters since 1995, with a spotless safety record. Now, we offer our divers an unparalleled choice of dive travel in India & abroad.

The variety of destinations we offer, our ability to cater to divers of all skill levels and our affiliation with some of the leading Island research and conservation organizations ensures that your experience with Lacadives will be exciting, educative and memorable! We currently operate in Chidiya Tapu (South Andamans). View Map

Begin your adventure today!

With our pool-training facilities in Mumbai, and PADI’s new online teaching program, our instructors can get you started on your dive adventure today! Our Scuba In The City program offers you the opportunity to begin the training despite busy city-bound schedules. So if work, school, kids and commitments have been holding you back then we can help you work towards your scuba certification starting now!!

Andaman Dive Safari

Come join us on our exploration of the reefs of Cinque, Rutland and Passage Island!!

Our 315 HP custom made EXPLORER dive boat makes a number of these remote reef systems easily accessible from our new dive center in Chidiya Tapu. Experience some of the most thrilling diving the Andamans has to offer. We currently dive on our Explorer and our new boat MV- Wahoo will be in operation in the coming season (Oct 2016) to explore the reefs around!

Book your dives

Underwater Photography course

If you’ve thought of taking your passion for photography underwater then join two of the countries best underwater photographers for an all-inclusive introduction to the world of underwater imaging.

Sumer Verma offers exclusive courses in underwater photography to divers and photographersof all skill levels.

Tell me more

ReefWatch Marine Conservation

ReefWatch is a non-profit Organization established in 1993, as a Public Charitable Trust under the Societies Registration Act. Reefwatch is involved in research, education and outreach activities. These have included coral reef monitoring in the Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar Islands, documentary films, beach clean ups in Mumbai, SCUBA training for scientists and education programs in schools across the country.


Naturalist Course

The Andaman ECO-logical Diver Course is for any certified diver who loves the ocean and wants to do their bit to protect it. In particular, the course would be of special benefit to: Aspiring Marine Biologists / Ecologists or Conservationists, Budding underwater photographers (because you learn how to spot smaller rarer creatures and learn about animal behavior so you can predict it.

Being in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, and experiencing the marine world through diving in itself creates environmental sensitivity, and we are able to modify and structure our activities in a way where we can fulfill various learning objectives of the school – whether it is from the science curriculum, IB CAS requirements or team building and leadership activities. The program outlined below is a 6 night/ 7 day schedule that covers the PADI Open Water Course with a Basic Island Ecology program, however we are open to modifying this based on the school’s requirements. We are also able to modify the program for different age groups, ranging from 12 to 18 year olds.

School/ College / University applicants as well as families and individuals who like their holiday to be as good for the planet as it is for them! Not only do you contribute towards research but for each individual who participates, ReefWatch receives Rs.5000 towards our community outreach program.

Dive Travel and Live-aboards

For Lacadives' extended family who are looking for new dive experiences abroad but want the service and attention to detail that Lacadives provides! You can now visit a variety of dive destinations accompanied by our own instructors and dive masters. Do let us know your dive destination that you and your group are interested in and let us organize the same for you!

Join our trips

Connect with us

Join us on our Facebook page for latest news and updates.

Follow us on Twitter and tweet to us.

Follow us on Instagram.

Our YouTube Channel

Click on the title to view on YouTube

The Secret of the Sea A story by Yashas Mitta & Sumer Verma