Destinations » Chidiya Tapu

Chidiya Tapu is south of Port Blair, a magnificent location that has a lush and pristine heritage of natural wonders. This beautifully secluded spot is an escape from the regular crowd of visitors at Havelock islands, giving Lacadives the luxury of rarely encountering other dive boats on the reef. Guests are given a highly personalized experience, where instead of a multitude of divers crowding the boat, we focus on each diver’s individual comfort and minimize our footprint on the reefs.

Chidiya Tapu also has great exploration opportunities on land; one can walk to the lighthouse, visit the biological reserve and observe many species endemic to the Andaman. It is a paradise for bird-watchers; avid enthusiasts will enjoy the drive down from Port Blair. It’s also believed to be the best place to see sunsets on the Andaman Islands.

15 minutes away from our dive center lies a shipwreck, the remnants of an East India Company cargo boat that sank in 1918, making for a breath-taking view and yet another amazing feature of the location!

The outer edges of the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park and the islands of Rutland and Cinque have a number of potential dive sites yet to be explored. From the dives that we have done in the area so far, we know that these waters offer some spectacular diving. So come, do some exploring with Lacadives and who knows – you just might get to name a new dive site!

As we have just opened our dive center in Chidiya Tapu, we are still in the process of exploring what the surrounding waters have to offer. A spectacular shipwreck lies 15 minutes away from our dive center. The outer edges of the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park and the islands of Rutland and Cinque have a number of potential dive sites yet to be explored. From the dives that we have done in the area so far, we know that these waters offer some spectacular diving. So come, do some exploring with Lacadives and who knows – you just might get to name a new dive site!

For a full list of Dive Sites at Chidiya Tapu, click here

The Oceanus Resort is an Eco-Friendly Resort with a cuisine restaurant. It is  situated at Kodiyaghat, (Near Chidiyatapu) – 10min drive from our dive center.  The cottages provided are very attractive, eco-friendly and all sea facing. One can witness the sunrise from the resort which is a blissful way to begin the day.

We have basic NON A/C room Accommodation (twin sharing basis) @ Rs1800/- per head (Includes all meals) for divers who would like to economize on stay and spend more on diving. (10min walking distance from the dive center)