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Looks like you just need an additional permit (same immihelp source): Permit Granting Authorities: MHA & FRROS All Indian Missions abroad Chief Immigration Officer, Chennai Immigration Officer, Port Blair Remarks: If arriving by air, permission to stay up to 30 days is issued on arrival at the airport in Port Blair. If arriving by sea, permit is ...


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I can't give you specific advice on dive shops in the area, as I've never been, but I can offer some general advice that should help. Firstly, you should be aware that most dive shops (generally all except the smallest) that teach courses have multiple instructors. It's no good us saying "Jim Smith at Acme Dive is the best instructor ever!" if he's doing ...


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I dove with Dive India in 2009 (casual dives, not certification) and was not particularly impressed with their setup. The boat was tiny, cramped and had a seriously underpowered engine, and other divers described running out of fuel and/or having engine breakdowns on previous days and spending hours drifting or getting towed. I also seem to recall the ...


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Helicopter rides aren't available between the islands. Since the guy there doesn't really speak English, I didn't understand whether it was because it was off season or it just doesn't fly anymore. (I did see the helicopter a few times while I was there, though.) Seaplane is available for tourists and it costs 4100 rupees. You can only bring 5 kg of luggage ...


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According to the website of the Andaman and Nicobar government, you will be able to receive the Restricted Area Permit on arrival at Port Blair Airport. The website also mentions that you'll be able to apply for the permit at all Indian missions abroad. While I would assume that you will be able to board your flight to Port Blair from Kolkata without any ...


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In early 2011, Pawan Hans launched the "Jal Hans" seaplane service between Port Blair and Havelock. Not sure if it's still operating, but it's certainly worth giving them a ring. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jal_Hans


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As far as I know, that's not a scheduled service but rather a charter service. There are no private airline service in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and ones which are are operated by government-owned companies such as Air India. In case of the helicopters, it is operated by Pawan Hans and according to their site, it's a charter service. This means that ...


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