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Barefoot Scuba Resort

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013


Location : Andamans, India

Rates : $14 and above weekly

Accommodation : Cottages and huts

Amenities : Yoga,kayaking,fishing, Scuba diving, restaurant

Scuba diving is considered as one of the greatest adventures.  Whether one is a beginner or a professional, you will attain something new while making your efforts to see the underwater world.  Schools of colorful fish and your insight into the amazing marine world will boost your whole experience every time you dive. Barefoot Scuba resort is situated on the Havelock Island in India. Havelok is located in Andaman and the resort is located on the Beach number 3. It is one of the resorts which gives a complete package including diving and training courses for scuba diving.

The Barefoot Scuba resort was earlier known as Cafe Del Mar. It was established in the year 2005. The resort is Havelock’s first dive resort and the only center which runs PADI 5 star Instructor Development Dive Facility in Andamans. The location of the resort makes it as an ideal place for the tourists to discover the scenic beauty of the island as well as the underwater world on which it is located. The resort offers a number of courses which are as follows :

  • Refresher course
  • PADI Enriched Air/ Nitrox Course
  • PADI Scuba Diver(SD)
  • PADI Scuba Review
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver(AOWD)
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver
  • PADI Adventure Diver
  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving ( DSD)
  • PADI Open Water Diver ( OWD)
  • PADI Asst. Instructor Course (AI)
  • PADI Diver Master(DM)
  • Emergency First Response ( EFR)
  • PADI Rescue Diver (RD
  • Emergency First Response Instructor Course (EFRI)
  • Instructor Courses and beyond

Apart from the offering various courses, Barefoot Scuba Resort also offers amenities to make the stay of their guests comfortable and memorable. The resort has a library, classroom, filling station and an equipment store.  Barefoot Scuba Resort has  world-class training equipment, dive boats, diverse range of sites for diving and activities to train all abilities. One can get customized services from highly experienced dive masters and instructors.

Guests can choose between four types of accommodations at Barefoot Scuba Resort:

  • Sea-facing Duplex Cottage
  • Sea-View Cottage
  • Tented Cottage
  • Frame huts

The sea-view cottage, Sea-facing duplex cottage and the tented cottages are wooden or tented cottages, without AC with sea or garden view. These types of cottages are fully equipped with amenities like ceiling fans, power outlets, electric lights, lounge area with sofa and sliding glass doors which give a view of ocean. The cottages have water kettle, tea/coffee, creamer and sugar sachets and have complimentary fruit basket. There is a mini refrigerator, attached bathrooms and western-style toilets, showers and wash-basin for the guests in the cottages. The Frame huts have elevated cane and bamboo structures which suit shoe-string budget travelers or backpackers. These type of huts have an en suite bathrooms.

The dive sites are located at a distance of one and a half to half an hour by boat. However, the individual sites may differ in topography and marine life. The dive boats return to the resort between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.  For trainees, the dive boats leave for Elephant Beach confined water training spot by 8:30 a.m. and return between 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Light lunch, biscuits and snacks are provided during the trips.

At Barefoot Scuba Resort, you are cut from the world. There is no TV, newspaper, telephone or internet ( occasionally).  It is perfect for tourists who are seeking an unpretentious getaway in one of the beautiful tropical islands of the world.

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