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Dive Review of Infiniti Liveaboards in
India/Andaman & Nicobar Islands

 
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Infiniti Liveaboards: "A very Indian cruise", Mar, 2016,

by Harvey S. Cohen, NJ, US (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8870.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Gulf of Eilat, Bali, Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Fiji, Palau, Coral Sea, Galapagos, many Caribbean locations, New Jersey, Florida, National Aquarium, Dutch Springs
Closest Airport Port Blair Getting There Domestic Indian flights only. Chennai is easiest.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm, surge, currents
Water Temp 79 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 40 to 90 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Surface with 50 bar.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The crew handles divers' cameras well. The camera table is very small and not well protected from spray. It has neither charging outlets nor compr ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments https://www.flickr.com/gp/harvey_s_cohen/z7mGUN
I think the boat is a reasonable choice for divers from Asia who can travel to Port Blair relatively easily, and who are partial to Indian food. For me, the boat and the diving were good but not up to Mermaid.
This was the Barren Island itinerary, suitable for experienced divers. There are a number of dives with significant current; I think every diver should have a reef hook and know how to use it properly. The Infiniti is a twin-engine steel hull, a big plus for safety and reliability. The dive staff and boat crew are friendly, ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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