Q: How does one get to the Infiniti live-aboard?
Take a flight to “Port Blair” airport in India. There are several good flights arriving every day, connecting through from Chennai or Kolkata in mainland India.
Any flight that gets in by 230 PM on the day of departure of the trip is fine – most flights are fine. We will meet you at the airport and bring you to the Infiniti docked about 20 minutes away.
For departure – any flight leaving at 10 am or later from Port Blair is fine. We will arrange for your transfer from the Infiniti to the airport.
In general, air connectivity is good, flights arrive on schedule, no long bus or car journeys are involved.
Q: What travel documents are required for foreigners?
Andaman Islands belong to the country India. A visa to India is required.
eVisa on arrival is available (at key mainland India airports) for visitors from many countries (https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html)
Traveller should have a passport validity date of at least six months from arrival into India.
Andaman Islands are a “restricted area” and foreigners require a “Restricted Area Permit” to visit here, for security reasons. It is easily available by filling a form on arrival at Port Blair airport, and allows a stay of upto 30 days, extendable by another 15 days.
All quite straightforward!
Q: What is an Infiniti trip like?
An Infiniti trip is a treat of diving & bliss in the pristine Andaman Islands.The Infiniti is a live-aboard vessel - a superyacht that you can live on very comfortably for a few days; and with it we do live-aboard scuba diving trips all over the Andaman Islands, from the pretty southern spots to the far away volcanic islands of Barren & Narcondam, and the popular spots of Havelock & Neil too; diving at the best dive sites everywhere.
On a trip, we will take you island-hopping to several pretty islands, diving three dives a day, sometimes a night dive too, relaxing onboard, sunbathing on the huge sundeck, being pampered by food & drink all day. Our trips are fully catered & hosted & guided by experts.
The Infiniti is the only live-aboard operating in the vast area of the Andaman Islands, and the experience is exclusive like no other - especially as we limit onboard group size to just 12, even on peak season dates. The vast distances that the infiniti covers gives you such a variety of diving that one can't help but wonder how much is left unexplored. The fact that Infiniti goes where no one else goes or has gone before makes every sailing feel like an expedition. The size of rooms, the food, service and overall comfort makes it feel like a luxury hotel.
The experience with the crew is all personal and everyone feels like part of the family; the numerous repeat guests speak for themselves.
All in all it makes for a fantastic holiday, No matter what level of diver as there are many different places we visit specifically for the kind of dive experience you require.
Q: What is the onboard team?
We have a highly qualified onboard team & we comply to strict safety & manning rules of the Merchant Shipping act of India. There are three main operational verticals: shipping, diving & hospitality with dedicated teams for each vertical. Dive leaders are experienced PADI divemasters, instructors and naturalists. Operational safety, guest comfort & superior diving are the top priorities. English is very well spoken onboard. We aim to be an educationally aware dive travel vessel.
Q: How about onboard dining?
A dedicated chef & his assistant whip up delicious & nutritious meals all day and serve them in the dining area. The kitchen team specializes in delectable cuisine from all over India, and some continental fare is also prepared. A good vegetarian option is always available & we try to meet personal dietary preferences too.
Fresh fruits, tea, coffee, bread, cereal, juices, water are available all day. Our evening "Barbecue Under The Stars" is also very popular.
Q: Are your tank valves DIN or Yoke?
All our tanks have Yoke valves. Please bring DIN adaptors if you will need to use DIN valves. Thanks.
Q: What is the booking process?
If you are travelling alone or as a couple, please see this schedule:
http://www.infinitiliveaboard.com/all_trips and email us at divetrips@InfinitiLiveAboard.com
There are also slots for charters & customized group bookings.
We will respond by email within 24 hours confirming availability and answering any specific questions. Please check your spam folders in case you do not hear from us. You can also call us with any questions.
When you are ready to confirm, we ask for a 30% deposit to lock down your spot. Remaining payment is due closer to the trip departure dates. We offer the following payment options: bank transfer / secure online credit card link / paypal. In the metros of India, we can arrange for cash or cheque pick ups too. All payments are invoice based.
Please feel free to ask us any questions to help plan your travel to the Andaman Islands or India.
Q: Can guests be picked up or dropped off at Havelock Jetty?
No, all our picks up & drop offs are from Port Blair only.
Q: What should I bring with me for the trip?
As such, our guests don’t really need to bring anything beyond personal stuff like clothes, swimwear, toiletries, medications.. but please remember that we will be in some remote & uninhabited islands and there will be no shops. If in doubt, please check with us.
Q: What are the inclusions & exclusions in the trip packages?
Our packages are quite all-inclusive, except a few discretionary/optional extras. Just get yourself to Port Blair and relax in bliss with us.
- Accommodation on the Infiniti (twin share)
- All meals, snacks (freshly prepared in onboard kitchen by dedicated chef) & served in dining room
- All diving with expert dive guides [3 dives a day + some night dives)
- All intra island cruising as per itinerary
- All day tea, coffee, water, soft drinks
- Onboard relaxation in the Infiniti’s lounges & decks
- Island excursions & beach visits
- “Barbecue under the Stars” special evening
- Scuba equipment rental
Exclusions: PADI courses, staff gratuity (discretionary)
Non diving packages:
- 20% discount on the diving package
- One complimentary "Discover Scuba Diving"
Q: More links:
About the Infiniti: www.InfinitiLiveAboard.com/ourvessel
About the Andaman Islands: http://www.infinitiliveaboard.com/destinations
Individual traveller schedule: http://www.infinitiliveaboard.com/all_trips
Media links: http://www.infinitiliveaboard.com/media
Testimonials : http://www.infinitiliveaboard.com/testimonials
Contact us: divetrips@InfinitiLiveAboard.com