Jo will dive into any puddle and Sam has found dive sites solely on intuition (Jo is convinced that its witchcraft). It was this scuba-loving couple that started India Scuba Explorers.
The thought of exploring an untouched island in the emerald sea is what drove Johann & Samantha to begin their aquatic adventure by establishing Neil Island’s 1st PADI dive centre in 2007, when stable electricity was a myth on the island, no ice cream to be found and suspicious islanders were unaware of what scuba diving was. This makes India Scuba Explorers one of the first dive shops in the entire Andaman archipelago.
The locals constantly cautioned Jo and Sam about disturbing the water spirits as they explored unchartered depths and new dive sites, but that did not stop them. Because you see, instead of being disturbed, the water spirits were actually quite friendly!
More than a decade of discovering and exploring dive sites, and protecting the enchanted waters that surround magical Neil Island has been a waking dream which has been shared with some very special people. (You know who you are!)M
In a world where spirituality has become a commodity sold on street corners, this is as close as you can get to it – a dive centre that is a pioneer of diving in the Andaman Islands, where the philosophy is ‘live, breathe, dive’.