Underwater Wedding in Havelock Island

Underwater Wedding in Havelock Island
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Underwater wedding in Havelock Island
For betrothed couples, spring and summer seasons are the perfect seasons to hear the dreams of wedding bells. For those couples who are more imaginative, taking a plunge under the water to tie the knot is more memorable than anything else. Underwater weddings offer couples a romantic plunge (literally) and such an innovative experience is loved by lovers from all over the world.

Completely out of the box, an underwater wedding in the Andaman Islands is something that is really a lifetime experience for you as a couple and for your guests as well. Why get married in a normal way when you can go for something incredible? If you and your partner of thinking about which venue to pick for D-Day, then consider having an underwater wedding in the crystal-clear waters of Havelock Island (now known as Swaraj Dweep officially). 

In the present scenario, the impetus for destination weddings has joined hands with the social media craze. That’s why underwater weddings are getting very popular nowadays. The catch of the day is something that is out of the box and straight into the deep. What’s a better way to make your wedding day memorable than doing something so gorgeous and unique that is still a dream for most couples. If you have made up your mind, then consider the Andaman Islands as the best destination for such an unforgettable event. 

Weddings are so much more than just jewellery, costly dresses, and cocktail parties. It’s 2022 and you don’t have to go through the conventional way to get married to the love of your life. If yours is an adventurous couple that is always looking for a thrill, then exchanging vows amidst the gorgeous charm of the underwater world is your best bet!

Dive in the blue waters and say “I do”
An underwater wedding promises bubbles rather than champagne! Gone are the days when a wedding ceremony was restricted to appearing only like a romantic scene with the bride and groom in elegant dresses. But when the times are changing and you can have your most memorable day in whatever way you want, think about giving it a touch of adventure. All you have to do is plunge under the waves and exchange your rings and vows. How romantic would that be! It would be something completely extraordinary and everyone would be witnessing something as beautiful as this for the very first time.

Love in the depth of the blue ocean!
If you literally want to express the depth of your love for each other, then the best way to do so is by getting married under the water surface on the loveliest island of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands–Havelock Island. Your wedding ceremony will take underwater and this is in itself an intriguing concept for everyone. So if you are the type of couple that loves something unique and unforgettable, then this is a great option to consider. An underwater wedding is for anyone who is a snorkeler, diver, surfer, ocean lover, or simply an adventurer.

Both of you will be required to wear scuba diving gear. In case you aren’t divers and will be going under the water for the first time, then a few basic scuba diving lessons will be given to you by our PADI-certified experts. This will make you feel comfortable under the water. There will be a safety briefing also so that you can enjoy your time underwater without any stress at all. And trust us, it is going to be the most splendid time of your lives!

It is up to you how you want to want to have your wedding ceremony under the water. Both of you can stand up on the sandy floor or kneel on it. Choose whatever makes you feel comfortable. After the ceremony is completed, then you will come out of the water and join the festive reception with your guests after changing your wet clothes.

Having an underwater wedding on Havelock Island
There are a lot of arrangements and logistics involved in a wedding ceremony. It is your big day and you want everything to be perfect. Speaking of an underwater wedding, of course, some arrangements are required but these are completely different. It is a unique type of wedding but you don’t have to worry at all. Our expert wedding planners will make sure that you get the best of everything. 

Location for your underwater wedding
Havelock Island is the most gorgeous island in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is located at a distance of 55 kilometres from Port Blair, the capital town of the union territory. It is a pristine island and is home to lovely coral reefs. The waters are warm and clear here and you can see different varieties of fish. Thus, a perfect backdrop is guaranteed for your wedding ceremony under the waves owing to the island’s oozing natural charm. The visibility is best during early morning hours.

Havelock Island Beach Resort (HIBR) is a well-known property in the Andaman Islands that is an ideal choice for you if you want to dip your toes in the waters of an iconoclastic wedding. It’s an amazingly romantic property that will surely make your D-Day even more special. It is a great choice for multi-generational and immediate family fun as it offers ultra-modern amenities and facilities such as a swimming pool, game areas, kayaking, sailing snorkelling, tropical vistas, cafes, restaurants, etc.

Weather forecast and visibility
Diving is an activity that depends on the weather and water conditions. Therefore, if the conditions are not favourable, then your underwater wedding ceremony may get postponed or even cancelled for the day. The favourable conditions include good visibility, no currents, and preferably warm water. We will suggest you the dates accordingly as we will keep a track of the weather and visibility.

Both of you should be physically fit scuba dive into the ocean and get married. It's okay if you don’t know about swimming as there will be divemasters with you to escort you individually. You will be trained well in advance prior to the wedding for diving and emergency skills. Your guests can also join you under the water. They will also be provided with their own divemaster for the underwater wedding.

Scuba diving is an absolutely safe activity. Experiencing it in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is going to be the best as the marine life here is sure to leave you spellbound. Our PADI-certified divemasters will be there with you at all times under the water. Thus, you can be sure of your safety. You along with your guests (who choose to attend your ceremony under the water) will be individually escorted by PADI-trained divemasters.

We completely understand that you, your family, and your friends would want to enjoy the wedding ceremony; not get busy with all the arrangements and logistics. That’s why we will take care of everything so that you can have an amazing time at the wedding. Right from decorations to the food, our wedding planners are committed to offering you the best of everything. It will a crucial day of your life and we will make sure that make innumerable lovely memories.

Cost of an underwater wedding on Havelock Island
An underwater wedding on Havelock Island is a great experience that is completely different from a regular wedding. The parameters for deciding its cost are different as well. Among so many distinguishing factors, the biggest one is that it takes place under the cobalt waters of the Andaman Islands. The best part is that this unique wedding doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket. People going underwater include the bride and the groom, family members and friends who are willing to go diving, photographers, videographers, and a priest.

You can check the detailed expenditure in the table given below:



Cost (Government taxes will be extra)


Cost of diving per person for the first 15 divers 

INR 15,000


Charges for each additional diver

INR 12,000


Pool party 

INR 1-1.5 lakhs


Rain dance

INR 50,000


DJ setup

INR 40,000


Light decorations and sound

INR 50,000


Overall expenses 

INR 7 to 9 lakhs

Additional services

There are a number of other exciting activities in which you can indulge at an additional cost. You can choose from the following and get quotes from Havelock Island Beach Resort. 

  • Bus & ferry transfers and taxi services
  • Dholwala
  • DJ and sound setup
  • Fireworks
  • Fishing trips
  • Forest treks
  • Lawn games
  • Scuba dive sessions
  • Sightseeing trips
  • Spa massages

Among different kinds of destination weddings, an underwater wedding is definitely the most different. It includes getting married under the water, a symbolic ceremony (using cue cards, etc.), flowers, decoration, wedding organizers, and a scuba dive trip (it is recommended that the couple learn the basics in advance or try a few fun dives), wedding cake at the resort banquet, etc.

Talk to our Scuba Diving Expert