Wednesday, March 4, 2015

“Infiniti Live-aboard” – India’s first scuba diving live-aboard, it has successfully completed two year of operations in the Andaman Islands.

The internationally acclaimed Infiniti Live-aboard completes two year of

operations in the Andaman Islands

 First pleasure-craft classed by IRS and permanently registered with India flag

 Scuba divers & travellers from all over the world hosted

 Scientific partnerships established

Photo credit – UmeedMistry

India, Andaman Islands, 3rd March 2015: - The internationally acclaimed “Infiniti Live-aboard”

– India’s first scuba diving live-aboard - has successfully completed two year of operations in the

Andaman Islands and is now into its third year.

A special achievement of the year was successful classing and certification under IRS1 which

makes the Infiniti the first-ever pleasure-craft to be permanently registered under an Indian flag.

1 Indian Registrar of Shipping

With this, the Infiniti is permitted to sail across all Indian waters unrestricted including in special

areas such as the Lakshdweep islands and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

In this second year, the Infiniti received strong international acclaim from travellers, divers,

experts and international media. Divers came from all over the world, including North America,

Europe, Australia, Asia and Middle East to experience the beautiful Andaman Islands and

exclusive scuba diving in these waters.

Exquisite itineraries were crafted and perfectly executed by the Infiniti’s highly qualified onboard

team comprising of shipping professionals, hospitality crew and expert dive team. The Infiniti

maintained its affiliation to PADI for teaching & certifying divers in accordance with PADI’s

global standards and to issue certifications that are accepted worldwide. Journeys included

visiting pristine and remote islands including the famed active volcano at Barren Island, wreck-
diving at some WWII wrecks and enchanting journeys to the southern islands such as Cinque,

Passage & Sisters’. Some special celebrations were organized for Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve,

India’s Republic Day and private milestones. Guests were thrilled with lovely underwater diving,

onboard hospitality and visits to stunning islands and pristine beaches.

The Infiniti’s unique, one-of-a-kind trips represent also an interesting scientific opportunity.

Accordingly, the Infiniti has established significant international scientific partnerships for Reef

Monitoring, Manta Ray conservation, and Global Volcanism programs.

Sunil Bakshi, founder & CEO of the Infiniti Live-aboard said, “It is a matter of pride that we have

successfully completed two years of incredibly adventurous trips in the Andaman Islands for us.

We are proud to be India’s first live-aboard, and to have taken diving in India to a new level. The

Andaman Islands have turned out to be an amazing destination to visit and explore. It is perfect

for live-aboard journeys with far flung islands and plenty of undiscovered secrets. We look

forward to hosting more travellers from all over the world to this beautiful spot.”

The Infiniti will continue to sail until mid- April, thereafter closing for the monsoon off-season

until September. It will restart its journeys in September and continue in the Andaman Islands

for next season. Infiniti has postponed its plans to go to the Lakshdweep islands until October


The INFINITIis India’s pioneering scuba diving “live-aboard” – a passenger vessel fully equipped

for comfortable onboard stay and sail. Ittakes passengers to the doorstep of the best dive spots in

the Andaman Islands waters. It is a PADI authorized dive boat that also teaches diving for PADI

certifications. The Infiniti sets new global benchmarks for design, engineering and onboard

facilities.The Infiniti features guest rooms with en-suite bathrooms, a kitchen, a diving platform,

an indoor dining room and relaxation areas including a large sun deck, an indoor lounge & an

outdoor lounge. The vessel has been built to IACS class and RINA certified to reflect its highest

quality and standards.

Andaman Islands, off the coast of India, are emerging as the world’s new favorite dive

destination. It features several unique diving attractions including volcanic diving, frontier

diving, bioluminescent night diving, etc. The Infiniti Live-aboard facilitates peaceful & exclusive

diving here for enthusiasts of the underwater world.

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