Few quick tips for squeezing the budget
-Govt ferry tickets are almost Rs. 1000 less than private ones. Plan accordingly.
-Activa can be rented by paying max 500 INR for 24 hours. Cabs costs around 2 to 2.5 K
-Book average hotels in Port Blair and take auto for small distance.
-Scuba costs 3,500 INR in Havelock (you can get in 3000 as well if you are going directly to them in off season) and 4,500 INR in Neil. We booked prior with Blue Coral Dive, Havelock.
-Instead of having all meals in restaurants enjoy local street food items. A lot of resorts have mango tree so you can collect and enjoy mangoes for free.
-There is a wine shop near SBI atm in Havelock but you won't get chilled beer and small sized bottles.
PS: There is luggage scanner at Phoenix Bay Jetty but not at Havelock and Neil Jetty.
- Try not to choose peak season since cost will be high for hotels and you will have to click pic with lot of people in the background.
Try these and I am sure Andaman visit will not burn your pocket.