PADI Open Water Diver (OWD) Course
Chidiya Tapu, Andaman Nicobar, India
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Date
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2019
Wed, 19 Jun, 2019
10
Thu, 20 Jun, 2019
10
Fri, 21 Jun, 2019
10
Sat, 22 Jun, 2019
10
Sun, 23 Jun, 2019
10
Mon, 24 Jun, 2019
10
Tue, 25 Jun, 2019
10
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10
Thu, 27 Jun, 2019
10
Fri, 28 Jun, 2019
10
Sat, 29 Jun, 2019
10
Sun, 30 Jun, 2019
10
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10
Tue, 02 Jul, 2019
10
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10
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10
Sat, 06 Jul, 2019
10
Sun, 07 Jul, 2019
10
Mon, 08 Jul, 2019
10
Tue, 09 Jul, 2019
10
Wed, 10 Jul, 2019
10
Thu, 11 Jul, 2019
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Fri, 12 Jul, 2019
10
Sat, 13 Jul, 2019
10
Sun, 14 Jul, 2019
10
Mon, 15 Jul, 2019
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Scuba course
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  • Trip introduction

    The PADI Open Water Diver Course gives you an internationally recognized license to dive anywhere in the world. You'll be taught how to dive to a depth of 18 metres or 60 feet, and will discover an incredible new world of iridescent marine life, sprawling coral reefs and mysterious shipwrecks.

    This Open Water Diver course in the Andamans teaches you the skills and techniques required to go scuba diving to a maximum depth of 18 metres or 60 feet. You'll train in a mixture of theory (5 modules), 2 days of shallow water training, equipment orientation and troubleshooting techniques, and finally, 4 open water dives with water skills exercises. The course allows you time to learn at your own pace and get comfortable, before taking you into open water.

    NOTE: You should know how to swim if you want to do this course. While you don't have to be a great swimmer, you will be required to swim 200 metres (at your own pace) in open water, and float for 10 minutes.

    Destination

    The Andaman Islands offer some of the best dive sites in the world, and are right here in your backyard! You'll be diving at Chidiya Tapu, a small fishing village which is just 2 hours drive from Port Blair. From here, you'll be able to explore dive sites like Cinque Island and Passage Island, and maybe even a shipwreck.

    Destination highlights

    • Explore some of the world's best dive sites in the Andaman Islands.
    • Earn your PADI Open Water Diver certification
    • Dive to a depth of 60 feet to discover wonderful underwater life.

    Trip requirements

    Past Experience

    Basic swimming skills are required: 200-meter free swim and 10-min float.

    Health conditions

    Persons with asthma, breathing difficulties, high blood pressure, or epilepsy are advised to check with their doctor before booking this trip.

    Please let the dive team know if you are suffering from any ailments or conditions before the dive.

    Specific permissions required

    Indian passport-holders will need to carry ID and address proof to enter the Andaman Islands.

    Foreign nationals require an Indian visit-visa to be allowed to enter the Andaman Islands.

    Lacadives does not procure permissions for entering the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Please try to allow 24 hours after your diving sessions before you fly. You will need time for your body to recover before catching a flight.

    Every diver will receive a Medical Questionnaire to be filled out after confirming the scuba diving booking. If they answer Yes to any of the questions, they will have to get a doctor's clearance on this document for scuba diving.

    It is possible that due to weather or other safety related concerns the itinerary might need to change. The operator reserves all rights to change the itinerary even after a booking has been made to ensure complete safety of its customers and staff.

    The operator does not arrange visas for travellers entering the Andaman Islands. You will have to do this on your own.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 60-31 days prior to departure of this Andamans scuba trip: 85% of tour price will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.

    For cancellations made 30-14 days prior to departure of this Andamans scuba trip: 70% of tour price will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.

    For cancellations made 13-7 days prior to departure of this Andamans scuba trip: 50% of tour price will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.

    For cancellations made 0-7 days before departure of this Andamans scuba trip: No refund

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Diving is an adventure sport with inherent risks to the participant. You will be required to sign an indemnity form before commencement of the activity.

    If you live in Mumbai or Bangalore, you can choose to join the Scuba in the City programme. This allows you to complete your theory and shallow water skills practice in a swimming pool, leaving you with more time to enjoy your days in the Andamans. For residents of other cities, you may sign up for the e-learning module to complete your theory session before arriving in the Andamans.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Lacadives Dive Centre, Chidiya Tapu
    Drop off point
    Lacadives Dive Centre, Chidiya Tapu
    Start point
    Lacadives, South Andamans, Chidiya Tapu, AN 744105
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    End point
    Lacadives, South Andamans, Chidiya Tapu, AN 744105
    Time of departure
    08:00 AM
    Time of return
    06:00 PM

    Activity Details

    License upon completion
    Yes
    License name
    PADI Open Water Diver (OWD) Certification
    International license
    Yes
    Course language option
    English, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati and Tamil
    Number of dives
    9
    Average dive duration
    1 hr
    Maximum depth during course
    18 metres
    Average time per dive
    1 hr
    Mandatory travel insurance
    Yes
    License issued/recognized by
    Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI)
    Course completion time
    Back-to-back
    Guide/student ratio
    1:4
    Max. diver weight
    100 kgs
    Max. diver height
    6.6 feet
  • Day 1 of scuba diving in Havelock Island: Orientation and skills training

    You will be expected to arrive by 08:00 a.m so that the required briefing and training sessions can be completed on time. The first day is mostly theoretical, and will take you through the basics of diving, as well as giving you an understanding of the equipment. You'll also learn about about the safety precautions that need to be kept in mind during open-water diving. You'll also get to go on your first dive up to 10 metres deep.
    /Scuba Diving Andaman Water Sport Scuba Course Image credit: Luminosity

    Day 2 of scuba diving in Havelock Island: Skills training

    Today you will practise some shallow water skills training and troubleshooting techniques through confined water dives and other exercises. The instructor will maintain a logbook and refer to course material along the way.
    /Scuba Diving Andaman Water Sport Scuba Course Image credit: Luminosity

    Day 3 of scuba diving in Havelock Island: Open-water dive training

    Today is an exciting day as you venture out into open-water dives with your instructor, putting all your theoretical sessions and water skills exercises to good use.
    /Scuba Diving Andaman Water Sport Scuba Course Image credit: Luminosity

    Day 4 of scuba diving in Havelock Island: Open-water diving

    Today you become a certified diver! This day marks the end of your training, and the day you receive our certification. The Open Water Diver certification is valid worldwide and does not require renewal. You now have a lifelong license to explore the vast ocean, teeming with marine life.
    /Scuba Diving Andaman Water Sport Scuba Course Image credit: Luminosity

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Chidiya Tapu Dive Centre
    End point
    Chidiya Tapu Dive Centre
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Maximum depth
    10 metres
    Total dive time
    2 hrs

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Chidiya Tapu Dive Centre
    End point
    Chidiya Tapu Dive Centre
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Maximum depth
    12 metres
    Total dive time
    2 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Chidiya Tapu Dive Centre
    End point
    Chidiya Tapu Dive Centre
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Maximum depth
    18 metres
    Total dive time
    2 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Chidiya Tapu Dive Centre
    End point
    Chidiya Tapu Dive Centre
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Maximum depth
    18 metres
    Total dive time
    2 hrs
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • PADI Open Water course material
    • PADI certified instructors and crew
    • All scuba equipment required for training and dives
    • Four open water dives with PADI instructor
    • Shallow/confined water training sessions
    • PADI Open Water Diver certification (on successful completion of the course)
    • All boat transfers for open water dives
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Air travel cost
    • Other forms of travel in the Andamans
    • Personal expenses
    • Visa and entry permits
    • Sight-seeing costs
    • Any costs not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Comfortable cotton clothing for tropical weather
    • Swimsuits to wear under wetsuit
      What not to Wear
    • Jeans/denims or other heavy clothing

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Scuba tanks
    • Buoyancy compensator
    • Regulator and weight belt
    • Wetsuit
    • Mask
    • Fins
    • Booties
    • Snorkel
      You need to get
    • Insect repellent
    • Sunscreen
    • Sunglasses
    • Sandals/beach slippers
    • Hats/caps
    • Swimsuits to wear under wetsuits

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any personal medication required.
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