PADI OWD+AOWD Combo in Andamans
Havelock, Andaman Nicobar, India
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  • Trip introduction

    This combo course gives you the chance to complete the PADI Open Water Diver as well as the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, at one stretch. The 7-day course begins with a study of theory modules and practical training in shallow water. By the end of the course, you'll have completed nine open water dives in the Andaman Sea, swimming down to a maximum depth of 100 feet.

    At every step of the course, you'll be guided and trained by a certified dive instructor, who will teach you the basic as well as advanced skills in scuba diving. The gorgeous coral reefs of the Andaman Sea, teeming with brightly-coloured marine life, make for the perfect dive spots for your combo course.

    Destination

    This combo course takes you diving around Havelock Island, home to some of the best dive spots in India. With crystal clean water, these dive spots feature relatively high underwater visibility and a wide diversity of marine life. An absolute paradise for scuba divers, the dive spots offer unmatched views of sprawling and stunning coral reefs. They are perfectly complimented by the teal-blue waters of the ocean and the brightly-coloured, diverse species of fishes all around. Apart from diving, you can also relax at one of Havelock's soft and sandy beaches with the tropical vibes of a green forest.

    Destination highlights

    • Earn your PADI Open Water and PADI Advanced Open Water certificate.
    • Go scuba diving in the azure waters of Havelock Island.
    • Dive to a depth of 100 feet to see stunning coral reefs and fishes.
    • Learn diving with expert dive instructors in small groups.
    • Complete nine open water dives in the Andaman Sea.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the dive instructor during the PADI OWD+AOWD combo course in Andamans.

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the course. Consumption of tobacco products and cigarettes is not recommended.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Please allow 12 hours between the end of your last dive and your return flight to allow your body to recover.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 30 days or more before beginning the Andamans PADI OWD+AOWD combo course: 98% refund.

    For cancellations made 15-29 days before beginning the Andamans PADI OWD+AOWD combo course: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 15 days before beginning the Andamans PADI OWD+AOWD combo course: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction charge of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers are required to pass a 650 feet swimming test and 10 minute floating test before beginning the course.

    Travellers are required to complete a medical questionnaire, sent to you after confirmation of the booking. Based on the answers to the questionnaire, you may be required to obtain documented doctor's clearance allowing you to engage in scuba diving.

    Travellers must agree to discontinue scuba diving if respiratory congestion, a head cold or any other medical condition occurs during the course.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of this PADI OWD+AOWD combo course in Andamans due to bad weather conditions to ensure maximum safety of divers and staff.

    Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, natural calamities etc.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    No pick-up for this PADI OWD+AOWD combo course.
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    Drop off point
    No drop-off for this PADI OWD+AOWD combo course.
    Mode of transport
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    Start point
    Havelock Island dive center
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    End point
    Havelock Island dive center
    Time of departure
    07:00 AM
    Time of return
    04:00 PM

    Activity Details

    License upon completion
    Yes
    License name
    PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (AOWD)
    International license
    Yes
    Course language option
    English, Hindi
    Number of dives
    9
    Average dive duration
    40-45 mins
    Maximum depth during course
    100 feet (30 meters)
    Average time per dive
    40-45 minutes
    Mandatory travel insurance
    No
    License issued/recognized by
    Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)
    Course completion time
    7 days
    Guide/student ratio
    1:4
  • Day 1 of PADI Open Water Diver course: Theory + pool training

    Arrive at the dive center by early morning. Here, you'll meet your dive instructor and begin training for the first part of your combo course - the PADI Open Water Diver. The course begins with theory modules covering the use of scuba equipment, proper dive technique and navigation methods. Each module has a corresponding confined water training session, where you'll work with your dive instructor in shallow water to practice your skills and demonstrate your knowledge. Your training for the day ends by evening. You can spend the rest of the day at leisure.
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    Day 2 of PADI Open Water Diver course: Theory + pool training

    You'll follow the same itinerary as yesterday. Arrive at the dive center by early morning and cover the remaining sections of the theory. You'll upgrade to covering a few of the more detailed and intricate scuba skills. The training continues in shallow water, as you get more and more comfortable with the scuba equipment. Your training for the day ends by evening. You can spend the rest of the day at leisure.
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    Day 3 of PADI Open Water Diver course: 2 open water dives!

    It's diving day! By now, you'll have learned and practiced enough scuba diving to be confident for the open ocean. You'll take a boat ride to some of the dive spots around the island and suit up for your open water dives. Working with your dive instructor, you'll complete two open water dives, going down to a maximum depth of 60 feet. Return to the dive center by late afternoon. You can spend the rest of the day at leisure.
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    Day 4 of PADI Open Water Diver course: 2 open water dives!

    It's diving day! Take a boat ride to some of the dive spots around the island and suit up for your open water dives. Working with your dive instructor, you'll complete two more open water dives, going down to a maximum depth of 60 feet. Return to the dive center by late afternoon and complete the paperwork for your certification, including a short quiz. This completes the first part of your combo course. You can spend the rest of the day at leisure.
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    Day 5 of PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course: 2 open water dives!

    It's diving day! Arrive at the dive center by early morning. Today, you'll begin training for the second part of your combo course - the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver. After a short refresher of your prior skills, you'll proceed to take a boat ride from the dive center to a few of the dive spots in the Andaman Sea. You'll don the wetsuit to complete two open water dives, going down to a maximum depth of 100 feet. During these dives, the dive instructor will take you through the two mandatory specializations of underwater navigation and deep diving. Your training for the day ends by evening. You can spend the rest of the day at leisure.
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    Day 6 of PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course: 2 open water dives!

    It's diving day! Arrive at the dive center by early morning. You'll proceed to take a boat ride from the dive center to a few of the dive spots in the Andaman Sea. You'll don the wetsuit to complete two more open water dives, going down to a maximum depth of 100 feet. During these dives, the dive instructor will take you through the two elective dive specializations offered by the dive center like peak performance dive, drift dive or wreck dive. Your training for the day ends by evening. You can spend the rest of the day at leisure.

    Depending on weather conditions, you may also have the option of completing a night dive in the evening.
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    Day 7 of PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course: 1 open water dive!

    It's diving day! Arrive at the dive center by early morning. If you were unable to complete a night dive, you'll proceed to take a boat ride from the dive center to a few of the dive spots in the Andaman Sea. You'll don the wetsuit to complete the last open water dive, going down to a maximum depth of 100 feet. During the dive, the dive instructor will work with you to put the finishing touches on your dive technique. Return to the dive center by late afternoon and complete the paperwork for your certification, including a short quiz. This completes the second part of your combo course. Your trip ends here.
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    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Havelock Island dive center
    End point
    Havelock Island dive center
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum depth
    0 feet
    Total dive time
    0 mins

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Havelock Island dive center
    End point
    Havelock Island dive center
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum depth
    0 feet
    Total dive time
    0 mins

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Havelock Island dive center
    End point
    Havelock Island dive center
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum depth
    40 feet
    Total dive time
    1.5 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Havelock Island dive center
    End point
    Havelock Island dive center
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum depth
    60 feet
    Total dive time
    1.5 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Havelock Island dive center
    End point
    Havelock Island dive center
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum depth
    100 feet
    Total dive time
    1.5 hrs

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Havelock Island dive center
    End point
    Havelock Island dive center
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum depth
    100 feet
    Total dive time
    1.5 hrs

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Havelock Island dive center
    End point
    Havelock Island dive center
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum depth
    100 feet
    Total dive time
    40-45 mins
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Boat transfers between dive center-dive spots
    • Nine open water dives
    • All equipment required for scuba diving
    • Theory and shallow water training sessions
    • Services of certified diving instructors and support crew
    • PADI Open Water Diver course materials and certification
    • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course materials and certification
    • Meal package including lunch from day 3 to day 7
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Travel arrangements between home city and the dive center
    • Any accommodation in Andaman Islands
    • Personal expenses like additional meals and beverages etc.
    • Adventure travel and health insurance
    • Costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, natural calamities etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Swimwear
    • Quick-dry apparel
    • Loose cotton shirt/dress
    • Slippers or floaters
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Embellished or restrictive swimwear

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Boat for transfers between dive center-dive spots
    • All equipment required for scuba diving
    • PADI Open Water Diver course materials
    • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course materials
      You need to get
    • Daypack
    • Towel
    • Swim-wear
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • ID proof
    • Water bottle
    • Insect repellent

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication only
  • Day 1 of PADI Open Water Diver course: Theory + pool training

    No accommodation is provided.

    Begin your training for the PADI Open Water Diver certification by learning theory modules and participating in shallow water training. Today's package does not include any meals.

    Day 2 of PADI Open Water Diver course: Theory + pool training

    No accommodation is provided.

    Continue your training for the PADI Open Water Diver certification by learning theory modules and participating in shallow water training. Today's package does not include any meals.

    Day 3 of PADI Open Water Diver course: 2 open water dives!

    No accommodation is provided.

    Complete two open water dives in the Andaman Sea. A light lunch will be served on the boat, between the two dives.

    Day 4 of PADI Open Water Diver course: 2 open water dives!

    No accommodation is provided.

    Complete two open water dives in the Andaman Sea. A light lunch will be served on the boat, between the two dives.

    Day 5 of PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course: 2 open water dives!

    No accommodation is provided.

    Begin your training for the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification and complete two open water dives in the Andaman Sea. A light lunch will be served on the boat, between the two dives.

    Day 6 of PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course: 2 open water dives!

    No accommodation is provided.

    Complete two open water dives in the Andaman Sea. A light lunch will be served on the boat, between the two dives.

    Day 7 of PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course: 1 open water dive!

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    Complete one open water dives in the Andaman Sea. A light lunch will be served on the boat.

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