Blue-green water, white sand beaches, and a balmy breeze blowing all day - and it gets even better! The Andaman Islands also have some of the most spectacular underwater life in the world, as well as a long diving season and great visibility.
Join the international community of certified scuba divers by completing your PADI course in the gorgeous Andaman Islands. Choose from the different levels, complete your tasks to the instructor's satisfaction, and earn your certificate.
NOTE: You will be asked to complete the following compulsory tasks to earn your certification:
Swim 200 meters without stopping (no time limit, all swimming strokes allowed)
Float for 10 minutes (using any method you know)
PADI Scuba Diver Course in Andamans
The PADI Scuba Diver course is the first step towards becoming a certified scuba diver. You'll go to a maximum depth of 40 feet, and will do 3 confined/shallow water dives and 2 open water dives.
PADI Open Water Diver Course (OWD) in Andamans
The PADI Open Water Diver course teaches you the skills and techniques you need to go diving to a maximum depth of 60 feet. You'll also enjoy 4 open water dives.
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course (AOWD) in Andamans
The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course teaches you advanced scuba diving, enabling you to go to a maximum depth of 100 feet. During your course, you'll also get a choice of speciality dives, like night diving, wreck diving, etc.
Combo of OWD + AOWD:
Complete two certification levels in 6 days. You'll learn the skills required to dive to 100 feet, learn advanced skills like underwater navigation, and choose from speciality dives like night diving, wreck diving, etc.
Scuba Diver with Stay
Get everything in one package! These packages combine your PADI Scuba Diver course with stay, so you don't have to worry about anything except enjoying your diving course.
OWD with 3 Night Stay
This package combines a PADI Open Water Diver course with a stay, so you can focus on your diving experience.
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Scuba diving courses in the Andamans - Route Map / Altitude Map
Scuba diving courses in the Andamans - Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to know how to swim to do a scuba course in the Andamans?
If you are doing a Try Dive in Andamans, you don’t need to know how to swim. However, if you are planning to do a PADI or SSI course, you will need to pass a swimming test to get your certification, so you will need to know how to swim. You’ll have to swim for 200 metres, and float for 10 minutes in open water.
Do I need any special gear?
No, scuba diving beginners don’t have to worry about any gear. Your operator will provide everything you need for your trip. Carry your sunscreen, wear flipflops or sandals (you’ll be leaving them on the boat when you go diving), a light tee or top to wear on the boat between dives, sunglasses, and a bottle of water. If your scuba diving trip includes free photographs or videos, you might need a pen drive or memory card to take them back home.
Check out our blog post on Scuba Diving Equipment to know what kind of gear you’ll be using for your scuba diving experience.
What should I do to prepare for my scuba diving course in Andamans?
You don’t have to do anything before you start your scuba course in the Andamans. However, if you do yoga or breathing exercises, it helps because you learn to breathe through your mouth and control your breathing. The most important thing to remember when you go scuba diving is to stay calm and breathe in a slow, measured fashion.
What is the right age to go scuba diving?
Anyone over 10 years may take lessons in scuba diving. Divers between 10-15 years can be certified as Junior Open Water Divers. Check with the operator if you are travelling with children, because age restrictions might differ.
There is no real cap or age limit for older divers, but you will need to be in good physical and mental condition to dive. Divers over 50 years are classified as older divers, but there are plenty of divers who enjoy dives into their 60s and 70s.
Should I do a scuba course or a Try Dive?
A Try Dive is a short taste of scuba diving, meant to help you decide if you like it enough to pursue a course. It’s suitable for those who want to cross scuba off their list, those who don’t know how to swim and want to experience scuba diving, or for scuba diving beginners who don’t know if they will be comfortable during scuba diving and want to check that out before signing up for a course.
However, a scuba diving course opens up a whole world of experiences that a Try Dive can’t. You will learn more about the equipment and skills required to dive to 40 feet, and will spend more time underwater with a course. Technically a Try Diver can go to 40 feet, but you usually won’t be comfortable enough in a single dive, so you’ll remain between 16-40 feet.