One of the most popular scuba diving courses in the world, the Open Water Diver course in Goa gradually introduces you to the fascinating underwater paradise of tropical Goan waters while teaching you the proper skills and methods of scuba diving.
The course begins with classroom sessions conducted by a certified dive instructor, and proceeds into training sessions where you get comfortable with diving inside a swimming pool. The course continues as you travel to the dive spots around Grande Island to undertake four open water dives, during which you'll perfect your dive technique and have fun swimming alongside brightly coloured fishes.
NOTE: As part of the course, travellers are required to swim for 200 meters and float for 10 minutes.
Your dive centre is located close to the Calangute beach, one of the more popular beaches of Goa. However, you'll travel to the dive spots near the Grande Island for your open water dives.
Located 1-hr boat ride away from mainland Goa, the waters of the Arabian sea near the Grande Island are a hotspot for scuba divers. Swim alongside schools of small, brightly-coloured species of crustacean and coral reef fish, and explore the underwater beauty of the sea, with water tinted with shades of blue and green.
Get certified as a SSI Open Water Diver after successful completion of the course. | Learn scuba diving in a small group with personalized attention. | Go underwater at dive spots teeming with coral reef fish. | Learn the intricate skills and techniques of scuba diving.
SSI Open Water Diver
Scuba Schools International (SSI)
Arrive at your dive centre in Goa by early morning. On the first day of your course, you'll begin by familiarizing yourself with the theory of scuba diving, going through various dive techniques and skills. A certified dive instructor will conduct classroom sessions with you, where you'll go through 5 modules of theory learning the intricate details of diving from what happens to the human body during a dive to what purpose each scuba equipment serves during a dive. Your day ends by late afternoon. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Calangute dive centre
Calangute dive centre
For cancellations made 15 days or more before departure of the Goa Open Water Diver course: 75% refund.
For cancellations made less than 15 days before departure of the Goa Open Water Diver course: No refund.
No show: No refund.
Drop-outs on Day 1 of the Goa Open Water Diver course: 65% refund.
Drop-outs on Day 2 of the Goa Open Water Diver course: 50% refund.
Drop-outs on Day 3 or 4 of the Goa Open Water Diver course: No refund.
Unsuccessful completion of the course due to failed swim test or medical check-up: No refund.
All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.
Travellers are required to sign a liability and indemnity form before the Open Water Diver course in Goa.
Travellers are required to adhere to instructions of the dive instructor during the trip.
Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the trip.
Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.