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  • Trip introduction

    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.

    Destination

    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.

    Destination highlights

    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.

    Activity Details

    Yes

    SSI Open Water Diver

    Yes

    English, Hindi

    4

    45 mins

    60 feet

    No

    Scuba Schools International (SSI)

    Back-to-back

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of Goa Open Water Diver course: Theory session

    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.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Calangute dive centre

    Calangute dive centre

    08:00 AM

    Food

    Day 2 of Goa Open Water Diver course: Pool training
    Day 3 of Goa Open Water Diver course: Go diving!
    Day 4 of Goa Open Water Diver course: Go diving!
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  • Cancellation policy

    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.

    Rules on trip

    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.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    As part of the course, travellers are required to swim for 200 meters and float for 10 minutes.

    Travellers will be sent a medical questionnaire, after confirmation of the booking. Depending on the answers, travellers may be required to obtain documented doctor's clearance allowing them to participate in scuba diving. This allows dive instructors to customize your experience and ensure your safety.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the Open Water Diver course in Goa to ensure maximum safety for travellers as well as staff.

    Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, natural calamities etc.
    • Scuba Diving Goa Grande Island The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Goa Grande Island The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Goa Grande Island The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Goa Grande Island The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Goa Grande Island The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Goa Grande Island The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Goa Grande Island The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Goa Grande Island The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Goa Grande Island The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Goa Grande Island The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Goa Grande Island The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Goa Grande Island The Great Next Adventure Travel
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • SSI Open Water Diver course material

    • Theory sessions and pool training
    • Shared, private vehicle and boat for transfers between dive centre and dive spots
    • Services of certified dive instructor and support crew
    • Four open water dives of 45-min each
    • All equipment required for scuba diving
    • Light refreshments, during boat transfer
    • SSI Open Water Diver certification (upon successful completion of the course)
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel cost from base city to dive centre

    • Any meals or accommodation in Goa
    • Personal expenses like tips to staff, meals or beverages etc.
    • Any costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, natural calamities etc.
    • Adventure travel or health insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Quick-dry apparel
    • Swim wear
    • Extra set of dry clothes
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Embellished, uncomfortable or restrictive swim wear

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Boat for transfers between Sinquerim jetty and dive spots
    • Private vehicle for transfers between dive centre and Sinquerim jetty
    • All equipment required for scuba diving

    You need to get

    • Day pack
    • Light towel
    • ID proof
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Extra set of dry clothes
    • Dry snacks (protein/granola bars, Gatorade etc.)

    Medical Kit

    • Specific, personal or prescribed medication