• 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.


    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


    SSI Open Water Diver


    English, Hindi


    45 mins

    60 feet


    Scuba Schools International (SSI)


    Trip details