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  • Trip introduction

    If you can't get enough of scuba diving, even after completing your Open Water Diver course, then this is the perfect trip for you. By undertaking five scuba dives in the Andaman Sea, you'll upgrade your diving skills and learn to swim as deep as 100 feet under the surface. Alongside a certified dive instructor, you'll dive deep underwater and focus on building specific capabilities through speciality dives like the night dive, wreck dive and more. You'll complete your course in the waters of Chidiya Tapu, one of the most secluded dive spots in the Andamans, and earn your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

    NOTE: Travellers are required to be certified Open Water Divers to book this scuba course.

    Destination

    This scuba course in Andaman is conducted at a dive center in Chidiya Tapu. Located at the southern tip of the Andaman Island, away from the crowds of Port Blair, this small fishing village is close to a number of dive spots. With fascinating terrain from sand dunes to small caves, these dive spots come alive with a vibrant marine life like Napoleon Wrasse, Gentle Turtle and many more. Aside from scuba diving, Chidiya Tapu is also known for being one of the best beaches in the archipelago to relax and grab sunset views in the evening.

    Destination highlights

    Get certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver. | Undertake 5 dives as deep as 100-feet for 45 minutes each. | Learn diving in small groups with personalised attention. | Explore the aquatic life and underwater beauty of the Andaman Sea. | Catch a crimson sunset from the beach of Chidiya Tapu.

    Activity Details

    Yes

    PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

    Yes

    English

    5

    45 minutes

    NA

    100 feet

    No

    Professional Association of Dive Instructors-PADI

    Back-to-back

    1 Instructor for every 4 Participant

    100 kgs

    NA

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course in Andaman: 2 dives!

    Arrive at the dive center by 08:00 hrs. Here, you will meet your diving instructor and go through a quick refresher of the skills learned in your previous Open Water Diver certification course. A short classroom session later, you'll travel to the dive spots around Chidiya Tapu to undertake the two mandatory dives, specializing in underwater navigation and deep diving. For 45 minutes in each dive, you'll train alongside your instructor, going as deep as 100 feet. Transfer back to dive center by evening. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

    No accommodation or meals are provided throughout the package.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Chidiya Tapu dive center

    Chidiya Tapu dive center

    08:00 AM

    Food

    No meals are provided today

    NA
    Day 2 of PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course in Andaman: 3 dives!
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    Reviews

    • Rated : 1

      13-04-2021

      Pathetic experience. They are broker they dont do anything . These guys just do the tie up with local treakking group who are responcible for all the activitites. They tie up with cheaper treakking group and they provide worst quality of food, worst tent, worst and dirty sleeping bags .

    • Rated : 4

      13-04-2021

      the service is good and the payment process is smooth. but they are just aggregators and you will be pooled to other service providers. I need to go on long treks to experience more about The Great Next services

    • Rated : 5

      13-04-2021

      It was a phenomenal experience. My first trek and it was way above my expectations. You guys were so warm and friendly, it felt like we've known each other for a long time. Thankyou for making my first experience a memorable one.

    • Rated : 5

      13-04-2021

      Very well organised. Ours was a last minute request but they were very helpful in arranging it seamlessly. The entire trek was very smooth. What was promised was delivered. The food could have been better but I am not complaining. On the whole a great experience.

    • Rated : 5

      13-04-2021

      The coordinators are extremely helpful. They go to extra lengths for helping you in figuring out where do you want to go and will be there with you at every step whenever you need them. Amazing service, I wanted to book a last minute ticket, I didn't think I'd get any good treks, but they sorted me out. Highly recommended.

    • Rated : 5

      13-04-2021

      Very polite and trained leads. Service was fantastic, food was on point. The trek was beautifully crafted by them. Can't wait for my next trip

    • Rated : 4

      13-04-2021

      The team is great. They properly guide you so that you can make the most out of your trip. They are very helpful and quick in resolving any of your queries. And the trip was amazing too. The way it was all planned was great. We didn't have to worry about anything. The guides with us on the trek were also very cooperative. The team makes sure that you have everything you need. Recommended 10/10 ❤️

    • Rated : 5

      13-04-2021

      TGN has a very sophisticated and concise web page along with many optional details and information. This is one of the few sites that provides information about the operator. All the operators they recommend are safe, well-trained and reliable. They are easily accessible and offer reasonable deals. I've booked a trekking and river rafting trip with them already, and it was a very good experience. I'll always choose The Great Next to plan my adventure trips.

    • Rated : 5

      13-04-2021

      'The Great next is a great platform to discover, explore and book some of the best trails and treks nature has to offer! Although our trek group was managed by the amazing 'Renok adventures' , it was the great next that put us through to them. Thank you !'

    • Rated : 5

      13-04-2021

      Trekking on new year's eve was an amazing experience. Adding to that thanks to the great next for making the overall experience wonderful. Supportive staff, good guides and the facilities were also nice. Keep up the good work

    • Rated : 5

      13-04-2021

      On trek best arrangement what can be offered.

  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 30 days before departure of the Andaman scuba course: 85% refund.

    For cancellations made between 30-14 days before departure of the Andaman scuba course: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made between 13-7 days before departure of the Andaman scuba course: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 7 days before departure of the Andaman scuba course: No refund

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction costs.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the dive instructor during the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course in Andaman.

    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.

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

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers are required to complete a detailed medical questionnaire sent after confirmation of the booking. Depending on the answers of the questionnaire, travellers may be required to get documented clearance from a doctor. This allows the dive instructor and staff to customize the dive experience to each traveller.

    Travellers are required to be certified Open Water Divers to book this scuba course.

    Travellers must agree to discontinue diving if respiratory congestions or any other medical condition takes place before or during the scuba course.

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

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life during this PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course in Andaman.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Boat transfers between dive center and dive spots

    • Five 45-minute open water dives
    • PADI course materials/manual
    • All equipment required for scuba diving
    • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (on successful completion of the course)
    • Services of experienced instructors and diving crew
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel between base city and dive center

    • Any meals or accommodation in Andaman
    • Adventure travel or health insurance
    • Personal expenses like meals or beverages etc.
    • Any costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Swimwear
    • Quick-dry apparel
    • Long sleeved light top
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Embellished or restrictive swimwear

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • All equipment required for scuba diving
    • PADI course materials/manual
    • Mask/snorkel, fins/booties and weights/tanks
    • Buoyancy Control Device, regular wetsuit

    You need to get

    • Towel
    • Swimwear
    • Water bottle
    • ID proof
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Long sleeved light top (to wear between dives)
    • Sunglasses
    • Hat/caps

    Medical Kit

    • Specific, personal or prescribed medication only
    • Personal first aid kit