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  • Trip introduction

    Dive deeper into the adventure sport of scuba diving with this PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. Perfect for certified divers who are adept in basic scuba skills, this course will train divers over the course of five open water dives. Accompanied by a certified dive instructor, you'll undertake specialty dives such as the night dive, wreck dive, drift dive and many more to learn the intricate details of advanced diving. After successfully completing the course, you'll be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.

    NOTE: Only divers certified as a PADI/SSI Open Water Diver can book this advanced scuba course in Andaman.

    Destination

    Havelock Island, a small island in the Andaman archipelago, is the most widely recognized destination for scuba diving in India. Submerged in the deep blue waters of the Andaman Sea, the dive centers and beaches of Havelock attract adventure travellers from all over the continent. The dive spots around the island, with high visibility, are located in areas of dense and diverse marine life. The under water topography of the dive spots, from sandy seafloors to lively corals, offer a varied diving experience to divers of all skill levels.

    Destination highlights

    Earn your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification. | Complete 5 open water dives as deep as 100-feet for 45 minutes each. | Improve your scuba diving skills in a small group with personalised attention. | Explore the underwater beauty of the Andaman Sea at Havelock Island.

    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 Participants

    120 kgs

    NA

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

    Report to the dive center on Havelock Island by 07:30 hrs. Here, you'll meet your instructor and prepare for the day's activities. Your training begins with a self-study of modules designed to refresh your prior skills and introduce you to advanced dive techniques.

    After studying the required modules, you'll proceed to take a boat ride from the dive center to a few of the dive spots in the Andaman Sea. You'll don the wetsuit to complete two, 45-minute long dives. During these dives, the dive instructor will take you through the two mandatory specializations of underwater navigation and deep diving. Return back to the island and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

    No accommodation is provided throughout the trip. Today's meal package includes a light lunch served on the boat between the two open water dives.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Havelock Island dive center

    Havelock Island dive center

    07:30 AM

    Food

    Lunch

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    Day 2 of PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course: 2 dives
    Day 3 of PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course: 1 dive
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 30 days or more before beginning the advanced scuba diving course: 98% refund.

    For cancellations made 15-29 days before beginning the advanced scuba diving course: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 15 days before beginning the advanced scuba diving course: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Rules on trip

    Divers are required to follow instructions of the dive instructor during the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the course. Consumption of tobacco products and cigarettes is not recommended either.

    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 last dive and your return flight to allow your body to recover.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Divers are required to be certified as a PADI/SSI Open Water Diver in order to book this trip.

    A few days before the course begins, divers will be sent PADI e-learning material that can be used to get a head start before the course begins.

    Divers must agree to discontinue diving if respiratory congestion or a head cold or any other medical condition occurs during the course.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of this PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course due to bad weather conditions to ensure maximum safety of divers and staff.

    Divers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, natural calamities etc.
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    • Scuba Diving Advanced Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Advanced Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Advanced Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Advanced Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Advanced Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Advanced Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Advanced Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Boat transfers between dive center-dive spots

    • Five open water dives
    • All equipment required for scuba diving
    • Services of experienced dive instructors and support crew
    • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course material
    • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (upon successful completion)
    • Vegetarian lunch on day 1 and day 2
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between home city and dive center

    • Any accommodation at Havelock Island or meals not mentioned in inclusions
    • Photos/videos of your dive (can be booked on the spot; subject to availability of photographer)
    • Underwater camera rental (arranged at INR 2,000; subject to availability of camera)
    • Personal expenses like meals or beverages etc.
    • Any costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, natural calamities etc.
    • Adventure travel or dive insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Swimwear
    • Quick-dry apparel
    • Loose cotton shirt/dress
    • Slippers or floaters
    • 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

    • Boat for transfers between dive center and dive spots
    • All equipment required for scuba diving
    • PADI e-learning course materials/manual
    • First aid kit

    You need to get

    • Day pack (for essentials)
    • Water bottle
    • ID proof
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Sunglasses

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication only