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  • Trip introduction

    This is one of the world’s most popular introduction to diving courses. For those of you who want to give scuba a try, but are unsure about committing to a full certification course just yet, sign up for a DSD.

    This trip includes a brief orientation to the equipment, learning basic skills in shallow water, followed by a closely supervised dive over the beautiful coral reef.

    DSD skills earned during this trip may be credited towards the PADI Scuba Diver and Open Water Course.

    Destination

    Chidiya Tapu is south of Port Blair, a magnificent location that has a lush and pristine heritage of natural wonders. This beautifully secluded spot is an escape from the regular crowd of visitors at Havelock islands, giving Lacadives the luxury of rarely encountering other dive boats on the reef. Guests are given a highly personalized experience, where instead of a multitude of divers crowding the boat, we focus on each diver’s individual comfort and minimize our footprint on the reefs.

    Explore some spectacular dive sites like Mundapahar beach, Parrot's rock, Cinque, and Suar Mundi. The outer edges of the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park and the islands of Rutland and Cinque have a number of potential dive sites yet to be explored.

    Destination highlights

    Familiarise yourself with the underwater world |Practice holding your breath and moving underwater |Explore clear waters that are home to clown fish, schooling snapper, resting rays and various marine species

    Activity Details

    No

    English, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Tamil

    2

    20 mins

    Yes

    12 meters

    Yes

    100 kgs

    6.6 feet

    Trip details
  • Day 1: Arrival at Port Blair

    We pick you up from Port Blair airport and head to our dive centre in Chidiya Tapu. Our instructors and dive masters will brief you on the reporting time, tide conditions etc.

    Rooms at dive centre

    Clean comfortable non-a/c rooms on a twin-sharing basis.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Port Blair Airport

    Chidiya Tapu Dive Centre

    05:30 AM

    Food

    Lunch | Dinner

    Day 2: Scuba Diving Trip
    Day 3: Departure from Port Blair
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  • Cancellation policy

    60-31 days prior to departure: 25% of tour price forfeited

    30-14 days prior to departure: 30% of tour price foreited

    13-7 days prior to departure: 50% of tour price forfeited

    Within 7 days of departure: No refund

    Rules on trip

    The trip leader's decision is final.
    Participants have to respect the local culture and should not litter or deface natural structures/monuments.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Diving is an adventure sport with inherent risks to the participant. You will be required to sign an indemnity form before commencement of the activity.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accommodation on twin-sharing basis in non-a/c rooms

    • All meals
    • Airport transfers

    Excludes

    • Air travel cost

    • Other forms of travel in the Andamans
    • Personal expenses
    • Visa and entry permits
    • Sight-seeing costs
    • Any costs not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable cotton clothing for tropical weather
    • Swimsuits to wear under wetsuit
    • Not to wear - Jeans/denims or other heavy clothing

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Scuba tanks
    • Buoyancy compensator
    • Regulator and weight belt
    • Wetsuit
    • Mask
    • Fins
    • Booties
    • Snorkel

    You need to get

    • Insect repellent
    • Sunscreen
    • Sunglasses
    • Sandals/beach slippers
    • Hats/caps
    • Swimsuits to wear under wetsuits

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any personal medication required.