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  • Trip introduction

    Stay in the gorgeous islands of Andamans, in standard huts not too far from the beach, while you learn the adventure sport of scuba diving at Havelock Island. This Open Water Diver certification course teaches you the skills and techniques required to go scuba diving to a maximum depth of 18 metres or 60 feet. On this course, you'll explore the deep, blue Andaman Sea while scuba diving at dive spots off the Havelock Island. You'll train in 5 theory modules, confined water skills, and finally, the highlight of your certification, 4 open water dives of 45 minutes each.

    During this 6-day trip in the Andamans, you'll be staying in a comfortable hut-style accommodation, built for people who want a no-frills, simple stay option.

    Destination

    Havelock Island is one of the most sought after destinations for scuba diving in India. Thousands of scuba enthusiasts visit the island every year for recreational diving or professional courses. For this Open Water Diver course, your dive center is placed on Beach #3, Havelock Island, and offers access to coral reef formations teeming with marine life. If you're lucky, while you're scuba diving in Havelock, you'll meet some fascinating large marine life too, like dugongs, mantas and the harmless whale sharks, among many others.

    Your resort is close to a white, sandy beach that offers hours and hours of sun, sea and sand. You'll stay in standard hut-style accommodation, located just a short walk away from the beach. The room is equipped with comfortable bedding and a rack to keep your luggage.

    Destination highlights

    Explore the underwater world of the Andaman Sea. | Learn scuba diving at dive spots near the Havelock Island. | Earn your PADI Open Water Diver certification. | Learn scuba diving, in small groups, with personalised attention. | Book one of the best Open Water Diver training programs in Asia. | Stay at a simple, happy resort for scuba divers in standard huts.

    Activity Details

    Yes

    PADI Open Water Diver

    Yes

    English-Hindi

    4

    45 mins

    NA

    60 feet -18 metres

    No

    Professional Association of Diving Instructors -PADI

    4 days

    1 Instructor for every 4 Participants

    100 kgs

    6.5 feet

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of PADI Open Water Diver course: Check-in

    Plan to arrive at Port Blair in the first half of the day, so you can travel to Havelock Island on the same day. On arrival at your dive center, you'll check in to your standard huts. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. You can visit the beach and take a dip in the sea or explore the rest of Havelock Island. Overnight in a standard hut at Havelock Island.

    Island Vinnie's Tropical Cabanas

    You'll be staying at Island Vinnie's, in simple, no-frills standard huts, built a short walk away from the beach.

    http://www.islandvinnie.com/

    Day 1 Milestone

    Havelock Island dive center

    Havelock Island dive center

    07:00 AM

    Food

    No meals are provided today

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    Day 2 of PADI Open Water Diver course: Theory + shallow water training
    Day 3 of PADI Open Water Diver course: Theory + shallow water training
    Day 4 of PADI Open Water Diver course: 2 open water dives!
    Day 5 of PADI Open Water Diver course: 2 open water dives!
    Day 6 of PADI Open Water Diver course: Check-out
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 30 days or more before departure of the scuba diving course in Andaman: 100% refund.

    For cancellations made between 15-29 days before departure of the scuba diving course in Andaman: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 15 days before departure of the scuba diving course in Andaman: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Rules on trip

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

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

    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

    Travellers are requested to note that the accommodation is at an eco-friendly resort that does not have room service, television or air-conditioning.

    Travellers will be sent a medical questionnaire after confirmation of the booking. According to the answers to these questions, travellers may be required to get documented doctor's clearance allowing them to engage in scuba diving.

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

    Travellers 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 Open Water Diver course due to bad weather conditions to ensure maximum safety of divers and staff.

    Travellers are required to pass a test on their ability to swim for 200 metres and float for 10 minutes, as a part of the PADI Open Water Diver course.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accommodation in standard huts with common washrooms for 5 nights on twin-sharing basis

    • Transfers between dive center and dive spots in a boat
    • All equipment required for scuba diving
    • PADI e-learning course material/modules
    • Four open water dives of 45 minutes each
    • Services of certified dive instructor and support staff
    • PADI Open Water Diver certification (upon successful completion of the course)
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between home city and dive center

    • Any meals, throughout the trip
    • Upgrade to single occupany accommodation (additional cost of INR 1,800)
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, natural calamities etc.
    • Personal expenses such as additional meals or beverages etc.
    • Adventure travel or health insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Swim-wear
    • T-shirts/shirts and track-pants/jeans
    • Light tee or beach-wear
    • Sandals
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Heavily embellished or uncomfortable 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 material/modules

    You need to get

    • Daypack
    • Towel
    • Hat
    • Swim-wear
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • ID proof
    • Water bottle
    • Insect repellent

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication