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  • Trip introduction

    The most widely recongnized and the most popular scuba diving course in the world, the PADI Open Water Diver course gives you the essential skills of scuba over a short, 4-day itinerary. The course begins with classroom sessions to learn the theory of diving before proceeding with practical training in confined waters. When you're confident, you'll travel to dive spots in the Andaman Sea to undertake four open water dives, swimming down as deep as 60 feet under water.

    And where better to get your Open Water Diver training than in the gorgeous Andamans? At the dive spots around Neil Island, you'll explore fascinating reefs, teeming with colourful marine life, while learning the essential skills of diving.

    Destination

    This PADI Open Water Diver course takes place at a dive centre on the Neil Island. Away from the crowd of tourists of the popular Havelock Island, you'll train with a certified dive instructor and explore the lesser known dive spots of the Andamans near the Neil Island. The island, covered by forest cover with tropical beaches at the coast, present the perfect backdrop for a scuba adventure. The dive spots around the island, populated by brightly-coloured reef fish, offer clear visibility with a pleasant water temperature.

    Destination highlights

    Sign up to get your PADI Open Water Diver certification. | Go as deep as 60 feet to explore tropical reefs and fish. | Learn diving with expert dive instructors in a tropical paradise. | Spend four days in the tropical paradise of Neil Island.

    Activity Details

    Yes

    PADI Open Water Diver

    Yes

    English-Hindi

    4

    40-45 mins

    No

    60 feet-18 metres

    No

    Professional Association of Diving Instructors -PADI

    4 days

    1 Instructor for every 4 Participants

    100 kgs

    6.5 ft

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of PADI OWD: Classroom sessions

    Make sure you eat a light breakfast before heading out for the day. You'll have to report to the dive centre by 07:00 hrs. You'll fill in the paperwork and then begin the training. You'll spend a large part of the day studying the theory of diving and watching videos to understand techniques. You will also head out for a swim or snorkel test. After this, you'll be done for today. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you please.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Neil Island dive centre

    Neil Island dive centre

    07:00 AM

    Food

    NA
    Day 2 of PADI OWD: Confined water training
    Day 3 of PADI OWD: 2 open water dives!
    Day 4 of PADI OWD: 2 open water dives!
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 30 days or more before departure of the PADI Open Water Diver course in Andamans: 98% refund.

    For cancellations made 15-29 days before departure of the PADI Open Water Diver course in Andamans: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 15 days before departure of the PADI Open Water Diver course in Andamans: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

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

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the course.

    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 diving session and your return flight to allow your body to recover.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers are required to have prior knowledge of swimming. Before the course begins, you'll be required to pass a test that will include swimming for about 600 feet and floating in open water for about 10 minutes.

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

    Travellers are required to complete a medical checklist before beginning the scuba course in Andamans. Divers suffering from asthma, heart conditions, diabetes and other pre-existing medical conditions cannot enrol without written clearance from a doctor.

    The tour operator reserves the right to change or cancel the itinerary of this PADI Open Water Diver course in the Andamans due to bad weather conditions to ensure maximum safety of divers and staff.
    • Scuba Diving Open Water PADI Andaman Neil The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Open Water PADI Andaman Neil The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Open Water PADI Andaman Neil The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Open Water PADI Andaman Neil The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Open Water PADI Andaman Neil The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Open Water PADI Andaman Neil The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Open Water PADI Andaman Neil The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Open Water PADI Andaman Neil The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Open Water PADI Andaman Neil The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Open Water PADI Andaman Neil The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Open Water PADI Andaman Neil The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Open Water PADI Andaman Neil The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Open Water PADI Andaman Neil The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Open Water PADI Andaman Neil The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Open Water PADI Andaman Neil The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Open Water PADI Andaman Neil The Great Next Adventure Travel
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Boat transfers between the dive centre and the dive spots

    • Four open water dives
    • Classroom sessions and pool training at the dive centre
    • Services of certified diving instructors and diving crew
    • All equipment required for scuba diving: wetsuit, mask, fins etc.
    • PADI course materials/manual
    • PADI Open Water Diver certification (on successful completion of the course)
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between your home city and the dive centre

    • Any accommodation or meals
    • Personal expenses like apparel, meals, beverages etc.
    • Costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, natural calamities etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Swimsuit
    • Extra pair of clothes
    • Slippers or sandals
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Heavily embellished 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 the dive centre and the dive spots
    • All equipment required for scuba diving: wetsuit, mask, fins etc.

    You need to get

    • Towel and napkins
    • Swimsuit
    • Underwater camera (optional)
    • ID card
    • Sun-screen lotion
    • Backpack
    • Extra money in local currency

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.