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  • Trip introduction

    The PADI Open Water Diver Course is the most widely recognized scuba course in the world. It is valid around the world, and does not need to be renewed. And where better to get your Open Water Diver training than in the the Andamans? The Andamans have gorgeous reefs, teeming with colourful marine life. On this course, you'll get 4 days to explore the blue ocean, scuba diving at Havelock Island, going as deep as 18 metres or 59 feet.

    For this certification, you'll be scuba diving in Havelock, in small groups, at some of the most stunning dive spots in the world. You'll train in 5 theory modules, as well as 5 sessions of confined water skills, equipment orientation and troubleshooting techniques, and finally, the highlight of your certification, 4 open water dives.

    IMPORTANT: You'll need to pass a 10 minute floating test and 200 metres swimming/300 metres snorkelling test.

    Destination

    For your Open Water Diver course in Havelock, you'll be diving at some of the best spots in the world. The beach has teal-blue waters, soft white sand, and is fringed by lush green forests. Thanks to the clean water, high visibility, and wide diversity of marine life in the Andamans, this is an adventurer's paradise and attracts divers of all skill levels, from around the world. Newer and deeper sites are being discovered, and some of these locations are highly recommended, with most offering a great topography and fish life.

    Destination highlights

    Earn your PADI Open Water Diver certificate. | Go scuba diving in the azure waters of Havelock Island. | Dive to a depth of 18 meters to see stunning coral reef and fish. | Learn diving with expert dive instructors in small groups.

    Activity Details

    Yes

    PADI Open Water Diver OWD

    Yes

    English Hindi

    4

    45 mins

    NA

    18 metres

    No

    Professional Association of Diving Instructors PADI

    4 days

    1 to 4

    100 kgs

    6.5 feet

    Trip details
  • PADI Open Water Diver - Day 1

    Eat a good breakfast, and report to the Barefoot Dive Centre on Beach 3, Havelock by 07:00 hrs. After filling in the required paperwork, you'll begin with your training. Today is mostly theory training, covering equipment, techniques, and general information. You'll also practise basic skills in shallow/confined water. After it's over, you'll have the rest of your day to do as you please.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Barefoot Dive Centre

    Barefoot Dive Centre

    07:00 AM

    Food

    NA
    PADI Open Water Diver - Day 2
    PADI Open Water Diver - Day 3
    PADI Open Water Diver - Day 4
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  • Cancellation policy

    The cancellation policy for Open Water Diving in Havelock is as follows:

    Cancellations made 30 days or more prior to departure of the scuba diving trip in Andamans: 98% of the total amount is refunded, minus any transaction charges.

    Cancellations made 15 days or more before departure of the scuba diving trip in the Andamans: 50% of the total amount is refunded, minus any transaction charges.

    Cancellations made 0-15 days before departure of the scuba diving trip in the Andamans: No refund provided.

    No show: No refund.

    Rules on trip

    You will receive a briefing before the scuba diving in the Andamans session begins. These are strictly to be adhered to.

    Some general rules for diving are:

    Do not touch, break or collect coral pieces, shells, or seaweed.

    Do not dive alone or attempt to swim away from your group on your own.

    Do not consume any form of alcohol or drugs before diving.

    If for any reason the student cannot complete the certification requirements, an intermediary certification or referral form will be given instead.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    You will receive a PADI Medical Form once your booking is confirmed, to ensure that you are fit for scuba diving in the Andamans. If you answer Yes to any of the questions, you will have to bring a signed medical certificate from a physician, without which you will not be allowed to swim.
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Boat transfers between dive center-dive spots

    • Four open water dives
    • All equipment required for scuba diving
    • Services of experienced dive instructors and support crew
    • Theory and confined/shallow water training sessions
    • PADI Open Water Diver course material
    • PADI Open Water Diver certification (upon successful completion)
    • Vegetarian lunch on day 3 and day 4
    • 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

    • Swim wear
    • One light tee or cover-up for boat ride
    • Not to wear - Jewellery or watches
    • Heavily embellished swimwear
    • Anything that restricts your movement

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Mask (with prescription lenses if required)
    • Wetsuit
    • Fins
    • Air tank
    • Buoyancy control device
    • Regulator and spare regulator
    • Weight belt
    • All PADI reading material required

    You need to get

    • Towel
    • Swim wear
    • Memory card/USB drive for taking home the photos
    • Sunscreen

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication only.