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.
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.
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.
PADI Open Water Diver OWD
Professional Association of Diving Instructors PADI
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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.
Barefoot Dive Centre
Barefoot Dive Centre
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.
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.