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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 training in shallow water near the shore, doing two shore dives, and heading out in a boat for two more dives.

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

    Destination

    The PADI Open Water Diver course takes place in Havelock Island, where the teal blue waters, soft white sand, and lush greenery is the perfect stage for your diving course. The Andamans have a wide range of marine life, with clean water and high visibility, making it a paradise for scuba divers.

    Destination highlights

    Sign up to get your PADI Open Water Diver certification. | Go as deep as 18 meters and explore tropical reefs and fish. | Learn diving with expert dive instructors in a tropical paradise. | Learn the skills you need to dive in deeper waters.

    Activity Details

    Yes

    PADI Open Water Diver

    Yes

    English and Hindi

    4

    45 mins

    NA

    18 metres

    No

    Professional Association of Diving Instructors

    4 days

    1 to 4

    100 kgs

    6.5 feet

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of PADI OWD: Theory, videos, swim test

    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

    Dive centre

    Dive centre

    07:00 AM

    Food

    NA
    Day 2 of PADI OWD: Confined water skills, training dive
    Day 3 of PADI OWD: Confined water skills, training dive
    Day 4 of PADI Open Water Diver
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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.

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

    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.
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    • Scuba Diving Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • All PADI course material and paperwork for the PADI Open Water Diver course

    • 4 open water dives of 45 mins duration each - 2 dives from the shore, and 2 from a boat
    • Confined/shallow water training sessions
    • All required training including 5 theory modules, equipment orientation, trouble-shooting techniques
    • All necessary diving equipment
    • Supervision by a dive instructor
    • Boat transfers to dive sites where required
    • PADI certification and log-book (upon successful completion of the course)
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Accommodation of any kind

    • Insurance
    • Personal expenses
    • Any additional expenses incurred due to illness, injury, medical emergency evacuations, weather emergencies
    • Anything not mentioned in the 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

    • All PADI study material required
    • All scuba equipment required
    • Boat for open water dives

    You need to get

    • Towel
    • Swimwear
    • Underwater camera (optional)
    • Dry snacks
    • ID card
    • Sunscreen
    • Light backpack
    • Water bottle

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication only.