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  • Trip introduction

    The PADI Open Water Diver is the most popular and recognized certification for scuba divers around the world. With this scuba course in the Andamans, you'll earn that certification over a 4-day itinerary that'll take you for four open water dives in the Andaman Sea. But before taking the plunge, you'll take two days to prepare with in-depth theory modules and practical training with a certified dive instructor. By the end, you'll be diving over 60 feet in the ocean to explore the incredible beauty of Andaman's vibrant corals and colourful fishes.

    NOTE: Travellers are required to know how to swim for 600 feet and float for 10 mins before booking this scuba diving course in the Andamans.

    Destination

    Your dive center, where you'll study for the theory section of the course and complete practical training, is located on the popular Govind Nagar beach on Havelock Island. But you'll take a boat ride in the Andaman Sea to complete four open water dives. Most dive spots near the island offer perfect diving conditions to learn and practice diving, with pleasant water temperature and little to no ocean current. The gentle water of these dive spots are home to a number of small critters and fishes, from shrimps and clownfish to sea horses and butterflyfish. The morning sun provides enough visibility in the clear and clean water of the dive sites, allowing beautiful views of the white sandy sea floor and coral reefs.

    Destination highlights

    Earn the globally-recognized PADI Open Water Diver certification. | Complete four open water dives, swimming down up to 60 feet in the Andaman Sea. | Learn the basic skills and techniques of scuba diving in a small group. | Spot colourful fishes in the vivid corals of the Andaman Sea.

    Activity Details

    Yes

    PADI Open Water Diver

    Yes

    English

    4

    40-45 mins

    No

    60 feet -18 metres

    No

    Professional Association of Dive Instructors -PADI

    4 days

    1 Instructor for every 4 Participants

    100 kgs

    NA

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the PADI Open Water Diver course: Theory session

    Arrive at the dive center by early morning. Here, you'll meet your dive instructor and begin with theory training, a mix of self-study, video lessons and briefings by the instructor. You'll go over five different modules, each covering a different aspects from proper safety protocols to different diving techniques. The day's session ends by late afternoon. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Havelock Island dive center

    Havelock Island dive center

    07:30 AM

    Food

    NA
    Day 2 of the PADI Open Water Diver course: Practical training
    Day 3 of the PADI Open Water Diver course: Two open water dives
    Day 4 of the PADI Open Water Diver course: Two open water dives
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 15 days before the scheduled start date of the scuba course: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 7-15 days before the scheduled start date of the scuba course: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 7 days before the scheduled start date of the scuba course: no refund.

    For forced cancellations made by the tour operator due to unforeseen circumstances: 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 instructions of the dive instructor during the course.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs and tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trip.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers are required to know how to swim for 600 feet and float for 10 mins before booking this scuba diving course in the Andamans. You'll be asked to pass the swim test before beginning the course.

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

    Travellers are required to complete a detailed medical questionnaire sent after confirmation of the booking. Depending on the answers of the questionnaire, travellers may be required to get documented doctor's clearance allowing them to participate in scuba diving. This allows the dive instructor and staff to customize the dive experience to each traveller.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of this scuba diving course in the Andamans due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, natural calamities etc. Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to such changes in the itinerary.
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    • Scuba Diving Try Dive Havelock Andaman Nicobar Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Try Dive Havelock Andaman Nicobar Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Try Dive Havelock Andaman Nicobar Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Try Dive Havelock Andaman Nicobar Adventure Travel The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Boat transfers between the dive center and the dive sites

    • Four open water dives
    • All equipment required for scuba diving
    • Theory session and shallow/confined water training
    • PADI Open Water Diver course material
    • PADI Open Water Diver certification (after successful completion of the course)
    • Services of experienced dive instructor and support staff
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between your home city and the dive center

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

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Swim wear
    • Quick-dry apparel
    • Long sleeved light top
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Embellished or restrictive swimwear

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • All equipment required for scuba diving
    • PADI Open Water Diver course material
    • Boat for transfers between the dive center and the dive sites

    You need to get

    • Towel
    • Swim wear
    • Water bottle
    • Govt-issued ID card

    Medical Kit

    • Specific, personal or prescribed medication only.