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  • Trip introduction

    This combo course gives you the chance to complete the PADI Open Water Diver as well as the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, at one stretch. The 7-day course begins with a study of theory modules and practical training in shallow water. By the end of the course, you'll have completed nine open water dives in the Andaman Sea, swimming down to a maximum depth of 100 feet.

    At every step of the course, you'll be guided and trained by a certified dive instructor, who will teach you the basic as well as advanced skills in scuba diving. The gorgeous coral reefs of the Andaman Sea, teeming with brightly-coloured marine life, make for the perfect dive spots for your combo course.

    Destination

    This combo course takes you diving around Havelock Island, home to some of the best dive spots in India. With crystal clean water, these dive spots feature relatively high underwater visibility and a wide diversity of marine life. An absolute paradise for scuba divers, the dive spots offer unmatched views of sprawling and stunning coral reefs. They are perfectly complimented by the teal-blue waters of the ocean and the brightly-coloured, diverse species of fishes all around. Apart from diving, you can also relax at one of Havelock's soft and sandy beaches with the tropical vibes of a green forest.

    Destination highlights

    Earn your PADI Open Water and PADI Advanced Open Water certificate. | Go scuba diving in the azure waters of Havelock Island. | Dive to a depth of 100 feet to see stunning coral reefs and fishes. | Learn diving with expert dive instructors in small groups. | Complete nine open water dives in the Andaman Sea.

    Activity Details

    Yes

    PADI Advanced Open Water Diver -AOWD

    Yes

    English- Hindi

    9

    40-45 minutes

    NA

    100 feet -30 meters

    No

    Professional Association of Diving Instructors -PADI

    7 days

    1 Instructor for every 4 participants

    100 kgs

    6.5 Ft

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of PADI Open Water Diver course: Theory + pool training

    Arrive at the dive center by early morning. Here, you'll meet your dive instructor and begin training for the first part of your combo course - the PADI Open Water Diver. The course begins with theory modules covering the use of scuba equipment, proper dive technique and navigation methods. Each module has a corresponding confined water training session, where you'll work with your dive instructor in shallow water to practice your skills and demonstrate your knowledge. Your training for the day ends by evening. You can spend the rest of the day at leisure.

    No accommodation is provided.

    Begin your training for the PADI Open Water Diver certification by learning theory modules and participating in shallow water training. Today's package does not include any meals.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Havelock Island dive center

    Havelock Island dive center

    07:00 AM

    Food

    No meals are provided

    Veg
    Day 2 of PADI Open Water Diver course: Theory + pool training
    Day 3 of PADI Open Water Diver course: 2 open water dives!
    Day 4 of PADI Open Water Diver course: 2 open water dives!
    Day 5 of PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course: 2 open water dives!
    Day 6 of PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course: 2 open water dives!
    Day 7 of PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course: 1 open water dive!
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 30 days or more before beginning the Andamans PADI OWD+AOWD combo course: 98% refund.

    For cancellations made 15-29 days before beginning the Andamans PADI OWD+AOWD combo course: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 15 days before beginning the Andamans PADI OWD+AOWD combo course: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction charge 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 PADI OWD+AOWD combo course in Andamans.

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the course. Consumption of tobacco products and cigarettes is not recommended.

    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 last dive and your return flight to allow your body to recover.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers are required to pass a 650 feet swimming test and 10 minute floating test before beginning the course.

    Travellers are required to complete a medical questionnaire, sent to you after confirmation of the booking. Based on the answers to the questionnaire, you may be required to obtain documented doctor's clearance allowing you to engage in scuba diving.

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

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of this PADI OWD+AOWD combo course in Andamans due to bad weather conditions to ensure maximum safety of divers and staff.

    Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, natural calamities etc.
    • Scuba Diving Advanced Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Advanced Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Advanced Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Advanced Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Advanced Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Advanced Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Advanced Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Advanced Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Advanced Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Advanced Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Advanced Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Advanced Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Advanced Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Advanced Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Advanced Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Advanced Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Advanced Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Advanced Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Advanced Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Advanced Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Advanced Open Water PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure Travel The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Boat transfers between dive center-dive spots

    • Nine open water dives
    • All equipment required for scuba diving
    • Theory and shallow water training sessions
    • Services of certified diving instructors and support crew
    • PADI Open Water Diver course materials and certification
    • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course materials and certification
    • Meal package including lunch from day 3 to day 7
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between home city and the dive center

    • Any accommodation in Andaman Islands
    • Personal expenses like additional meals and beverages etc.
    • Adventure travel and health insurance
    • Costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, natural calamities etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Swimwear
    • Quick-dry apparel
    • Loose cotton shirt/dress
    • Slippers or floaters
    • 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

    • Boat for transfers between dive center-dive spots
    • All equipment required for scuba diving
    • PADI Open Water Diver course materials
    • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course materials

    You need to get

    • Daypack
    • Towel
    • Swim-wear
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • ID proof
    • Water bottle
    • Insect repellent

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication only