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  • Trip introduction

    This combo offers you the complete scuba diving experience in the Andamans. You'll complete your PADI Open Water course, learning all the skills required to dive to a depth of 18 metres or 59 feet.

    Once you successfully complete your test, you'll have the fun of finishing your PADI Advanced Open Water Certification in the next two days. This part is fun because there are no exams, only some spectacular dives.

    For your AOWD, you'll do a compulsory Deep Dive and Navigation Dive, and then can choose three more from Night Dive, Wreck Dive, Drift Dive, Underwater Naturalist, and others. Over these two days, you'll complete these dives, diving as deep as 30 metres or 98 feet.

    Destination

    Where better to get your PADI Open Water Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver training than in the the Andamans? The Andamans have gorgeous reefs, teeming with colourful marine life. These PADI courses takes place in the ocean around Havelock Island, and will show you a new side of the underwater world here. You'll love the wide range of marine life, clean water and high visibility here.

    Destination highlights

    Sign up for a fun combo of PADI Open Water Diver and PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification. | Go as deep as 98 feet and explore tropical reefs and fish. | Choose from night diving, wreck diving, deep diving, and more special dives. |

    Activity Details

    Yes

    PADI Open Water Diver and PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

    Yes

    English and Hindi

    9

    45 mins

    NA

    30 metres

    No

    Professional Association of Diving Instructors

    6 days

    1 to 4

    100 kgs

    6.5 feet

    Trip details
  • Day 1: 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: PADI OWD: Confined water skills, training dive
    Day 3: PADI OWD: Confined water skills, training dive
    Day 4: PADI Open Water Diver: Final day
    Day 5: PADI AOWD Dives 1, 2, 3
    Day 6: PADI AOWD Dives 4, 5
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  • Cancellation policy

    The cancellation policy for PADI OWD and AOWD 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 your scuba course in the Andamans 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.
    • Scuba Diving PADI AOWD Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI AOWD Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI AOWD Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI AOWD Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI AOWD Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI AOWD Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI AOWD Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI AOWD Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI AOWD Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI AOWD Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI AOWD Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI AOWD Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI AOWD Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI AOWD Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI AOWD Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving PADI AOWD Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

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

    • 2 training dives in confined water + 2 dives from a boat, all 45 mins each
    • Confined water training sessions
    • All required training including 5 theory modules, equipment orientation, trouble-shooting techniques
    • All necessary diving equipment
    • Supervision by a dive instructor
    • For PADI AOWD: 5 boat dives, including 1 compulsory Deep Dive and 1 compulsory Navigation Dive
    • Boat transfers to dive sites
    • Certification and log-book updates
    • 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 learning material
    • 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.