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  • Trip introduction

    If you've been diving before and enjoyed it, this is what you should do next. As a PADI-certified Scuba Diver, you can dive anywhere in the world, up to 12 metres (upto 40 feet) under the supervision of a dive master or instructor. And when you're ready, you can easily upgrade to an Open Water diver certification.

    For this certification, you'll go on guided dives in small groups, to some of the most stunning dive spots in the world. The Andamans have gorgeous reefs, teeming with colourful marine life. You'll train in 3 theory modules, as well as 3 sessions of confined water skills, and then do 2 dives in open water, up to 12 metres. This certification can be completed in 2 or 3 days. IMPORTANT: You'll need to pass a 10 minute floating test for your certification.

    Destination

    You'll be diving off Havelock Island, which is one of the best spots for scuba diving in the Andamans. 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, 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.

    Destination highlights

    Earn your PADI Scuba Diver certificate. | Go scuba diving in the azure waters of the Andamans. | Dive to a depth of 12 meters to see the stunning corals and fish. | Learn diving with expert dive instructors in small groups.

    Activity Details

    Yes

    PADI Scuba Diver (SD)

    Yes

    English, Hindi

    2

    45 mins

    12 metres

    No

    Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)

    2-3 days

    1:4

    100 kgs

    6.5 feet

    Trip details
  • PADI Scuba Diver - Day 1

    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 head out to shallow water to practise your underwater skills. When you're comfortable, you'll be taken to open wate for your dive. When your dive is over, you'll be brought back to the Dive Centre to fill in your dive log book, and then you're done for the day. Your evening is yours to spend as you please.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Barefoot Dive Centre

    Barefoot Dive Centre

    07:00 AM

    Food

    PADI Scuba Diver - Day 2
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  • Cancellation policy

    The cancellation policy for scuba diving in Andamans 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.

    Rules on trip

    You will receive a briefing before the dive session begins. These are strictly to be adhered to.

    Some general rules for scuba diving in the Andamans 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 scuba diving in the Andamans.

    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 go scuba diving in the Andamans.
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
    • Andaman Islands Scuba Diving Adventure PADI Open Water Diver OWD Course Havelock
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • All PADI course material and paperwork for the PADI Scuba Diver course

    • All required training including 3 theory modules, 3 sessions of confined water training, and two dives up to 12 metres depth, for 45 minutes each
    • All necessary diving equipment
    • Supervision by a dive instructor
    • Certificate of completion at the end of the experience
    • Drinking water, vegetarian lunch, bananas, and tea during dive
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Photo service is optional (Can be booked on arrival; subject to availability of photographer)

    • Camera rental (can be arranged for INR 2000; is subject to availability)
    • Any transfers to and from hotel
    • Meals
    • Anything not listed 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

    • Mask (with prescription lenses if required)
    • Wetsuit
    • Fins
    • Air tank
    • Buoyancy control device
    • Regulator and spare regulator
    • Weight belt
    • All PADI reading material required

    You need to get

    • Towel
    • Swim wear
    • Memory card/USB drive for taking home the photos
    • Sunscreen

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication only.