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  • Trip introduction

    The PADI Scuba Diver course is designed for travellers who simply want to get a taste of the certification courses in scuba diving. This trip allows you to learn the basic skills of scuba diving on a short itinerary of just two days. During the course, you'll begin by training with a certified dive instructor in a swimming pool. Soon enough, you'll be completing two open water dives in the Andaman Sea, swimming down to a depth of 40 feet. Post completion of the course, you'll become a certified PADI Scuba Diver.

    After completing this course, you also have the option to continue one step further and train for your PADI Open Water Diver certification.

    Destination

    The PADI Scuba Diver course takes you diving in the pristine waters of the Andaman Sea. You'll complete your pool training at a dive center located on the Havelock Island, and take a boat ride into the teal blue ocean for your open water dives. The dive spots offer a large, lively coral reefs that are home to hundreds of species of marine life. With clean water and relatively high visibility, the Andaman Sea is a paradise for scuba divers. Moreover, Havelock Island's soft and white sandy beaches and tropical greenery are perfect landscapes to relax after a day of scuba diving.

    Destination highlights

    Get a taste of PADI certification courses with the PADI Scuba Diver course. | Learn scuba diving in a small group with personalized attention. | Complete two open water dives, swimming as deep as 40 feet. | Explore the enchanting, underwater beauty of the Andaman Sea.

    Activity Details

    Yes

    PADI Scuba Diver

    Yes

    English and Hindi

    2

    40-45 mins

    NA

    40 feet or 12 meters

    No

    Professional Association of Dive Instructors

    2 days

    1 to 4

    100 kgs

    NA

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

    Arrive at the dive center by early morning and meet your dive instructor. Today, you'll begin your training for the PADI Scuba Diver certification with lessons in theory. You'll spend the day studying various dive techniques and watching videos on how to wear the scuba equipment. You'll also get into the swimming pool to work with your instructor and learn how to apply the skills in practice. The day's session ends by late afternoon. You can spend the rest of the day at leisure.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Havelock Island dive center

    Havelock Island dive center

    07:00 AM

    Food

    NA
    Day 2 of PADI Scuba Diver course: 2 open water dives!
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 30 days or more before the start date of the PADI Scuba Diver course in the Andamans: 98% refund.

    For cancellations made 15-29 days before the start date of the PADI Scuba Diver course in the Andamans: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 15 days before the start date of the PADI Scuba Diver course in the Andamans: 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

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

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

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the dive instructor during the course.

    Please allow a minimum of 12 hours between the end of your course and your return flight. This time allows your body to rest and recuperate.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    All travellers are required to pass a 600 feet swimming test and 10 minute floating test before beginning the course.

    Travellers will be sent a medical questionnaire after confirmation of the booking. Depending on the answers to the questionnaire, travellers may be required to obtain documented clearance from a doctor allowing them to participate in scuba diving. This ensures that the dive instructor can customize the experience to your needs.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life while scuba diving in Andamans.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of this scuba diving course depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra costs are incurred due to changes in the itinerary, they will be borne by the traveller.
    • Scuba Diving Scuba Diver PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Scuba Diver PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Scuba Diver PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Scuba Diver PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Scuba Diver PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Scuba Diver PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Scuba Diver PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Scuba Diver PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Scuba Diver PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Scuba Diver PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Scuba Diver PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Scuba Diver PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Scuba Diver PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Scuba Diver PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Scuba Diver PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Scuba Diver PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Scuba Diver PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Scuba Diver PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Scuba Diver PADI Andaman Havelock Adventure The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Boat transfers between dive center-dive spots

    • Two open water dives
    • All equipment required for scuba diving
    • Services of experienced dive instructors and support crew
    • Theory and pool training sessions
    • PADI Scuba Diver course material
    • PADI Scuba Diver certification (upon successful completion)
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between home city and dive center

    • Any meals or accommodation during the course
    • Adventure travel or dive insurance
    • Personal expenses like alcohol or beverages etc.
    • Any costs arising 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

    • Boat for transfers between dive center-dive spots
    • All equipment required for scuba diving
    • PADI Scuba Diver course material

    You need to get

    • Towel
    • Swim-wear
    • Underwater camera (optional)
    • Dry snacks
    • ID card
    • Sun-screen lotion
    • Backpack
    • Water bottle
    • Beach towels

    Medical Kit

    • Specific, personal or prescribed medication only.