SSI Basic Diver course in Andamans

Learn the basic skills of scuba diving, complete your first open water dive and earn the SSI Basic Diver certification. You’ll start off with a short training session, covering the basic skills of breathing, navigating and other skills required while diving. A certified dive instructor will train you with attention to detail all through the trip. Soon, you'll wade into a nearby dive site from the shore for a fun 40-60 mins dive to explore the rich corals and tiny fishes of the Andaman Sea. And within a few hours, you'll have completed your first open water dive, without having any prior experience of diving or even swimming.

Destination

The best diving destination in India, especially for your first dive, is the island of Havelock, a renowned hotspot for water sports from snorkelling to scuba diving. Amateur divers who are taking their first steps in the adventure sport usually dive at the Nemo Reef, a large dive site located close to the shore. Nemo Reef is often called the classroom reef since many beginners get their first underwater experience here. With low water currents, relatively clear visibility and pleasant water temperature, Nemo Reef is a great dive site for travellers on a strict budget, without any prior scuba experience.

Destination highlights

Complete your first open water dive in the Andaman Sea. | Learn the basic skills of scuba diving in a short training session. | Earn your SSI Basic Diver certification. | Explore the rich marine life and corals of the Nemo Reef. | Learn with professional dive instructors in the Andaman Sea.

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SSI Basic Diver

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English

1

40-60 mins

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40 feet-12 meters

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Scuba Schools International-SSI

1 day

1 Instructor for every 4 Participants

100 kgs

6.5 feet

There is no pick-up for this Andamans scuba diving course.

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There is no drop-off for this Andamans scuba diving course.

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Havelock Island dive centre

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07:00

17:00

Arrive at your dive centre on Govind Nagar at your allotted dive time. After a quick briefing from your dive instructor, you'll begin with practical training to learn the basic skills of scuba diving. You'll learn to breathe underwater and handle the scuba equipment. Soon, you'll wade into a nearby dive site from the shore for a fun 40-60 mins dive to explore the gorgeous corals of the Andaman Sea. Your dive instructor will be with your at all times to guide you in the dive site. Return back to the dive centre after your dive. Your trip ends here.

Food

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Day 1 Milestone

Havelock Island dive centre

Havelock Island dive centre

07:00 AM

Includes / Excludes

Includes

  • One open water dive in the Andaman Sea
  • Short practical training in shallow water
  • All equipment required for scuba diving
  • Services of experienced dive instructor and support staff
  • Photos and videos of your dive
  • SSI Scuba Diver certification (after successful completion of the course)
  • All applicable taxes

Excludes

  • Travel arrangements between your home city and dive centre
  • Any accommodation or meals
  • Personal expenses like apparel, meals, beverages etc.
  • Costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, natural calamities etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

What to Wear

What to Wear

  • Swimsuit
  • Extra pair of clothes
  • Slippers or sandals
  • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
  • Heavily embellished swimming costumes

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

You need to get

  • Day pack
  • Light towel
  • Dry snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat/cap
  • Govt-issued ID card

Medical Kit

  • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.

Cancellation policy

For cancellations made 30 days or more before departure of the Andamans scuba diving course: 100% refund.

For cancellations made 7-29 days before departure of the Andamans scuba diving course: 50% refund.

For cancellations made less than 7 days before departure of the Andamans scuba diving course: no refund.

For any cancellations made for scuba diving trips scheduled between 15 Dec-15 Jan: 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 this scuba diving course in Andamans.

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

Please allow a minimum of 12 hours between the end of your course and your return flight to allow your body to recover.

Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property or equipment, harming marine life and causing general disturbance.

Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

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 reserves the right to change or cancel the itinerary of this scuba diving course in Andamans due to bad weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff.