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  • Trip introduction

    This 7 day scuba diving package in the Andamans combines transfers from the airport, the ferry ride to and from Havelock Island, your entire SSI Open Water Diver course, and your stay on Havelock Island. You'll also get an additional day of scuba diving, where you'll get to enjoy 2 dives to celebrate your new certificaton.

    This Open Water scuba diving certification course teaches you the skills and techniques required to dive to a maximum depth of 18 metres or 60 feet. The SSI course combines self-study, shallow water training, and 4 dives in open water, under the guidance of an instructor.

    NOTE: You should know how to swim if you want to do this course. While you don't have to be a great swimmer, you will be required to swim 200 metres (at your own pace) in open water, and float for 10 minutes.

    Destination

    Scuba diving in Havelock Island is one of the most sought-after destinations in the Andamans. The divecenter is situated on Beach no. 3, Havelock Islands, and offers access to coral reef formations teeming with marine life. If you're lucky, while you're scuba diving, you'll meet some fascinating large marine life too, like dugongs, mantas and the harmless whale shark.

    You'll be staying in tented cabanas, a short walk from the beach, in the midst of a coconut grove. Your cabana is simple, clean, and non air-conditioned, with an attached washroom, and a balcony with chairs.

    Destination highlights

    Explore the underwater world of the Andaman islands | Learn scuba diving in Havelock | Earn your SSI Open Water Diver certification in small groups with personalised attention during training | Be a part of be one of the best Open Water training programs found in Asia | Stay at a simple, happy resort for divers for 7 idyllic days

    Activity Details

    Yes

    SSI Open Water Diver Certification- OWD

    Yes

    English-Hindi

    4

    45 mins

    Yes

    18 meters

    No

    Scuba Schools International- SSI

    4 days

    1 Instructor for every 4 Participants

    100 kgs

    6.6 feet

    Trip details
  • Day 1: Arrive at Havelock

    Plan to arrive at Port Blair in the first half of the day, so you can make it to Havelock on the same day. You'll be picked up and transferred to the private ferry. You'll arrive at Havelock and check in to your rooms. Your day is yours to use as you please. Go for a swim in the blue ocean, or relax and enjoy this island paradise. Overnight in tented cabanas.

    Island Vinnie's Tropical Cabanas

    You'll be staying at Island Vinnie's, in large and comfortable Swiss-style tented cabanas, built on permanent plinths. These cabanas are full of light, have excellent ventilation, and have attached washrooms and a balcony with chairs. You'll be only about 20 steps from the beach, in the midst of a coconut grove. The cabanas are equipped with beds, storage space for luggage, electrical points, a pedestal fan, mosquito nets, and rocking chairs on the balcony.

    http://www.islandvinnie.com/

    Day 1 Milestone

    Port Blair

    Dive India's divecenter

    07:00 AM

    Food

    There are no meals included in this package.

    Veg | Non Veg
    Day 2: Open Water Scuba Diving Course in Havelock
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    Day 7: Open Water Scuba Diving in Havelock
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 30 days or more before departure of this Andamans scuba trip: Full refund will be given, minus any transaction charges.

    For cancellations made 29-15 days before departure of this Andamans scuba trip: 50% refund will be given, minus any transaction charges.

    For cancellations made 0-15 days before departure of this Andamans scuba trip: No refund.

    Rules on trip

    Please allow a day or two both before and after scuba diving in Havelock. You will need time for your body to recover/be ready to catch a flight.

    While the accommodation options offer hot water geysers in the bathrooms, the electricity on the island fluctuates sometimes. You should be aware that you may not always get hot water.

    Please note that this is an eco-friendly resort, for divers, and does not have air-conditioning, televisions, or room service.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Every diver will receive a Medical Questionnaire to be filled out after confirming the scuba diving booking. If they answer Yes to any of the questions, they will have to get a doctor's clearance on this document for scuba diving.

    Participants can opt to complete the PADI course instead of the SSI course. Any additional charges can be payed on the spot.

    Ferry transfers are by private ferry, but if timings do not match and a private ferry cannot be arranged, the cost can be reduced by INR 800 per person, each way.

    Please note: This trip does not include meals, but you can order a la carte at the resort restaurant, Full Moon Cafe which is famous for the delicious food.

    Plan your flights to and from Port Blair to land before noon, and to depart after 13:00 hrs on the last day. This way you can make the most of your stay in Havelock.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accommodation for 6 nights, in twin sharing, safari style tented cabanas

    • Room amenities: non air-conditioned, with beds, mosquito nets, pedestal fans, attached washrooms with hot water geyser, balcony with chairs, and storage space for clothes and luggage
    • SSI Open Water course material
    • SSI certified instructors and crew
    • All scuba equipment required for training and dives
    • Four open water dives with SSI instructor
    • Shallow/confined water training sessions
    • SSI Open Water Diver certification (on successful completion of the course)
    • All boat transfers for open water dives
    • Snacks, water, bananas betweeen dives
    • One certified diving instructor per 4 divers
    • Additional 2 dives after certification
    • All transfers from airport-resort-airport, including private ferry tickets
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Any meals - à la carte meals are available at the in-house restaurant, Full Moon Café

    • Photographs or videos of your dives
    • Air travel costs
    • Sightseeing or local transfers
    • Visa and entry permits
    • Personal expenses like tips, beverages, soft drinks, etc
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Swim wear
    • Loose cover-up for using between dives on the boat
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Restrictive or heavily embellished swimwear

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Aqualung/Seaquest Wave BCDs
    • Aqualung Calypso regulators
    • 3mm shorties
    • Tanks fitted with standard international/yoke valves as well as DIN valves

    You need to get

    • Towel
    • Swim wear
    • Loose cotton clothing
    • Sunscreen
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Sunglasses
    • Hat
    • Memory card/USB drive if you choose to get photographs taken (not included)

    Medical Kit

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