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  • Trip introduction

    Take your fascination with scuba diving to the next level by getting certified as a SSI Open Water Diver. On this trip, you'll complete four open water dives, of 45-mins each, going up to 60-feet deep in the turquoise waters of the Arabian Sea.

    But before you take the plunge, you'll learn the proper methods and techniques of diving during classroom sessions with a certified dive instructor. In the swimming pool at the dive centre, you'll also practice these skills and put the theory to test. During your open water dives, you'll swim across schools of lively, coral reef fish and have fun navigating an underwater paradise, largely left undiscovered by most people.

    NOTE: As part of the course, travellers are required to swim for 200 meters and float for 10 minutes.

    Destination

    Murdeshwar is a coastal town on the shores of the Arabian Sea. Your dive centre in Murdeshwar is located just a few minutes away from one of its sandy beaches. However, you will travel to the Netrani Island for your open water dives in the Arabian Sea.

    Located almost a 2-hr boat ride away from mainland Murdeshwar, the Netrani Island is a tiny heart-shaped island. You'll spend a total of up to 3 hours exploring the cerulean waters of the Arabian Sea. Dive into the tropical waters around the island, rich in aquatic dwellers like the butterflyfish, triggerfish, eels and more.

    Destination highlights

    Get certified as a SSI Open Water Diver after successful completion of the course. | Learn scuba diving in a small group with personalized attention. | Go underwater at dive spots teeming with coral reef fish. | Learn the intricate skills and techniques of scuba diving.

    Activity Details

    Yes

    SSI Open Water Diver

    Yes

    English, Hindi

    4

    45 mins

    60 feet

    No

    Scuba Schools International (SSI)

    Back-to-back

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of Murdeshwar Open Water Diver course: Theory session

    Arrive at your dive centre in Murdeshwar by early morning. On the first day of your course, you'll begin by familiarizing yourself with the theory of scuba diving, going through various dive techniques and skills. A certified dive instructor will conduct classroom sessions with you, where you'll go through 5 modules of theory learning the intricate details of diving from what happens to the human body during a dive to what purpose each scuba equipment serves during a dive. Your day ends by late afternoon. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Murdeshwar dive centre

    Murdeshwar dive centre

    08:00 AM

    Food

    Day 2 of Murdeshwar Open Water Diver course: Pool training
    Day 3 of Murdeshwar Open Water Diver course: Go diving!
    Day 4 of Murdeshwar Open Water Diver course: Go diving!
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 15 days or more before departure of the Murdeshwar Open Water Diver course: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 15 days before departure of the Murdeshwar Open Water Diver course: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    Drop-outs on Day 1 of the Murdeshwar Open Water Diver course: 65% refund.

    Drop-outs on Day 2 of the Murdeshwar Open Water Diver course: 50% refund.

    Drop-outs on Day 3 or 4 of the Murdeshwar Open Water Diver course: No refund.

    Unsuccessful completion of the course due to failed swim test or medical check-up: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to sign a liability and indemnity form before the Open Water Diver course in Murdeshwar.

    Travellers are required to adhere to instructions of the dive instructor during the trip.

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the trip.

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

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    As part of the course, travellers are required to swim for 200 meters and float for 10 minutes.

    Travellers will be sent a medical questionnaire, after confirmation of the booking. Depending on the answers, travellers may be required to obtain documented doctor's clearance allowing them to participate in scuba diving. This allows dive instructors to customize your experience and ensure your safety.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the Open Water Diver course in Murdeshwar to ensure maximum safety for travellers as well as staff.

    Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, natural calamities etc.
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    • Scuba Diving Murdeshwar Netrani Karnataka The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Murdeshwar Netrani Karnataka The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Murdeshwar Netrani Karnataka The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Murdeshwar Netrani Karnataka The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Murdeshwar Netrani Karnataka The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Murdeshwar Netrani Karnataka The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Murdeshwar Netrani Karnataka The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Murdeshwar Netrani Karnataka The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Murdeshwar Netrani Karnataka The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Murdeshwar Netrani Karnataka The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Murdeshwar Netrani Karnataka The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Murdeshwar Netrani Karnataka The Great Next Adventure Travel
    • Scuba Diving Murdeshwar Netrani Karnataka The Great Next Adventure Travel
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • SSI Open Water Diver course material

    • Theory sessions and pool training
    • Boat for transfers between dive centre and dive spots
    • Services of certified dive instructor and support crew
    • Four open water dives of 45-min each
    • All equipment required for scuba diving
    • Light refreshments, during boat transfer
    • SSI Open Water Diver certification (upon successful completion of the course)
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel cost from base city to dive centre

    • Any meals or accommodation in Murdeshwar
    • Personal expenses like tips to staff, meals or beverages etc.
    • Any costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, natural calamities etc.
    • Adventure travel or health insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Quick-dry apparel
    • Swim wear
    • Extra set of dry clothes
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Embellished, uncomfortable or restrictive swim wear

    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 centre and dive spots
    • All equipment required for scuba diving

    You need to get

    • Day pack
    • Light towel
    • ID proof
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Extra set of dry clothes
    • Dry snacks (protein/granola bars, Gatorade etc.)

    Medical Kit

    • Specific, personal or prescribed medication