Open Water Diver (owd) Course



Duration : 3 Nights / 4 Days

Destination Covered : South Andaman

Price (Starting From) : INR 29500 Per Person


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  • Open Water Diver (owd) Course

* Mentioned prices may vary depending upon date of travel, hotel availability, surge pricing and seasonal rush.

Tour Detail

The PADI Open Water Diver Course gives you an internationally recognized license to dive anywhere in the world. You'll be taught how to dive to a depth of 18 metres or 60 feet, and will discover an incredible new world of iridescent marine life, sprawling coral reefs and mysterious shipwrecks.

This Open Water Diver course in the Andamans teaches you the skills and techniques required to go scuba diving to a maximum depth of 18 metres or 60 feet. You'll train in a mixture of theory (5 modules), 2 days of shallow water training, equipment orientation and troubleshooting techniques, and finally, 4 open water dives with water skills exercises. The course allows you time to learn at your own pace and get comfortable, before taking you into open water.

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
The Andaman Islands offer some of the best dive sites in the world, and are right here in your backyard! You'll be diving at Chidiya Tapu, a small fishing village which is just 2 hours drive from Port Blair. From here, you'll be able to explore dive sites like Cinque Island and Passage Island, and maybe even a shipwreck.
Destination highlights

• Explore some of the world's best dive sites in the Andaman Islands.
• Earn your PADI Open Water Diver certification
• Dive to a depth of 60 feet to discover wonderful underwater life.

Trip requirements

Past Experience

Basic swimming skills are required: 200-meter free swim and 10-min float.

Health conditions

Persons with asthma, breathing difficulties, high blood pressure, or epilepsy are advised to check with their doctor before booking this trip.

Please let the dive team know if you are suffering from any ailments or conditions before the dive.

Specific permissions required

Indian passport-holders will need to carry ID and address proof to enter the Andaman Islands.

Foreign nationals require an Indian visit-visa to be allowed to enter the Andaman Islands.

Lacadives does not procure permissions for entering the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Fine print

Rules on the trip

Please try to allow 24 hours after your diving sessions before you fly. You will need time for your body to recover before catching a flight.

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.

It is possible that due to weather or other safety related concerns the itinerary might need to change. The operator reserves all rights to change the itinerary even after a booking has been made to ensure complete safety of its customers and staff.

The operator does not arrange visas for travellers entering the Andaman Islands. You will have to do this on your own.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Orientation and Skills Training

You Will Be Expected to Arrive By 08:00 A.m So that the Required Briefing and Training Sessions Can Be Completed On Time. the First Day is Mostly Theoretical, and Will Take You Through the Basics of Diving, as Well as Giving You An Understanding of the Equipment. You'll also Learn About About the Safety Precautions that Need to Be Kept in Mind During Open-water Diving. You'll also Get to Go On Your First Dive Up to 10 Metres Deep.

Day 2: Skills Training

Today You Will Practise Some Shallow Water Skills Training and Troubleshooting Techniques Through Confined Water Dives and other Exercises. the Instructor Will Maintain a Logbook and Refer to Course Material Along the Way.

Day 3: Open-water dive training

Today is an exciting day as you venture out into open-water dives with your instructor, putting all your theoretical sessions and water skills exercises to good use.

Day 4: Open-water diving

Today you become a certified diver! This day marks the end of your training, and the day you receive our certification. The Open Water Diver certification is valid worldwide and does not require renewal. You now have a lifelong license to explore the vast ocean, teeming with marine life.


Inclusions

  • EP (No Meal)
  • PADI Open Water course material
  • PADI certified instructors and crew
  • All scuba equipment required for training and dives
  • Four open water dives with PADI instructor
  • Shallow/confined water training sessions
  • PADI Open Water Diver certification (on successful completion of the course)
  • All boat transfers for open water dives
  • All applicable taxes

Exclusions

  • Air travel cost
  • Other forms of travel in the Andamans
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa and entry permits
  • Sight-seeing costs
  • Any costs not mentioned in the inclusions

Payments Terms

  • * Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount
  • * Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • For cancellations made 60-31 days prior to departure of this Andamans scuba trip: 85% of tour price will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.
  • For cancellations made 30-14 days prior to departure of this Andamans scuba trip: 70% of tour price will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.
  • For cancellations made 13-7 days prior to departure of this Andamans scuba trip: 50% of tour price will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.
  • For cancellations made 0-7 days before departure of this Andamans scuba trip: No refund

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