Have you ever dreamed of exploring the depths of the ocean?
Well, now you can bring that dream to life by engaging in Adventure Nation’s PADI Open Water Diving Course in Andaman.
Priced at just 29,000 INR per person, this immersive 4-day course comes with 5 practice sessions in confined water and 4 genuine open water dives in the beautiful waters of Andaman.
The course integrates the 3 core modules of the ‘knowledge development’ portion of PADI’s Open Water Diver course.
In Module 1, you’ll get acquainted with the underwater world, diving equipment, and the scuba system, along with the indispensable buddy system.
Module 2 builds upon this knowledge by helping you adapt underwater, enlightening you about respiration, essential dive equipment, and effective communication and procedures within the buddy system.
The final Module,
Module 3, dives into (pun intended!) understanding the diving environment, planning your dive, boat diving, and problem management.
Once you successfully complete this well-rounded course, you’ll receive an official certification card from PADI – a ticket to underwater adventures that is valid for a lifetime!
In case you’re interested in an even more wholesome experience that combines diving with sightseeing, do check out Our All-In-One Scuba Open Water Course.
Costing just 19,999 INR per person, this 5-day course gives you the chance to not only participate in theory sessions and confined diving sessions but also to take four spectacular dives in Andaman’s tropical waters.
Plus, don’t miss out on the exciting opportunity to visit popular landmarks in Andaman like the Cellular Jail and Ross Island.
AFTER THE COURSE – HOW DEEP CAN YOU DIVE?
Post completion of the PADI Open Water Diver Course, you can take a dive into the underwater world until a maximum depth of 18 meters/60 feet.
However, if you’re looking to go even deeper, just complete the Advanced Open Water Diver course, and voila – you are all set to dive up to 30 meters/100 feet.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE OPEN-WATER DIVER AND THE ADVANCED OPEN-WATER DIVER?
Well, the Open Water Diver course imparts essential skills required for scuba diving.
Once you successfully wrap up this course, you can dive up to 18 meters (60 feet) and enjoy the freedom of holding a certification recognized worldwide.
Armed with this certification, you are all ready to embark on diving adventures with another certified diver, sans the requirement of professional supervision.
On the other hand, the Advanced Open Water Diver course pushes you further along your diving journey, helping you increase your diving prowess and experience.
This course covers five different Adventure Dives focusing on various specific activities or skills within the scuba diving terrain.
The course includes a deep dive and an underwater navigation dive, along with an option to choose from three additional dives from a range of options such as drift diving, night diving, wreck diving, and more.
After completing the Advanced Open Water Diver course, you can dive up to 30 meters/100 feet.
DIVING IN ANDAMAN – WHEN’S THE BEST TIME?
According to Adventure Nation, the best time frame to embark on an Open Water Diving Course in Andaman falls between the months of October to March.
During these months, not only is the overall weather pleasant, but the water conditions are ideal for diving.
PREREQUISITES FOR OPEN WATER DIVING COURSE IN THE ANDAMAN ISLANDS
According to PADI, here are the primary prerequisites to take the Open Water Diving Course:
- First things first, you need to be 10 years old or above.
- You must know how to swim.
- Be medically fit for diving.
- Lastly, and most importantly, you have to be at ease in the water.
TOP DIVE SITES FOR YOUR ANDAMAN ISLANDS OPEN WATER DIVING COURSE
The Andaman Islands are a treasure trove of stunning dive sites, especially around Havelock. Here are the top 5 sites that offer a fantastic scuba diving experience:
- Turtle Beach: Snuggle next to Elephant Beach, this is a perfect location to dive and snorkel. The coral reef starts just 2 meters underwater and dips to a staggering depth of 23 meters. During your dive, you might spot sergeant major fish, giant clamps, sea anemones, clownfish, and if you’re lucky, even turtles and manta rays!
- Red Piller: Positioned opposite the Havelock ferry station, Red Piller is named after a red-colored navigation marker. This site offers a visual treat of vibrant soft corals. Brace yourself for strong currents, but don’t worry as the reef offers multiple spots to avoid them.
- Tribe Gate: This dive site on Havelock Island’s north side flaunts intricate coral formations and abundant marine life. Its depth ranges from 5 to 20 meters, making it suitable for beginner divers.
- Aquarium: Situated near Neil Island, the Aquarium boasts crystal clear waters and teems with a myriad of marine species. Expect to encounter fish species like angelfish, butterflyfish, and parrotfish.
- The Wall: Holding its position near Cinque Island, The Wall is recognized for its steep and deep plunge to 55 meters, making it an exciting spot for expert divers looking for a deeper dive.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT TO SEE UNDERWATER?
The Andaman Islands are a paradise for marine life, including vibrant coral reefs, myriad fish, sharks, rays, and even turtles.
You can see various fish species such as angelfish, butterflyfish, parrotfish, yellow back fusiliers, transparent glassfish, and more – during your Open Water Diving Course in Andaman.
Be lucky, and you might even spot turtles and manta rays!
IS OPEN WATER DIVING TRAINING IN THE ANDAMAN ISLANDS SAFE?
Concerned About the Safety Levels of the Water Diving Course in the Andaman Islands?
Rest assured, as per DIVEMASTER HAVELOCK, the Open Water Diving Course in Andaman is completely safe and meant for greenhorns.
The course’s guidelines and safety measures strictly comply with PADI instructors’ standards.
ScubaTopDive, another diving center in Andaman, also emphasizes safety as its highest priority.
They make sure to conduct swimming, snorkeling, and float tests before starting the course to ensure you’re comfortable.
However, it’s never a bad idea to remember that scuba diving, like any adventure sport, carries certain risks.
While every precaution is in place, remember to follow all safety guidelines and instructions shared by your instructor.
ESSENTIAL PREPARATIONS BEFORE YOUR OPEN WATER DIVING COURSE IN THE ANDAMAN ISLANDS
While there may not be a concrete list of pre-requisites for the Open Water Diving Course in Andaman, below are a few essential things you would need:
- Swimwear: Commuting in and out of the water, comfortable swimwear is a must-have.
- Towel: Don’t forget to carry a towel to dry yourself once you’re out of the water.
- Sunscreen: The sunny tropical climate in the Andaman Islands requires you to guard your skin against potential sunburn with an effective sunscreen.
- Sunglasses: To protect your eyes from the gleaming sun and reduce strain on the eyes, come prepared with sunglasses.
- Waterproof Camera: Want to capture your thrilling dives? A waterproof camera is exactly what you need.
- Water Bottle: Replenishing your body’s water content is vital while going through your diving sessions, so bring along a water bottle.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST OPEN-WATER DIVING COURSE?
Here are a few tips while choosing an Open Water Diving Course:
- Validate the certification of the diving center.
- The diving center should adhere to rigorous safety protocols and guidelines.
- Ensure the instructors are certified and experienced enough to provide personalized attention.
- The duration, and course content should cater to your schedule and learning needs.
- Lastly, do check out the reviews and ratings of the diving center online.
BENEFITS OF DIVING- HEADFIRST INTO OPEN WATER DIVING COURSE IN ANDAMAN
According to PADI, taking up an Open Water Diving Course in Andaman comes packed with perks:
- Discover the underwater world with the newfound confidence gained from diving training.
- Gain a unique, almost ethereal perspective on marine life and its habitat.
- Enhance your health, with benefits spilling over to your cardiovascular system, stress levels, and overall flexibility.
- Become part of a community, meet new people who share your love for adventure, and build lifelong friendships.
- Last but far from least, experience the adrenaline rush that adventure sports extend, making each dive a unique and thrilling experience.
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