PADI Discover Scuba Diving (DSD)
Chidiya Tapu, Andaman Nicobar, India
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  • Trip introduction

    There's something so thrilling about having the freedom to move and breathe underwater. Scuba diving allows you to explore the mysteries of a part of the world that not many see. With your new skills, you can take a closer look at the wonders of teeming coral reefs, brightly coloured fish and scores of other wonderful creatures. And you're doing all this in the tropical, azure waters of the Andaman Islands.

    The Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) Course is one of the world’s most popular courses. For those of you who want to give scuba a try, but are unsure about committing to a full certification course just yet, sign up for a DSD.

    This trip includes a brief orientation to the equipment, learning basic skills in shallow water, followed by a closely supervised dive over the beautiful coral reef.

    DSD skills earned during this trip may be credited towards the PADI Scuba Diver and Open Water Course.

    Destination

    Chidiya Tapu is south of Port Blair, a magnificent location that has a lush and pristine heritage of natural wonders. This beautifully secluded spot is an escape from the regular crowd of visitors at Havelock islands, giving Lacadives the luxury of rarely encountering other dive boats on the reef. Guests are given a highly personalized experience, where instead of a multitude of divers crowding the boat, we focus on each diver’s individual comfort and minimize our footprint on the reefs.

    Explore some spectacular dive sites like Mundapahar beach, Parrot's Rock, Cinque, and Suar Mundi. The outer edges of the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park and the islands of Rutland and Cinque have a number of potential dive sites yet to be explored.

    Destination highlights

    • Familiarise yourself with the underwater world
    • Practice holding your breath and moving underwater
    • Explore clear waters that are home to clown fish, schooling snapper, resting rays and various marine species

    Trip requirements

    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.

    CANCELLATION 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

    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.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Lacadives Dive Centre, Chidiya Tapu
    Drop off point
    Lacadives Dive Centre, Chidiya Tapu
    Start point
    Lacadives, South Andamans, Chidiya Tapu, AN 744105
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    End point
    Lacadives, South Andamans, Chidiya Tapu, AN 744105
    Time of departure
    08:00 AM
    Time of return
    11:30 AM

    Activity Details

    License upon completion
    No
    Course language option
    English, Hindi, Bengali, Tamil and Gujarati
    Number of dives
    2
    Average dive duration
    1 hrs
    Maximum depth during course
    12 metres
    Mandatory travel insurance
    Yes
    Guide/student ratio
    1:4
    Max. diver weight
    100 kgs
    Max. diver height
    6.6 feet
  • Scuba Diving Experience

    You will need to arrive at the dive centre by 08:00 a.m so that the team can depart by 08:30 a.m. This half-day scuba diving experience in confined water includes equipment familiarization, skill and breathing introduction, followed by an open-water dive, supervised by an instructor. This is the perfect opportunity for students to shed any inhibitions related to diving and get a feel for breathing and moving underwater.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Chidiya Tapu Dive Centre
    End point
    Chidiya Tapu Dive Centre
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Maximum depth
    12 metres
    Total dive time
    1 hr
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • PADI-certified dive instructors
    • Scuba tanks
    • Buoyancy control device
    • Regulator
    • Weight belt
    • Wetsuit
    • Mask
    • Fins
    • Booties
    • Snorkel
    • Boat transport to and from diving point
    • Confined water training
    • 01 open water dive
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • 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

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Comfortable cotton clothing for tropical weather
    • Swimsuits to wear under wetsuit
      What not to Wear
    • Jeans/denims or other heavy clothing

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Scuba tanks
    • Buoyancy compensator
    • Regulator and weight belt
    • Wetsuit
    • Mask
    • Fins
    • Booties
    • Snorkel
      You need to get
    • Insect repellent
    • Sunscreen
    • Sunglasses
    • Sandals/beach slippers
    • Hats/caps
    • Swimsuits to wear under wetsuits

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any personal medication required.
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