PADI Scuba Diver Course (SD)
Chidiya Tapu, Andaman Nicobar, India
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  • Trip introduction

    If you enjoy snorkelling and are fascinated by the sea, you'll be thrilled by the Scuba Diver course. It gives you the freedom and mobility you need to experience the magic of the underwater world. All your training takes place in the idyllic surroundings and tropical waters of the Andaman Islands. In this 2-day certification course, participants complete 3 theory modules, 1 day of shallow water skills training and 2 open water dives up to 12 meters, to receive a permanent licence that allows you to dive to 12 meters or 40 feet under the supervision of a dive master or instructor. Divers are given a highly personalized experience, where instead of a multitude of divers crowding the boat, the focus is on each diver's individual comfort. Because it is only for two days, this is a great option for those with limited time or as part of a vacation.

    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.

    Destination highlights

    • Explore the clear blue waters of some truly spectacular diving sites
    • Swim amongst schooling snappers, reef sharks, and sea turtles
    • Practice and perfect your diving skills as you explore some of the best dive sites in the world.
    • Earn your PADI Scuba Diver certification and dive to a depth of 12 metres or 40 feet.

    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

    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.

    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.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Diving is an adventure sport with inherent risks to the participant. You will be required to sign an indemnity form before commencement of the activity.

    If you live in Mumbai or Bangalore, you can choose to join the Scuba in the City programme. This allows you to complete your theory and shallow water skills practice in a swimming pool, leaving you with more time to enjoy your days in the Andamans. For residents of other cities, you may sign up for the e-learning module to complete your theory session before arriving in the Andamans.

    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
    06:00 PM

    Activity Details

    License upon completion
    Yes
    License name
    PADI Scuba Diver (SD) Certification
    International license
    Yes
    Course language option
    English, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati and Tamil
    Number of dives
    5
    Average dive duration
    1 hr
    Maximum depth during course
    12 metres
    Average time per dive
    1 hr
    Mandatory travel insurance
    Yes
    License issued/recognized by
    Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI)
    Course completion time
    Back-to-back
    Guide/student ratio
    1:4
    Max. diver weight
    100 kgs
    Max. diver height
    6.6 feet
  • Day 1 of scuba diving in Andamans: Orientation, introduction and skills training

    The first day teaches you the basics of diving. Once you are familiar with the equipment and have understood the safety precautions, you will get to practise some shallow water skills training.
    /Scuba Diving Andaman Water Sport Scuba Course Image credit: Luminosity

    Day 2 of scuba diving in Andamans: Skills training and open-water diving

    Today you get to go out into the deeper ocean for open-water dives. You will have a chance to practice all that you’ve learned and explore the beautiful waters, rife with marine life. At the end of the day, you receive your certification.
    /Scuba Diving Andaman Water Sport Scuba Course Image credit: Luminosity

    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
    2 hrs

    Day 2 - 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
    2 hrs
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • PADI-certified instructor
    • All required equipment for 3 confined water dives
    • All required equipment for 2 open water dives
    • PADI course material manual
    • PADI logbook
    • PADI certification card
    • 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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