SSI Open Water Diver Course in Goa
Calangute, Goa, India
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  • Trip introduction

    One of the most popular scuba diving courses in the world, the Open Water Diver course in Goa gradually introduces you to the fascinating underwater paradise of tropical Goan waters while teaching you the proper skills and methods of scuba diving.

    The course begins with classroom sessions conducted by a certified dive instructor, and proceeds into training sessions where you get comfortable with diving inside a swimming pool. The course continues as you travel to the dive spots around Grande Island to undertake four open water dives, during which you'll perfect your dive technique and have fun swimming alongside brightly coloured fishes.

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

    Destination

    Your dive centre is located close to the Calangute beach, one of the more popular beaches of Goa. However, you'll travel to the dive spots near the Grande Island for your open water dives.

    Located 1-hr boat ride away from mainland Goa, the waters of the Arabian sea near the Grande Island are a hotspot for scuba divers. Swim alongside schools of small, brightly-coloured species of crustacean and coral reef fish, and explore the underwater beauty of the sea, with water tinted with shades of blue and green.

    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.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

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

    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.

    Cancellation policy

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

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

    No show: No refund.

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

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

    Drop-outs on Day 3 or 4 of the Goa 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.

    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 Goa 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.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    No pick-up for this Goa Open Water Diver course.
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    Drop off point
    No drop-off for this Goa Open Water Diver course.
    Mode of transport
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    Start point
    Calangute dive centre
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    End point
    Calangute dive centre
    Time of departure
    08:00 AM
    Time of return
    05:00 PM

    Activity Details

    License upon completion
    Yes
    License name
    SSI Open Water Diver
    International license
    Yes
    Course language option
    English, Hindi
    Number of dives
    4
    Average dive duration
    45 mins
    Maximum depth during course
    60 feet
    Average time per dive
    45 mins
    Mandatory travel insurance
    No
    License issued/recognized by
    Scuba Schools International (SSI)
    Course completion time
    Back-to-back
  • Day 1 of Goa Open Water Diver course: Theory session

    Arrive at your dive centre in Goa 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.
    /Scuba Diving Goa Grande Island The Great Next Adventure Travel Swimming pool, at the Goa dive centre.

    Day 2 of Goa Open Water Diver course: Pool training

    Arrive at your dive centre in Goa by early morning. After a quick refresher, you'll enter the swimming pool, along with your dive instructor. You'll practice the theory and cement your understanding of dive technique. Wearing the scuba suit, you'll go through the 5 modules of pool training, each corresponding to a section of the theory. You'll spend time in the swimming pool to get comfortable with the equipment, ahead of the big day tomorrow. Your day ends by late afternoon. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
    /Scuba Diving Goa Grande Island The Great Next Adventure Travel Learn the hand signs to communicate underwater.

    Day 3 of Goa Open Water Diver course: Go diving!

    Arrive at the dive centre in Goa by early morning. After a quick briefing, you'll hop into boats and travel to the dive spots near the Grande Island. Here, you'll complete two open water dives of 45-min each, during which you can go a maximum of 60-feet deep. Your dive instructor will work with you to help improve your dive technique and learn new underwater navigation skills. Return back to mainland by early evening. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
    /Scuba Diving Goa Grande Island The Great Next Adventure Travel Complete two of your four open water dives.

    Day 4 of Goa Open Water Diver course: Go diving!

    Arrive at the dive centre in Goa by early morning. After a quick briefing, you'll hop into boats and travel to the dive spots near the Grande Island. Here, you'll complete two more open water dives of 45-min each, during which you can go a maximum of 60-feet deep. During each dive, you'll demonstrate your skills and put some finishing touches to your dive technique. Return back to mainland by early evening. At the dive centre, you'll have a short quiz before completing the paperwork for your certification. Your trip ends here.
    /Scuba Diving Goa Grande Island The Great Next Adventure Travel Swim alongside schools of brightly-coloured fish.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Calangute dive centre
    End point
    Calangute dive centre
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Maximum depth
    0 feet
    Total dive time
    0 hr

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Calangute dive centre
    End point
    Calangute dive centre
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Maximum depth
    0 feet
    Total dive time
    0 hr

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Calangute dive centre
    End point
    Calangute dive centre
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Maximum depth
    60 feet
    Total dive time
    1.5 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Calangute dive centre
    End point
    Calangute dive centre
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Maximum depth
    60 feet
    Total dive time
    1.5 hrs
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • SSI Open Water Diver course material
    • Theory sessions and pool training
    • Shared, private vehicle and 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 Goa
    • 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
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Embellished, uncomfortable or restrictive swim wear

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Boat for transfers between Sinquerim jetty and dive spots
    • Private vehicle for transfers between dive centre and Sinquerim jetty
    • 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
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