Scuba diving, a thrilling adventure, is gaining immense popularity all over the world. If you keep wondering how it would feel to swim effortlessly among the exotic marine flora and fauna without having to hold your breath, then come to Andaman. Find the undiscovered secrets of the oceanic world by learning to scuba dive. This PADI Dive Course will enable you to delve into the depths of the oceans without being dependent on a supervisor. The maximum diving depth, recommended by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) for a novice, is 18 metres.
In the complete duration of the PADI Open Water Dive Course, you will learn five Confined Water and four Open Water dives, both practically and theoretically. At the end of the course, a quiz will be given to test your basic understanding of the adventure sport.
Day 01: Arrival in Port Blair
Upon arrival at the Port Blair airport, meet our representative and transfer to your lodging. Get some rest, and later meet your PADI dive course instructors. They will provide materials, such as videotapes and textbooks that will give you enough theoretical knowledge about scuba diving. Since you will not be engaging in the activity on this day, you can use the study material to prepare for the plunges aligned for tomorrow. The rest of the day is free to be spent in any way you want.
In the evening, you can head out to explore Munda Pahad Beach on Chidiya Tapu, where a splendid sunset can be witnessed and admired. Later, return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 02: Diving Sessions
In the morning, enjoy a light breakfast before leaving for the dive centre. Today, you will be attending Confined Water Training sessions 1, 2 and 3, along with Open Water Dive 1. A crucial part of this PADI Open Water Dive Course is familiarising with the care and upkeep of the diving equipment. The expert instructors will tell you how to maintain the gear properly, and also hold a debriefing and dive logging session.
Post the class, head back to the hotel and enjoy a late lunch. Go through the study material to understand the remaining theoretical lessons. Thereafter, you can spend the evening exploring the islands of the scenic archipelago. Later, come back to the hotel and enjoy an overnight stay.
Day 03: Diving Sessions
Following a light breakfast, proceed towards the training centre. Confined Water sessions 4 and 5, and Open Water Dive 2 will be done today. The rest of the procedure is the same as the last session, except that today you delve deeper into the practical understanding of the activity. Post the completion of the sessions for this day, head back to the hotel. After resting for a while, you can go out for a refreshing evening stroll. Later, return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 04: Diving Sessions | Quiz | Excursion
This is the last day of the PADI Dive Course, and in it, you will practise Open Water Dives 3 and 4. Following breakfast, reach the training centre for the completion of the practical. Post these sessions, you will be tested on your theoretical knowledge of the skills through a series of multiple choice questions. After the quiz, opt to head back to the hotel for relaxation or go on a sightseeing expedition.
You can visit Chidiya Tapu Biological Park, a conservation area for the endemic and endangered animal and bird species of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The lush surroundings of the park will revitalise your body and soul. Take a rapturous stroll through the greenery to be lead to Munda Pahad Beach. A mesmerising view in the form of a spectacular sunset awaits you here. Trek further to reach a picturesque lighthouse, and post having a memorable time here return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 05: Departure from Port Blair
Say goodbye to the serenity found in the Andaman Islands, and drive to the Port Blair airport to board the flight to your next destination.