Open Water - Scuba Diving Course

Open Water - Scuba Diving Course

Andaman 6 Days

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MAX 15

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Havelock to Havelock

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Brief Description

Scuba Diving is the ultimate way to explore the depths of the sea and experience the world of dolphins, turtles, manta rays, coral reefs and other beautiful creatures of the sea. For those looking forward to undertaking Open Water (OW) Scuba courses in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, we have the perfect itinerary for you to learn and improve your scuba diving skills. Andaman hosts some of the world's most amazing diving sites with Havelock and Neil islands being the best. For beginners who wish to learn scuba diving, the Open Water Diving Course is your introduction to it. This course teaches you to use the basic scuba equipment like mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, appliance to control buoyancy and a tank which depends on according to tropical, temperate or cold water dives. There will be an academic program and the techniques covered in the same will be taught by certified scuba instructors during shallow water sessions. The dives will then be recorded and approved by the instructors before you proceed to dive in the open waters of the sea. This course will take you to a maximum depth of 18m below sea level and will make you self reliant. Once your open water dives are approved by your instructor then you will receive a PADI certification in Open Water Diving. PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is the world's leading scuba diver training organization and will introduce you to new underwater activities and even make a career out of it. The PADI certification in Open Water Scuba Diving is accepted globally and can be used at any place in the world when applying for an advanced diving course. The pre-requisites for the Open Water Diving course are good swimming skills. Our scuba diving courses can be customized with the addition of other courses like Advanced Open Water (AOW), Emergency First Responder (EFR), Rescue Diver, Dive Master and other underwater activities like Fun Dives for multiple days at multiple dive sites according to your requirement. These scuba diving courses will be conducted by highly trained, qualified and experienced professionals in the scuba diving industry. All our courses have Fun Dives included in them to give you an opportunity to explore the seas, reefs and sea creatures ranging from a depth of 5m to 30m, depending on which diving course you have completed, with expert professional diver at different dive sites (usually for 1 hour or 50 bar, whichever is first). This lets you refine your Open Water diving skills and also add a fun and surreal element to your time spent in the exotic islands of Andaman. Experience the best of Andaman with this exciting and rewarding scuba diving course. Stay on this page for more information on Open Water (OW) Diving course in Andaman.



Itinerary

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Day 1

Introduction, Theory & Swim Test

We start the first day with theory along with an introduction and briefing session followed by tutorial books and videos. We will then do a swim test and proceed accordingly.


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Day 2

Learn Skills & First Open Water Training Dive

Today we will learn confined water skills in shallow waters and the dives and skills will be recorded and approved by dive instructors. Finally, we will go for your first Open Water training dive in one of the best dive sites.


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Day 3

Second session of skill leaning and Open Water Dive

Today will be the second round of confined water skills followed by a second Open Water training dive session.


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Day 4

Boat Dive & Final Exam

Today is the last day of your Open Water Diving course with a Boat Dive wherein we will go on the boat to two of the best off-shore dive sites and complete your 3rd and 4th Open Water Dive. There will be a final exam following which you will be awarded the PADI Open Water (OW) Dive certificate.


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Day 5

Fun Dive 1

Since you have completed your Open Water Diving course and are certified to dive up to a depth of 18 meters, its time to explore some of the fantastic off-shore diving sites, reefs and sea creatures with expert professional diver at different dive sites (usually for 1 hour or 50 bar, whichever is first). This opportunity will only bolster your time spent exploring the clear water of Andaman and give you a glimpse of why Andaman is one of the best scuba diving sites in the world.


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Day 6

Fun Dive 2

Today is the second fun dive session since you have completed your Open Water Diving course and are certified to dive up to a depth of 18 meters, its time to explore some of the fantastic off-shore diving sites, reefs and sea creatures with expert professional diver at different dive sites (usually for 1 hour or 50 bar, whichever is first). This opportunity will only bolster your time spent exploring the clear water of Andaman and give you a glimpse of why Andaman is one of the best scuba diving sites in the world.



Frequently Asked Questions

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Eligibility: Is this diving course good for me?

The Open Water (OW) Scuba Diving course is an introductory course of scuba divers for beginners at the fantastic dive sites of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. It is perfect for those looking to enter the adventurous world of diving to explore the exotic sea, reefs, dolphins, manta rays and other creatures. This course lets you dive up to a depth of 18 meters with a professional diver and upon completion of the course only then you can proceed to enroll in the Advanced Diving Course (AOW). The pre-requisites for OW course are good health and sufficient swimming skills.

Age limit: What is the minimum & maximum age limit?

The minimum age limit for Open Water Scuba Diving course is 10 years. There is no maximum age limit for this course as long as you are in good health and have good swimming skills. Please consider your medical conditions before enrolling since some conditions might disallow diving, consult a doctor for the same.

Accommodation type: Do you provide accommodation?

We do not provide accommodation during the course. The accommodation has to be arranged by you and we can help you with some recommendations.

Miscellaneous : Who will guide us on the course?

The Open Water diving course will be conducted by experienced and qualified professionals in the scuba diving industry. For every 4 participants, there will be 1 scuba instructor with a 4:1 ratio.

Miscellaneous : I wear powered glasses, how do I see underwater without them?

It will not be a problem because we will provide you with diving masks and prescription lenses.

Miscellaneous : What all diving equipment will be provided?

Dry suit, mask, fins, BCD, harness, regulator

Miscellaneous : Can I fly immediately after diving?

No, after a single dive you will have to wait for a minimum of 12 hours before you can fly and after multiple dives you will have to wait for 18 hours.


Why Bikat

Learning Experience
  • We are an Adventure Learning Organisation first.
  • We want you to not just complete a trek safely but also pick up some basic trekking knowledge and skills along the way.
  • To achieve this we have integrated learning modules into our itineraries.
  • These modules will help you build the necessary skills to progress from trekking to mountaineering over time.
Loyality Programs

Our community is an integral part of us and we take pride in our trekkers and climbers. When you complete at least three days on any trek or expedition with us, you become eligible for our membership and referral programs.

  • Currently we have three levels:
  • Basic Membership
  • Summiteer Membership
  • Leader Membership
Personalized Attention
  • Our group sizes on treks don’t exceed 15 members in order to maintain a healthy Participants : Leader Ratio of 8:1.
  • Over time we have found this number to be optimum when it comes to ensuring personalised attention to every member of our group.
  • On mountaineering expeditions this number is even smaller. Our group sizes are capped at 12 members ensuring a Participants : HAP Ratio of 2:1.
Best Expedition Leaders
  • Our Expedition leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders.
  • Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
Eco-friendly Practices
  • Group sizes are capped at 15 people.
  • Batch sizes are capped at 250 people per trail per season.
  • We follow a rolling campsite model.
  • We are constantly exploring and introducing new trails to reduce the burden on existing ones.
Safety

For us, a successful summit is not about reaching the highest point of a mountain but about making it safely back to base.

  • To ensure this:
  • Every region of ours is mapped with an emergency evacuation plan.
  • The equipment we use is UIAA certified.
  • Our trek leaders are AMC certified with specialisation in rescue procedures.
  • Our support staffs are trained in first aid as well.

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What's Included

Whats Included

  • Scuba equipment and gear - dry suit, mask, fins, BCD, harness, regulator
  • Certified dive instructor
  • PADI certification
  • LOG book
  • Fun Dives

Whats Not Included?

  • Accommodation during courses
  • Travelling, vehicle
  • Ferry transfers
  • Meals during the course
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions list

Cancellation Policy

Cash Refund

Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date
5% Deduction

Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure
50% deduction

Less than 15 days of departure
No Cash Refund

Voucher Refund

Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date
No Deduction

Cancellations less than 5 days prior to departure
No Refund

Please note
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers.
  • This is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy.

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