Dive Courses Andaman
“Scuba diving is sensual. To breath underwater is one of the most peculiar and fascinating sensations imaginable. Breathing becomes a rhythmic melody of inhalations and exhalations. Soon, lungs act as bellows, controlling your buoyancy as you achieve weightlessness. And, as in your dreams, you are flying. Combine these otherworldly stimuli and you surrender completely to the sanctuary of the underwater world.” – Tec Clark, Diving Industry Professional Founder of ScubaGuru.com
That, to the uninitiated, is one of the interesting ways to describe a scuba experience. It really is like nothing else – unless you space walk in your part time – which then again is something else altogether.
If you plan to visit Andaman, we bet that you won’t find a single excuse to not scuba dive. The dive sites are nothing short of spectacular. The dive instructions have an amazing array of experience. The equipment is good. The dive courses Andaman are at par with the best in the world. It doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket and you get to do it even if you have just half a day. As for your fear, let’s say everything around will urge you to shed your inhibition and just take that dive – just do it without thinking. Block all other thoughts and just let the water guide you to a new experience. Whether you are a certified diver who has gone deep into the best dive sites around the world or just starting out, there is something for everyone.
Here are the dive courses Andaman that you can take up
1. Try Dive in Andaman
Duration: 1/2 a day
Price: Rs. 3500 – Rs. 6000
If you have no prior experience and doubt your swimming skills, a try dive is for you. You can experience all of the thrills of diving in just half a day. During a Try Dive in Andaman, an instructor will brief you with the theoretical part on diving. You will be made familiar with the equipment and what to expect during your first dive. The instructor will take you at your pace to ensure you are fully ready to take the plunge. After this, the instructor will take you to the dive site and you can do your first try dive in Andaman. It is fun, filled with adventure and thrills. It is most definitely one of the most memorable experiences of one’s life. The whole program lasts half a day and most dive agencies will also provide you with underwater photos and videos. Don’t forget to carry a USB to collect them. A note: While you don’t need to know swimming, you’ll need to be healthy with no existing medical conditions to qualify for a try dive.
After your try dive, you can go for one of the open water courses to get a certification.
Go here to know more about Try Dive in Andaman.
2. Learn diving – Diving Course for beginners in Andaman
Duration: 1.5-4 days
Price: Rs. 13000–Rs. 17000
Most people who do a Try Dive are mesmerized with the experience. So much so, that they want to learn the nuances of the diving process and spend more time underwater. They best way to do this is by taking up an Open Water course.
The two biggest diver training agencies in the world are PADI and SSI. On completion of your Open Water course, you will get a certificate from either of the two depending on who your diving agency is affiliated with. There are minor differences in the two but generally both are accepted around the world. Rather than the course itself, see which one offers you some add-ons or gives you a better price during the season.
Your course will consist of three parts
Academic learning: The theory behind diving, instructor session with videos and self-study
Confined water training: The basics of scuba starting with breathing underwater to advanced things you need to know for your first diving experience including everything about your equipment and how to use, remove or replace it underwater.
Open Water dives: Time to put all your learning into action by taking the plunge – literally.
3. Advanced Open Water courses in Andaman
Duration: 2-3 days
The advanced Open Water course consists of 5 dives out of which two are mandatory. The advanced open water courses in Andaman will allow you to explore different spheres of diving which and let you eventually decide your field of specialization. Every course can offer a fair share of adventure and it is really up to you to pick what you want. Some of the courses available include Underwater Photography, Underwater videography, Buoyancy, Underwater Search and Recovery, Underwater Naturalist, Nitrox and more. There are more specialties available around the world including Underwater Archaeology and Underwater navigation. Environmental specialty diving courses like altitude diving, cave diving, deep diving, drift diving, night diving, and wreck diving also form interesting facets of diving. And last but not the least, you will also have an option to become a Dive Master or diving instructor.
Diving can be both your passion and your profession – how good is that!
4. Fun dive in Andaman
Once you have a basic Open Water Certification but don’t want to take up a course, you can choose to have a fun dive with a diving buddy or diving guide. Andaman has some amazing dive sites and taking a fun dive can be one of the best activities to take up here. To know more about Fun diving in Andaman, see this
You don’t need to be a swimmer to take up diving. Just have your sense of adventure and you’ll be amazed at what you can experience.
To have a dive holiday in Andaman, contact us.
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